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

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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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This Original-Owner 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Never Sees a Trailer – From Automobile

One of the difficult issues when profiling a car so well known, such as the Shelby GT500 KR, is figuring out what new information can be brought to the story. 1,356 more words

via This Original-Owner 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Never Sees a Trailer — Automobile Magazine

Orrin W. Fox’s Used Car Lot in Pasadena California – From The Old Motor

Orrin W. Fox’s used car lot was located at 2345 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, when this promotional photo for Fox, dated by the source was taken in 1933. 126 more words

via Orrin W. Fox’s Used Car Lot in Pasadena California — The Old Motor

Car Hop Service at Staley’s Drive In Restaurant – From The Old Motor

Staley’s first restaurant pictured above with “Curb Service” in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was a constructed in 1937 in conjunction with a local oil company. In addition to food, Shell gasoline and oil products were sold at the restaurant at this location. 126 more words

via Car Hop Service at Staley’s Drive In Restaurant — The Old Motor

Zora Duntov’s “Stealth Fighter” Corvettes featured at The Revs Institute

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Interesting article from Kurt Ernst on the history of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s  racing Corvettes and the display at the Revs Institute.

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Additional Photos From The Day 1 Great American Mountain Rally Revival Recce – Reblog from Steve McKelvie

There are three additional photos that I want to share from the recce that Gary Hamilton & I did for Day 1 of the Great American Mountain Rally Revival.  We saw a number of interesting things during our recce and we did not stop to take pictures of them all or we would never have got anything done.  But I have included three additional photos in this post.

This Certainly Caught Our Eye

The above photo shows what I think is the front end of a 1953 or 1954 Chevy.  You don’t see cars parked like that very often.

What’s A New England Car Rally Without A Covered Bridge!

We will be passing through this covered bridge and there will be no “Pause 30” written into the General Requirements. (Only former Covered Bridge Rally competitors will understand that comment.)

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The Words On The Side Of The Barn Were Written…

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Visit to Richard Edmonds Auctions – Chippenham UK

Took a visit to Richard Edmonds Classic Car, Motorcycle, Automobilia and Parts Auction viewing day.

Not a great deal of American stuff, but what was there was pretty good 🙂

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Very well run viewing day with some interesting Cars, Bikes, Parts, Automobilia and Tools all ready for auction.

Richard Edmonds website is here