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Hemmings Motor News
Jonathan Shaw, President Terry McGean, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lentinello, Executive Editor Mike McNessor, Editor, Hemmings Motor News Mike Austin, Director of Digital Content, Hemmings Daily Kurt Ernst, Managing Editor Catherine Gee Graney, Mana
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United Motor Courts
If you meander swap meet fields like we do, your eyes have likely fallen on more than a few vintage double-sided porcelain-on-metal signs promoting a wide variety of businesses once- or still-tied to our automotive and travel legacy. One such sign of
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Pandemic Projects
Being cooped up for nearly three months has taken its toll on many of us, but instead of looking at the glass as being half empty, I looked at this self-quarantined exile as a golden opportunity to get things done that I otherwise would not have cons
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Mecum, Glendale, Arizona
You’d think there wouldn’t be any cars left to sell in Arizona, or any enthusiasm to buy them, after the unfettered bacchanalia of a January auction season. You’d be wrong: Mecum’s Glendale four-day event, March 11-14, saw $28.9 million in sales and
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Backfire
Thank you for the June issue’s tribute to the 1953 Buick Skylark. Like a best friend who introduces you to the love of your life, I first met these grand machines back in the 1970s. Bob and I were in our early 20s when he called me one day to see if
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Hauling Past 100
BY MIKE McNESSOR Ford has defined and redefined light trucks in the U.S. for more than a century doing what it has always done best: offering a lot of utility and style for the dollar. Over the last 40-plus years, the F-150 has earned honors as Ame
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Motoring News
For the first time in its 65-year history, the Eastern Fall Meet hosted by the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Hershey Region has been canceled, another victim of the coronavirus pandemic. The board of directors of the AACA’s Hershey Region reac
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Keeping It In The Family
For as long as there have been automobiles, owners have been modifying them to suit their tastes. In postwar America, an entire subculture formed around personalized cars as hotrodders and customizers snapped up old vehicles and reimagined them. No c
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1956 Chrysler NEW YORKER CONVERTIBLE
Chrysler’s early experiment with streamlined bodies and a radical construction process—the precursor to today’s unit-body automobiles — didn’t exactly attract throngs of buyers during the mid-’30s. After the initial wow factor had worn off, the Airfl
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Products Guide
Summit Racing Equipment • 800-230-3030 www.summitracing.com  • $2,999 Update your 1965-’79 F-Series’ front suspension with this QA1 coilover conversion system. The kit will drop the front of your truck 3 to 7 inches and is 3.75 inches narrower than o
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Specifications
Engine 354-cu.in. four-cylinder V-8 Horsepower 280 @ 4,600 rpm Torque 380 lb-ft @ 2,800 rpm Transmission Three-speed TorqueFlite Rear axle Hypoid, semi-floating Wheels 15-inch steel Tires 8.00 x 15 Wheelbase 126 inches Weight 4,360 pounds To
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World Car Museums
In last month’s issue, we highlighted my top American car museums, based on certain interests and categories. Since I’m still at home contemplating my navel in the wake of closures related to the coronavirus outbreak, this month I’m dreaming of more
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1970 Buick Riviera
Since its 1963 model year debut, the Riviera had served the personal luxury car market with exemplary designs, plush interiors, and smooth performance for a premium price. Though the basic shell was carried over for 1970, it featured more styling cha
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New Products
Inline Tube • 800-385-9452 www.inlinetube.com  • $8.95-$17.95 each Hard-to-find information about older cars in a consolidated, easy-to-use format can be invaluable during a restoration. These complete, by-the-numbers booklets are available for 1964-
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1994-’97 BMW 840 Ci
The 1994-’97 BMW 840 Ci stands with the heavyweights of the 1990s European luxury super coupes. While a 282-horsepower V-8 seems tame in a modern world of 300-horsepower four-cylinders, the engine is all-aluminum, features dual overhead cams, and uti
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The Brown Bullet
