woensdag 9 oktober 2019

Hemmings Daily: On the ground at the 2019 Cadillac Fall Festival

On the ground at the 2019 Cadillac Fall Festival
During the last weekend in September, admirers of Cadillacs make a pilgrimage to Hickory Corners, Michigan, to take part in the annual Cadillac Fall Festival, a ritual that has taken place for the last 11 years. This special gathering takes place on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum, a name that doesn't do justice to […]
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Why the new Corvette had to be mid-engine
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has a mid-mounted engine, in case you haven't been paying attention. Why? Several reasons. Let's drive right in. First on the list is demographics. The front engine Corvette, on the market since 1953, and one of the first postwar American sports cars, has an increasingly older audience. The average age […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1979 GMC Sierra
Unrestored 1977 GMC Sierra stepside for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: less than 69,000 miles. Very good condition, believe to be third owner, about 85 percent original paint. Very original and nice driving truck, everything works. This truck is a survivor, not a restored or like-new truck. Truck has many factory options including: […]
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 1964
Date: 1964 Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Source: lparkes on Flickr What do you see here?
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Making mechanical salad: Building a Model T engine the old fashioned way
Before World War II, modifying cars was as much about what you could adapt as what you could buy. Photo of an auto dump near Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1935 by Walker Evans of the Farm Security Administration, via the Library of Congress. We're spoiled for choice, these days, when it comes to improving our vintage […]
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Apex: The Secret Race Across America documentary covers the history of cross-country speed runs – Hemmings Daily Briefing
A pair of new documentary trailers showcase speed in two different ways, plus the People's Choice Best in Show at the inaugural New York City Concours. It's time for the Hemmings Daily Briefing. The story behind the coast-to-coast driving record Perhaps most famous as the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash (check out this 1972 Car […]
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Was this the only race held in (and on) a parking garage?
The streets around the newly constructed Garage Banville in Paris's 17th Arrondissement were and remain narrow, busy, and flat – unsuitable for hillclimbs and head-to-head races alike. Yet in February 1927, spectators flocked to the garage to see a race, perhaps the only organized motorsports event to leave skidmarks up the ramps of an inner-city […]
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