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  • VIDEO: Tasty, glorious footage of the Bad News T–drop everything and watch!
    Aaron Kahan’s 1927 Ford Model T coupe is anything but bad news. Footage: @benkahan Since we’re celebrating one of the greatest annual drag racing events this week – the California Hot Rod Reunion – we found ourselves reminiscing about the little lot under the scoreboard down at the traps-end of ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-18
  • Bird-watching from afar: Name this specimen
    The male of the species is always more colorful, but that’s because he’s competing for attention. Which is glorious. We look at a lot of cars in any given day. A lot of cars. And when it comes to muscle cars, we see our fair share of 1st-Gen Camaros and ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-18
  • The 27th California Hot Rod Reunion: Muscle on top of muscle!
    A glorious evening at Famoso Dragstrip. Photo: Robert W. Morris, III This week, we’re celebrating the few days before the 27th annual California Hot Rod Reunion, while absolutely not celebrating the fact that we can’t be there by Friday. If you’ve had the great fortune to attend the “Reunion,” as ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-18
  • Detroit, 1968
    Date: September 1968 Location: Fort and Eighth streets, Detroit, Michigan Source: Wayne State University Libraries Digital Collections What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-18
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1991 Citroen BX14 TGE Sport
    Five-door 1991 Citroen BX14 TGE Sport for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: Imported from Spain, this rare motorcar is a real head turner. Powered by peppy 4 cylinder motor mated to a 5 speed transmission. Odometer reads 116,000 miles (187,000km). Painted in bright red with custom sport ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-18
  • Detroit Institute of Arts returns its spotlight to automotive design after 35 years
    Ford Media image. In its own backyard reside thousands of artists, both current and retired, dedicated to the form of the automobile. It has long had support from many American automobile executives and companies. Yet the Detroit Institute of Arts has not assembled an exhibit dedicated to the design of ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-18
  • Put-in-Bay Sports Car Races 2018
    Jeff Graham of Southern Shores, North Carolina, in his black ’58 Bugeye. Photos by Daniel Mainzer. In the early post-World War II years, sports car racing took place on the streets of America (and a few Air Force runways) at places like Pebble Beach, California; Watkins Glen, New York; Bridgehampton ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-18
  • Reminiscing – Dad’s Chrysler
    [Editor’s note: This “Reminiscing” story, edited by Richard Lentinello, comes to us from Hemmings Classic Car reader James Tyler of San Francisco, California.] Dad wasn’t a car guy: He was a people guy. He owned almost 30 cars over the years, but to him they were mostly just cars, not automobiles. Born ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Philadelphia, 1978
    Date: July 1978 Location: 30th and Market streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Source: Temple University Libraries Digital Collections What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1967 Jeep M715
    Reconditioned 1967 Jeep M715 for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: The G-890 Truck, sometimes called the “Five quarter (ton)”, for its a 1 1 / 4 ton payload rating, is an American light military truck, based on the civilian Jeep Gladiator. In 1965 the design and development ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Benny Parsons’ 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup championship car crosses the block in Florida
    Benny Parsons’ Winston Cup Championship-winning 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna. Photos by David Newhardt, courtesy Mecum Auctions. It was consistency, not race wins, that carried Benny Parsons to the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship. The story of the season’s last race, where Parsons wrapped up his sole NASCAR Cup title, is ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Trans Terras: Celebrate Land Rover’s 70th Birthday in the Old West
    Image courtesy Jaguar Land Rover. For Jared Zaugg, vintage Land Rovers mean adventure. And what better way to celebrate adventure than to organize a gathering of the classic, aluminum-bodied, do-everything British vehicles? Zaugg has organized Trans Terras, “A Land Rover Love In” for Saturday, November 3, at the Paramount Ranch ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Engine compassion
    Stationary single-cylinder engine at work. Photo By Michael Lamm. Too many people have no compassion for engines. I used to have a neighbor who’d get in his truck in the morning, shove the accelerator to the floor and turn the key. Whereupon his engine would leap out of bed screaming. ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-16
  • Boston, 1960s
    Dates: April 1968 (above) and April 1966 (below) Location: Boston Source: City of Boston Archives What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-16
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1984 Porsche 944
    From the seller’s description: 1984 Porsche 944, Here is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a vintage Porsche 944 in spectacular condition. 53000 original miles, nicely factory equipped with 5 speed manual transmission, limited slip differential, sport seats, sport steering wheel, staggered Fuch road wheels, sunroof, cold air conditioning and ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-16
  • Bloodhound SSC runs into money troubles (again), asks for more investment to keep 1,000 MPH effort going
