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From Mustang Manic’s Blog
Last weekend Mustang Maniac and friends headed out to the National Street Rod Association show in Bedfordshire which is always a good day out and a popular show. The sun was out and so was the vast array of cars that turned up. So without much more waffling from us, here are some of the pics from the show:
Adam just can’t seem to get away from “that” John Wick by the car pose!
Yogi was chillin’ and says his new foot attire matches his car!
We have had a first sample or trial of some new ’64 – ’66 tail light lenses. These are clear and look best on the LED Euro boards we stock. Now we can imagine that you either love these or hate them. So thanks to Lance who kindly took them of our hands to try them in his ’65.
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Took a trip along to the 2017 Retro Festival, good turn out of American vehicles this year, in particular Mustangs were well represented. The Festival is getting bigger every year.
I have been advised that the 2018 route of the Great Race has been revised and updated. The locations of the overnight stops and the lunch stops have been provided The new route is shown below.
Updated And Revised 2018 Great Race Route
I think that the revised portions of the route through Maine and New Brunswick are better and I like the idea of spending more time in Nova Scotia. I will miss not going over into Prince Edward Island, but I understand the scheduling issues.
It is good to see that the route will visit Mount Washington, where there have been many hill climb events held there since the 1930s.
Scene From A Past Hill Climb At Mount Washington
Note that the locations identified in red are overnight stops and those locations in blue are lunch stops.
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History of the West Park Neighborhood
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Believe it or not in Ohio between 1928 to 1956 you could drive your car on a roller coaster!
Article by Gary Swilik
From the moment people discovered it was fun to ride down hills in anything on wheels the development of the roller coaster was probably inevitable. The first real roller coaster, with cars locked onto a track, was built in Paris in 1817. By the 1920s no amusement park was complete without an impressive roller coaster. Many remember that West Park had their own world-class coaster – The Cyclone – which ran at Puritas Springs Park from 1928 to 1956. Far fewer know there was once a roller coaster for automobiles near Cleveland Airport.
Yes, a roller coaster for cars. People paid a fee to drive their automobile over a series of eleven hills on a U-shaped elevated roadway constructed of wood. The peak of each hill was nine feet high and the distance from crest to crest was 112 feet. For about a dime riders could experience the thrills and chills of a roller coaster without leaving their own car. Read the rest of Gary’s article here
When I first imported the Model A over three years ago I promised my Aunt Noreen a ride in the car and finally today I delivered on the promise 🙂
Secrets of Speed
One of the magazines I subscribe to is Charlie Yapp’s Secrets of Speed. More than a magazine the Secrets of Speed Society is a community dedicated to high performance four bangers. Charlie has an excellent range of speed parts under the “Scalded Dog” brand name. The magazine content is excellent with very high quality technical information and tips.
Take a look and join the Society!
Great post from Five Lugs Blog
The Battle of the Brands Car Show is an annual event sponsored by the local Pontiac GTO club. The show is open to all manufacturers and it encourages owners to represent for their favorite brand.
Historic Vehicle Association
Really good talk on the origins of the streamline style and the impact made by designer Amos Northup. Amos sadly died by slipping on ice at 48 years old.
Further reading on Northup and Graham can be found here on the excellent Old Motor