When Hollywood Needs Period-Correct Automobiles, They Come To This Car Lot In Louisiana – Cole Pennington @Petrolicious

Great article with excellent photography to match from Cole Pennington at Petrolicious and his visit to Richard Brown at Wheels in Motion in Louisiana.

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Read Cole’s article here

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That Time Lincoln Built a Land-Speed Mark VIII and set a 182 MPH Record at Bonneville – Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

Believe it or not they actually did, it still exists and will be auctioned at Mecum soon!

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Read Daniel Strohl’s article here at Hemmings

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More details on the Bonneville effort can be found here

 

 

 

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

An excellent photo essay on a Flathead V8 rebuilders operation back on the day.

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The rest of the article is here on The Old Motor and as always the content is of a very high quality

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Tonica man gearing up for vintage auto race (TROG) – Chris Yucus at News Tribune

When Bob Beenenga of rural Tonica pulls his 1932 Ford Model 18 Roadster up to the beachfront starting line at The Race of Gentlemen this June, he’ll be crossing something off his bucket list, and honoring the racing legacy of an original hot rod.

The Race of Gentlemen, or TROG, is a multi-day throwback to the origins of auto racing. The event’s exclusive 1/8 mile drag races, held on a beach in Wildwood, N.J., only allow cars built before 1934 — with no parts newer than 1953.

Read the rest of Chris’s article here

 

Brand New Boss & Mach 1 Mustangs on the Horizon from Classic Recreations

Classic Recreations lands licensing agreement with Ford for new high-performance pony cars

Read the article from Larry Edsall at Classic Cars.com Journal  here

 

 

Salesman’s 1939 Ford coupe – Classic Cars.com Journal

Here’s a pick of the day from a few weeks back by Ben Golfen at Classic Cars.com. It’s a lovely 1939 Ford V8 Coupe rocking the Flathead and a glorious colour scheme from the Swift Premium Co and has been in the same family since 1942!

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Ben’s article on the car can be found here and The listing is here

What was the world’s largest private Ford museum heads to auction – Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

Sad to see that the Ford collection of  Piet den Hartogh in Holland is going to be broken up. The collection which was at one time the largest private Ford museum in the world has been closed for a year and a half. Mr den Hartogh died in 2011 and his family has decided to sell the collection.

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Read Daniel Strohl’s article at Hemmings

The auction will take place in June, more details here at Bonham

Tombstone talk: What exactly caused Packard to fold? – Hemmings Daniel Strohl

I’ve always been interested in why some of the independent US car manufacturers went to the wall despite often having good quality product

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Read the full story from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings here

Coys London Auction 24/04/18 Lot 132 – 1974 Studebaker Avanti

Lovely Avanti II “continuation car” being offered at the next Coys auction in London at a very reasonable price

You can see the full description here on Coys website

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You can also read some background on the Avanti on the Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market website here

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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1937 Hupmobile

This is a truly beautiful vehicle and an amazing survivor, here’s some of the advert description

“completely original, 17,000 mile, rust-free art deco masterpiece. This 1937 Hupmobile Aerodynamic Rumble Seat Model G Coupe is just one of two in existence and is virtually untouched from the day it left the Detroit factory.

Operationally it starts, runs and drives like its brand new. And everything works!”

Take a look at the rest of the advert here

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