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October 25th, 2006

Steve McManus has a new project. You’ll probably recognize its rather plain face as that of a Jensen-Healey, the final (and probably least happy) automotive venture of Donald Healey. Healey’s greatest fame came from the very successful Austin-Healey that made his name a household word, much more so than the Nash-Healey and predecessors we featured….
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October 18th, 2006

Back in February when we explored the world of sedan delivery automobiles, we made mention of a rumored 1950 Oldsmobile delivery, and found a picture of one on the web. Fred Summers, our resourceful St. Louis bureau chief, remembered he had once seen another, and he’s just sent some photos. One day he was driving….
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October 11th, 2006

Perhaps. The size and shape of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Eastern Division National Fall Meet have been changing for nearly all the event’s 50-year history. Originally a field event, the swap meet and car show has increasingly been held in paved parking lots. This year vendors from the former grassy White Field were….
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October 4th, 2006

Henry Ford’s interest in self-propelled vehicles was partially born of his dislike for farm work. It’s no surprise, then, that after putting America on wheels with an inexpensive passenger car, the Model T Ford, he started to build tractors. In 1917, with his son Edsel he founded a new company, Henry Ford & Son, which….
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Serendipity: n. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
“They were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”
Horace Walpole, The Three Princes of Serendip
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