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Category Archives: Classic Bits

HAPPY 90TH/100TH, KENWORTH TRUCKS

KENWORTH CELEBRATES a 90th/100th birthday! Lets join in by recalling when Innes Ireland told R&T that he wanted a new Peterbilt, but we got him a Kenworth instead. R&T’s April … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

ARTFUL CYCLES

PERUSING A catalog for La Galerie des Damiers from Rétromobile 95 enticed me down a path to a fascinating concept of mobility, art and sound exhibited in Tokyo in 2003. … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

A VISIT TO THE GOSFORD

THE GOSFORD Classic Car Museum is in West Gosford, Australia, more than 7400 miles from my southern California home. Yet, through the wonders of the Internet, I have just visited … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

CARROLL SHELBY’S UR-COBRA

OL’ SHEL’ recognized a good chassis in the British A.C. Ace sports car. He also sensed how much improved it would be with the burble of a proper ‘Merican V-8. … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

THE PRE-COBRA

THE HERITAGE OF Carroll Shelby’s fire-breathing 427 Cobra starts with a lithe British sports car, the A.C. Ace, and then moves to Ol’ Shel’s Fairlane V-8 conversion, the AC-Ford Cobra. … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · 5 Comments

THE FIRST 1.5-LITER COOPER, AN EARLY BEETLE AND OL’ SHEL TOPS THE HILL

I’LL NEVER LACK for automotive reading material, what with a closet full of old magazines. R&T October 1956 is a perfect example. Formula 1 was at the height of its … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

LOTUS SEVEN AMERICA

THE Lotus Seven America is the John Adams of automobiles: Like this composer of Short Ride in a Fast Machine, the Seven is minimalist. It has nothing more than it … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · 4 Comments