Every month we spend some time scouring the web for some of the best classic car stories so you don’t have to. In this month’s installment of The Roundup, we link you to articles about Checker’s foray into making kitchen sinks, the unlikely discovery of a rare, 1967 Shelby G.T. 350, a new bill to protect and preserve Route 66 and more.
Each year, the month of January kicks off the official auto show season with some of the most innovative new car designs being showcased in cities around the globe. While these events remain a fascinating spectacle, they pale in comparison to the hyper-stylized “dream cars” showcased from 1949 until 1961 during General Motors “Motorama.” Some of these cars were preserved, some were destroyed and others simply disappeared under strange circumstances that today tantalize collectors in search of long-lost automotive treasure.
Bronco, Wagoneer, Scrambler and Ranger. When news from this month’s North American International Auto Show announced that these once hugely popular brands would be returning to automotive showrooms soon, longtime fans were all a twitter. Here, Hagerty’s Glenn Arlt takes a look back at some of what made these models so great.
At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Historic Vehicle Association, along with representatives from the Center for Design Research at Stanford University, Shell Oil Company, Hagerty Insurance, the Welburn Group and Michigan Senator Gary Peters delivered presentations on the future of automobility in the face of changing tides. Each presentation was filmed and is available for viewing below.
To restore or not to restore? If unrestored, what is responsible use? Should unrestored vehicles be made to run and drive? This was the hotly debated topic at this past fall’s Driving History conference held at the Historic Vehicle Association’s Laboratory in Allentown, PA. In conjunction with the College of Charleston, presenters, students and enthusiasts alike came together to discuss the future of automobility and the merits of preservation.
Driving a Model T across the country for last year’s Road Trip Century Celebration made 2015 tough to beat in terms of photographic opportunities. But then along came 2016, a year that offered just as many, if not more, unique shots. Take a look back at some of our favorite photos,captured by Historic Vehicle Association staff photographers Casey Maxon and John Paul.