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March 26th, 2008

The blogs have been agog since Edsel Ford‘s Special Speedster made $1.76 million at RM‘s recent Amelia Island auction. The notoriety is well deserved, since the car lay unnoticed in a Florida lockup until re-discovered and restored by Amelia Island Concours founder Bill Warner. Perhaps more to the point, it aroused interest in Edsel’s other….
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March 21st, 2008

New York’s International Auto Show is, like Easter, a movable feast. Following the first full moon in Spring, in western cultures it can fall as early as March 22nd or as late as April 25th. The New York show, which opens on Easter weekend, is the last of the North American auto expos, but last….
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March 12th, 2008

As the earth’s first motor city, with five companies manufacturing cars by 1897, Paris is the logical place not only for Rétromobile but for an exhibition of concept cars by automakers on two continents. Just such a show was presented last month by Le Festival Automobile International at Les Invalides, the military museum and monument….
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March 5th, 2008

Ford was America’s acknowledged wagonmaster, from the introduction of a woodie to the Model A catalog in 1929 (this is a ’30) right through the thirties and forties. In 1946, nearly 17,000 were built, more than all other manufacturers combined – including sibling Mercury. These were all upright four-door 8-passenger woodies; with all seats in….
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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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