The Ford Granada: Like a Mercedes-Benz 450SE with a $16,319 rebate – Kurt Ernst @ Hemmings

Introduced for the 1975 model year, Ford’s Granada was initially intended to replace a pair of aging mid-sizers: the Maverick and the Torino. In marketing its newest sedan and coupe, Ford set its sights on an ambitious across-the-pond rival – the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Read Kurt’s story here

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2018 HOONDOG LEGEND LIVES ROUTE 66 TOUR

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The Legend Lives Tour II will start off in Chicago on Saturday May 26th and arrive in Chino Hills on Thursday May 31st. It will be followed by attendance at the Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show at Boys Republic on June 2nd

When would you ever have the opportunity to run Route 66 with so many participating in a Bullitt movie tribute? — Hoondog Performance Group

To sweeten the pot, Ford is supplying two preproduction 2019 Mustang Bullitts that will participate in the tour and be put on display at the various stops along the route, which runs from May 25 to June 3, 2018. Those stops include meet ’n greet cookouts in Oklahoma and New Mexico, as well as cruise-ins at car dealers in Missouri, Arizona, and Nevada. The tour wraps up at the Santa Monica Pier just ahead of the annual Steve McQueen show held on June 2.

Details here and here

 

Getting an old hot-rod hero back into service: repairing a P-51 Mustang fuel gauge – Daniel Beaudry @Hemmings

Great stuff from Daniel. and the way it should be!

Who needs off the shelf when you can do this with cool old stuff? 🙂

Read the article here

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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