This Original-Owner 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Never Sees a Trailer – From Automobile

One of the difficult issues when profiling a car so well known, such as the Shelby GT500 KR, is figuring out what new information can be brought to the story. 1,356 more words

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Orrin W. Fox’s Used Car Lot in Pasadena California – From The Old Motor

Orrin W. Fox’s used car lot was located at 2345 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, when this promotional photo for Fox, dated by the source was taken in 1933. 126 more words

via Orrin W. Fox’s Used Car Lot in Pasadena California — The Old Motor

Car Hop Service at Staley’s Drive In Restaurant – From The Old Motor

Staley’s first restaurant pictured above with “Curb Service” in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was a constructed in 1937 in conjunction with a local oil company. In addition to food, Shell gasoline and oil products were sold at the restaurant at this location. 126 more words

via Car Hop Service at Staley’s Drive In Restaurant — The Old Motor

Additional Photos From The Day 1 Great American Mountain Rally Revival Recce – Reblog from Steve McKelvie

There are three additional photos that I want to share from the recce that Gary Hamilton & I did for Day 1 of the Great American Mountain Rally Revival.  We saw a number of interesting things during our recce and we did not stop to take pictures of them all or we would never have got anything done.  But I have included three additional photos in this post.

This Certainly Caught Our Eye

The above photo shows what I think is the front end of a 1953 or 1954 Chevy.  You don’t see cars parked like that very often.

What’s A New England Car Rally Without A Covered Bridge!

We will be passing through this covered bridge and there will be no “Pause 30” written into the General Requirements. (Only former Covered Bridge Rally competitors will understand that comment.)

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The Words On The Side Of The Barn Were Written…

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Hood and Fenders – Reblog from Brad Albrecht’s Mustang Restoration Projects

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Brad Albrecht's Mustang Restoration Projects

After far too long, I finally decided I was far along enough in the engine compartment that I should put the hood and fenders back on. I still have a few fine adjustments on the engine before I am ready to fire it up for the first time, but the clock is ticking for summer cruising.

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Ahh, spring!

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Seriously?  It’s April 4!  This is not roadster weather!  28685851_10216425438251154_8388987590613026421_nActually, I don’t mind, because I’m not finished up yet anyway.  We have driven the car a couple of times, it has 20 miles on the odometer, enough to find a couple of little bugs that I’ve taken care of (the shifter selector shaft seal, and a radiator hose that wasn’t quite tight enough, which I fixed, but now the gas gauge isn’t working), and I still need to get the canvas on the top made and get it licensed, but, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

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I had “Fly’n Brian” painted on the tail pan at “Motorama” at Cobo Hall, in a tribute to the cars original name, “Flying Flathead”,  where we debut the car. I’m very happy with that, although the casual observer won’t know the story.  I also got the set of steel ’49 Chevy…

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New Beginnings – 65 Fastback style

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Brad Albrecht's Mustang Restoration Projects

When I started restoring/rebuilding my 67 coupe and really dug into the world of Mustang restoration, I started realizing I wouldn’t be done when I finished this one. I started feeling the draw of the fastback. After a couple of years of passively keeping an eye out, I finally found the one.

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2018 Great Race Entry List

The entry list for the 2018 Great Race has been published.  I will be taking part as the navigator for Harald von Langsdorff in his 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SLC.  The list is made up of 130 cars from a 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Climber to Harald’s Mercedes-Benz.  This year Harald’s car will be sporting car #6.  The 2018 Great Race entry list is presented below.

2018 Great Race Entry List

Car          
No. Driver Hometown Navigator Hometown Year Car
1  Howard Sharp Fairport, NY Doug Sharp Fairport, NY 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Climber
2 Curtis Graf Irving, TX Wayne Bell Las Vegas, NV 1932 Ford Roadster
3 Mike Weaver The Villages, FL Craig Jongerius Sheldon, IA 1931 Ford Model A
4 David Reeder Fort Smith, AR Sawyer Stone Plymouth, MI 1932 Ford Victoria
5 Hiroshi Izawa Tokyo, Japan TBA
6 Harald von Langsdorff Toronto, ON Steve McKelvie

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The 1957 Ford Ranchero Started A Trend

Great post from Steve McKelvie

This summer I attended a car show hosted by the Bristol County Rod Club.  I saw lots of interesting cars, one of which was a 1957 Ford Ranchero.  This was the first version of a car/truck style that continued for a few years and a couple of years later General Motors copied with their El Camino series.  Of course us North Americans take a back seat to the Australians who had been driving their “utes” long before the debut of the Ford Ranchero.

1957 Ford Ranchero

The Ford Ranchero was introduced in December 1956. The Ranchero was based on the standard full-sized Ford platform, specifically the 116-inch long utilitarian Courier sedan delivery Ford.  The Ranchero was essentially a Courier with an open, reinforced bed, its own unique rear window and integrated cab and cargo box.

The Ranchero was initially introduced with two trim levels – 66A “Pickup” and 66B “Custom”. …

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A Friend Catches Up…

Brilliant post reblogged from Mustang Maniac

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We feel it’s time to reveal what the special post was going to be all about that we talked about when Adam came back from his SEMA trip this year. Of course it was always going to be car related as you would expect. Last year Adam made arrangements to meet up with his friend Cleo Shelby. This year he has gone one better…

While out in Las Vegas Adam made the phone calls and arranged to meet up with his friend Cleo, this time he introduced his wife Lynn to Cleo who hit it off straight away.

The usual catch up chats were had and as time passed a rare opportunity was offered to Adam & Lynn; lunch at Cleo’s house the next day in Las Vegas! Obviously that is an offer you just can’t refuse. For privacy issues we delayed this post and made sure all was OK…

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