Vintage cars – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 06:10:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://vintagetype.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Vintage cars – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ 32 32 Surplus and vintage equipment auctioned off by Cheffins https://vintagetype.com/surplus-and-vintage-equipment-auctioned-off-by-cheffins/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 06:10:03 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/surplus-and-vintage-equipment-auctioned-off-by-cheffins/ Cheffins will be making a welcome return to live auctioning with two sales, one of surplus equipment and the other of vintage machinery. Stepside Agricultural Contractors of Cardigan, Wales will be disposing of items that are no longer required due to a change in policy. The company is a family partnership based in Cardigan, West […]]]>

Cheffins will be making a welcome return to live auctioning with two sales, one of surplus equipment and the other of vintage machinery.

Stepside Agricultural Contractors of Cardigan, Wales will be disposing of items that are no longer required due to a change in policy.

The company is a family partnership based in Cardigan, West Wales, which was established 50 years ago.

New management

Recently, it decided to review its commercial policy and now specializes in the waste, slurry and digestate sectors.

This BiG M mower will appeal to many in Ireland where it remains a popular machine

The auction will include more than 80 lots of agricultural tractors, a forage harvester, slurry tanks, manure spreaders, plant and grassland machinery.

Danial James of Stepside notes that much of the slurry kit has been updated and as a result the machinery available at auction is now surplus to requirements.

Chiefs Wales
The Claas 970 self-propelled harvester has five seasons under its belt

There are two main types of silage machinery that may be of interest to Irish buyers. They are a 2016 Claas Jaguar 970 forage harvester, estimated at £110,000-130,000, and a 2015 Krone Big M 420 self-propelled mower, which is expected to sell for £120,000-140,000.

Own deeres available

Tractors on offer include a 2020 John Deere 6250R AutoPower Ultimate Edition with an estimate of £110,000-£130,000. There’s also a 2011 John Deere 7530 AutoQuad which it’s hoped will attract a top bid between £45,000 and £50,000.

Stepside Cardigan Cattle Market
Very fresh for a 2011 tractor, this JD 7530 has the AutoQuad transmission

The sale is being led by Cheffins of Cambridge with a viewing day on Thursday 27th January at the Stepside premises, Cardigan Cattle Market, Cardigan, Wales.

It will be a timed auction which, according to Charles Wadsley, partner at Cheffins, will allow bidders from the UK and beyond to participate.

Next vintage sale

Cheffins has also announced its upcoming vintage sale in advance, which will take place over two days to allow live and online bidding.

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This award-winning County 1164 has been fully restored and will be offered at the Cheffins Vintage sale in April

The auction will take place on April 22 and 23 at the company’s site near Cambridge. It will see several hundred lots go under the hammer, including classic and vintage tractors, cars, motorcycles and collectibles.

The Friday April 22 auction will encompass literature, models and steam spare parts while the Saturday April 23 sale will deal with vehicles, spare parts and tools.

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Here’s How Much a 2018 Ford Mustang GT Costs Today https://vintagetype.com/heres-how-much-a-2018-ford-mustang-gt-costs-today/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/heres-how-much-a-2018-ford-mustang-gt-costs-today/ With the electric revolution now a reality and an ever-increasing number of electric vehicles now available to the public, it can sometimes feel like gas-powered vehicles aren’t getting the appreciation they deserve. So, to ease the hearts and minds of other gasoline purists, let’s talk about the true power of gasoline. If we’re being honest, […]]]>

With the electric revolution now a reality and an ever-increasing number of electric vehicles now available to the public, it can sometimes feel like gas-powered vehicles aren’t getting the appreciation they deserve.

So, to ease the hearts and minds of other gasoline purists, let’s talk about the true power of gasoline. If we’re being honest, nothing says gasoline power more than a true all-American V8. If you’re not already thinking about muscle cars, then start doing it. This article will talk about a very special American muscle car. The brand is one of the oldest and oldest brands in the history of automotive manufacturing, and the blue oval logo is simply the sign of an American icon. If the teasing hasn’t given it away yet, that’s right, it’s Ford. In muscle car terms, there is simply none more famous and iconic than the Ford Mustang.


But rather than discussing vintage Mustangs and leaving you to lust after something quite unattainable, let’s talk about modern V8 Mustangs and see how much a 2018 Ford Mustang GT costs today.

The big American V8 is inside the 2018 GT


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Via: Engine Labs

The 2018 Ford Mustang GT houses a truly impressive American V8.

The engine is a 5.0-liter V8 which has been upgraded from the previous generation of 2015-2017 Mustangs. The engine now produces 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, sending power to the rear wheels. The transmission is either a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic, with the automatic offering a significant improvement in acceleration. The manual Mustang reaches 0-60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds and completes the quarter mile in 12.6 seconds, while the automatic does 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and completes the quarter mile in 12.1 seconds . It’s worth mentioning that there’s also a smaller, turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine available in 2018 Mustangs, however, we’re here to focus on true American horsepower, and the classic recipe for that is a big, bad one. V8.


