Monday, May 16, 2022
when India gained its independence from Great Britain in 1947, the country comprised more than 600 kingdoms, that's a lot of Rolls Royce collectors, as any google search of Maharaja's cars will show. It was a Maharaja who bought the very first car in India in 1892
Police in Italy have arrested a 37-year-old man for driving a rented Maserati Levante down Rome’s iconic 300 year old Trinità dei Monti church stairs at the top to the Piazza di Spagna
the Polizia Roma Capitale said they were able to identify the driver of the SUV thanks to help from the rental car company. He was arrested at Milan Malpensa Airport when attempting to return the car.
FIA-spec '64 Ford Falcon is eligible to compete in the Masters, HSCC, HRDC and all pre-’65 FIA series in Europe. Rowan Atkinson owned the car since 2006, and raced it at the Goodwood Revival, and sold it for 75k
1953 Abarth 1100 SS, body by Ghia, first shown at the 1953 Turin Motor Show, Best of Show Nominee at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, sold for 900k in 2017
a museum decided to pick 50 objects that will tell the story of motoring in all its diversity. “From illustrating motoring’s technology and progress, its achievement and endeavour, to transforming leisure activities and inspiring art" and this, is one of them." says Jon Murden, National Motor Museum
The 50-item exhibition has been selected from more than 1.7 million items cared for by the National Motor Museum Trust, which will comprise all manner of motoring artifacts, from film footage, images, documents and books, up to entire cars.
1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Deluxe Roadster gifted to Hugh Hefner by Stanley Arnolt II in 1960 was the highest specification of all the Arnolt-Bristols, and is one of 37 roadsters built, the styling from Scaglione who was at Bertone
I've seen dragsters started with a portable starter attached with welding cables to batteries, which prevents that dragster from having to have a starter on it, and the wiring, starter relay, etc.
I've seen drag strips with roller starters, I've seen dragsters push started, and I've even started a a car with a dead battery by getting it rolling and popping the clutch, and I've seen tractors started with the ol hand crank... but I haven't seen a rig like this in action until now
Sunday, May 15, 2022
one Siata 200S was custom built with a 392 and a T10 (wasn't that what the Facel Vega had too? Seems like a popular choice!)
and I wasn't expecting to see a GTO, though this has cool looking white accents on the hood scoops, they ruined it by carrying the stripes over the roof, and some white stripes down the sides.
But forty years later the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was brought to a car show, and someone noticed the VIN was for an Impala and suggested to the owner that he take it to law enforcement to have it checked out.
With some detective work, the officer managed to locate the first owner of the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and it was Fleming.
Madrigal recounted the case to Red Bluff Daily News: "I contacted Anaheim and advised them of the situation. They researched their micro fiche for the stolen report and called me back. They then located the victim from 1976, who is currently living in Arizona, and told her we had her car."
Arrangements were made for Fleming to travel to California to retrieve the vehicle and on Nov. 4 Madrigal was able to return the Corvette to her.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
one of these days I'm going to quit blogging, so when I hear what a blogger said about his 24 years of daily work and why he's taking a long vacation from his blog I pay attention
he's a full timer that went the distance to get patrons and advertising, and made a living at blogging, if you haven't heard of Kottke, it's a variety blog that shares whatever comes up of interest to the blogger
Did you hear of the Jim Taylor collection coming to auction this October? It's got some rare stuff, like a real factory race '55 Type D Jag that wasn't raced, and an unrestored '64 Cobra 289, and a '67 427 Cobra with only 8k miles
the 1955 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer. Mr. Taylor’s car, XKD 515, is considered by marque specialists to be one of the most original examples extant and owes its authenticity to the fact that it was largely spared from competitive racing when new and instead was used primarily as a road car. As the 15th of the 42 examples originally built and having had the benefit of a pampered life, the Taylor D-Type remains one of the finest pedigreed cars of the breed