Lovely 1931 Model A Sleeper

Lovely 1931 Model A sleeper, with a real surprise under the hood!

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90-Day Wonder: Ford’s Infamous SOHC 427 Cammer – Thom Taylor @HotRod Network!

The legendary Cammer is the engine that made NASCAR change the the rules!

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Fifty years ago, it was hailed as “Ford’s greatest engine”.

Read Thom Taylor’s article here at HotRod Network

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Record-setting, and stylish, the 1949 Kurtis Special that blazed across the salt at Bonneville powered by a Ford Flathead V8

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In 1948 well known race car builder Frank Kurtis took a wrecked 1941 Buick and turned into the custom car known as the Kurtis Sport  you can see in the photo and powered it with a modified Ford Flathead V8

Read Larry Edsall’s article at classic car.com Journal on Kurtis and his customs here

One of the cars is for sale in Saint Louis, Missouri a 1949 Kurtis Sports, the listing is here

Downsizing and Forced Induction Be Damned, Long Live the V8 – Jack Baruth @Road & Track

From the Ford Flathead V8 onward the V8 engine has been the soundtrack to the American Car among  others, here’s a great article on V8 history

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Why the Ford Flathead V8 Succeeded, and Why It Had to Die – Chris Perkins @Road & Track

The Ford Flathead V8 wasn’t the first V8, but when it debuted in the 1932 Model 18, it brought this brilliant engine configuration to the American masses.

Read Chris Perkins at Road and Track on the rise and fall of Henry’s legendary mill

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Workhorse Engine of the Day: Ford Flathead V8 – Murilee Martin @Jalopnik

Workhorse engine of the day series from Murilee Martin at Jalopnik featuring the Ford Flathead V8, read on here

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What Doomed The Ford Flathead V8 – Raphael Orlove @Jalopnik

Why did the Ford Flathead die?

Read Raphael’s article here at Jalopnik which sheds some light on the reasons.

 

Interview with Lou Lusardi of the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club

Interview with Lou Lusardi of the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club

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Today’s guest is Lou Lusardi who is the  Press Officer for the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club. Lou is also heavily involved in the world of cycling and is the founder of the “Dragon Ride” one of the biggest cycling events in the British Isles. Lou takes us through the history of the Tiger, the club and many interesting anecdotes. A very entertaining interview.

More information on the Sunbeam Tiger can be found here on Wikipedia

Picture from the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club Website 

 

 

 

Goodwood Revival 2017 Wet Friday!

Attended the 2017 Goodwood Revival and as everyone knows this a very diverse event.

That taken into account, American vehicle and Americana were well represented down to a Gasoline Alley bar outdoor bar complete with moonshine running Hot Rods!

Plus the sound of the GT40 flat out down the main straight is hard to top.

 

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