maandag 17 juni 2019

Hemmings Daily: Four-Links – astronauts and Corvettes, Landliner, Chernobyl or bust, the other First Overland

Four-Links – astronauts and Corvettes, Landliner, Chernobyl or bust, the other First Overland
The Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine this week looked into why Corvettes and astronauts from the Right Stuff era are forever linked. After Shepard joined NASA, he struck up a friendship with General Motors engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, and soon after Shepard became a sensation as the first American in space, Arkus-Duntov persuaded the carmaker to […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 2001 Caterham Super 7
From the seller's description: 2001 Caterham Super 7 Series 3, Two-owner. 185 HP 2.0 liter Ford Z-Tec powered with top-loader 5-speed trans. Full weather equipment including optional heater. Heated windscreen. Stainless exhaust. Upgraded 4-piston front Calipers. Upgraded larger roll-bar with diagnal brace. Removable Momo steering wheel. Meticulously maintained. Extremely clean and ready to...
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That old truck: a love-hate relationship with my summer camp's 1.5-ton Ford stakebed
There were moments when I hated—and loved—that old truck. It was a long time ago—64 years—and my memory is fading, but I'm almost certain it was a 1.5-ton Ford made between 1945 and 1947. I do remember it had a flathead V-8 that probably displaced 221 cubic inches and put out 85 horsepower. And jutting […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1987 Ford Thunderbird Sport Coupe
Original owner 1987 Ford Thunderbird Sport Coupe for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: 5.0 L 302 V8 EFI Auto OD with 49,300 original miles VIN # IFABP61F4HH224420 If you consider driving to be one of life's pleasures then you will enjoy this ride from the 9th generation of Ford Thunderbirds. It is the […]
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Daily Briefing: Remembering Gene Romero; British Motor Museum to host automotive future exhibit; Significant competition cars coming to Salon Privé
Southern California Triumph will be hosting a celebration of American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Famer and motorcycle legend Gene Romero's life with memorabilia and photos from the racer's career. Gene Romero died at age 71 on May 12, 2019. Romero won 12 AMA nationals over the course of his career as well as the Daytona 200 […]
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The Dakar Rally relocates to Saudi Arabia for 2020
It's the stuff desert racing dreams are made of, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure where a privateer can still compete against factory-backed entries and stars from a variety of global motorsport series. Founded in 1979 as the Paris-Dakar Rally (and evolving into the Dakar Rally following a 2009 move to South America) the legendary rally raid is […]
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The biggest Porsche you ever saw: Tempo Mikafa Sport made camping fast(ish)
Of all the various one-offs, prototypes, and racing specials that Porsche engines made their way into over the years, perhaps none matched the girth of the limited-production Tempo Mikafa Sport camper van, one of which will head to auction this August in Monterey. Camping is supposed to be about slowing down from the world's maddening […]
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