In this month’s web roundup, we take a look at articles spotlighting a new classic microcar exhibit at the AACA, a futuristic Nash car display, the tragic story behind Ferrari’s Dino 246 and more.
AACA’s Classic Microcar Exhibit
On November 22, the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, will open a new exhibit featuring roughly 20 compact, mini and microcars from around the world. It’s a Small World is scheduled to run from November 22, 2015, through April 22, 2016. Part history, part preview of some of the cool micro classics the AACA will have on display, this article from Hemmings Daily writer Kurt Ernst reminds classic car lovers of the enduring appeal of microcars.
Newly Found Photos Chronicle 1964 Race Hemi Plymouth Sedan Testing
In 1964, on a bright afternoon in Wilmington, California, racing luminaries and the Chrysler brass assembled to witness a test of a car/engine that would become legendary in hot rod circles. Hot Rod Network’s Ro McGonegal brings readers the previously unseen photos (along with a great written account) of this “relatively obscure but historically important day.”
The Tower Of Nash
Just about the time you start thinking you’ve seen it all when it comes to anything involving old cars, The Old Motor comes along with some fascinating pictures and a story like this. The Nash “tower” was an 80-foot tall, double-sided exhibit at the 1933-’34 World’s Fair staged on the waterfront in Chicago, Illinois. The display allowed visitors to view new model cars traveling on an endless loop through the display.
Driving The First Car Ford Ever Built
You’ve seen old pictures. Maybe you’ve even seen one in a museum. But how many classic car enthusiasts have ever had a chance to actually drive a Ford Quadracycle, Henry Ford’s first foray into building automobiles? If, however, you are Jalopnik writer Jason Torchinsky, a better question you might ask yourself is: Why would you want to? The tongue-in-cheek article and video about Torchinsky’s experience is both entertaining and educational.
The Tragic Inspiration Behind Dino 246
Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, first son of Enzo, would have likely succeeded his father as the “Commendatore” of the company if muscular dystrophy hadn’t struck the young man down at age 24. Earlier this month, Petrolicious dove back into their archives to bring readers the backstory behind Ferrari’s “low cost” answer to the Porsche 911.