Sometimes hot rodding takes a good deal of patience and a little bit of horse trading. That is certainly the case for Lamar Taylor’s 1992 Mustang LX coupe. “I always wanted a coupe,” Lamar told me, “but never could find one I could afford that wasn’t a total project.” So a few years ago, Lamar […]
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A universe all its own: How AM General sold the first civilian Hummer – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings
If there’s one thing the upcoming Hummer EV will share with its internal-combustion forebears, it’s excess. Ridiculous excess. Big ol’ ‘Murican-style keep-it-coming-’til-the-wheels-fall-off excess. After all, what would a Hummer be if it weren’t loaded down with superlatives (not to mention the weight of America’s relationship to fossil fuels)?
Whatever shape this new Hummer will take, however GM will position it, it’ll still have a legacy to live up to – a legacy that, once established in the first Gulf War, became cemented in 1992 when AM General decided to sell a civilian version of the HMMWV.
1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Summer Special Edition: Video – Shane McGlaun @FordAuthority
The last few years of the production run for the Fox body Mustang saw some very desirable convertible models produced. These cars tended to have white tops, sometimes white wheels, and come in green, red, or yellow colors. The car you see here is one of these models and is a 1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Summer Special Limited Edition car. This particular example is all original and in excellent condition.
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Canadian effort to reboot Packard was a bust Bill Vance @TimesColonist
Whenever we hear of the iconic American automaker Packard, we tend to think of beautifully crafted and technologically advanced cars from the first half of the previous century, before the Detroit brand merged with Studebaker in 1954, with the name being dropped altogether in 1958. This 1999 Packard Twelve Prototype that will soon go up for auction, doesn’t exactly fit the bill of what we expect from a car bearing the famous nameplate
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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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More details on the Bonneville effort can be found here
Shay, Pray and the Replica Car Movement Part 1
Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s replicas of famous classics became popular for a brief period in the States
Two of the prime movers were Harry Shay and Glenn Pray.
Harry’s company created replicas of the Ford Model A and Thunderbird under licence from Ford and sold via the Ford dealer network.
Between 1979 and 1980 Harry’s company produced 2000 Shay Roadsters, by 1982 Harry’s company had filed for bankruptcy when it was declared that 5000 Roadsters and 200 Thunderbirds had been produced.
After the bankruptcy a company named Camelot took over the production of the former Shay models, however they too eventually went out of business.
Between 1982 until 1993 Speedway Motors sold an identical product in kit form called the Modern A
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