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donderdag 11 april 2019

Hemmings Daily: New York City, 1960s

New York City, 1960s
Date: 1960s Location: New York City, New York Source: via The Old Motor What do you see here?
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Reminiscing: Endless enigma
[Editor's note: This "Reminiscing" story, edited by Richard Lentinello, comes to us from Hemmings Classic Car reader James Clavin of Bay Shore, New York.] It all started for me in the spring of 1977, when I received my driver's license. I lived with my mother, an older sister and brother; none of them would teach […]
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Abarth marks 70 years of making European cars faster
It's fitting that a scorpion adorns the badge of European performance brand – and current FCA subsidiary – Abarth. Not only was it the zodiac sign of company founder Carlo Abarth, but the scorpion – like Abarth-tuned automobiles – represents something capable of punching well above its weight class. Founded on the last day of […]
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The 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer predicted an automotive future that never was
In the early years of the 20th century, battery-electric cars competed head-to-head with internal combustion (and steam-powered) vehicles for market supremacy. Each had its own advantages, but one manufacturer — Owen Magnetic — built a series hybrid automobile that offered (much of) the convenience of an electric with the range of a gasoline-powered vehicle. Rare […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1956 Chevrolet Corvette
Salt flat racer 1956 Chevrolet Corvette for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: This unique 56 Corvette has a long documented history that started very early in its life. The car has been owned and raced by more than one Bonneville Salt Flats Legend. This '56 was owned by Jack Lufkin who campaigned it […]
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Muncie, Indiana, 1960s
Date: circa 1960s Location: Muncie, Indiana Source: Ball State University Digital Media Repository, via The Old Motor What do you see here?
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Millennium Muscle: 2000 Pontiac Firebird brochure
Images are from the brochure collection of Hemmings Motor News, courtesy of Bruce Zahor. Consider the state of the American performance car at the turn of the century. Dodge's V-10-powered Viper was the horsepower champion at 450, with the limited-production Ford Mustang Cobra R's 385 hp second, and Chevy's regular production Corvette's coming in a […]
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