donderdag 12 maart 2020

Hemmings Daily: Fifty years ago, Don Garlits started sketching his ideas for a rear-engine dragster

Fifty years ago, Don Garlits started sketching his ideas for a rear-engine dragster
1,300 pounds. 1,600 horsepower. 220 inches out to those front wheels. No more bodywork or paint than necessary. Like many a Don Garlits dragster, Swamp Rat XIII, aka the Wynnscharger, wasn't built to look good or stroke a sponsor's ego–it was built to go fast. Then, 50 years ago this week, it did something else […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1977 Toyota Celica GT
Recently serviced 1977 Toyota Celica GT for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: mostly original 1977 Toyota Celica GT Coupe, 5 speed manual transmission, no AC & no power steering. I owned the car for 13 years now. Selling due to limited space. During my ownership, this car was mostly sitting unused & stored […]
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Washington, D.C., 1983
Date: 1983 Location: Finsbury Square Apartments, Washington, D.C. Source: Dorn C. McGrath, via Smithsonian Institution Archives What do you see here?
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The only Shelby Mustang that Ken Miles ever drove may sell for more at auction than the Bullitt
When the Bullitt Mustang sold for a record $3.4 million earlier this year, hardly anybody asked what Mustang could top that; why ask a silly question like that? But it may not be that silly of a question, as Dana Mecum noted when introducing the next Mustang to headline one of his auctions: 5R002, the […]
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The class and special award winners of the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance offers something for every shade of gearhead, and the 25th annual edition was no exception. Racing and road cars, prewar and postwar, along with special categories including several dedicated to this year's honoree, Roger Penske. Along with a field packed with beautiful machinery, Amelia is a judged concours, giving honors […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1972 Datsun 240Z
Restomod 1972 Datsun 240Z for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: This resto-mod is well equipped with a 310HP 2.8L motor, 5-speed manual transmission, full coilover suspension, and a Wilwood big brake kit. Other notable features include rare OEM JDM headlight covers ($700), brand new Toyo tires, front & rear strut tower braces, and […]
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Vancouver, British Columbia, 1983
Date: 1983 Location: B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia Source: via City of Vancouver Archives It's a little blurry, but what do you see here?
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