Tag: New Years Day

2022 Easter Classic Gathering @BrooklandsMuseum

2022 Easter Classic Gathering @BrooklandsMuseum

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From the Brooklands Website

“Following the postponement of our annual New Year’s Day event in January, we are back with a new date for Easter. With over 1,000 Classic vehicles displayed on site, live music and a barbeque and other additional food outlets, there will be something for everybody amongst the vast and diverse displays of classics all descending on Brooklands.”

Not only is this the replacement for the 2022 New Years Day event it also replaces the 2021 New Years Day event. so it’s been a long time coming!

A huge turn out of cars at what will probably be the largest gathering of classic cars in the UK this year, meant a good number of American vehicles formed part of the show amongst the planes and other exhibits at the excellent roomy Brooklands site.

Happy New Year! Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2021 – Mike Austin @Hemmings

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Well, that’s a wrap on 2021. As far as years go, this was certainly one of them. Kidding aside, we’re glad you came along for the ride with us here at Hemmings. Throughout the year we brought you plenty of stories, and we’ve already picked our favorites. To that we have one more list for you before the calendar turns: Our 10 most-read stories on Hemmings.com ranked by total visitors. We’re already hard at work to make next year even better, and we’re looking forward to continuing the journey with you.

1. Why do people – including seasoned mechanics – still insist on putting a block of wood under a car battery?

The science is settled, but apparently there are still plenty of people looking for an explanation as to why you should or shouldn’t rest a car battery on concrete. Among the 224 comments on this article are some legitimate reasons for using wood blocks, but preventing battery discharge is not one of them.

2. GM’s 6.6 Duramax diesel V-8 put Ford’s 7.3 Powerstroke and Dodge’s 5.9 Cummins on notice

Looking to replicate the success of the Powerstroke story, HMN Editor Mike McNessor followed up with a similar breakdown of the engine that put GM diesels back in the torque war.

3. Once Owned By Smokey Yunick, This Chevrolet Small-Block Intake Manifold May Be The Last Remnant Of A Canceled High-Performance Camaro

Chevrolet went a long way to building the 360-horsepower L-70 V-8 for the 1967 Camaro, but scrapped the engine at the last minute. Some of the intakes for that engine, as the tale goes, went to Smokey Yunick for testing. As for how one ended up in the wild, well, you have to click on the story to get the whole tale.

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Happy New Year at the Phoenix Green Classic Car Breakfast!

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We took our annual New Years Day jaunt to the Phoenix Inn New Years Day Classic Car breakfast in nearby Phoenix Green. Not a huge amount of American iron but a great morning nonetheless!

 

Seeing in the New Year at the Phoenix Inn Hartley Wintney

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Took a drive over to Hartley Wintney for the New Years Day meet at the Phoenix Inn, pretty well attended considering the weather wasn’t great. A good smattering of American cars, along with coffee and some decent grub was on offer!

Some nice vehicles included:

Hudson Super Six

Chrysler New Yorker

Ford Ranchero

Model A Coupe & Roadster

Mustangs

Plus a really cool Mercedes Hot Rod, not my normal thing, but very nice..