A Mustang Plaque Idea

One Man And His Mustang

This little project has been bouncing around in my head for a number of years now and I finally got round to doing something about it. When my car was restored I kept the original Mustang Coral from the grill for a while even though one of the support legs was broken. But, I repaired it and fitted back to the completed car as i wanted the original on the car, people kept saying “why the old Coral it’s a bit knackered?” Eventually seeds of doubt were sown, then I got worried that the Coral would fracture again and fall off causing all sorts of damage. It was a sad day when I took it off, but I replaced it with a nice shiny one and I stopped getting the same question. So, I still had the original Coral, and some original emblems that were on the fender. Those 289 emblems…

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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.

Steve McQueen’s Granddaughter Meets the Original Bullitt Mustang

As a follow up to my recent article on the Bullitt Mustang rediscovery, here’s a nice film where the owner Sean Kiernan introduces the car to Molly McQueen.

Here’s a video from Jay Leno featuring  the original Bullitt Mustang and the 2019 version

 

 

 

The Village of Fairview and the Detroit Driving Club By: Nick Sinacori

After mentioning the Detroit Driving Club in a previous article 

I thought I’d look into the club a little further, to this end I came with an article from Nick Sinacori on the MotorCities National Heritage website.

The first Detroit Driving Club, also known as the Hamtramck Racetrack, was founded in 1832 at Jefferson and Van Dyke, in Hamtramck Township.

Read Nick’s article about the history of the  Village of Fairview and The Detroit Driving Club here

Ford renews search for the punch bowl won in the race that helped kickstart the company – Daniel Strohl Hemmings

As those of you who are kind enough to reads this blog will know I’m an early Ford history buff, so of course this article from Daniel Strohl as Hemmings was right in my wheelhouse!

The punch bowl that formed the winning prize in the famous Detroit Driving Club hosted race won by Henry Ford  in 1901 has been missing since around 1951 after the death of Clara Ford in 1950 when it sold for $70.

Henry Ford (4) about to pass Alexander Winton in the famous 1901 race. Photo courtesy Smithsonian.

Read the article here

You don’t touch culture:” FIVA President Patrick Rollet on defining and protecting historic cars

Not in my normal scope of subject matter, but a quite interesting and thought provoking interview with Patrick Rollet of FIVA from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings.

Read the article here

In the Garage: Damaged Model “A” Ford Sport Coupe – The Old Motor

Really interesting piece from The Old Motor especially being a Model Sport Coupe Owner albeit a 29 🙂

The article shows a damaged 1930 Sport Coupe pictured at a body shop for what we can assume is estimate and eventual repair.

Read on here

Staunton’s Country Classic Cars Owner Reflects on Fire Damage

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Country Classic Cars owner Russ Noel reflects on the damage to his 20-year-old family business after Tuesday night’s fire destroyed about 150 cars worth millions of dollars. Investigators have not yet identified the cause of the fire. Video by Morgan Timms here

You can see how upset he is, but he’s determined to rebuild the business!

The original article is here

Easy A – 1980 Shay Super Deluxe Roadster – David Conwill at Hemmings

The 1980 Shay Super Deluxe Roadster provided classic Model A fun with modern safety and accessibility

A good overview of the Shay by David Conwill of Hemmings here.

I nearly bought a Shay but ended up with the real thing, I’m glad when you see them next to each other you can see the real deal is better as I did at Volo. you can read the post here

A v Shay

Don’t get me wrong I think they have their place and are a good fun option.

Some more on Shay and the replica car movement here

 

Sad News After 52 years, drag racing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park comes to an end – Kurt Ernst at Hemmings

Raceway Park also known as Englishtown has become the latest famous drag strip to close it’s doors.

Read Kurt Ernst’s article here

As you can see by the amount of comments on the article you can see it’s being taken as badly as you would expect