Archive For The “Vintage” Category

The Ultimate Barn Find: 500 Vintage Chevys

By | July 9, 2013

Classic-car enthusiasts often dream of making the legendary “barn find,” a vintage machine that’s been stashed away somewhere and forgotten for decades. The hope is that, like a steel-and-chrome Buck Rogers, these refugees from another era will have slept through the intervening years to emerge here in the future relatively pristine, with all (or most) […]

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Weekend Wallpaper: Alfa Romeo Monza meet Porsche 962 – 50 years of history

By | April 28, 2013

Sometimes serendipity provides the ultimate juxtaposition. In the Watkins Glen International Raceway Tech Garage I encountered one of those rare moments during the SVRA 2011 US Vintage Grand Prix. There, just waiting for me, sat a pair of classic racing vehicles whose moments in history lay only 50 years apart but whose indelible impact on […]

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Weekend Wallpaper: 1929 Model A Speedster

By | April 21, 2013

Previous Daily Derbi Weekend Wallpaper submissions originating from my desk suggest a sense of wonder as dedicated drivers converge on America’s race tracks with their treasured 4 wheel family members to show how fast they can go driving equipment relatively new to American society of the time submitting a pull still irresistible in today’s society; […]

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Weekend Wallpaper: Ford GT40 – part 3 of 3

By | March 24, 2013

Ed. note: This is part 3 of a 3 part series on Ford GT40s. Here is Part 1 and Part 2. Continuing with historic Ford GT cars, Mr. Jim Cullen of California gave me a rundown on his original Gulf color version. Jim states, “The car is a Superperformance GT-40R based on the original GT-40 […]

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Weekend Wallpaper: Ford GT40 – part 2 of 3

By | March 17, 2013

Ed. note: This is part 2 of a 3 part series on Ford GT40s. Ford GT’s make up some of the more interesting participants at vintage racing events. As I mentioned in my last article, Ford GT swagger continues to this day. Those driving street versions proudly park their wheels where people like me can […]

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Weekend Wallpaper: Hudson Hornet

By | March 10, 2013

Made famous by NASCAR in the early 50s and more recently in the Pixar films, “Cars” and “Cars 2,” the Hudson Hornet made an awesome race car.  It dominated the NASCAR circuits from 1952-1954 having won a staggering 66 of 105 races and won the championship all three years.  Doc Hudson really did win three […]

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