This years Hemmings Great Race route this year was between Jacksonville Fl and Traverse City MI you can find a map Here
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
On October 15/16th this year the inaugural west coast version of the Race of Gentlemen took place at Pismo Beach.
Having been to Pismo a few years ago it’s an ideal spot, the beach is great and it’s a real “car hobby” area.
Unfortunately and ironically the weather wasn’t at all kind to the event, and it may be that it ends up being a one off?
Read more in Daniel Beaudry’s Hemmings article here
The Race of Gentlemen will be held this weekend in Wildwood New Jersey and for the first time in 55 years Oiler Quint Meland will be on the beach. Read the article from Hemmings here
Not a new article from the excellent Jim Donnelly over at Hemmings, but very interesting nonetheless.
These heads are unusual in as much as the manufacturer, (E&S), are not widely known, plus the heads appear to offer extra cooling capacity to combat overheating which is often the bane of the Ford flathead V8.
Read the article and the mystery being solved by Hemmings readers here
FOR SALE Roof 101 Cyclone OHV and Manifold, Four Port, FORD NEW
Very desirable piece of kit for sale on Hemmings which would look great on my Sport Coupe.Only complication is that I can’t afford the $4000 to buy it….
As s 2015 ends it’s good to take a look back over the years stories in the car hobby world.
Let’s start with the top 10 stories from the Hemmings daily blog
Love this Model T lakes modified for sale on Hemmings
“all hand built 6 years ago. Starting with a flawless steel body that was narrowed by 8 ½ inches, the car was modeled to resemble Bo Jones famous modified-style T, although this car is unique and not intended to be a clone. Painted in a brilliant Polyurethane Orange with bright red accents, this car gets noticed anywhere it goes. In addition to the laser-straight body, the exterior features custom aluminum hood and false side panels, Bell-style dropped front axle, Posi rear spring, cut-down windshield, and 1935 Ford wire wheels (rears widened by 2”) wrapped in Coker Firestone Deluxe Champion tires. The interior features a custom-built Swedish Brown Leather Seat, floor shifter, Classic Instruments, removable steering wheel and tan carpet. The unique power train consists of a 4-cylinder Mazda Miata 1.8 liter / 133 HP that is fully chromed and polished and features a custom cut-down manifold. All of this is backed by a close ratio five-speed manual transmission and 1940 Ford Quick Change rear axle”
Read more here
After the end of the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, many of the displays that captured the attention of hordes of visitors either were destroyed or left behind to burn or weather away under the elements. A handful still exist, most notably the giant U.S. Royal tire-shaped ferris wheel, as well as perhaps one of the most significant GM displays from the fair, a cutaway 427-cu.in. Mark IV big-block V-8 that will head to auction next month in the city in which it debuted.
Read more here from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings
An excellent article on the current state of the flats and it’s long history by from Hemming Daily published on September 29th 2015
Due to mining and various other reasons it would appear that the Bonneville Salt Flats are unlikely to return to former glories..
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