As the third generation of Ford’s infamous “Coyote” engines, Ford engineers have made clever modifications to allow this new generation of Coyote engines to produce even more horsepower and torque. The third generation of Coyote engines has an increase of 25 HP and 20 lb-ft of torque over the previous generation. The main differences are bigger bores, bigger valves, new cylinder heads, new camshafts and a new intake manifold.

RELATED: 2018 Ford Mustang GT: How the Automatic Option Is Faster Than the Manual Option

Modern interior shows that vintage isn’t better


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Via: Engine1

Many car platforms keep talking about vintage vehicles, praising and glorifying them. However, truth be told, these vehicles often come with a very limited feature set that most people would consider impractical for modern driving.


Looking at vintage Mustangs like the infamous 1967 Shelby GT500, it’s no surprise that it’s highly sought after, however, the interior of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT is truly light years away from the vintage Shelby. While some might criticize the Mustang for not sharing the lavish luxury of rival European sports cars, it’s key to remember that their prices are dramatically different. So what’s the deal with the interior of the 2018 Mustang?

Above all, the 2018 Mustang featured a variety of fairly basic modern technologies such as digital instrumentation, 8.0-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control and heated front seats. . Additionally, the car was fitted with a premium audio system from Bang and Olufsen. There were also a variety of additional options that came at a cost, such as Recaro seats, MagneRide suspension and forged alloy wheels, to name a few.


RELATED: Mustang Dominates 2018 Sales as Challenger Surpasses Camaro Sales

Price, availability and things to consider


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Via: CNET

As with any used car, the price will be highly dependent on condition, mileage, feature set, and the owner’s understanding of a good price.

Since this is a relatively new car, the mileage tends to be quite low, however, some cars can be had for a lower price if you don’t mind the higher mileage. After briefly checking Cars.com and AutoTrader, prices for 2018 Mustangs fluctuate between $25,000 and $45,000 depending on mileage and whether it’s a GT or GT Premium. However, there are options for the 2018 Shelby GT350s as well, but prices will jump to around $65,000 for one.


Additionally, there is a significant aftermarket modification culture for Mustangs, which means that there are used Mustangs that can even have a variety of aftermarket upgrades, be it something minor like a cold air intake or a cat-back exhaust, up to fully integrated. forced induction systems. This can be a huge selling point if you want to modify your Mustang further.

All in all, the 2018 Ford Mustang is a seriously impressive car at a pretty affordable price, and there’s a reason it was the best-selling sports coupe of 2018 (and still retains that title today).

Sources: HotCars, Drive, FordMuscle, Cars.come, AutoTrader and CarAndDriver


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The RACER Mailbag, January 12 https://vintagetype.com/the-racer-mailbag-january-12/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 19:07:30 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/the-racer-mailbag-january-12/ Welcome to the RACER mailbag. Questions for Marshall Pruett or any of the other RACER editors can be sent to mailbag@racer.com. Due to the high volume of questions received, we cannot guarantee that every letter will be published, but we will answer as many questions as possible. Posted questions may be edited for style or […]]]>

Welcome to the RACER mailbag. Questions for Marshall Pruett or any of the other RACER editors can be sent to mailbag@racer.com. Due to the high volume of questions received, we cannot guarantee that every letter will be published, but we will answer as many questions as possible. Posted questions may be edited for style or clarity.

Q: It’s surprising that DHL is sponsoring Romain Grosjean next year and not following Ryan Hunter-Reay to a new team. I thought DHL was a personal sponsor of Hunter-Reay. Did Hunter-Reay get the Zach Veach treatment from Andretti Autosport, or is there more to the story?

Additionally, Takuma Sato leaving Rahal Letterman Lanigan was also unexpected. Does he bring less Honda/Panasonic sponsorship to Coyne/RWR? Or does Christian Lundgaard bring a bigger check to the RLL team?

Nolan Porter

MARSHALL PRUETT: There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s get to it: I had heard that DHL was likely to leave after the COVID-affected 2020 season, which would have meant that RHR’s time with the team could have end seriously prematurely. Then I started to hear of a desire to do one more year together in the #28 Honda as a farewell tour, and from some of the comments the team made last year when Grosjean was announced, RHR entered 2021 knowing it was his last with Andretti Autosport, so that matches what I had heard from the driver’s side. Nothing like Veach to see here.

DHL was/is a sponsor of the team, and while they are still attached to No. 28 with Grosjean, the team has made it clear that other sponsors will be involved in the new GRO effort, which suggests that we we will see something other than the shipping company being the main sponsor of the car at each round.

Sato’s departure was something that shouldn’t have been a surprise; we documented Sato’s planned departure from RLL at least half a dozen times on RACER.com before it became official. Something similar to RHR; understood that 2020 was Sato’s last season with financial support from Honda/Panasonic to cover a good portion of the running costs of the #30 car at RLL. But then Taku went to win the Indy 500 for the marque and RLL, and there was no way Honda Japan would have its reigning Indy winner sitting on the sidelines for 2021.

