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  • New exhibit looks at the ‘History, Mythology and Perceptions’ of Harley-Davidson
    This 1912 Harley-Davidson Single will be featured in the exhibit. Photo by John Sterling Ruth, courtesy AACA Museum Inc. Harley-Davidson is an American success story, rife with both failure and triumph. The company is a marketing machine with a 116-year history of carefully cultivating an image, one that’s earned scores ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-14
  • Open Diff: Has driving become joyless?
    Photo by Eddie Welker. There’s a certain romantic ideal that comes with owning a convertible sports car. Being part of the environment while enjoying the song of a multi-cam engine combine to create a magical atmosphere, one that makes the suffering of a long winter easily forgotten. That’s what drew ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-13
  • Vancouver, 1974
    Date: May 1974 Location: Haro Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Source: City of Vancouver Archives What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-13
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1963 Silver Streak Sabre
    Restored 1963 Silver Streak Sabre for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: 22′ travel trailer by Silver Streak of El Monte CA. – back to original condition – no modifications – all original hardware in place – restoration over a 3 year period by a specialist in Pasadena ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-13
  • Original Zagato blueprints accompany Zagato-bodied cars at auction
    Images courtesy RM Sotheby’s. While Milan-based firm Zagato celebrates its centennial with events on multiple continents this year, RM Sotheby’s has hit upon a unique way to celebrate the anniversary by pairing original blueprints from the coachbuilder with examples of the cars built from those very blueprints. What differentiated Ugo ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-13
  • The McPherson College C.A.R.S. Motoring Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary
    An aerial view of the 2019 C.A.R.S. Motoring Festival at McPherson College. Images courtesy McPherson College. It takes a lot of effort to put together a national-level car show (and trust us, we know this first-hand). Somehow, the student members of the C.A.R.S. (College Automotive Restoration Students) Club at McPherson ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-13
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1958 Oldsmobile Fiesta Super Eighty-Eight station wagon
    From the seller’s description: Super Rare 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 Fiesta 4-Door Hardtop Station Wagon Unbelievable amount of Chrome and Coolness! Nearly impossible to find, and even harder for people not to look at this family cruiser of unparalleled dimensions! There were no corners cut when it came to ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-12
  • Cool in the carpool: a tribute to fast moms
    The “Carmen Curls” The First All Girls Motor Racing Team in 1971: The House of Carmen, leaders in beauty and personal care products are sponsoring a two-car racing team from Motor Racing Stables. Carmen, founded and directed by attractive, Petite Jackie Pressman are taking the woman’s touch to a man’s ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-12
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1988 GAZ 24-10 Volga
    Low-mileage 1988 GAZ 24-10 Volga for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: This car was GAZ-24 body with improved 98 hp (73 kW) engine, revised mechanicals, heavily modified interior [14] and many exterior differences (different headlights, flush door handles reducing the risk of pedestrian injury, ventless front doors, ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-11
  • Four-Links – Car Trek, modern Pierce-Arrows, RIP AHA, Chevy in the Hole
    Matt Anderson at The Henry Ford, which has a Star Trek exhibit running from this weekend through September, took a look at the various classic cars that appeared through the original series’ run. Who can blame them for not driving? After all, we’re talking about a universe in which ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-11
  • “Subtle as a chain-link jock strap”
    Photos by Scarab Engineering.  The 2019 International Z-Car Convention (ZCON), presented by the Z Car Club of America (ZCCA), is set to host the largest Scarab Z-car reunion in history July 16-20 in Branson, Missouri. Scarab Engineering produced Datsun Scarab automobiles from 1975 to 1981. With one or two ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-10
  • California, 1960s
    Date: circa 1960s Location: somewhere in California Source: Digital Collections of the Los Angeles Public Library What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-10
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1988 BMW M6
    From the seller’s description: 1988 BMW M6, Outstanding condition, 78,xxx miles, BMW CCA member has owned for past four years. Maintenance is current, and most records are available from October 1991 (~12,000 miles) to current. Unmolested, all original example of BMW’s Big Coupe (except SLS has been deleted in ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-10
  • Route 66 backers focus on National Historic Trail status as preservation funding program ends
    Photo by Thomas Hawk. For 20 years, those looking to revitalize Route 66 have relied on a relatively modest trickle of money from Congress to accomplish their goals — a modest trickle that will soon come to an end. Rather than abandon their efforts, however, Route 66 preservationists intend to ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-10
  • 1966 Chevrolet Corvair homecoming – progress, at last
    Installing the body shell — carefully — onto the rotisserie. Photos by author. Enough about my personal frustration over the Corvair. This is an actual progress report. Much has been done. A bunch of subassemblies, all of which will become important later, now await installation. The entire drivetrain — engine, ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-10
  • VIDEO: When haulers roamed the earth
    In keeping with the theme this week, we’re totally geeking on race car haulers up in here. Whether it’s an open trailer, a home-made single-axle, a ramp truck, a flatbed, an enclosed deal, or even pushing it into pits with your buddies, the cult of the hauler is one ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-09
  • POLL: Which Galaxie – far, far away?
