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Spitting in the wind: Trying to pitch automotive safety in a time of highway slaughter


Photo courtesy The Henry Ford. Automotive safety didn’t start with Ralph Nader, of course. Plenty of people, startled by annual highway death figures in the tens of thousands and growing, concerned themselves with the topic both before and after World War II, but the vast majority of that concern focused on pretty much everything but the automobile itself.

Double Take: Each Year, Fidura’s S197 2013 Ford Mustang Never Looks the Same

Keith has locked onto the Mustang like a lamprey to a shark—an association that’s liable to last a lifetime.

The Netherlands, 1960s


To wrap up this week of European carspotting, let’s head over to The Netherlands with two photo postcards we came across on Flickr.

Craftsman Launches Line of Industrial Hand Tools

Now, after nearly 90 years of Craftsman tool innovations, Craftsman is taking its tool line to the next step with its Craftsman Industrial Program.

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1969 Volkswagen Beetle


Prices for driver-quality Volkswagen Beetles have been on an upward swing in recent years, as a once seemingly endless supply has dwindled dramatically.

Because too much still isn’t enough – the one-of-one Packard Royal roadster


The 1940 Packard Royal roadster. Photos by Patrick Ernzen, courtesy Auctions America. It measures 31.5-feet from end-to-end, nearly 10-feet longer than a Ford Super Duty pickup.

2017 Great Race route and dates announced


As this is posted, there’s only a couple of weeks left on the calendar before 120 teams from five nations descend upon San Rafael, California, to compete in the 2016 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, which will travel along the historic Lincoln Highway through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, a smidge of Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa before finishing in Moline, Illinois; however Great Race and Coker Tire Company owner Corky Coker announced that the 2017 edition of the renowned vintage car rally will travel along the equally historic Dixie Highway.

Return of the Old Guard: At The Race of Gentlemen, an original Oiler dons the colors once again


For the first time in 55 years, Oiler Quint Meland is staged to race. Photography by the author. As the weather warms, the days lengthen and the annual Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey—now happening on June 4-5—fast approaches, we can’t help but return to memories of last year’s event.

The Carroll Shelby Tribute Featured a Panel Discussion with Heroes Past and Present

It was a funny and entertaining discussion, especially when former Shelby roommates Morton and Grant were ribbing each other about old times!

Not a Single Detail of This One-Owner 1984 Ford Mustang Was Overlooked

It’s pretty rare these days to come across a thirty-year-old car that has never changed hands.

Hemmings Musclepalooza XXIII thunders into Lebanon Valley Dragway this Sunday


Last fall’s Musclepalooza XXII. Photos by Hemmings staff. Summer is so close we can just about smell it, and in the Hemmings offices that’s a sure sign that Musclepalooza is back.

Germany, 1969


Not sure exactly where Porshce’s ad agency at the time shot this photo for an ad for the 911, so if anybody recognizes the bridge the Neun-Elf is on, let us know.

4th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute Car Show

This year’s Tribute, the 4th annual version of the event, was held on May 21, 2016 and was once again organized with the help of the Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club (LASAAC).

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1968 Mercury Comet


Oddly, our sources for 1968 Mercurys show the 302 as the base V-8 engine that year (Fords could still get a 289 in 1968), but this 1968 Mercury Comet coupe for sale on Hemmings.com has a C-code 289, the correct engine code in the VIN, and apparently a Marti report to back it up.

First Camaro given a spot on the National Historic Vehicle Register, headed for Woodward


Photo by Phil Parrish, courtesy Historic Vehicle Association. Though it rolled down the assembly line at Norwood, Ohio without a name or nameplate and with a simple six-cylinder engine, the car then known only as N100001 was destined to play an outsized role in the rise of Chevrolet’s Camaro and the late Sixties pony car wars, and it’s that outsized role that led the Historic Vehicle Association to add N100001 to the National Historic Vehicle Register.

Half-n-half prototype Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca takes FIVA Preservation Award


Photo courtesy FIVA. How far should a car’s preservation go? Should it touch up some of the worst aspects of the car and make it presentable again?

The $5,000 Challenge, a little or a lot edition


To some, the collector car hobby is about driving a classic car, a fairly broad term that encompasses a wide variety of vehicles and manufacturers.

OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car Hits New Jersey in the Rain

Stop number three in OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, sent competitors to New Jersey Motorsports Park for what turned out to be a very wet weekend.

Resurrected! Carl Holbrook’s old Super Stock 1969 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet!

Some Super Stockers have a rough life. They’re constantly being worked on and cut up to remain competitive in their respective class.

Edsel’s masterpiece – designed by Edsel Ford, crafted by Karosserie Deutsch


Photography by author. Edsel Ford always had an eye for fine design and distinctive upscale styling, so when he decided to re-style the 1934 Ford to his liking, in order to do it his way without his father’s interference, Edsel went to Europe to have his design created.


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