maandag 24 juni 2019

Hemmings Daily: Loved the looks, hated the car: One reader’s torturous experience with a Pontiac LeMans Sprint

Loved the looks, hated the car: One reader's torturous experience with a Pontiac LeMans Sprint
[Editor's Note: As automotive historians, we consider both the good and the bad when it came to the cars of highways past, so let's listen in on Jack Groat's tale of a Pontiac that should've been a killer ride but ended up instead as one series of misfortunes after another.] Many people have fond memories […]
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Four-Links – Pendine Sands, Lions Drag Strip, scrapped Hummers, GM Heritage
Automotive American this week covered the Vintage Hot Rod Association's Pendine Sands races, one of the U.K.'s largest celebrations of hot rods and American car culture. Tech inspection began on Friday, and this was where you could see the sheer variety of vehicles that were taking part in the event. From speedsters, to stock cars, […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1965 Pontiac Bonneville two-door hardtop
From the seller's description: 1965 Pontiac Bonneville 2DR, Cameo Ivory exterior with parchment interior, 389 cu with 4bbl, Turbo Hydramatic trans. Full frame off restoration using 90% NOS GM Pontiac parts done with meticulous detail in keeping everything correct as original and full documentation on the car since new. Options include, A/C, bucket seats, 4 […]
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A race for only the very toughest: When Saab took on the Baja 1000
Desert racing – the Baja 1000, particularly – has its own unique challenges and obstacles, but to Saab in the late Sixties, it stood to reason that if its cars and its drivers could hold up under the worst of European rallies, then they could tackle the Baja 1000 too. So in 1969, amid a […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1951 Crosley Super Sport
Restored 1951 Crosley Super Sport for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: 26.5 hp, 4 cylinder engine, 3 speed manual transmission. I purchased this from the estate of the second owner. Clean! only 19,000 miles, no rust, paint has some blemishes I can't say for sure but I have been told it has the […]
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Daily Briefing: Simon Taylor at the Brooklands Museum; New "Youngtimers" class joins Boca Raton Concours; Laura Brinkman -Executive Director of Auburn Automobile Museum- retires
Automotive journalist, author, and Motorsports commentator, Simon Taylor, will speak at the Brooklands Museum at the end of this month. Attendees will get to hear Taylor and AutoCar Editor-in-Chief Steve Cropley discuss Taylor's new book that focuses on Hersham and Walton Motors and its impact on British racing. Taylor has written five automotive books including The […]
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Now restored, the Allard Atom, the world's smallest race car, heads to auction
The only remaining Allard Atom – an experiment in British midget-style racing from the same company that built fire-breathing racers using big American V-8s – will cross the block later this month. [Editor's Note: If this story appears familiar, it's because we wrote about the Allard Atom just last month, not knowing it would come […]
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