Hemmings Classic Car February 2019

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

United States
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USD 3.99
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12 Números

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3 min.
editorial changes

“One of my lifelong goals has been to create a variety of car magazines that real hardcore car enthusiasts like myself will want to read…” Nothing in life ever remains the way we want it to. Cars deteriorate, engines wear, transmissions leak, paint fades, and values fluctuate. Change is inevitable. That is why restoration is sometimes necessary if objects we admire are to continue on and provide us with more years of enjoyment and gratification. Preserving originality is, of course, always preferable, but in some cases a full restoration is required. The same is true for magazines. In order to maintain reader interest, a restoration of sorts is sometimes needed to inject new life, new energy, and new excitement. And that is exactly what all of us here at Hemmings Motor News…

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news reports

Behemoths in Hershey THE AACA MUSEUM HAS ANNOUNCED THE CELEBRATION OF SOME OF DETROIT’S biggest beasts with its new Land Yachts: Postwar American Luxury Convertibles exhibit, which is open now. The selection focuses on domestic cars, especially those with convertible tops. Each has dimensions of generous length and width while also featuring some of the finest luxury appointments of that time. The “Land Yacht” era featured at the museum covers the immediate postwar years to the late 1970s, before downsizing became the common trend in the automobile industry. The exhibit will run until April 29. Visit www.aacamuseum.org for more details. Chrome Glidden in Texas THE VINTAGE MOTOR CAR CLUB OF AMERICA HAS RELEASED its 2019 schedule with its first major tour being the Chrome Glidden Tour based around Gonzalez, Texas. This will be…

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1-2 • Moultrie Swap Meet Moultrie, Georgia • 888-686-2102 www.moultrieswapmeet.com 7-9 • AACA Annual Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 717-534-1910 • www.aaca.org 8-10 • Sumter Swap Meets Winter Extravaganza Bushnell, Florida • 727-848-7171 www.floridaswapmeets.com 14-17 • Zephyrhills Auto Fest Zephyrhills, Florida • 813-312-4009 www.zephyrhillsautoevents.com 17 • Buick-Olds-Pontiac-Cadillac Swap Meet St. Charles, Illinois • 847-521-3130 www.bopcswap.com 21-23 • AACA Winter Meet Ocala, Florida • 352-256-9124 www.2019aacawintermeet.org 22-23 • Big 3 Parts Exchange San Diego, California todd65@big3partsexchange.com www.big3partsexchange.com 22-24 • Winter Florida AutoFest Lakeland, Florida • 717-243-7855 www.carlisleevents.com 23 • Winter Classic Motorsports Expo Columbus, Ohio • 614-268-1181 www.jeffjohnsonmotorsports.com…

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bowtie affairs

IN 2019,THE VINTAGE CHEVROLET CLUB OF America will offer plenty of events across the country for Chevy fans to attend including swap meets, car corrals, tours, and judged shows. Some events are only open to members, so be sure to visit vcca.site-ym.com for membership information and up-to-the-minute itineraries. March 16 • 30th Annual Auto Swap Meet Houston, Texas April 1-5 • 22nd Annual Southern Spring Tour San Angelo, Texas April 24-28 • 17th Annual Area 9 Southeast Meet Blue Ridge, Georgia May 16-18 • 37th All Cal Meet Bakersfield, California June 2-6 • Happy Days Tour XI Watertown, New York June 10-14 • 43rd Middle West Meet Chadron, Nebraska July 13-18 • 56th Central Meet West Lafayette, Indiana September 8-12 • 2nd Pacific Early Six Tour 1929-’36 Fortuna, California…

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lost & found

Orlofaye ROBERT MAUCK OF BASTROP, TEXAS, wrote to us in an effort to find one of a couple of cars his grandfather, Orlo Mauck, customized sometime in the late Fifties or early Sixties. The one he knows the most about, the Orlofaye, arrived in Orlo’s Laredo garage as a 1956 Thunderbird that had been totaled in a wreck. Over the course of 17 months, he reshaped the crunched nose, extended the reshaped fins by 4 inches in the rear, and added a number of accessories before spraying nine coats of Alpine White paint on it. According to Robert, his grandfather sold it in 1968 for about $1,300. If anybody’s seen the Orlofaye, let us know so we can pass that info along to Robert. Direct From Hupp BY NOW,WE’RE ALL FAMILIAR with the story of how…

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auction profile

CAR 1907 Mitchell Model E Runabout AUCTIONEER RM Sotheby’s LOCATION Hershey, Pennsylvania DATE October 11, 2018 LOT NUMBER 162 RESERVE None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE N/A SELLING PRICE $49,500 THE MITCHELL MOTOR COMPANY WAS launched in Wisconsin in 1903 and specialized in chain-drive runabouts with water-cooled engines. By 1907, the company was on the ascent and all Mitchells were equipped with four-cylinder engines and shaft-drive. Three different models were available in 1907 including the 20-hp Model E runabout. This runabout is said to be one of only five known by the Mitchell club. It features an older restoration with a nice blue body, and black fenders and upholstery. As you would expect from a Brass Era beauty, the windscreen frame, headlamps, and radiator all stand out. Corcoran coach lamps complement the cowl, a pressurized Prest-O-Lite acetylene system is on the…