Hemmings Daily Blog

15 Shelby Facts every gearhead should know – Scott Oldham @Hemmings

With the possible exceptions of Henry Ford and Mario Andretti, Carroll Shelby is America’s most famous automotive personality. That was probably true before the movie Ford v Ferrari hit it big last year, and it’s certainly the case in its wake. He’s… Read More ›

Black Ghost, a street racing cop’s Hemi Challenger R/T, added to National Register of Historic Vehicles – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

Winter’s last grip on Detroit had started to loosen. Little by little, the slush piles at the edges of parking lots and the last few pockets of white in the corners of flowerbeds had receded, replaced by shoots of life… Read More ›

A Rambler Rebel station wagon would make for a cool custom. Here’s how I’d build one – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

I’m a simple man with simple tastes. I like my action movies loud, my adult beverages cold, and my Ramblers to be a curious mid-century-styled blend of panache and performance with a specific mix of functionality and technology with select… Read More ›

Just before the axe fell, International wanted to try Scout-based coupes, minivans, campers, and luxury trucks – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

For International Harvester enthusiasts, the 1979 Supplemental Scout Vehicle represents what might have been, a missed opportunity to grab hold of the sudden surge in small SUV popularity in the 1980s. Indeed, as two International truck historians will detail in an upcoming… Read More ›

A parting glance at Dodge Main, just before the wrecking ball swung – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

Roughly 40 years ago, Chrysler stepped away from Dodge Main. The sprawling tangle of buildings in Hamtramck, Michigan, that had grown to become one of the world’s few fully integrated automobile manufacturing and assembly plants, suddenly became little more than… Read More ›

EFI for Classics: Proving that electronic fuel-injection can be both easy and affordable – @Hemmings

Gearheads, like much of society, can be slow to embrace change. In the automotive world, advances in technology often mean considerable improvements in performance, and nearly every gearhead can agree that’s an admirable pursuit. But still we resist. Changes to… Read More ›

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