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vrijdag 12 april 2019

Hemmings Daily: When diggers roamed the earth…

When diggers roamed the earth…
Oh, man… just drink this in for a second: Dale Pulde's Mickey Thompson-backed '67 Camaro Funny Car. In the driveway. In his front yard. Next to a reet shoebox. Cragars. Dress shoes. Sunglasses. Jackstands. Pulled cylinder head in the grass. Now, imagine just being a wee kid, facing backward in the family Vista Cruiser, in […]
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WATCH THIS: A day in the life of a legend
If you're here, we don't have to convince you that the first-gen Funny Car era was one of the coolest, if not craziest, in drag racing history. Social media is chock-full of great old photos and some old filmstrips, but what was it really like to come of age, wheeling an erratic, woolly early Funny […]
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Lost and Found overflow – Walter Wyss's hybrid Beechcraft Plainsman
The Beechcraft Plainsman, had it been built, wouldn't have just been ahead of its time, in some respects it would have been ahead of our time as well. The specs were pretty well laid out in an article in Special Interest Autos #12, way back in August-September 1972, but they're still worth repeating: gas-electric hybrid, […]
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New Hellephant-powered Hemi Under Glass Challenger to debut in 2020
Mike Mantel has been the driver of the Hemi Under Glass wheelstander since Bob Riggle's highly publicized crash — with Jay Leno as a passenger — at Irwindale Speedway in June 2016. Over the past three years, Mantel has thrilled audiences with his wheels-up passes in the 1968 Barracuda Hemi Under Glass, but he believes […]
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Collection of Offenhauser patterns shows how the famed midget racing engine came together
The midget motorsports craze of the 1930s and 1940s not only served as a launchpad for many drivers who'd go on to successful racing careers, it also ended up keeping afloat one of the greatest companies in American motorsports history via the Offenhauser midget engine, the original patterns for which will head to auction next […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1959 MG A Twin-Cam
From the seller's description: 1959 MGA Twin Cam Roadster Black exterior with Red leather interior and Competition seats. This was a complete older restoration of a nice original car. Comes with lots of photos, documentation and receipts of the restoration and Heritage Certificate. Currently in excellent overall condition. Paint and chrome shine well with the […]
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Seattle, 1973
Date: July 1973 Location: First Avenue South, Seattle, Washington Source: Werner Lenggenhager, via Seattle Public Library What do you see here?
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