Lovely 1931 Model A Sleeper

Lovely 1931 Model A sleeper, with a real surprise under the hood!

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The State of the Collector Car Market: May 2018

The State of the Collector Car Market: May 2018

An interesting look at the market from a buy, sell, hold POV with industry experts.


— Read on www.automobilemag.com/news/the-state-of-the-collector-car-market-may-2018/

90-Day Wonder: Ford’s Infamous SOHC 427 Cammer – Thom Taylor @HotRod Network!

The legendary Cammer is the engine that made NASCAR change the the rules!

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Fifty years ago, it was hailed as “Ford’s greatest engine”.

Read Thom Taylor’s article here at HotRod Network

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Mussel car: Diver provides clear look at Ford Pinto at bottom of Old Mission Bay – Keith Matheny @Detroit Free Press

Great story from the Detroit Free Press. A diver has discovered a Ford Pinto at the bottom of Lake Michigan.

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Read the story and watch the video here

Post-War Ford Flathead V-8 Engine Rebuilder Shop Tour Part 3 – The Old Motor

Part three of the interesting photo essay article highlighting the behind the scenes activity at a Post War Flathead rebuilder

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The article can be found here

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Post-War Ford Flathead V-8 Engine Rebuilder Shop Tour Part 2 – The Old Motor

Part Two of the excellent post war Flathead rebuilder article from the always interesting The Old Motor

You can read the article and view the photographs here

Utahs Last Wrecking Yard Closing – David Conwill @Hemmings

As it seems to be the case either side of the pond breakers/wrecking yards are going the way of drag strips and other motoring icons. The decline is generally being caused by the value of the property that they inhabit or general nimbyism.

Read David Conwill’s article at Hemmings documenting the demise of the last yard in Utah.

It’s a sad state of affairs that is hitting the affordable end of the hobby hard.

Popham Classic Car Show & Autojumble 2018

Took our annual trip to the Popham Airfield Classic Car Show & Autojumble, the show was really well attended. Here are some of the American contingent.

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I particularly liked the 1925 Model T Depot Hack and the Model A Roadster Pickup that you can see in the slideshow. Quite a number of American car clubs were well represented. This is the biggest attendance of cars in general that I’ve seen at this show in the years that I’ve been attending. The excellent weather had something to do with it at a guess I’d say? 🙂

Record-setting, and stylish, the 1949 Kurtis Special that blazed across the salt at Bonneville powered by a Ford Flathead V8

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In 1948 well known race car builder Frank Kurtis took a wrecked 1941 Buick and turned into the custom car known as the Kurtis Sport  you can see in the photo and powered it with a modified Ford Flathead V8

Read Larry Edsall’s article at classic car.com Journal on Kurtis and his customs here

One of the cars is for sale in Saint Louis, Missouri a 1949 Kurtis Sports, the listing is here