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

 

 

Did Henry Design the Model T as a Multi Fuel Vehicle? – Hemming’s Daniel Strohl

Interesting article from Daniel Strohl at Hemming’s.

Fact Check: Henry Ford didn’t design the Model T as a multi-fuel vehicle

Fact Check: Henry Ford didn’t design the Model T as a multi-fuel vehicle

Was the Model T designed to run on Multi Fuels?

Read on here

 

Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run – Daniel Strohl, Hemmings

Great Hudson story from Daniel featured in Hemmings some years ago.

Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run

Two weeks’ punishment: Hudson-Terraplane’s Ruggedness Run

The story highlights the trouble that manufacturers took to demonstrate the toughness and reliability of the their product to the general public.

This is how Hudson did it in 1934!

Read on

Inspired by a ’36 Packard, the Mulholland Speedster is America’s Most Beautiful Roadster for 2017 – Kurt Ernst, Hemmings

This years AMBR is the beautiful Mullholland Speedster

The Mullholland Speedster

AMBR 2017

Read Kurt Ernst’s article and see more photos here

 

Reborn Checker production expected to begin in 2018 – Daniel Strohl, Hemmings

The legendary Checker Motor Cars are set to go back into production in 2018, Checker produced vehicles between 1922 and 1982.

Checker Cab

Checker Cab

 

The range will consist of a pickup

Checker Pickup

Checker Pickup

and a 12 passenger six door sedan

Checker Six door sedan

Checker Six door sedan

You can read more at Hemmings

 

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

 

Esprit de hardcore: Pismo Race of Gentlemen 2016 – Daniel Beaudry Hemmings

West Coast Race of Gentlemen

West Coast Race of Gentlemen

 

On October 15/16th this year the inaugural west coast version of the Race of Gentlemen took place at Pismo Beach.

Having been to Pismo a few years ago it’s an ideal spot, the beach is great and it’s a real “car hobby” area.

Unfortunately and ironically the weather wasn’t at all kind to the event, and it may be that it ends up being a one off?

Read more in Daniel Beaudry’s Hemmings article here

 

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