After completing his final tour with RLL last year, I was unsure if he would continue as teams of similar caliber to RLL either had no available spots or required a huge increase in sponsorship requirements. Nonetheless, he and Dale Coyne and Rick Ware should be an interesting trio to watch this season. As for Lundgaard, the Renault/Alpine Academy to which he belongs is considered a quality investor in his Honda project n°30. The kid is very fast, so it looks like a wise move.

Q: I’ve used Mailbag twice before to ask about old Indy cars, once about the Parnelli VPJ 3 that was on the pole at Trenton in 1974 and then disappeared. Another time about the Lightning, a Roman Slobodynskyj design from the late 1970s that looked sharp but never won a race.

This time, I’m going to the bottom of the well of esotericism. My question is about the cicada. In the mid-1970s, when a design would run for three or four years, this car had a relatively poor career, qualifying for a handful of races but never Indy. It had a triangle-shaped monocoque that looked a bit like the 1972 Parnelli, and initially high-placed radiators just behind the driver’s shoulders. It was piloted by midfielders like Jigger Sirois and Dan Murphy.

What interests me about this car is a photo in a pit lane showing it somewhere with the Ferrari prancing horse logos. I read that at one time its creator intended to use a Ferrari V12 from the 512S and 512M program. I would like to know more if possible. I followed USAC at the time, and I would have thought a Ferrari-powered IndyCar would have received more attention. How would a massive V12 sports car perform in an IndyCar? Even in the 512, these motors look like beasts.

Finally, while researching the Lightning, I noticed that at least one car fitted the stillborn Drake V8. Another was fitted with a Cosworth DFX and piloted by Pancho Carter. Considering this car was designed around a four-cylinder Offy, that seems like a tall order. As an engineer, could you enlighten us on this?

Steven Meckna, Long Beach, CA

MP: I always love when another lover of obscure IndyCar designs raises their hand, and with the Cicada I got the chance to learn a lot about a car I knew very little about until you were asking me to go on a voyage of discovery.

I contacted my friend Mike Lashmett of the Vintage Indy Registry series which runs several times a year with IndyCar, then spoke with Rick and Jacques Dresang of the Kettle Moraine Preservation & Restoration store near the iconic Road America circuit of Wisconsin, and through all three, I have enough to write a little book. But since the Mailbag isn’t supposed to be where we do features, I’ll try to put something deeper together for May.

For now, here are a few snippets that you might be interested in, and with more time I can check or correct a few single-source items:

• The DIY Cicada Indy car was created by Plymouth, Wisconsin schoolteacher Harvey Weisse who, and this is my favorite part, built the car in his basement.

• Among the logical questions you might ask next is whether Mr. Weisse had a basement with some form of large opening to easily remove the cicada once it was finished. The answer to this question would be no.

• Many house demolitions and repairs were necessary to free the Cicada.

• Weisse had a background in mechanical engineering, and it is believed that he also worked at a technical college teaching that discipline.

• The Milwaukee-based (and renowned) Leader Card team tried the car at Indy in 1972 but it wasn’t fast enough. Bruce Walkup, Bob Harkey and Jerry Karl are said to have given it a whirl.

The technical minds among us can look at this photo of Dan Murphy failing to qualify the Cicada at Indy in 1975 and marvel at the first hints of large radiator cooling ducts, and the front suspension rods being attached in the middle of the upper A- arm, rather than at the outer edge. The rest of us can look at the guy on the right and wonder who was the last person to wear patent leather shoes in the pits. IMS picture

• Wisconsin’s Dan Murphy was also heavily involved in the Cicada, and beyond driving the car to its best finish of seventh at Michigan in 1974 where high attrition provided a flattering result, he would also have been one of rare Americans at the time to be approved by Ferrari to rebuild its flat-12 engines.

• Legendary Indy 500 chief mechanic George Bignotti, who worked for Patrick Racing when the Cicada was most active, liked the small team and sold them pit gear and a used Offenhauser engine to power the thing .

• Murphy had a huge car accident in Phoenix in 1974 and landed in the stands, but no spectators were in the area.

• The car has undergone a number of body changes, with the giant radiator cooling ducts atop the sidepods arriving towards the end of its era with the original design and ownership package.

• Ferrari-loving and sometimes incarcerated property developer Walter Medlin snapped up the Cicada at one point, and it was there that the dream of replacing the Offy with a Ferrari boxer engine based on a road car flat 12 came into play.

• In 1979, Medlin entered the Indy 500 with the car, and it had the Ferrari badge, but not the Ferrari engine. Bill Puterbaugh failed to qualify.

• The last race was at Milwaukee in 1979 where Puterbaugh finished 13and of 20 cars, retiring after 69 laps.

• La Cigale remained in Medlin’s possession thereafter and was part of its extensive car collection which was damaged when Hurricane Charley hit Florida.

