Selling the Airflow – Chrysler Airflow Terry Shea at Hemmings

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Great article about the Chrysler struggle to market and sell the ahead of it’s time Chrysler Airflow.

Read on here

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The 5 Rare Finds Inside the Hemmings Motor News Garage – Sean Evans, The Drive

Everyone in the old car hobby knows of Hemmings and the various titles that they publish (I’m subscribed to most of em!)

I’m not sure however that everyone knows about the excellent small but perfectly formed museum that they have on site at Bennington Vermont headquarters.

You can read Sean Evan’s excellent article here on The Drive

Yet another museum for the bucket list!

2018 Great Race Entry List

The entry list for the 2018 Great Race has been published.  I will be taking part as the navigator for Harald von Langsdorff in his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SLC.  The list is made up of 130 cars from a 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Climber to Harald’s Mercedes-Benz.  This year Harald’s car will be sporting car #6.  The 2018 Great Race entry list is presented below.

2018 Great Race Entry List

Car          
No. Driver Hometown Navigator Hometown Year Car
1  Howard Sharp Fairport, NY Doug Sharp Fairport, NY 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Climber
2 Curtis Graf Irving, TX Wayne Bell Las Vegas, NV 1932 Ford Roadster
3 Mike Weaver The Villages, FL Craig Jongerius Sheldon, IA 1931 Ford Model A
4 David Reeder Fort Smith, AR Sawyer Stone Plymouth, MI 1932 Ford Victoria
5 Hiroshi Izawa Tokyo, Japan TBA
6 Harald von Langsdorff Toronto, ON Steve McKelvie

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The last AMC: Jeep’s ZJ Grand Cherokee turns 25, Renault, Chrysler and an Assassination

Hard to believe that the Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ effectively the last AMC vehicle before the Chrysler take is now 25 years old.

For those of you that haven’t heard of American Motors Corporation you can read about them here on Wikipedia 

Excellent article on the Jeep and it’s part in the takeover from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings here

An interesting side note to the end of AMC and the assassination of Georges Besse  November 17th, 1986 can be found here on Jalopnik.

Six months after the assassination of Besse AMC was sold to Chrysler.

Interesting advertising film about the Eagle Talon, one of the efforts from Chrysler to leverage the AMC name after the takeover.

The Stoner T: How to build a hot rod in 10 years (and influence people) Part 1 – Dan Stoner Hemming’s Daily

Really interesting part one of an article tracking Dan Stoner’s 10 year Hot Rod build,

Read more here

 

Updated And Revised 2018 Great Race Route

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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Hemmings Great Race 2017

This years Hemmings Great Race route this year was between Jacksonville Fl and Traverse City MI you can find a map Here


Race highlights can be found on the links below

Full race report

The 2017 Great Race

The 2017 Great Race

 

 

Italian, with a Dearborn accent – the one-off Siata-Ford 208 S Cabriolet Speciale – Hemming’s Daily -Kurt Ernst

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A truly one off special about to be auctioned at Monterey car week by RM Sotheby’s

More details on the article can be found here and on the auction site here

Interview with Captain Bob and Arlo on the Wisconsin Hotrod Radio Show

Wisconsin Hotrod Radio Show

Captain Bob and Arlo

Recently did an interview with Captain Bob and Arlo for their excellent Wisconsin Hotrod Radio Show.

You can find the show and the show notes here