    Photo courtesy Bloodhound SSC. While funding issues caused the Bloodhound SSC team to delay its quest for the world land-speed record last year, the £25 million shortfall that the team announced this week may torpedo the streamliner’s chances of setting any records at all, leaving just one contender actively pursuing ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-16
  • Well-traveled 1930 Cadillac V-16, now wearing a Fleetwood roadster body, is top seller in Hershey
    1935 Cadillac V-16 roadster by Fleetwood, which sold for a fee-inclusive $495,000. All photos courtesy RM Sotheby’s. Looking to promote its new-for-1930 V-16 automobiles in markets outside the United States, Cadillac shipped a “Madam X” seven-passenger Imperial sedan body to the 1930 Earls Court Auto Show in London, England, where ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-16
  • 1966 Chevrolet Corvair homecoming – one step forward, two steps back
    Media blasting the Corvair’s engine compartment and trunk. Photography by author. Okay, I’m going to get this off my chest. There are those days – and this is one – when I am thoroughly sick and tired of this Corvair project. There – I’ve said it. Doesn’t feel any better, ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-15
  • Kuwait, 1961
    Date: 1961 Location: Kuwait Source: Brett Jordan on Flickr What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-15
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1963 Ford Econoline
    USAF veteran 1963 Ford Econoline for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: 1963 USAF Flightline truck. Still wearing the AF blue color. Government order plate is bolted onto the dash. Flightline lights on the front and flightline stickers on the dash, 54 years after it was purchased by ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-15
  • An El Camino, Pontiac style – the 1959 “El Catalina” prototype
    1959 Pontiac Catalina Safari pickup. Photos by Jeremy Cliff, courtesy Mecum Auctions. Relatively popular in the prewar years, car-based pickups had all but disappeared from the American landscape when Ford launched its Ranchero in 1957. Two years later, GM responded with the Chevrolet El Camino, which left Pontiac’s general manager, ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-15
  • Simeone Museum to host “An Evening with Hurley Haywood”
    Hurley Haywood at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Photo by Nate Deremer/Deremer Studios LLC. Hurley Haywood was born with the gift of speed, and the ability to master the razor-thin line between “not enough” and “a little too much” behind the wheel of a racing car. He’s won the ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-15
  • The G.T. 350 Tour visits Hemmings
    Some years back, Shelby enthusiast Lee Cross began arranging a driving tour of vintage G.T. 350 models, gathering a small group of owners to take in fall scenery while enjoying their cars. Each year the tour would be based in a different part of the country, and each year ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-15
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1968 Citroen HY
    Patina-rich 1968 Citroen HY van for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: VIN# 5214646 The engine is a 1.9Liter mounted to its 3-speed transmission. Very well running engine that has been properly maintained by its previous owner. The HY Van is all original, and is ready to be ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-14
  • Dating, traffic, and other hazards of a three-year fling with scooters
    “Toot-Scoot” (left), my first “motorcycle,” cost $35. The U.S. Post Office “mailster” was fun to drive, too, dates sitting next to me on that yellow, hand-made seat. Its rear wheel crushed a young lady’s purse. Photos by the author, except where noted. As I watched the salesman slam his foot ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-14
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1954 Hudson Hornet
    Hydra-Matic-equipped 1954 Hudson Hornet for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: Not very many of this model were produced and only a handful remain today. We have made a difficult decision to sell it and hope to see it go to a good home. Runs, drives, and looks ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-13
  • Four-Links – Plug Bug, unreported Jeeps, Studebaker Hamilton, Shay history
    Most stories of electric conversions on older cars stop right after the test and tune phase. Corbin Dunn, however, has kept us current (geddit?) on his Beetle EV conversion through the years. (via) 1946 Willys Jeep. Photo courtesy FCA. * One would think that, when looking to quantify the ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-13
  • Road Trip Restomod: A stock-looking ’57 Cadillac remade as a modern tourer
      This 1957 Cadillac convertible has been in the same family since 1974. Photos by Terry McGean. Back in 1957, Dinah Shore may famously have encouraged folks to “See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet,” but those who had the means had even more appealing choices the further they went up ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-12
  • Omaha, Nebraska, 1970s
    Date: circa 1970s Location: Dodge and 13th, Omaha, Nebraska Source: via Jim and Chester’s Garage What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-12
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1972 Datsun 240Z
    SBC-swapped 1972 Datsun 240Z for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: Chevy 350 solid lifter conversion done in the early 80’s. Car was purchased new by a customer of my friend’s body shop and painted this color the first week. Original color was yellow. Customer drove the car ... read more
    Source: HemmingsPublished on 2018-10-12
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