• The car reappeared in the mid-2000s, seen on a large open car hauler, and was moved from Florida to Indianapolis.

• Medlin maintains a private collection in Indianapolis where the car is believed to live. According to an eyewitness, it was last seen without an engine or transmission. I couldn’t find anything to suggest a Ferrari engine was fitted to the car after its racing days were over.

Cars like the Cicada are one of the many things that make me love the IndyCar era of the mid-60s to mid-70s more than most. Ordinary people who dream of competing in the Indy 500 would find the money and the people to build as *** box from the ground up and go test their ideas and skills against the best in the business. And there was really no barrier to entry.

So a teacher like the late Mr. Weisse, who loved the 500 and had a valuable education to apply to creating his own car, gathered the resources to live out that dream. Although the car was far from exceptional when taking on Eagles and McLarens and other big shots, it was able to put on a show at key events chosen by the Cicada team where they had the best chance. to qualify.

Yes, it really was a Ferrari logo on the Cicada. Image by IMS Photo

Installing a wide and long Ferrari engine – I was told it would come from a 512BB road car – would have lengthened the Cigale’s wheelbase, thrown a ton of weight out the back and would have turning into a nightmare. And unless they had bolted turbos on the thing, it would have been very disadvantageous in terms of power. Idea lost in all respects. As for the Lightning, it was a streamline beauty with the Offy turbo installed. Swapping it out for a Cosworth DFX wouldn’t have been a major challenge as metal fabrication was an expertise found in every team and trying out new and different engines wasn’t uncommon. At some point, every serious team powered by Offy had to make the same change to the conquering DFX in the late 1970s to stay competitive.

I cannot adequately describe how much I miss the possibility of such things happening today in IndyCar.

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“Dillinger Days” Returns to Hotel Congress with Whiskey Specials, Gun Shows and More https://vintagetype.com/dillinger-days-returns-to-hotel-congress-with-whiskey-specials-gun-shows-and-more/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:07:28 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/dillinger-days-returns-to-hotel-congress-with-whiskey-specials-gun-shows-and-more/ Travel back in time to the 1930s with your favorite crowd. After taking a year off in 2021, John Dillinger and the gang are gearing up for a comeback. Annual Dillinger Days event makes a comeback Congress Hotel from Saturday January 15 to Sunday January 16. Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel […]]]>

Travel back in time to the 1930s with your favorite crowd.

After taking a year off in 2021, John Dillinger and the gang are gearing up for a comeback.

Annual Dillinger Days event makes a comeback Congress Hotel from Saturday January 15 to Sunday January 16.

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

If you’ve been here before, you know it’s best to get your gang together for the event, which is known to be one of the Tucson events. most wanted. This year, there are two fun days – the Dillinger Days pre-party on Saturday and the re-enactment of John Dillinger’s fall to Tucson law enforcement on Sunday.

There is a lot of fun in 30s style fun, so pay attention to what happens when.

saturday january 15
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dillinger Days at the Congress Hotel

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

For $ 10 per person, you can enjoy an evening of live music from Desert Melodies and Kings of Pleasure, Johnny Hotshot’s tricks show, burlesque dancers, whiskey specialties and more at the Hotel. Congress. Plus, be sure to gear up as you’ll have a chance to win prizes in the Dillinger Days Best Dressed Contest.

Part of the profits will go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation to help with advanced training, technology, survivor assistance, education campaigns, firefighter health and wellness, and other support services.

For more information and tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

Sunday January 16
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dillinger Days at the Congress Hotel

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

Throughout the day, see the re-enactment of John Dillinger big shebang and fight with Tucson law enforcement. Additionally, crowds of history buffs, 1930s era fans and those who believe themselves to be passionate about pop culture will be all over the hotel – paying homage to the Public enemy n ° 1.

Plus, vintage cars, live music, 1930s entertainment, a costume contest, cocktails, reenactments, and more.

Seating for shows is allocated on a first come, first served basis, so take a look at the schedule so you can start planning as early as possible.

Dillinger Days reenactment schedule

  • 10:00 am – Live music by Desert Melodies
  • 11h00 – Reconstruction of Dillinger
  • 11:30 am – Live music by Desert Melodies
  • 12:45 p.m. – Dillinger’s reconstruction
  • 1:15 p.m. – Lecture: “History of Hotel Congress” by Ken Scoville
  • 1:30 p.m. – Historical Dillinger Walking Tour, including a stop at Dillinger Courtroom
    • You will need to register at the Plaza
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Live music by Prison Band
  • 3 p.m. – Reconstruction of Dillinger
  • 4 p.m. – Lecture: “The 1930s, the last quiet decade of Tucson” by Ken Scoville
  • 5:00 p.m. – Live music by Mr. Boogie Woogie

The Congress hotel is located at 311 E. Congress St. For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

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Is the golden age of road trips a thing of the past? Or not? https://vintagetype.com/is-the-golden-age-of-road-trips-a-thing-of-the-past-or-not/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 21:54:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/is-the-golden-age-of-road-trips-a-thing-of-the-past-or-not/ It’s the golden age of the road trip thing of the past? Or is he still alive and, well, doing a lot better than you might think? And what about the future, when we’re promised that our vehicles will drive on their own, just letting us roll around and enjoy the ride? The trigger for […]]]>

It’s the golden age of the road trip thing of the past? Or is he still alive and, well, doing a lot better than you might think? And what about the future, when we’re promised that our vehicles will drive on their own, just letting us roll around and enjoy the ride?

