Entire collection of pre-Model T Ford alphabet cars transferred to Piquette Plant museum – Daniel Strohl

Early Fords move to the Piquette Plant museum

As part of the continued development of the old Ford Piquette Plant into a museum the entire collection of  letter number pre-Model T Fords are being moved in and put on display once they have been prepared . The collection belongs to Larry Porter and is known as the Alphabet Ford Collection and will be on loan for 5 years.

Read the rest of the article from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

Photo courtesy AACA Museum.

Rob Ida’s Tucker Torpedo to debut at AACA Museum’s “Night at the Museum” – Hemmings Kurt Ernst

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Rob Ida’s Tucker Torpedo body. The wooden buck was based upon a 3D scan of the original scale model.

 Images courtesy Rob Ida unless otherwise noted.

Before there was a Tucker 48, there was a Tucker Torpedo. The boldly styled coupe, shaped by designer George Lawson, never progressed beyond a quarter-scale model, but that hasn’t stopped Rob Ida, his father Bob, and Sean Tucker, great-grandson of Preston Tucker, from building a full-size version. Read Kurt Ernst’s article here

 

Rob Ida’s Tucker Torpedo body.

Rob Ida’s Tucker Torpedo body

Tucker Torpedo

Tucker Torpedo

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

 

Treasure Hunting at Hershey, the World’s Largest Old-Car Swap Meet

2009 Hershey Swap Meet

For the last 60 years, every October, old-car enthusiasts have converged on Hershey, Pennsylvania, for the mammoth four-day, Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Eastern Division National Fall Meet. Known simply as “Hershey,” it’s the world’s largest old-car flea market.

Nearly made it there last year, unforeseen circumstances got in the way!

Hopefully I’ll get there one day?

Read more here