Hemmings Classic Car June 2021

Each issue is packed with photos and coverage of American classic cars from the Brass Era through the 70's.

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orphan cars

If you're looking to stand out in a sea of classic cars, a Kaiser is a great way to do it. Back in the late 1940's, an industrialist named Henry J. Kaiser, known for his ship-building empire during WWII, partnered with Joseph Frazer to manufacture passenger cars. The company only lasted a few years, offering several distinct body styles. The car shown here is a 1954 Kaiser Manhattan, a low-slung, comfortable four-door sedan that didn't get nearly enough fanfare when new. These cars are rare, but affordable if you can find a buildable example. Parts are tough to track down, but we have the right tires for them. Originally, it would've rolled on bias ply tires, but this owner upgraded to our Coker Classic wide whitewall radials, a great choice for comfortable…

4 min
saviors of the steel

“I continued my quest to garner insight into the techniques that would enable used-up, dilapidated cars to be returned to a former glory…” I can still remember the feeling I had looking at the rotten rocker panels of a neighbors’ MGB. This would have been around 1978, and the car was probably from somewhere between 1963 and ’65. I was about 10 years old, and already long infatuated with cars, so the sight of the completely rotten rockers saddened me —I assumed the car was facing imminent doom. Surely such deterioration could not be reversed — once the metal has rusted away, what could be done? The neighbors seemed very attached to that MG, for reasons no one would have questioned at the time. Sports cars had won many hearts during the…

2 min
news reports

Klingberg Motorcar Event KLINGBERG VINTAGE MOTORCAR SERIES ANNOUNCED THAT THIS YEAR’S SHOW WILL take place June 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on its 40-acre campus in New Britain, Connecticut. All proceeds for the 29th-annual show, featuring Grand Marshal Wayne Carini, will directly assist Klingberg Family Centers’ programs that help children and families suffering from trauma and difficult times. Accompanying the show will be a unique drive-thru event — that will be COVID conscious and safe — during which participants will be allowed to travel along a predetermined 20-minute route. All old cars (1989 and earlier) will be placed into different display areas throughout the grounds, starting with prewar concours automobiles. All cars will have extra space between them to maximize social distancing and all fees for car owners and…

1 min

2-5 • AACA Eastern Divisional Tour Salisbury, Maryland • 717-534-1910 • aaca.org 4-6 • Carlisle Ford Nationals Carlisle, Pennsylvania 717-243-7855 • carlisleevents.com 6 • Sumter Swap Meet Bushnell, Florida 727-848-7171 • floridaswapmeets.com 7-11 • Packard Family Gathering Overland Park, Kansas 410-329-3022 • packardcars@comcast.net 17-19 • AACA Eastern Spring Nationals Saratoga Springs, New York 717-534-1910 • aaca.org 20-25 • MAFCA National Convention North Conway, New Hampshire 603-544-2230 • mafca.com 23-27 • IMOA National Show Golden, Colorado 847-997-8624 • mercuryclub.com 25-26 • Carlisle GM Nationals Carlisle, Pennsylvania 717-243-7855 • carlisleevents.com 25-26 • Congress of Motorcars Hickory Corners, Michigan 269-671-5089 • gilmorecarmuseum.org 27 • Oldsmobiles & Orphans Hickory Corners, Michigan 269-671-5089 • gilmorecarmuseum.org 29-7/3 • Professional Car Society Meet Perrysville, Ohio 419-938-5411 • theprofessionalcarsociety.org Please note that these events are active as of press time despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend you verify the status before making plans to attend.…

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lost & found

Astroid SPORT CUSTOM AFICIONADO GEOFF HACKER RECENTLY OBTAINED A UNIQUE 1960s SHOWCASE WITH TEXAS HISTORY,THOUGH HE’S YET TO determine the full extent of that history. All Geoff knows, so far, is that the car started out as a 1962 Chevrolet Corvair station wagon before somebody with visions in his head of the Chevrolet Monza SS —or perhaps the Bertone Testudo —removed the body from the chassis and set about reconfiguring it as a rear-engine single-seater. The Corvair’s boot lid remained, only flipped around to serve as the engine cover. Corvair coupe quarter panels made it into the mix, as did a 1966 Buick Riviera hood up front. Everything in between is steel, not fiberglass. Underneath, everything remains Corvair, including the front suspension, rear suspension, engine (albeit chromed to the nines), and drivetrain.…

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products & parts

1937 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi AUTOMODELLO • 877-343-2276 • AUTOMODELLO.COM • $249.95-$359.95 The model masters at Automodello have unveiled a limited-production 1:24-scale collectible tribute to a streamlined Deco masterpiece, the rally- and race-proven 1937 Delahaye 135MS with teardrop coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi. This exquisite model is available in three colors, and features perfect proportions highlighted with delicate bright trim and realistic lamp lenses. Typical of resin models, it has no opening panels, but its delicate spoke wheels roll, and the detailed interior is visible through the windows. Just 37 Tribute Edition examples will be built in Bleu Clair Métallisé (light blue metallic; $349.95); an additional 43 Tribute Editions painted Lark Métallisé (light green metallic; $359.95) will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Automodello’s ONE24 Series. The Standard Edition 135MS, in Aubergine…