The trigger for the thoughts that follow is a book, On the road: old photographs of people and their cars. The book was published a few months ago by East London-based Hoxton Mini Press and is the result of The Anonymous Project, filmmaker Lee Shulman’s effort to preserve and share through storytelling the memories of the people he they captured on Kodachrome photographic slides.

Book cover

Schulman started his project in 2017 and by the time of the book’s publication he had collected nearly 800,000 slides, including more than 100 – taken on road trips in the mid-20th century – reproduced in the book.

Shulman writes that the slides are “little windows into our past” and that he put them together “like a road movie, together they form a bigger picture: that of our shared collective memory”.

I read the short text and looked at the photos, then I watched them again, then again a few days later, and my first thought was memories of road trips with my parents and younger brother around that mid-century era.

We took road trips to New England to see the fall leaves, to Texas to visit relatives and a few years later to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia where a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer showed my brother and I how to find worms under rocks. to use for fishing.

There was a trip to damp South Carolina to visit my parents’ friends when they and friends were on active duty, working in Navy hospitals during WWII. There have been several trips from Illinois to Montana, where my grandparents lived for a few years after my grandfather retired as a prison warden and accepted a consultant position to the governor for help cope with the aftermath of the riot at Deer Lodge State Prison. .

Looking through On the road reminds me of those trips, those cars without air conditioning, but also the sights seen and the family together. Drowned in nostalgia, my first thought was that the era was over.

But then I thought of my own parenthood, or our road trips, big van and minibus, but also some involving planes and rental cars. Again, the last memories are of sights seen and as a family together.

These days I do what I can to avoid stealing, which has meant wonderful road trips, including one in 2020 from Las Vegas to Orlando through Michigan and back, and with an 11-year-old granddaughter not only on a shotgun, but demonstrating how she and his smartphone offer incredible navigation services.

Again the trip provided an array of sights to see as well as family visits along our route.

And just like there was a theme for the shared slides in On the road, so also, there is a theme in my memories, and maybe also in yours.

The golden age of road trip does not belong to the past, but to the present and, quite possibly, to the future as well, as families come together in a vehicle and share sites and time together during their journey. trip.

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‘Keep Moving’: Germantown Man Relishes Life at 100 | Columbia County https://vintagetype.com/keep-moving-germantown-man-relishes-life-at-100-columbia-county/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:19:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/keep-moving-germantown-man-relishes-life-at-100-columbia-county/ GERMANTOWN – Longtime Germantown resident Francisco Pereira’s credo for a long life is twofold: don’t be lazy, keep moving. Pereira turns 100 on Friday. He has lived in Germantown for over 50 years and attributes much of his success in life to his hard work. “I have no secrets,” Pereira said. “I eat, I work, […]]]>

GERMANTOWN – Longtime Germantown resident Francisco Pereira’s credo for a long life is twofold: don’t be lazy, keep moving.

Pereira turns 100 on Friday. He has lived in Germantown for over 50 years and attributes much of his success in life to his hard work.

“I have no secrets,” Pereira said. “I eat, I work, I walk. Don’t be lazy, keep moving, keep moving, do anything, don’t be lazy, you live longer.

Pereira shared stories about his childhood on a farm and how the lessons of hard work have remained with him throughout his life.

Pereira was born January 7, 1922 in Rhode Island. During the Great Depression, his father moved the family to Portugal where his father was from when he was 6, and where he was raised on a farm by his aunt. He returned to the United States at the age of 26.

“It’s not easy work on the farm,” Pereira said. “A farm is 24 hours a day. We grew all kinds of things, potatoes, onions, broccoli. “

Pereira was forced to serve in the Portuguese military for over a year despite his US citizenship. Although he was born in the United States, he had to serve because at the time he did not have the proper papers and he was living in Portugal.

When Pereira wanted to return to America, he said, his father told him that the United States was the biggest country in the world, but nothing is free, so you have to work for it. Pereira said he came on a large ship and returned several times over the years to visit.

A lot of people at that time wanted to come to America because everyone could make a better living, he said, and that’s the reason he emigrated here.

Pereira said he worked at a large factory in Yonkers.

“I don’t know what type of factory it is,” Pereira said. “I told them I didn’t like this job, I like working outside. This is how I grew up. I like it outside.

The Pereira moved from Mount Vernon in Westchester County to Germantown around 1966. Pereira said there were better schools here for his children.

