Hemmings Classic Car March 2020

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

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12 Números

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3 min.
placards: fact or fiction

One of the most entertaining parts of any concours is reading the placards placed at the front of each car on display. These snippets of information are supposed to inform spectators about the cars they are viewing, but oftentimes, the information shown is more historical generalization than the personal history of the actual car on display. A combination of the two would be ideal. What’s most frustrating are the false assumptions that some car owners use to elevate the status, rarity, and value of their cars by stating details that are totally unfounded. It would be a labor-intensive task for concours organizations — most of which are short on staff — to verify and rewrite all the placard information provided by car owners. At the very least a little bit of…

1 min.
news reports

De Soto Display A SELECT GROUP OF CARS FROM THE COLONIAL CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL De Soto Club are on display at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Among the De Sotos is a 1930 Model CF Deluxe sedan — the first eight-cylinder made by Chrysler and still fitted with its original interior and drivetrain. This special De Soto exhibit will be on display until April 26, 2020. For more information, visit www.aacamuseum.org and www.desoto.org. Thunderbird Nesting AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM IS HOSTING A THUNDERBIRD EXHIBIT CALLED “FEEL the Thunder” through April 2020. The exhibit will feature all Thunderbird models, from 1955 to 2002. Included is a 1955 black model with white vinyl top, a national award-winning ’57 D-code, and a ’61 “Bullet ’Bird” convertible. These are just a few of the Thunderbirds…

1 min.

2/29-3/1 • Kyana Swap Meet Louisville, Kentucky • 502-619-2917 www.kyanaswapmeet.com 1 • Sumter Swap Meet • Bushnell, Florida 727-848-7171 • www.floridaswapmeets.com 5-8 • Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Amelia Island, Florida • 904-636-0027 www.ameliaconcours.org 8 • All Pontiac Indoor Swap Meet Hilliard, Ohio • 614-519-1019 www.gtoaco.com 13-15 • Packards in Paradise Concours Newport Beach, California • 714-541-8431 www.packardsinternational.com 14 • Collector Car Swap Meet West Friendship, Maryland • 443-744-6338 www.chesapeakeaaca.org 19-21 • Norman Swap Meet Norman, Oklahoma • 405-651-7927 www.normanswapmeet.com 20-21 • Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet Chickasha, Oklahoma • 405-224-9090 www.pwsm.com 20-21 • Corvette Expo Pigeon Forge, Tennessee • 865-687-3976 www.corvetteexpo.com 29 • Freeman’s Super Sunday Swap Meet Indianapolis, Indiana • 317-296-0336 www.freemanssupersunday.com…

2 min.
lost & found

British Wotsit THIS ONE’S BEEN STUMPING CAR FOLKS ON THE INTERNET FOR YEARS, AND WE RECALL looking into it at least a decade ago, but as far as we or anyone else can tell, nobody’s yet come forward with an answer to what the sports car in this photo is. Some background: The photo first appeared in Chas. S. Dunbar’s book Buses, Trolleys and Trams. It shows London’s Oxford Street in 1962; and it’s not a Saab Sonett, Sabra, or any other production vehicle, as we see from the many extensive forum threads trying to identify it. Some people have even photoshopped the woman out from in front of the car and 3D modeled the car, but to no avail. Sure, maybe some people think it’s not worth trying after pretty much every…

1 min.
auction profile

CAR 1915 Overland 80R Roadster AUCTIONEER RM Sotheby’s LOCATION Hershey, Pennsylvania DATE October 10, 2019 LOT NUMBER 231 RESERVE None AVERAGE SELLING PRICE N/A SELLING PRICE $20,900 THE MODEL T WOULD SEE MANY competitors come and go over its production run, and one of its stiffer challengers was the Overland. The company had been brought back from the brink a few years after its inception and, when 1915 rolled around, Overland was in its fourth year of a seven-year stretch that saw the Toledo, Ohio, company second only to Ford in total sales. This particular Overland had an extensive and well-documented history stretching back to the late 1940s. The strong red body was pinstriped in grey with a complete black canvas roadster top. All lighting was electric by Autolite and the spare tire mounted at the rear behind the…

2 min.
auction news

Palm Springs Results McCORMICK’S NOVEMBER COLLECTOR-CAR AUCTION SAW A TOTAL of 522 vehicles cross the block with an impressive 65-percent sell-through rate. A total of more than $5.7 million in sales was realized as 330 cars changed hands. There were many good deals to be had, including this restored 1951 Kaiser Deluxe, which sold for $14,840, with its odometer showing only 78,000 miles. Also catching our attention was a very nice 1946 Ford woodie wagon that sold for $43,460. Full sales results are now available at www.classic-carauction.com. Truckin’ in Iowa MECUM’S FALL PREMIER AUCTION TOOK PLACE IN NOVEMBER and it has fast become a beacon for all antique tractors and fire equipment. Old pickup trucks also have a sizeable place at the Davenport, Iowa, sale with more than 80 classic trucks finding new…