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Utahs Last Wrecking Yard Closing - David Conwill @Hemmings

As it seems to be the case either side of the pond breakers/wrecking yards are going the way of drag strips and other motoring icons. The decline is generally being caused by the value of the property that they inhabit or general nimbyism. 33 more words

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What was the world’s largest private Ford museum heads to auction - Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

Sad to see that the Ford collection of  Piet den Hartogh in Holland is going to be broken up. The collection which was at one time the largest private Ford museum in the world has been closed for a year and a half. 33 more words

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Tombstone talk: What exactly caused Packard to fold? - Hemmings Daniel Strohl

I’ve always been interested in why some of the independent US car manufacturers went to the wall despite often having good quality product

Read the full story from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings here

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Gear Head Tuesday - How the Vega Kammback Came To Be

1972 Chevrolet Vega Kammback

Re-blogged from Dean’s Garage via Hemmings. Original story by John Houlihan.

Foreword: Given the title of this blog, the cars we write about here most often are, quite naturally, Packards. 2,113 more words

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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1937 Hupmobile

This is a truly beautiful vehicle and an amazing survivor, here’s some of the advert description

“completely original, 17,000 mile, rust-free art deco masterpiece. This 1937 Hupmobile Aerodynamic Rumble Seat Model G Coupe is just one of two in existence and is virtually untouched from the day it left the Detroit factory. 23 more words

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Zora Duntov’s “Stealth Fighter” Corvettes featured at The Revs Institute

Interesting article from Kurt Ernst on the history of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s  racing Corvettes and the display at the Revs Institute.

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Who Get The "Kids"?

Who Gets The “Kids”?

Just like in a divorce case, quite often the “cars” and the “collection” can get caught in the middle of a firestorm. 1,072 more words