“I said I had to get out of here,” Pereira said of Mount Vernon. “That’s what I did. We bought this house for $ 14,000. This time it was a little. Today, $ 14,000 is nothing for houses.

Pereira said hard work allows him to provide for his children and do whatever he can for them.

He started his own business, Pereira Blacktop and Construction, which he owned for 25 years, in Germantown. He opened the business and ran it from his home.

“I put a sign on the front, it’s a good place for business,” Pereira said. “I’m not the smartest man, but neither am I. I know what I want, and that’s what I did.

Pereira has had a number of different hobbies throughout his life. He loves to fish and hunt. When he was 80 he was notable for hunting a nine point buck. He also loves vintage cars – his favorite was an oldsmobile and playing cards with friends.

“I just play for fun, not to be addicted, just to pass the time playing cards,” Pereira said.

Pereira also enjoys watching football. His favorite team? The Giants of New York.

Today, people’s lives are easier and many laws are better, Pereira said.

“I have a good heart, someone is helping me, I am helping them come back,” Pereria said. I am not criticizing anyone. You do what you want, I do what I love. I don’t like lazy people, I work hard, I have a great life, I have a long history.

Pereira’s older brother Americo was shot dead by Spanish police for transporting something considered contraband when he was 21, Pereira said.

“They say if you work too much it kills you, but don’t tell me what to do,” Pereira said. “I still live; they are already dead. I never stop, even today. I don’t stop. I do my exercise, I do my walk. When I have good days, we walk outside in front. Genie (his daughter) takes me out. I like to move around. That’s it, that’s my secret.

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Denny Obrecht | Death notice | news-gazette.com https://vintagetype.com/denny-obrecht-death-notice-news-gazette-com/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/denny-obrecht-death-notice-news-gazette-com/ TUSCOLA – Denny Burlin Obrecht, 74, from Tuscola died at his home surrounded by family members on Saturday January 1, 2022. The funeral will be at 10:30 am on Friday January 7 at the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church, 2010 Three Hierarchs Court, Champaign, with Reverend Father Michael Condos as celebrant. Visitations will be held […]]]>

TUSCOLA – Denny Burlin Obrecht, 74, from Tuscola died at his home surrounded by family members on Saturday January 1, 2022.

The funeral will be at 10:30 am on Friday January 7 at the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church, 2010 Three Hierarchs Court, Champaign, with Reverend Father Michael Condos as celebrant. Visitations will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6 at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola. Please follow COVID-19 protocols. Interment will take place in the cemetery of the canton of Tuscola with military rites in the cemetery.

Denny was born March 31, 1947 in Detroit, son of Burlin C. and Frances V. (Lemny) Obrecht. He married Susan E. Vaughn on April 27, 1974 in Chicago. She survives.

His daughters, Angela (Dan) Bronke of Nashville, Crystal (Bryan) Bourcier de Fort. Wayne, Ind., And Bonnie (Edwin) Fernandez of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren, Joséphine, Johnathan and Jacob Bronke, Caillat and Cullen Bourcier and Ellasandra and Ezra Fernandez; brother, Greg (Beverly) Obrecht of Tuscola; and aunts, Sandra Gerth of Tuscola and Mary Goddard of Melbourne, Florida.

His parents died before him.

Denny was a dedicated member of the Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church in Champaign. He graduated from Tuscola Community High School in 1965. He received an associate’s degree in dental technology from SIU-Carbondale in 1973.

Denny owned and operated the Obrecht Dental Laboratory in Tuscola until his retirement in 2008. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Denny was a member of the Elks Club and the Tuscola Moose Lodge.

He loved vintage cars, especially Corvettes, and was a member of the Coles County Corvette Club. Denny loved spending time on his boat.

Online condolences can be shared at hilligossshraderfh.com.

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Golden days to remember on Levin’s auto racing day https://vintagetype.com/golden-days-to-remember-on-levins-auto-racing-day/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/golden-days-to-remember-on-levins-auto-racing-day/ Provided / Content Ron Frost racing in Ohakea in 1954. Levin is set to host a day of events celebrating and recalling the glory days of the region’s auto racing and its stars. Levin Motor Racing Tribute Day on Saturday will honor prominent racing driver Bryan Faloon, unveil a Heritage Horowhenua plaque in honor of […]]]>
Ron Frost racing in Ohakea in 1954.

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Ron Frost racing in Ohakea in 1954.

Levin is set to host a day of events celebrating and recalling the glory days of the region’s auto racing and its stars.

Levin Motor Racing Tribute Day on Saturday will honor prominent racing driver Bryan Faloon, unveil a Heritage Horowhenua plaque in honor of Ron Frost and feature a motorkhana event.

Event organizer Bruce Batten said the main focus of the day was to pay tribute to Faloon and Frost, and it would be a big day in motorsport nostalgia.

“It is above all a day to pay tribute to two people who were emblematic figures of motorsport in the canton of Levin.

