Hemmings Classic Car June 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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the other chevys

In this month’s Special Section, we celebrate one of America’s most beloved car brands—Chevrolet. From the marque’s hopeful start back in 1911, to it becoming a recognized symbol throughout the world, the affection Chevrolet owners and enthusiasts have for their vehicles is truly remarkable; this is especially true of vintage Chevrolets. When it comes to collecting old Chevrolets, all too often the same cars are sought. Meanwhile, there are many other great models wearing the Bowtie emblem being overlooked; they will make you enjoy the old-car experience better than you ever thought possible. While many Chevrolet enthusiasts go crazy over the Tri-Fives of 1955-’56-’57, I’ve always preferred the designs of the ’54 Chevys, as well as the earlier 1952-’53 models. I know they may look a little too “grandpa-ish” for some folks,…

2 min.
news reports

Plymouths Invade Illinois THE NATIONAL MEET OF THE PLYMOUTH OWNERS CLUB (POC) WILL TAKE PLACE June 17-21 in Springfield, Illinois. Hosted by the Lincoln Land POC, the show will focus on all things related to the discontinued Chrysler division. The event is open to all stock and modified Plymouth cars and trucks. Centered around the Hilton Garden Inn host hotel, the meet will include a two-hour tour on Route 66, a timed stage drive to historic sites including the Dana Thomas House and Lincoln Museum, and a judged car show and swap meet. Registration and club membership forms are now available at www.plymouthbulletin.com/events.html. Nash Bash THE NASH CAR CLUB OF AMERICA (NCCOA) announced its 2020 Grand NASHional will take place in Frankenmuth, Michigan, July 14-19. Open to all Nash vehicles, this gathering will…

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5-7 • Carlisle Ford Nationals Carlisle, Pennsylvania • 717-243-7855 www.carlisleevents.com 6-7 • Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Huntington Beach, California diana.mcgrath@ingrammicro.com www.hbconcours.org 7 • Sumter Swap Meet • Bushnell, Florida 727-848-7171 • floridaswapmeets.com 7-12 • AACA Sentimental Tour Potomac Highlands, West Virginia 717-534-1910 • www.aaca.org 11 • Hemmings Motor News Cruise-In Bennington, Vermont • 802-227-4373 www.hemmings.com 11-13 • Cadillac & La Salle Club Grand National Overland Park, Kansas • 303-673-0011 www.cadillaclasalleclub.org 20 • Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series New Britain, Connecticut • 860-832-5526 www.klingbergmotorcarseries.org 21-26 • Model A Ford Club of America National Convention • Kerrville, Texas • 562-697-2712 www.mafca.com 22-27 • Professional Car Society 2020 International Meet • Albany, New York dkherrick@juno.com www.theprofessionalcarsociety.org 24-27 • Eastern Spring Nationals Beckley, West Virginia • 717-534-1910 www.aaca.org 24-28 • International Mercury Owners Association Show • Westminster, Colorado 847-997-8624 • www.mercuryclub.com 26-27 • Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals…

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lost & found

Route 66 Relics MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO, KEITH BROWN OF ONSTED, MICHIGAN, TOOK A ROUTE 66 roadtrip that went through the tiny town of Adrian, Texas. We know this because he sent some photos he snapped of a couple interesting customs in the weeds beside what looks to be a dilapidated gas station. “There was no ID,” he wrote. “I know nothing about them except they are sitting just to the right of the building. Hopefully someone saved and finished the build or could fill in the details about them.” We’ve put in a message for the owners of the building, now cleaned up and called the Bent Door Café, but the best we can guess from looking over the photos is that the cars were sport customs built out of steel…

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auction profile

CAR 1914 Chalmers Model 24 touring AUCTIONEER RM Sotheby’s LOCATION Phoenix, Arizona DATE January 16, 2020 LOT NUMBER 131 AVERAGE SELLING PRICE N/A SELLING PRICE $61,600 HUGH CHALMERS AMASSED A FORTUNE as a vice president of the National Cash Register Company and bought his way into the Thomas-Detroit company that would eventually become Chalmers. By 1914, the company was well-known for its racing team, “The Chalmers Bluebirds,” which won prestigious events including the 1910 Glidden Tour. The company’s Model 24 was an expensive car at that time, with a factory price of $2,175. This 1914 Chalmers touring car was powered by an L-head inline six-cylinder that was capable of producing 60 horsepower. Mostly original and unrestored, the solidly built touring car still had its original paint, upholstery, and equipment, including a Delco generator system and a four-cylinder air…

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auction news

Bonhams Results THE BONHAMS SCOTTSDALE AUCTION SAW OVER 100 CARS CROSS THE BLOCK DURING THE January extravaganza. The auction pulled in $8.6 million total, while American classics accounted for roughly $1.4 million, with greater than two dozen lots changing hands. Independents were well represented and included this 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom convertible, finished in the correct Newfoundland Grey. Restored in the 1980s using correct NOS parts and powered by an inline-six with a three-speed manual transmission, it sold for a reasonable $25,760. Also among the Independents were a pair of Packard woodies, as two 1948 series 22 station sedans sold. Both carried older restorations with the wood still in good shape; one sold for $41,440, while the other went for $49,280. Ford had some nice representation with a pair of driveable…