dinsdag 11 februari 2020

Hemmings Daily: From showroom to victory lane in a single season: the story of the BRE Datsun 510s

From showroom to victory lane in a single season: the story of the BRE Datsun 510s
As pointed out in this Datsun-sponsored period documentary of the BRE Datsun 510 effort in SCCA Trans-Am's 2.5-liter class in 1971, the team had a significant uphill challenge ahead of them, coming in against established competitors and coming in later in the season. While the documentary focuses largely on John Morton and the rest of […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1940 GMC Fire Truck
It's a 1940 GMC Fire Truck for sale on Hemmings.com, Dalmatian not included. From the seller's description: Originally used in a small southern Colorado town where it got minimal use and great care. This 1940 GMC fire truck is believed to have 6100 miles. It runs and drives great with no smoke, leaks or strange […]
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Soccer ball not included: Fanfare for a common car
Buying a used 2004 Honda CR-V (or "Compact Recreational Vehicle") meant instant grief from friends who hate SUVs. Steve passed conclusive judgement. He was a biker whose only four-wheeled dream was a Checker Marathon, in the same black as every motorcycle he owned. He saw the Honda, then offered a typically laconic response. "I'll buy […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1987 Pontiac Firebird
T-top 1987 Pontiac Firebird for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: Bright Blue Metallic with Charcoal Interior. Original 5.0 V-8 with Automatic Transmission. Features include Tinted Glass T Tops, Air Conditioning, Power Windows and Locks, Tilt Column, Cruise Control, AM/FM CD with Bluetooth, and factory Aluminum Wheels with blackwall radials. 52K Original miles on […]
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An Olds obsession: Fred Mandrick's A-body collection
There's something to be said for knowing what you like, and going deep. Fred Mandrick's collection concentrates exclusively on 1968-'72 Oldsmobile A-bodies. Not even four-doors and Vista Cruisers—just two-doors and convertibles. Cutlass Supremes. 442s. W30s. Hurst Oldses. And even a car (and some parts) that never actually saw a production line—but which is an important […]
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San Diego, 1971
Date: January 1971 Location: UCSD, San Diego, California Source: via UCSD Library Digital Collections What do you see here?
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Carmel looks to clamp down on Car Week festivities
Car Week, the general term for the events and activities surrounding the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on the Monterey Peninsula, is a non-stop binge of automotive sensory overload. For the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, overload is definitely the correct term. Due to problems brought on by large crowds and growing incidents of dangerous driving, the Carmel […]
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