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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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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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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City of Detroit to take a stab at redeveloping former AMC headquarters – Hemmings Daniel Strohl

Moves are afoot to save the former AMC  building on Plymouth Rd Detroit

Read Daniel Strohl’s article here at Hemmings

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!

Don’t call it a replica: Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg working on third-generation Auburn Boat Tail – Hemmings Daniel Strohl

Those of you who read the blog will know that anything ACD, (Auburn Cord Duesenberg), are amongst my favourite vehicles.

I was lucky enough to visit the ACD Museum a few years ago to see a lot of  the original factory and artifacts in Auburn Indiana.

Daniel Strohl at Hemmings has written an article about the latest incarnation of the Auburn Boat Tail Speedster.

Glenn Pray followed by his son Doug along with the ACD Museum have kept the brands in the public consciousness over the years

You can Daniels article here

 

 

 

Here are some of the previous posts around the ACD and the Prays’

Shay, Pray and the Replica Car Movement Part 1
Shay, Pray and the Replica Car Movement Part 2
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (originally published in 2008)

 

Janesville, once GM’s oldest operating plant, to be demolished a year short of its centennial

Another historic GM plant is to be reduced to rubble, in this case it’s the Janesville Wisconsin plant one year short of its 100th anniversary.

Read about the history of the plans in the article from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings here

It would be interesting  to try and guess the year this photo was taken based on the gentleman’s attire?

 

The Cobra successor that never was, Shelby’s Lone Star, makes its concours debut at Amelia Island – Hemmings (Kurt Ernst)

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The one and only Cobra III later known as the Lone Star will be displayed at a concours for the first time at Amelia Island this year (2018)

Reads Kurt Ernst’s article here at Hemmings 

Some more background on the car can be found on The Cobra-Ferrari Wars website

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