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Hemmings Classic Car

Hemmings Classic Car

August 2021
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Each issue is packed with photos and coverage of American classic cars from the Brass Era through the 70's.

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English
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
labor of love

Manufactured at great expense, the luxurious Continental Mark II was only produced in 1956 and 1957 model years. A total of 3,014 cars were built during that two-year run. The struggle with such a rare vehicle is finding restoration parts. When you consider the collectability of these cars, you're not likely to find parts cars or leftover parts from someone else’s restoration. So, when you see one of these cars at an event, know that the owner has gone to great lengths to bring the car back to its former glory. Through the years, we've grown our product offering to provide authentic tires for mainstream applications, as well as obscure cars, like this Continental Mark II. We manufacture hundreds of brand, size and sidewall configurations, and our tire and wheel experts…

4 min.
a sporting charm

“…the Brits had just the ticket, with brand-new, factory-built sports models that offered the right driving dynamics…” Our cover car, a Triumph TR3A, is certainly a bit of a departure for a magazine that had been dedicated exclusively to American models from its launch until 2019, but it seemed wholly appropriate. If ever there was a genre of auto-mobile from another shore that spoke to Americans, it was the sports cars of Great Britain. The popularity of these engaging little cars in the U.S. is often attributed to the exposure American servicemen had to them while stationed in Europe during World War II. When the war was over and those soldiers got back home, they wanted to continue experiencing the thrill of running around in a low-slung, two-seat, open-top car; the sort…

1 min.
corvette exhibit to present every generation

A DRAMATIC PRESENTATION OF Chevrolet Corvettes is now available for viewing at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The Greatest Generation shines a light on all iterations of the Corvette from 1953 to present day. From the fiberglass-bodied roadsters with inline-sixes and two-speed transmissions to today’s mid-engine C8 Corvettes with 495 horsepower and top speeds approaching 200 mph, all will be represented. Unveiled at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in January 1953, Chevrolet’s Corvette has had a faithful following throughout its lifetime. The Greatest Generation was curated with help from Corvette expert Werner Meier, renowned as one of the most experienced restorers in the world. Several of Meier’s own Corvettes are a part of the exhibit, along with nearly two dozen other rare and significant Corvettes from across…

1 min.
cars & coffee at acd museum

THE CURATORS AT THE AUBURN CORD DUESENBERG Automobile Museum have announced that “Cars & Coffee” is back. All car enthusiasts are invited to bring their cars to this event—anything from customs, to antiques, to high-performance machines—and meet at the Education and Exhibit Plaza located across from the museum. Free coffee and donuts will be provided, and members of the museum staff will be available to answer questions. Tours of the museum’s Collections Conservation Center, the shop used to maintain the museum’s collection, can also be arranged by request. In addition, tickets will be available for a chance to win a 1963 Corvette “fuelie” that will be on display. The drawing will take place December 27. Cars & Coffee gatherings will take place on the third Saturday of each month through…

1 min.
august

7/31-8/1 • Summer Elkhorn Car Show Elkhorn, Wisconsin 608-244-8416 • madisonclassics.com 3-8 • Hot August Nights Reno, Nevada 775-356-1956 • hotaugustnights.net 6-8 • Carlisle Truck Nationals Carlisle, Pennsylvania 717-243-7855 • carlisleevents.com 13-14 • AACA Western Fall Nationals Loveland, Colorado • 717-534-1910 • aaca.org 13-15 • Mopar Nationals Columbus, Ohio • 313-278-2240 • thenats.com 26-28 • Corvettes at Carlisle Carlisle, Pennsylvania 717-243-7855 • carlisleevents.com 28-9/4 • Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival Auburn, Indiana • 260-925-3600 • acdfestival.org 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.…

1 min.
the quail to display more than 200 cars

THE QUAIL, A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING will return to the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, on August 13, during Pebble Beach weekend. The gathering will honor the “50th Anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Montreal” and “Automotive Couture, French Cars Featuring the 50th Anniversary of the Citroën SM.” In addition to these special featured classes, expect to see the familiar traditional classes ranging from “Pre-War Sports and Racing Cars” to “The Evolution of the Supercar.” “The Peninsula Signature Events team is excited for the return of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering during the world-famous Monterey Car Week. Our 18th-annual celebration will bring together like-minded collectors and enthusiasts to share their passion for the automobile and celebrate the golden anniversaries of several iconic vehicle models,” said Kai Lermen, general manager of…