By Bill Poehler • Chicago Review Press • 800-888-4741 • www.chicagoreviewpress.com ISBN 9781641602297 • $28.99 Making a living, your whole livelihood, in auto racing is one of the most difficult journeys any individual can take. At one time in our
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Parts Prices
Cabin air filter set $33Coolant pipe $58Differential assembly $1,983Evaporator core $352Exhaust manifold (each) $508Fan clutch (aftermarket) $95Fan clutch $202Fender with lamp (front left) $448Fuel pump assembly $900Heater control valve $477Control a
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Chevrolet Specialists, 1958 and Newer PART ONE
Biscaynes, Caprices, Bel Airs, and Impalas shuttled countless baby boomers in roomy comfort from the 1950s through the 1970s. These cars were long considered something mom and dad would drive, but newly licensed junior or his sister would sooner take
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1968 Dodge HEMI SUPER BEE
A few months after Plymouth released its Road Runner to charm the cash-strapped, lead-footed youth market, the Super Bee joined Dodge’s Scat Pack ranks in February of 1968. Powertrains and suspensions were shared between the two divisions in the rede
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Classic-vehicle Staples Bring The Bids
In the old-car hobby, certain vehicles in every category enjoy perennial popularity. Whether we encounter them parked on the street or at a car show, or if we find them available for purchase through an online sale, those cars and trucks that are cul
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Specifications
Engine OHV V-8; cast-iron block and cylinder heads Displacement 383-cu.in. (standard); 426-cu.in. (optional) Horsepower 335 @ 5,200 rpm (383); 425 @ 5,000 rpm (426) Fuel system Four-barrel carburetor with cast-iron intake manifold (383); dual four
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To Build a Fire
Homo sapiens sapiens. According to the scientists, we humans have been around for about 200,000 years, or about as long as the typical Volkswagen Beetle is expected to last. Like the Beetle’s rear transaxle that lives on in its distant relatives from
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1967-’73 Maserati Ghibli
It was a show car come to life, and upon its introduction, the Ghibli coupe represented a classically beautiful, traditionally engineered mode of Italian high-performance motoring. It may not have been as avant-garde or technically advanced as its ho
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Speedy Super Six
Say “Hudson race car” and people are going to think of Herb Thomas, Marshall Teague, Tim Flock, Smokey Yunick, and all the greats who propelled the Fabulous Hudson Hornet to NASCAR success in the early ’50s. Really, though, the Hornets are the end of
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1957-’63 Lotus
It was unprecedented, this little gem that Colin Chapman’s firm created in the mid-1950s. The tiny, near-perfectly formed two-seater that made its public debut at the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1957 represented numerous unusual advances that w
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Specifications
Engine 1,216-1,460-cc (74.2-89.1-cu.in.) SOHC four-cylinder Horsepower 71-105 @ 6,100-6,250 rpm Torque 77-75 lb-ft @ 3,750-4,750 rpm Transmission BMC or ZF four-speed manual Brakes Four-wheel discs Suspension Independent front/rear Wheels 15-in
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Of These I’m Quite Certain
Over the last 1,563 days observing stay-at-home restrictions, I’ve worn a path in the floor pacing from the home office, where I now make a living, to the garage, where I alternate between tinkering with projects and shouting obscenities at them. (Th
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Tales From The Way-Back
Here are a few pics of our 1962 Mercury wagon, all loaded up, for our “Out West” trip during the summer of ’62. We were a family of five: myself, my parents, and my older brother and younger sister. We left Dearborn Heights, Michigan, in July and mad
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Hemmings Motor News US
Jonathan Shaw, President Terry McGean, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lentinello, Executive Editor Mike McNessor, Editor, Hemmings Motor News Mike Austin, Director of Digital Content, Hemmings Daily Kurt Ernst, Managing Editor Catherine Gee Graney, Mana
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1968 Ford Ranchero
“The performance-minded ’68 Ranchero is far from an ordinary pickup…it’s the ultimate in pickup luxury shot full of sports car flair,” read the opening line in Ford’s factory literature that promoted the arrival of the division’s 1968 Ranchero. At an
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