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!

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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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

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

The Stoner T: How to build a hot rod in 10 years (and influence people), part two – Dan Stoner Hemmings

Here’s part two of Dan Stoner’s Model T Hot Rod build, it’s as entertaining as the first!

The first chapter of the Stoner T story ended in the Summer of 2003, when nearly the entire front end of the rolling chassis was stolen from the open carport behind my apartment building. This is the right moment to mention how lucky I’ve been throughout this hot-rod Iliad: Just when everything seems to go wrong, it all goes so right…

Read on here

See ya, ’17! A quick look back at some of the biggest old-car stories of the last year – Hemmings Daniel Strohl

A look back at some stories from the classic car hobby in 2017 by Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

1. Route 66 resuscitation in the works.

2. Significant cars see the sun again.

3. Dune-buggy owners take on Texas ban.

4. Auto racing in Europe faces big challenges.

5. U.K. gives classic cars an official cutoff age

The details of these stories and plenty more can be found here

 

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

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