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Bryan Faloon died 50 years ago in an accident during the New Zealand Grand Prix in Pukekohe.

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Bryan Faloon died 50 years ago in an accident during the New Zealand Grand Prix in Pukekohe.

“These two guys really embodied the sport at Levin.”

A plaque will be added to the Horowhenua Walk of Fame in honor of Frost, the creative force behind the Levin Circuit, which opened in 1956 as New Zealand’s first permanent motor racing circuit.

He rode Cooper single-seaters in the 1950s before becoming one of the nation’s top motor racing promoters and administrators.

The “Walk of Fame” plaque to Frost would be unveiled by his widow Suzy.

Batten said Frost played a huge role in making motor racing Levin’s calling card in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

“People from the lower half of the North Island flocked here for events.

“These were golden days for the city, and it was all owed to the company of this guy, Ron Frost.”

The first row of the grid for the 1965 Tasman International Race at Levin.

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The first row of the grid for the 1965 Tasman International Race at Levin.

Second icon of Levin motor racing, Faloon will also be remembered and honored.

Saturday would mark the 50th anniversary of the Faloon’s death in a crash at the New Zealand Grand Prix at Pukekohe in January 1972.

The fully restored Ford Anglia 105E he drove in the first three years of his career in the mid-1960s would also be on display.

The day will include a motorkhana event where the old racetrack was located, inside the racetrack.

It was closed in 1976 and the track was ripped out, and today it was used for grazing cattle, but a section would be mowed down for the event on Saturday.

Bryan Faloon's Anglia has been fully restored.

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Bryan Faloon’s Anglia has been fully restored.

Motorkhana was a skill-based event where cars negotiated a course and raced against the clock.

The motorkhana will be the first event in a series celebrating the 75th anniversary of a national motor racing organization in New Zealand, now known as Motorsport New Zealand.

There would also be a celebrity motorkhana starring Graeme Lawrence, Brian Lawrence, Garry Pedersen and Andy Buchanan.

The celebrity event was also going to include motor racing legend Kenny Smith, but he retired late after an accident at his Auckland home.

The event will take place in the Horowhenua Vintage Car Club rooms and on the old circuit of Mako Mako Rd.

Activities begin at 10:30 a.m., with a $ 10 cash-only entrance fee or a $ 15 family ticket that covers both sites.

All participants must present a vaccination card.

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Juan Ortiz | Seminole Sentinel https://vintagetype.com/juan-ortiz-seminole-sentinel/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 15:35:17 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/juan-ortiz-seminole-sentinel/ The funeral of Juan Ortiz, 73 from Seminole, will be held at Iglesia Evangelica de Dios en Cristo Jesus with Pastor Ricardo Jimenez officiating on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home. Mr. Ortiz was born on September 19, 1948 in Santa Maria d’Eva Ortiz. […]]]>

The funeral of Juan Ortiz, 73 from Seminole, will be held at Iglesia Evangelica de Dios en Cristo Jesus with Pastor Ricardo Jimenez officiating on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.

Mr. Ortiz was born on September 19, 1948 in Santa Maria d’Eva Ortiz. He was a member of the Iglesia Evangelica de Dios en Cristo Jesus. He married Rafaela Cortez in Seminole on December 29, 1987 and worked in the oilfield for many years, and had served as a police officer in Colorado. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Ortiz loved vintage cars and western movies, and was passionate about singing and listening to gospel music.

Juan Ortiz passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland.

Besides his parents, Juan Ortiz is predeceased in the death of two brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Rafaela Ortiz de Seminole; eight sons, Brett Ortiz of Seminole, Jesse Aguilar of Lubbock, Ruben Ortiz of Lamesa, Juan Ortiz, Jr. of Midland, Ramon Ortiz of Lubbock, Rene Ortiz of Lubbock, Santiago Gomez of Lubbock and Sammy Gomez of Belton; seven daughters, Angie Villegas of Olathe, Kansas, Annette Gomez of Lake Jackson, Alison Gomez of Bay City, Rafaela Gomez of Andrews, Anita Gomez of Midland, Rachel Gomez of McGregor and Rita Davis of Bay City; two brothers, Romero Ortiz of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Guadalupe De La Fuente of Hobbs, New Mexico; one sister, Irene Chavira of Dallas and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Relationship between car safety and weight https://vintagetype.com/relationship-between-car-safety-and-weight/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 17:49:22 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/relationship-between-car-safety-and-weight/ With the growing buzz around new auto safety, the world’s biggest manufacturers are now scratching their heads to make cars even safer. For the longest period of time, people associated heavier cars with more safety. However, R Velusamy, Global Product Development Manager, Mahindra, thinks this is a misconception. “Once you decide to achieve 5-star safety, […]]]>

With the growing buzz around new auto safety, the world’s biggest manufacturers are now scratching their heads to make cars even safer. For the longest period of time, people associated heavier cars with more safety. However, R Velusamy, Global Product Development Manager, Mahindra, thinks this is a misconception. “Once you decide to achieve 5-star safety, there is no other option but to reduce the weight of the vehicle. He said at the 2021 weight reduction conference organized by Autocar Professional.

