Hemmings Classic Car November 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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4 min.
terry mcgean

“Like most owners of vintage cars, I know where all its faults are, though really, on this one, they’re not hard to spot.” “ That’s a beautiful car!” The woman across the parking lot was admiring my 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS. Naturally, I turned to smile and thank her as I made my way back to the car —I’d just been noticing how good it looked myself as it glistened in the Saturday morning sun. At the same time, I was fully aware that “beautiful” is a generous descriptor for this car. Like most owners of vintage cars, I know where all its faults are, though really, on this one, they’re not hard to spot. I’ve owned this Camaro for 20 years as of this fall, and though it looks, runs, and…

2 min.
news reports

Hilton Head Cancelled, 2021 Event Announced THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL AND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE HAS been cancelled for 2020, but organizers have announced plans for 2021. Next year’s festival will kick off on October 28-31 with the Savannah Speed Classic in Savannah, Georgia, and culminate on November 5-7 at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with the concours d’elegance. These two events happen within 30 miles of one another and combine a mix of vintage racing and gorgeous cars. The Savannah Speed Classic will take place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and features a 2.1-mile road course and street circuit where you will see some fantastic vintage racing. The Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance will feature Stutz cars as the main theme…

1 min.

1 • Freeman’s Super Sunday Swap Meet Grayslake, Illinois • 317-296-0336 www.freemanssupersunday.com 1 • MAFCA Swap Meet • Troy, Ohio 937-885-3868 • www.mafca.com 5-8 • Zephyrhills Auto Events Zephyrhills, Florida • 813-312-4009 www.zephyrhillsautoevents.com 14 • Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show Springfield, Ohio • 937-376-0111 www.ohioswapmeet.com 20-22 • Moultrie Swap Meet • Moultrie, Georgia 229-896-2150 • www.moultrieswapmeet.com 26-29 • Daytona Turkey Run • Daytona Beach, Florida • 386-767-9070 • www.turkeyrun.com 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.…

3 min.
lost & found

Jaray Chrysler PAUL JARAY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR UNDERSTANDING of aerodynamics as it applies to automobiles probably can’t be overstated. Researchers and historians have dug into his narrative many times over the years, but it seems there’s still much we don’t know about his work. For instance, what’s the extent of his relationship with Chrysler? His fallout with the company, after winning a patent infringement lawsuit against it in 1934, is well recorded. However, as Jerry Sloninger noted in his profile of Jaray for a 1975 issue of Automobile Quarterly, Jaray had been messing with Chrysler products at least six years prior. In 1928, as Sloninger reported, Jaray used a pair of Chrysler 72s in his scientific mileage comparison tests in Switzerland. One Chrysler still wore its stock five-seater body while the…

1 min.
auction profile

CAR 1958 Packard Hawk AUCTIONEER RM Sotheby’s LOCATION Online only Open Roads, North America DATE July 23-31 LOT NUMBER 124 AVERAGE SELLING PRICE $45,000 SELLING PRICE $66,000 PACKARD HAWKS HAVE BECOME MORE popular over the years due to their limited quantities and their distinction as the last production cars built by Packard. Only 588 of these hardtop sports coupes were manufactured, but, because they shared the Studebaker Hawk platform, mechanical parts are readily available. It’s unknown how many exist today, but this one was finished in red over tan leather and equipped with a Twin-Traction limited-slip rear differential. Recent improvements included new wire wheels and whitewall tires (installed less than 250 miles from restoration) and a transmission rebuild. The rare and distinctively styled “Packardbaker” was powered by its original 289 V-8, carried chassis number 58LS1413, and sold for…

3 min.
auction news

Mecum Indy Results ON JULY 10-18, MECUM’S INDY AUCTION, AT THE INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS IN INDIANAPOLIS, saw impressive sales totaling more than $74 million, despite being delayed several months due to the pandemic. More than 1,800 vehicles crossed the block with a sell-through rate of 78 percent, and 346 were sold online, accounting for $10.3 million. Quite a few American classics came up for sale with some interesting pedigrees. Among those was a 1939 Packard Limousine, seen here, that sold for $165,000 and had previously served the Argentine government. The Super Eight Derham Phaeton was built to special order for Roberto Maria Ortiz and it would serve several presidents, including most recently, the Juan Perón regime. According to its documentation, the Packard was said to be a favorite car of Perón’s…