The Roundup: March 2016

Care to see what a deer blind turned dragster looks like? In this month’s web roundup where, we link you to articles profiling a very special 1937 Ford—the epitome of preservation-oriented restoration—the Case Jay-Eye-See, Studebaker’s final days, and more.

Deer Blind To Dragster



 There’s a lot to love about this story from the Hot Rod Network. For starters, there’s the great backstory behind this wonderful 1937 Ford sedan, how it was given a second life as a drag car in 1959 after being salvaged from a field where it was being used as a deer hunting blind. That alone is pretty cool. Then there’s the story of its third life—how it recently returned to the dragstrip after sitting in hibernation for the last 50-odd years. If you want to see what preservation-oriented restoration looks like, click here to read the full Hot Rod Network article.

The History Of The Jay-Eye-See



The Case Jay-Eye-See—an early racing car that was part of the J. Alex Sloan traveling “racing circus” in 1912—was one of those iconic roadsters that had a tough history to trace. Leave it to The Old Motor to get to the bottom of the mystery with this interesting rundown of what made the car so fast. Before you click here to check out the full story, we’ll give you a hint: it all started with 290 horsepower of pure Fiat fury.

How Sebring Got Its Start



Hay bale markers and wooden tables for pits…these are just couple of the great details and historical color Highlands Today writer Marc Valero captures in his wonderful article about the inauspicious beginnings of “America’s Great Sports Car Race.” Click here to read the full story.

Studebaker’s Final Day



Fifty years ago this month—March 16, 1966, to be exact—the last Studebaker rolled off the line in Hamilton, Ontario. Mac’s Motor City Garage offers this quick look back at the mournful end of a storied automaker. Click here to read the story.

Automotive Oddity: “Mystery Bus”



Uncovering the origins of really cool, historic, automotive images in what the folks over at The Old Motor do best. Here, they examine origins of this peculiar looking “mystery bus” from the annals of the Pickwick Stage Line, a West Coast bus operation that started doing business back in 1912. For the full article, click here.

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