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For many of us, if someone were to come into our homes and take a look at the car parts strewn everywhere, they would probably start thinking that we have a problem. However, for most of us, we have to contain our hobby to a single structure as many don’t have the funds to go […]
Preston Tucker launched his car company after World War II. One of the biggest events in his company’s story was the unveiling of his prototype Tucker ’48–sometimes called the “Tin Goose.” Tucker’s enterprise ended a few years later and for a decade or so, the 51 cars he completed were not considered all that valuable. […]
337 cid L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, Stromberg two-barrel carburetor, 114 BHP at 3,200 rpm, Fuller four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and Gruss Air Spring auxiliary dampers, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, dual rear wheels, four-wheel mechanical brakes; wheelbase: 184”. During 1925, Studebaker entered the commercial vehicle market with […]
Commissioned by collector Ed Foss of Roanoke, Ind., noted Corvette restorer Kevin Mackay and his staff at Corvette Repair in Valley Stream, N.Y., spent more than two years building a cutaway version of a first-year Corvette. It is fully functional and can be driven on and off trailers and show fields. Mackay did not slice […]
The incredibly hands-on process of building our tires always captivates curious car enthusiasts. Take an inside look at a classic bias-ply whitewall as it goes through the manufacturing process. These handcrafted tires are mounted on anything and everything including hot rods, rat rods and concours-quality stock restorations.
I came across an account which has album after album of incredible urbex photography. Frenchman Vincent Michel has been on so many abandoned field trips, it should really be his full time job. But it was these poor antique and historical firetrucks that caught my eye– and of course they did, because they should be sitting in a museum, […]
On September 16, 1961, history was made at Lions Drag Strip (Wilmington/Long Beach, CA), when local Los Angeles television station KTTV (Channel 11) aired the first-ever “live” drag racing TV program. Hosted by Bill Welch, plus the legendary track’s first manager and iconic hot rodder, Mickey Thompson. Clip is from Part 1 of the three-disk […]