Reminiscing – Model A Fun – Hemmings

Model A Fun
Model A Fun

Really nice article from Richard Lentinello at Hemmings (“Reminiscing” story, edited by Richard Lentinello, comes to us from Hemmings Classic Car reader Dave Crocker of Mashpee, Massachusetts) Read on here

Racing bans, ethanol increases, and more: the biggest old car news stories of 2016 – Daniel Strohl Hemmings

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2016 Year in Review

A compilation of some of the significant classic car stories in from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

1. Ethanol-blended fuel amounts continue to rise.

2. Racing returns to Bonneville, though the salt depletion continues.

3. AACA and AACA Museum break off merger talks

4. SEMA battles EPA over motorsports

5. Auction records continue to fall.

6. Museums large and small close around the world.

These topics plus many others, can be found here

 

Legendary Navarro roadster to run at The Race of Gentlemen West – Daniel Beaudry Hemmings

Legendary Navarro roadster to run at The Race of Gentlemen West
Legendary Navarro roadster to run at The Race of Gentlemen West

Article from Daniel Beaudry, Barney Navarro’s famous roadster which will be appearing at TROG West in Pismo this weekend. Read the article here

Visited Oceanside and Pismo a few years ago on holiday, great spot for TROG West IMHO!

Brock Yates 1933 – 2016


Brock Yates was one of my favourite automotive authors. Sad to hear of his passing after a long illness.

Read about Brock’s life and times including his famous involvement with the Cannonball Run.

Kurt Ernst’a article at Hemmings can be found here

The First Camaro – “The 6-Cylinder Detroit Convention Unveil Car” VIN N100001

If you read my last post about the Norwood assembly plant this will also interest you.

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The First Camaro

This is the story of the first pilot prototype Camaro built at Norwood, even before it was actually named “Camaro” read about the restoration and history of the car here

Also here is a link to a recent episode of Hemming’s Classic Car Radio where you can hear from the owners of the car and Philip Borris the author of the “Echo’s of Norwood” book

Echo’s of Norwood – A Book that goes inside the GM Norwood Assembly Plant Between 1923 – 1987

Echo’s of Norwood – A Book that goes inside the GM Norwood Assembly Plant Between 1923 – 1987

Web site is here and there was also a feature on Hemming’s Motor News Radio here

Echo’s of Norwood

The book that goes inside a General Motors Corporation automotive assembly plant-all the way to the factory floor. Here is the story of Norwood Assembly- from the first car produced in 1923 to the 8 millionth-and the last car off the line in 1987

From the “B” body to the “F” car in never before revealed photographs, production data, and personal recollections, all providing a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the automotive industry during the halcyon era of domestic automotive production

 

 

For Sale on Hemmings – 1934 Ford Model 40 Fordor Sedan Deluxe

An absolutely lovely 1934 Fordor Sedan Deluxe for sale on Hemmings. if only I could afford it 🙂

1934 Ford Model 40 Fordor Sedan Deluxe
1934 Ford Model 40 Fordor Sedan Deluxe

Description:

1934 Ford Fordor Deluxe. Frame off restoration. Four suicide doors. 21-bolt flathead V8. 3 speed. Rare cigar lighter radio. Drives nicely. Coker Godfather whitewall tires. Reds dual nice mellow sounding exhaust system. Folding luggage rack with trunk. This Ford creates excitement everywhere it goes. It is a beauty. While my car is not perfect, it is perfect enough for most car lovers. Won several car show plaques. Terms: cash or bank wire transfer.