This Original-Owner 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Never Sees a Trailer – From Automobile

One of the difficult issues when profiling a car so well known, such as the Shelby GT500 KR, is figuring out what new information can be brought to the story. 1,356 more words

via This Original-Owner 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Never Sees a Trailer — Automobile Magazine

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Orrin W. Fox’s Used Car Lot in Pasadena California – From The Old Motor

Orrin W. Fox’s used car lot was located at 2345 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, when this promotional photo for Fox, dated by the source was taken in 1933. 126 more words

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Car Hop Service at Staley’s Drive In Restaurant – From The Old Motor

Staley’s first restaurant pictured above with “Curb Service” in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was a constructed in 1937 in conjunction with a local oil company. In addition to food, Shell gasoline and oil products were sold at the restaurant at this location. 126 more words

via Car Hop Service at Staley’s Drive In Restaurant — The Old Motor

Additional Photos From The Day 1 Great American Mountain Rally Revival Recce – Reblog from Steve McKelvie

There are three additional photos that I want to share from the recce that Gary Hamilton & I did for Day 1 of the Great American Mountain Rally Revival.  We saw a number of interesting things during our recce and we did not stop to take pictures of them all or we would never have got anything done.  But I have included three additional photos in this post.

This Certainly Caught Our Eye

The above photo shows what I think is the front end of a 1953 or 1954 Chevy.  You don’t see cars parked like that very often.

What’s A New England Car Rally Without A Covered Bridge!

We will be passing through this covered bridge and there will be no “Pause 30” written into the General Requirements. (Only former Covered Bridge Rally competitors will understand that comment.)

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The Words On The Side Of The Barn Were Written…

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Hood and Fenders – Reblog from Brad Albrecht’s Mustang Restoration Projects

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Brad Albrecht's Mustang Restoration Projects

After far too long, I finally decided I was far along enough in the engine compartment that I should put the hood and fenders back on. I still have a few fine adjustments on the engine before I am ready to fire it up for the first time, but the clock is ticking for summer cruising.

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New Beginnings – 65 Fastback style

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Brad Albrecht's Mustang Restoration Projects

When I started restoring/rebuilding my 67 coupe and really dug into the world of Mustang restoration, I started realizing I wouldn’t be done when I finished this one. I started feeling the draw of the fastback. After a couple of years of passively keeping an eye out, I finally found the one.

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The 1957 Ford Ranchero Started A Trend

Great post from Steve McKelvie

This summer I attended a car show hosted by the Bristol County Rod Club.  I saw lots of interesting cars, one of which was a 1957 Ford Ranchero.  This was the first version of a car/truck style that continued for a few years and a couple of years later General Motors copied with their El Camino series.  Of course us North Americans take a back seat to the Australians who had been driving their “utes” long before the debut of the Ford Ranchero.

1957 Ford Ranchero

The Ford Ranchero was introduced in December 1956. The Ranchero was based on the standard full-sized Ford platform, specifically the 116-inch long utilitarian Courier sedan delivery Ford.  The Ranchero was essentially a Courier with an open, reinforced bed, its own unique rear window and integrated cab and cargo box.

The Ranchero was initially introduced with two trim levels – 66A “Pickup” and 66B “Custom”. …

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A Friend Catches Up…

Brilliant post reblogged from Mustang Maniac

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We feel it’s time to reveal what the special post was going to be all about that we talked about when Adam came back from his SEMA trip this year. Of course it was always going to be car related as you would expect. Last year Adam made arrangements to meet up with his friend Cleo Shelby. This year he has gone one better…

While out in Las Vegas Adam made the phone calls and arranged to meet up with his friend Cleo, this time he introduced his wife Lynn to Cleo who hit it off straight away.

The usual catch up chats were had and as time passed a rare opportunity was offered to Adam & Lynn; lunch at Cleo’s house the next day in Las Vegas! Obviously that is an offer you just can’t refuse. For privacy issues we delayed this post and made sure all was OK…

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A little Roadster update…

Reblog from Cool McCool’s Garage

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Once again, I’m not as far along as I’d hoped, but I’m making steady, if slow, progress on the ’34.  I’v gotten a big chunk of the final body prep done, it’s almost ready for primer.  Next week is another camping outing with the Spartan, so no work on the car next week,  but, it’s all fun, right?

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I cleaned, detailed and blocked of the breathers on the old Cal-Custom valve cleaners I scored a couple weeks ago, the engine looks, I think, pretty dramatic and period perfect.  If it runs OK with those two carbs I’ll be even happier.  If it’s too much carburetor, I’ll pull the dual quad intake and put the single back on with just one carb and it’ll still look OK.  I have friends who can help me sort out the bugs if it ends up being beyond my skill set.

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The crowing touch on…

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More Information About The Great American Mountain Rally

Excellent article from Steve’s Blog

People who might have looked at this website before possibly have seen my interest in one of the first major car rallies held in the USA.  This was the Great America Mountain Rally that was first held in November 1953.  For more information on this rally please take a look at the post that I made about the Great American Mountain Rally on January 7, 2015.

One of the things that made this rally famous was the participation of the Rootes Works Factory Team which featured Sheila Van Damm as their most well-known rally driver.  Following the 1953 running of this rally, Van Damm, had her personal account of the rally published in the December 18, 1953 edition of the major British motoring magazine, “Autosport”.

I had not been able to obtain a copy of this account until today.  My partner in the upcoming recce run for the 2018 Trans…

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