The Roundup: April 2019

Every month we spend 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 bringing life back into a father’s passed down project car, how a father & son bond behind the wheel of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1, a VW Beetle that traded privacy for weight saving, and more

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Getting the Family Project Back on the Road

Rick Kennell tells the story of Bernadine, the racecar turned hotrod his father and uncle had built, crashed, and were never able to get back on the road. After his father’s passing, Rick wanted to honor the ingenuity of his father and uncle by restoring the car to road-worthy condition again, using as many original parts as possible. Click here to read about what went into this multi-generation restoration.

 


Source: Petrolicious.com

How do you drive a 400hp Ford Falcon? Fast.

It may not be original, but this UK registered American icon packs a punch with its 4.7L V8 and it’s built to handle every bit of it. Will Broadhead had the chance to photograph and drive this brute of a 1964 Ford Falcon and brings you along for the ride. Climb into the driver’s seat and find out what it’s like to drive American muscle down Britain’s back roads. Click here to read more!

 


Source: Automobilemag.com

No body panels? No problem!

This “Wedding Beetle” (named for the similarities to Cinderella’s carriage) was honored in the VW custom coachwork class at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this year. Learn how this advertisement for a Mexican auto parts shop caught the attention of VW executives to be displayed on a global scale. Click here to check it out!

 

 


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Canyon Carving > Playing Catch

What’s better than some father and son bonding? Bonding behind the wheel of a 1969 Mustang Mach 1! This Father & Son duo spend their quality time in the mountains of Arizona discovering new roads and building their memories one mile at a time. Click here to watch the latest episode of Why I Drive and read the back story behind this family’s passion for speed!

 


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Restoring a one-off car can be tricky

General Motors is no stranger when it comes to one-off concept cars. This custom 1956X Buick Century was built for Bill Mitchell, GM’s Head of Styling at the time, and has just come out of an eight-year restoration project. Read about how a team of volunteers restored the car to its former glory, the challenges that came with the project, and where the car will be displayed in 2019! Click here!

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