Hemmings Classic Car

Hemmings Classic Car July 2021

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

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orphan cars

If you're looking to stand out in a sea of classic cars, a Kaiser is a great way to do it. Back in the late 1940's, an industrialist named Henry J. Kaiser, known for his ship-building empire during WWII, partnered with Joseph Frazer to manufacture passenger cars. The company only lasted a few years, offering several distinct body styles. The car shown here is a 1954 Kaiser Manhattan, a low-slung, comfortable four-door sedan that didn't get nearly enough fanfare when new. These cars are rare, but affordable if you can find a buildable example. Parts are tough to track down, but we have the right tires for them. Originally, it would've rolled on bias ply tires, but this owner upgraded to our Coker Classic wide whitewall radials, a great choice for comfortable…

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chevrolet: aspirational yet attainable

“That’s a big part of the Chevrolet appeal: cars that evoke desire while remaining within reach.” I’ve been accused of being a “Chevy guy” on more than one occasion, and though I don’t think that’s completely accurate, I also don’t mind too much. I have had a long-standing appreciation for the marque and most of the cars and trucks I’ve had over the years have worn the Bowtie. So, while I’ve owned and admired many other makes and models, I do think the Chevrolet brand has often gotten it right. Though it was founded in part by, and named for, a well-known race car driver, Chevrolet would more famously become the entry-level brand of Alfred Sloan’s “a car for every purse and purpose” mantra. That could have left its products as sleepy,…

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news reports

Petersen Profiles Pininfarina THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM RECENTLY OPENED A NEW EXHIBIT CELEBRATING the Italian design firm and coachbuilder Pininfarina. The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina highlights the impact and evolution of the famous carrozzeria with a curated assemblage of four key cars from the firm’s history. The display includes the 1931 Cadillac 452A Boattail Roadster (the first Pininfarina body mounted on a non-Italian chassis), the 1947 Cisitalia 202 Coupe, a 1966 Dino Berlinetta 206 GT prototype (the first mid-engine Ferrari), and a 2019 Automobili Pininfarina “Battista.” “With its commitment to elegant, aerodynamic design and small-scale production, Pininfarina has created some of the most innovative and revered car designs in the history of the automobile,” said Terry L. Karges, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. “The new exhibit will provide…

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july

8-10 • Iola Car Show and Swap Meet Iola, Wisconsin 715-445-4000 • iolaoldcarshow.com 9-11 • Chrysler Nationals Carlisle, Pennsylvania 717-243-7855 • carlisleevents.com 9-14 • Model T Ford Club National Tour Spokane, Washington 509-998-9927 • mtfca.com 11-15 • Pontiac-Oakland Club International Convention Uncasville, Connecticut 417-737-1469 • poci.org 17 • Founder’s Day and Classic Car Exhibit Paris, Maine 207-743-2980 • hamlin.lib.me.us 18 • Misselwood Concours d’Elegance Beverly, Massachusetts 978-232-2347 • misselwoodconcours.com 23-24 • Somernites Cruise Truckin’ Nationals Somerset, Kentucky 606-872-2277 • somernitescruise.com 28-8/1 • National DeSoto Club Convention Brookfield, Wisconsin • desoto.org 30-31 • Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Central Meet • Lima, Ohio 708-455-8222 • vcca.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.…

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lost & found

“Hondart” Comes Home LONGTIME HCC READERS WILL REMEMBER THE CUSTOM FIBERGLASS SPORTS CAR DESIGNED AND BUILT BY AUTOMOTIVE FINE ARTIST KEN EBERTS between 1962 and 1966 (“The ‘Hondart’ Adventure”). This car was stolen in California in 1966, and, because he had driven it cross-country “extra-legally,” Ken felt he couldn’t report the theft without creating other trouble. The Hondart was later spotted on a used-car lot, but he wasn’t able to pursue it at the time and had to let it go. But he never forgot that car into which he’d invested so much effort and energy. Ken shared HCC #156, featuring this car’s story, with hand-built car historian Geoffrey Hacker, and amazingly, the Hondart is now in his garage. “In my wildest dreams, I never thought the car still existed,” he says.…

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products & parts

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