dinsdag 17 maart 2020

Hemmings Daily: Bath, England, 1983

Bath, England, 1983
Date: March 1983 Location: Sainsbury's, Bath, England Source: via Sainsbury Archive What do you see here?
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More event cancellations and museum closures announced to counter coronavirus pandemic
Even if you weren't already planning to practice social distancing, that's going to become the default over the next couple of months as more states and municipalities declare emergencies, ban large gatherings of people, and do their best to keep everybody from spreading coronavirus. And that means even more event cancellations, postponements, and other changes […]
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Did I just find my tribe? Rust Belt American Junk at the Amelia Island 2020 Concours d'Lemons
So, I must admit it: Prior to this past weekend, I thought of Concours d'Lemons as something of a rusty RADwood. A hipster's paradise, where people ironically sought out the worst examples of Automobildom and brought them together like some kind of cruel frat party. But… mea culpa, plus a genuine apology to those folks who […]
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Recommended Reading: "Niki Lauda – His Competition History"
Niki Lauda wasn't supposed to be a racing driver. Born into a wealthy Austrian family, the assumption was that Lauda would complete his formal education, then join the clan's paper manufacturing business. Headstrong Lauda had other plans. In 1968, he began his racing career behind the wheel of a Mini Cooper S, telling his father […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1949 GMC FC101 Panel Truck
An actual commercial vehicle, not a tribute. It's a 1949 GMC FC101 Panel Truck for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: GMC 1949 Model FC-101 Half Ton Panel Truck. A true survivor with only 47,026 miles since new. The history of this truck explains why this low production model has been spared the test […]
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The Soviet cars that could've been, if designer Eric Szabo had his way
Eric Szabo had a lot going for him, according to the few English-language accounts we've been able to find of his career. Moscow School of Industrial Art graduate; designer for ZIS/ZIL and NAMI; deputy chairman of art and design for Minavtoprom, the Soviet government's Ministry of the Automotive Industry; and auto design instructor at Moscow […]
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Las Vegas, 1960s
Date: circa 1960s Location: Las Vegas Boulevard North, Las Vegas, Nevada Source: postcard photo, via Vintage Las Vegas What do you see here?
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