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Hemmings Classic Car

June 2019

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

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PUBLISHER Jim Menneto, President Jonathan Shaw, Director of Product EDITORIAL Terry McGean, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lentinello, Executive Editor Kurt Ernst, Editor, Hemmings Daily Mike McNessor, Editor, Hemmings Motor News J. Daniel Beaudry, Managing Editor Catherine Gee Graney, Managing Editor Thomas A. DeMauro, Senior Editor Matthew Litwin, Senior Editor Mark J. McCourt, Senior Editor David Conwill, Associate Editor Jeff Koch, West Coast Associate Editor Terry Shea, Associate Editor Daniel Strohl, Web Editor Edward Heys, Design Editor Judi Dell’Anno, Graphic Designer Joshua Skibbee, Graphic Designer Jim O’Clair, Columnist/Parts Locator Tom Comerro, Editorial AssistantEDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS: Patrick Foster, Bob Palma, Jim Richardson, Milton Stern, Russell von Sauers ADVERTISING Jennifer Sandquist, Advertising DirectorDISPLAY SALES Tim Redden, Internet Sales Manager Account Executives: Rowland George, Tim McCart, Lesley McFadden, Heather Naslund, Mark Nesbit,…

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disc brakes: which car had them first?

“Some experts say that highly significant claim goes to the little manufacturer of little cars, Crosley.” Cadillac introduced many significant engineering innovations through the years, but when it came to disc brakes, it wasn’t until the release of the 1967 Eldorado that they were first made available, and then, only as an option. It wasn’t until the 1969 model year when all Cadillacs were equipped with front disc brakes as standard equipment.So, which manufacturer was the first to outfit its cars with disc brakes? Some experts say that highly significant claim goes to the little manufacturer of little cars, Crosley. The Indiana-built 1949 Crosley was fitted with Goodyear/Hawley disc brakes on all four wheels. Unfortunately, the calipers, initially designed for airplanes, couldn’t stand up to the repeated use demanded…

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news reports

South Bend Shindig THE STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM ANNOUNCED THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE at Copshaholm, to take place July 13 in South Bend, Indiana. The event is an exclusive gathering celebrating automotive design, engineering, and culture. This year’s featured marque is Lincoln with other classes highlighting Chrysler 300 “letter cars,” Italian sports cars, Studebaker Presidents, Fords, and Euro-American hybrids. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and judging for the show will be French Traditional. For more information, please visit www.concoursatcopshaholm.org. AMC Designer, Dies at 86 BOB NIXON STARTED OUT AT CHRYSLER AS a technical illustrator in the Dodge styling studio and eventually made the move to American Motors. Dick Teague put him on the Rambler American, and ultimately chose Nixon’s front-end design for the 1964…

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5/31-6/2 • Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Greenwich, Connecticut • 203-618-0460 www.greenwichconcours.com 1-2 • Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance Huntington Beach, California diana.mcgrath@ingrammicro.com www.hbconcours.org 2 • Sumter Swap Meet Bushnell, Florida • 727-848-7171 www.floridaswapmeets.com 2-7 • AACA Founders Tour Seward, Nebraska • 717-534-1910 • www.aaca.org 7-9 • The Elegance at Hershey Hershey, Pennsylvania • 717-500-5191 www.theeleganceathershey.com 11-15 • Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National Louisville, Kentucky • 614-478-4622 www.cadillaclasalleclub.org 12-15 • Buick Club of America National Meet Midwest City, Oklahoma • 214-354-1348 www.buickclub.org 13 • Hemmings Cruise-In Bennington, Vermont • 800-227-4373 www.hemmings.com 21-22 • Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals Carlisle, Pennsylvania • 717-243-7855 www.carlisleevents.com 22-30 • The Great Race Riverside, California, to Tacoma, Washington 800-989-7223 • www.greatrace.com 23-28 • Dodge Brothers Club National Convention Osage Beach, Missouri • 309-762-6563 www.dodgebrothersclub.org 24-28 • Professional Car Society International Meet Rapid City, South Dakota www.theprofessionalcarsociety.org 25-30 • Oldsmobile National Meet…

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lost & found

Bouffort’s Citroën FREQUENT HEMMINGS DAILY CONTRIBUTOR GREG STEINMAYER, FAMILIAR WITH OUR penchant for oddballs and three-wheelers, sent over this photo of an allegedly abandoned oddity. We’ve yet to discover the circumstances of the photo, but some digging did turn up some info on the vehicle.It seems to be the vision of Victor-Albert Bouffort, whom Rétromobile featured back in 2017. Influenced by aircraft design, Bouffort started out designing three-wheelers instead of four-wheeled vehicles, but also came up against a scarcity of tires in postwar France. In 1947, he introduced his first design, a streamlined tadpole design powered by a Citroën Traction Avant 11 CV drivetrain and built by Jamin Meaux.Reportedly, Bouffort built just three before moving on to smaller vehicles, including the Citroën-based Lohr Fardier and the Minima city car.…

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auction profile

(RM SOTHEBY’S) CAR: 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe AUCTIONEER: RM Sotheby’s LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona DATE: January 17, 2019 LOT NUMBER: 275 CONDITION: #3 AVERAGE SELLING PRICE: $50,000 SELLING PRICE: $58,800 THE CHANGES FOR THE 1941 CADILLAC included the shifting of the headlamps into the bodies of the fenders and the addition of a horizontal grille that stretched from side to side. This was also the first year that the rear taillamp fuel filler was put in the marque, a feature that would be used for a long time during the era of the fabulous fins. This convertible coupe had a lot to offer including pushbutton radio, heater, and electric clock. The pleated red upholstery was in good condition and the black canvas top showed little wear and tear. The…