    Time for another poll, kids! This week, we’ve got the legendary and much-pined-for Ford Galaxie on our bent, little minds. And, since we can’t leave anything well enough alone, we’re thinking about customized Galaxies. And who did it better: in this case, either American Racing or Larry Watson. American ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-09
  • How to change a tire. The hard way.
    Neat setup, right? Not with those matching front and rear tires, it’s not! This just will not stand…If you’ve been following along with Hemmings’ digital content and stories, you may have spied a particular brown-sugar “dentside” Ford pickup truck making an appearance here and there. As the arbiters of ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-09
  • Woodgrain for days!
    This week, we take you back to the pits with one of the more recognizable Top Fuel cars of the FED era. Roland Leong’s Hawaiian is probably no stranger to your Google feed, but we want to know all about that woodgrained Mopar magic behind it. Anyone know where ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-09
  • Montreal, 1966
    Date: circa 1966 Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Source: via The Old Motor What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-09
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1946 Dodge DD4
    Shorty 1946 Dodge DD4 2-ton truck for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: This 1946 Dodge DD-4 2-Ton dually truck is about as unique as they come. Oversized in every way, it draws attention wherever it goes. Makes young and old alike smile from ear to ear. “Atlas” ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-09
  • A sports car classic turns 50: Remembering Triumph’s TR6
    1974 Triumph TR6. Photos by Jeff Koch. To be clear, the Triumph TR6 — which debuted in late 1968 as a 1969 model — was not in any way groundbreaking or revolutionary. While its bodywork was (mostly) new, its frame, suspension, and engine carried over from earlier Triumph models, yet ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-09
  • Ford GT40 and Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster share Best of Show at Keels & Wheels
    Owner Billy Hibbs poses with his 1966 Ford GT40, Best of Show American at the 2019 Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance. Photos by Greg Riley, courtesy Keels & Wheels. Ford’s GT40 is best known for its victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1966 to ’69, but to ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-09
  • Open Diff – What does it matter how many license plates you have on your car?
    Photo by whizchickenonabun. My native land, Ohio, has eliminated the requirement to have a front license plate as well as a rear plate. Good for you, Buckeyes, I guess. Now tell me why? The push for single license plates seems to take up an inordinate amount of resources. A quick ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-08
  • Seattle, 1976
    Date: June 1976 Location: Interstate 5, Seattle, Washington Source: Werner Leggenhager, via Seattle Public Library Special Collections What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-08
  • Hemmings Find of the Day – 1999 Xanthos 23
    Unfinished 1999 Xanthos 23 for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: faithful Lotus 23 replica rolling chassis with modern Honda B18C1 engine. Comes with engine computer and wiring harnesses, KCR VW 5 speed transmission with torque sensing differential, adapter plate, flywheel, clutch, wobbly-web wheels, tires, custom engine mounts, ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-08
  • Richard Sias’s 1968 Dodge Charger design both defined and ended his career at Chrysler
    Photos courtesy FCA Media, except where noted. Richard Sias should, by many of his contemporaries’ accounts, be as widely hailed an automotive designer today as any of those contemporaries themselves. Instead, he exited the auto design world not long after getting bypassed for recognition for his work on the 1968 ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-08
  • Twenty-five years ago, Oldsmobile pinned its hopes on the Aurora
    1995 Oldsmobile Aurora. Photos courtesy General Motors LLC. As the 1990s dawned, Oldsmobile – then America’s oldest automotive brand – was in crisis. Sales were declining, its buyers were aging, and new luxury import brands threatened the division’s very existence. In response, Oldsmobile developed a halo car – the Aurora ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-08
  • In praise of the Allard Atom, the world’s smallest race car
    If you need any further proof that we’re living in the wrong timeline, then consider this: Allard – maker of monstrous British sports cars powered by American V-8s – only built two Allard Atoms instead of entire fleets to swarm city streets around the world. What’s more, they never ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-07
  • Atlanta, 1982
    Date: February 1982 Location: Atlanta, Georgia Source: Cheryl Bray, via Georgia State University Libraries Digital Collections What do you see here? ... read more
    Source: Hemmings Classic NewsPublished on 2019-05-07