vrijdag 20 maart 2020

Hemmings Daily: San Diego, 1970s

San Diego, 1970s
Dates: 1973 (above), circa 1976 or 1977 (below) Location: UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest, San Diego, California Source: via UC San Diego Libraries Digital Collections What do you see here?
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The Age Of The Car With A Name
One of our favorite micro-movements within the first generation of the Muscle Car era is the Name thing. You've seen great old photos of this trend: some killer Mopar wing car or Camaro or Mustang or some such thing with a wild paint job and/or a handpainted name across a fender/rear valance/hood/door. And from what […]
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VIDEO: The pre-pre-Muscle Car era in rolling color!
If you get our weekly Muscle Machines newsletter, you'll notice that, this week, we've been inspired by early hotrodding. After all, it's fair to say that the post-war hotrodders set the table for the Big 3 to even consider building factory hot rods en masse, hence giving birth to the first years of the Muscle […]
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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1980 GMC Sierra Grande
Street Coupe edition 1980 GMC Sierra Grande for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller's description: Very rare truck have only seen one other survivor 4WD, 350 engine, dual exhaust with cherry bomb glasspacks and headers original bucket seats with center consol, No AC, dash does have some minor cracks originally had wood bed that was […]
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Rockets and radio control cars: goofing off at Ford in the Fifties
Employers! Worried that your employees newly assigned to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic are just goofing off, being lazy, and shooting productivity down the hole? Well, hey, lemme tell ya about Ford Motor Company in the Fifties, where it seemed like shenanigans—undertaken in the office—were the order of the day. Or, at least, […]
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Detroit, 1961
Date: November 1961 Location: Detroit, Michigan Source: Win Brunner, via Detroit Public Library Digital Collections What do you see here?
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Auction Highlight: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado
General Motors in the 1950s was on top of the world. It sold almost half the cars delivered in the U.S. during that decade. It offered models for nearly every economic stratum, and at the top of that totem pole was Cadillac, the unrivaled American luxury leader. GM's Motorama started in New York and Boston […]
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