Velusamy mentioned that to increase efficiency and reduce the overall mass of vehicles, manufacturers should research alternative materials. He stressed the importance of reducing the weight of cars to increase safety, mentioning some information about the construction of the XUV700.

During the conference, the product development manager revealed that they have reduced Mahindra’s latest XUV700 SUV by 110 kg. He added that in order to achieve this feat, they had to become innovative in terms of design and also use high strength steel in the manufacture of the vehicle. Velusamy also said they were able to remove around 15-20 kg from the tailgate alone by making it from plastic composites. In Global NCAP crash tests, the XUV700 received a full 5-star safety rating, attributed to the vehicle’s lower weight and few other components.

Regarding alternative materials for automobile construction, Velusamy said aluminum is seen as one of the key new materials. However, due to its high cost, other metals like high strength steel, advanced high strength steel, ultra high strength steel and boron steel can also be used in various parts. of the vehicle to increase rigidity and reduce weight.

Mahindra and Maruti say lighter cars are a good thing

Moreover, he also said that “you have to focus a lot on the BIW mass”. BIW or Body-In-White; the body frame that has been assembled, i.e. before painting and before the engine, frame sub-assemblies or any trim have been integrated into the structure.

Other parts of a vehicle like the doors, fenders, hood and suspensions are also areas where alternative materials can be used to reduce weight. “In the powertrain, too, you can significantly reduce the weight. The aluminum blocks improve the workmanship and the weight of 30 to 35 kg can be reduced, ”added Velusamy. While continuing, “The crosshead and flywheel are candidates for the use of magnesium. Plastics can do wonders for areas like the fender and tailgate.

Additionally, Mahindra’s main man also said that with the penetration of electric vehicles there would be an increase in weight. So, to reduce this, the need to explore new materials will become a necessity.

“Customers need quality products and the design will undergo changes due to their need to improve NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels, ride and handling, top-notch safety and technological features. Car manufacturers need to be innovative to reduce vehicle weight, ”said Velusamy, stressing the need to keep consumers’ demands in mind and put their interests first.

At the same conference, CV Raman, CTO, Maruti Suzuki India also drew everyone’s attention to another sensitive subject, that of emissions. “Regulatory situations in India are changing. In the future, we will soon see CAFE, BS6 phase 2 (RDE) standards and many more. And, weight reduction plays a central role in reducing emissions, ”Raman said. He added, “A 10% reduction in weight can improve fuel efficiency by three-four percent and reduce emissions by three-four grams. [per km]. “

The technical director of the conference mentioned the use of higher tensile steel for their company’s vehicle structures. Adding to that, he referred to the company’s Heartect platform. This platform has allowed the automaker to improve structural and torsional rigidity, increase strength, but also reduce weight, which in turn helps them reduce emissions.

Maruti, with the transition to its fifth-generation Heartect A architecture, has managed to significantly reduce the weight of its cars. Some examples are their products like the current generation Swift, the vehicle is 125 kg lighter than the first generation model from 2005. In addition, the latest Celerio is also 15-25 kg lighter than the outgoing car, even with an increase glaring footprint and added new features. In addition, the brand’s all-new K10C engine played an important role in the making of the Celerio India, the most fuel-efficient gasoline car.

Raman also mentioned the use of plastic for the construction of fuel boxes, adding that the use of plastics instead of metals has reduced the weight of the vehicle by 30%. In addition, it has solved the problems with rust and made it easier to pack these boxes in cars. He also added, “Even in the powertrain, there has been a significant increase in the number of plastic components replacing metals, reducing the weight by 30% and the cost by 47%,” he said.

On the same topic, he further stated that “in the future there is great potential to reduce the weight of CNG cylinders by 50-60% by using composites. This will help reduce the overall weight of the vehicle, increase efficiency and also allow the use of the hydrogen-CNG mixture, which can have wide ramifications. While continuing, “In electric vehicles, the extra weight of the battery is a challenge. We all need to look at the battery platform, replace materials, and use advanced high strength steel. A basic platform must be built to develop light electric vehicles. “

In a more in-depth discussion on climate change, Raman highlighted the contribution of India’s transport sector to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which stands at 13%. Even though it is lower than that of the European Union, it is nonetheless important. He added that cars and SUVs in India contribute 40-45% of vehicle emissions. And a similar part is provided by two-wheelers. While the rest is rounded off by commercial vehicles.

Adding to the statements, Raman said: “In order to achieve the goal set by our Prime Minister at COP 26, we will have to face many challenges. When you look at India’s per capita income, it is lower than that of China. We have a passenger vehicle penetration of 13 per 1,000 and we have 13 million two-wheelers. These challenges are unique to India. But one thing is clear, and that is our need to reduce emissions.

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