maandag 15 april 2019

Hemmings Daily: New Chevrolet Corvette to debut on July 18, final C7 Corvette to be auction for charity in June

New Chevrolet Corvette to debut on July 18, final C7 Corvette to be auction for charity in June
It's been, quite possibly, the worst-kept secret in General Motors' history. For the past two years or so, the internet has been flooded with spy photos of the camouflage-wrapped next-generation Chevrolet Corvette in testing, but on April 11, General Motors CEO Mary Barra finally announced the date the C8 would be revealed to the public: […]
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Four-Links – Checker, DM Nacional, buried A, warlord's auto dollar
This year marks the centennial of Checker Taxi — the cab company, not the manufacturing company. It's a little confusing, but the Internet Checker Taxicab Archive lays out the history of how Checker grew from a co-op of cab drivers to a vicious and violent rivalry with Yellow taxi to a company butting up against […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 2005 Meyers Manx SR2
From the seller's description: GR Auto Gallery is pleased to present this 2005 Meyers Manx SR-2 for your consideration. Styling for the SR-2 was conceived by Bruce Meyers and Stewart Reed. He did not keep track how many were sold, but it is estimated that only 400-600 were sold. Karma Coachworks in California Kit is […]
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Car inspection sticker shock, an old car annoyance for decades
State inspections were among my most horrible — and memorable — car experiences. Take my first inspection as a newly licensed driver. It was 95 degrees at the Livingston Drive-In Theater in June 1961. As Dad and I sat in my '51 Mercury, which anchored a 100-car line stretching to the highway, I fretted over […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1953 Lincoln Capri coupe
From the seller's description: 1953 Lincoln Capri 2 Door Coupe, This Capri was orignially owned by race car driver Duane Carter and used as his chase car for the 1953 Mexico Panamara Race. It was owned by several members of the Carter family and restored at one point for a family wedding. It's in very […]
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You won't see another at the show and shine: 1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car
According to futurist predictions in the 1960s, flying cars would be commonplace in the 1980s. That vision never came to pass, but one company — Tritan Ventures of Ann Arbor, Michigan — did build the next best thing, an aerospace-inspired three-wheeler that was briefly seen by Dominos Pizza as the future of fast-food delivery. A […]
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Four Gold Rings: Celebrating 50 years of Audi in America
1971 Audi 100 LS (above); images courtesy of Audi AG and Audi USA Media. Audi has been one of the most unusual success stories in postwar imported-car history, and this German marque is celebrating its 50th year in America for 2019. The name Audi is well over 100 years old, representing the second automaker founded […]
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