Vintage vehicle – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 01:22:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://vintagetype.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Vintage vehicle – Vintage Type http://vintagetype.com/ 32 32 #211, Drifting while driving on ice in Lapland https://vintagetype.com/211-drifting-while-driving-on-ice-in-lapland/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 01:22:35 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/211-drifting-while-driving-on-ice-in-lapland/ Podcast: play in a new window | Download (Duration: 32:55 — 45.2MB) Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | Every winter for the past 17 years, the owners of Sweden’s Lapland Driving School have been preparing acres of frozen tundra for the specialized automotive niche of drifting by driving on ice. The facility, offering 14 varied […]]]>

Every winter for the past 17 years, the owners of Sweden’s Lapland Driving School have been preparing acres of frozen tundra for the specialized automotive niche of drifting by driving on ice.

The facility, offering 14 varied circuits on nearly 3,000 acres, is located at Lake Udjaur near Arjeplog in Sweden. It’s a three-hour plane flight from Munich, Germany or Paris, France.

Driving on ice: fast and controlled

The allure of learning the skills needed to maneuver elite vehicles at high speeds over difficult, albeit controlled, surfaces attracts participants from around the world, from California to Brazil.

Ice driving in Lapland is a niche sport for three months every year.

Alix Masson, marketing director of the driving school, is our guest in this episode of The Weekly Driver podcast.

Co-hosts Bruce Aldrich and James Raia contacted Masson in Paris as the driving school prepared for the first of this year’s guests.

Driving on ice: five Formula 1 circuits

Masson explains that it takes 10 professionals with over 40 years of combined experience to prepare the ice driving circuits. Courses include 1:1 scale Formula 1 tracks such as YAS Marina in Abu Dhabi, Circuit Paul Ricard, Nürburgring, Le Mans and Silverstone. Oval tracks and other practice tracks are also offered.

“We are the biggest racing center in the world,” says Masson, whose career has included marketing different motor racing disciplines. “We have 30 cars in the fleet and during the months of January to March when it is coldest you are welcome to come with us and everyone learns to drift.

In drifting, a driver forces their car to slide sideways as the ice passes through a bend. Accomplished drifters can control what happens when their vehicle’s tires lose grip on the road.

Driving on ice: practice takes time

“After two or three days of training, you’re able to hit 200 km/h on ice,” says Masson of the skills learned at the Lapland driving school. “But the most important thing is to have as much fun as possible.”

According to the website:

“14 Circuits in total spread over our private frozen lake of nearly 1,200 hectares, the equivalent of 6 times the area of ​​Monaco. It’s a Herculean task, with more than 5,000 man-machine hours needed from November 1 to have the world’s largest driving center operational by January 8. Officially licensed Formula 1 circuits are built with meter precision using GPS coordinates.

Please join Bruce and I in our discussion with Masson about the unique world of ice drifting. We discuss the vehicles used, what instruction entails, and the various travel packages available to potential participants.

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Bring a Trailer sold $829 million worth of cars in 2021 https://vintagetype.com/bring-a-trailer-sold-829-million-worth-of-cars-in-2021/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:53:16 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/bring-a-trailer-sold-829-million-worth-of-cars-in-2021/ Breadcrumb Links Vintage and collectible Performance vehicles Entertainment Classic cars and trucks The online-only enthusiast car sales site has taken off as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, overtaking legacy rivals Author of the article: Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg A 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold on Bring a Trailer in January 2022 for US$1.9 million Photo by […]]]>

The online-only enthusiast car sales site has taken off as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, overtaking legacy rivals

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A record US$1.9 million sale at Porsche isn’t the only big news from Bring a Trailer (BaT) these days. In 2021, the online car auction site sold $828.7 million in cars, a 108% gain from $398 million sold in 2020, and a quarter of a billion dollars in ahead of its closest competitor, the live auction house.

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The news significantly beats the US$578 million in total sales announced by Mecum Auctions on December 28. That’s more than double the US$407 million in total auction sales Canadian firm RM Sotheby’s announced for 2021. Further down the list, Barrett-Jackson confirmed annual sales. of US$191 million for 2021, while Gooding & Co. raised US$150 million. A representative for Bonhams did not respond to a request for comment.

“Big auctions will always have a business. They put on a great show,” said BaT President and Co-Founder Randy Nonnenberg. “But people find us to be a very effective way of [buy and sell cars] if you want to do it in a more personalized and streamlined way.

Online auctions eclipsed live auctions for the first time ever in 2021, with 20,000 cars sold online compared to 16,000 cars sold live in North America, according to data from the classic car insurer and the data company Hagerty. Online car sales across the board grew 107% year-over-year to US$492.5 million sold in 2020; at $1.02 billion sold in 2021, said Kevin Fisher of Hagerty.

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“Online and live auctions were on fire last year,” says Fisher. The recent Porsche Carrera sale represents another milestone in the popularity of such online sales, he added via email about the trend.

BaT’s jump signals a major shift for the collector and collectible car market, the pinnacle of which has always been champagne-fueled auctions in white tents overseen by men in suits with noble accents: Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, Scottsdale, Paris and Lake Como. Last year, the top five live auction houses sold a total of $343 million worth of cars at Pebble alone. Moving online eliminates middlemen in an inherently opaque industry cloaked in backdoor deals, insider favors and club deals between would-be brokers.

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Buying on BaT is simple, like on eBay: those who want to place a bid must register on the site and provide a credit card number. Whoever has the highest bid when the seven-day countdown reaches zero wins the vehicle and pays a 5% buyer’s fee, capped at $5,000, which is significantly lower than the required double-digit percentages sellers and buyers in traditional auction houses. . Sellers pay a flat rate of US$99 to list their cars.

A 1971 Datsun 240Z sold on auction site Bring a Trailer in January 2020
A 1971 Datsun 240Z sold on auction site Bring a Trailer in January 2020 Photo by bring a trailer

In 2014, its first year of offering vehicles to the public, BaT listed 450 for an average sale price of $21,000 and a sell-through rate of 72%. In 2019, it had over 200,000 registered users; right now that number is 709,000, says Nonnenberg. Wait times to simply list a car on the site can stretch for several months. Hearst Autos acquired the brand in 2020 for an undisclosed price.

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“In 2021, signups are up 57%, but dollars through the platform are up more than 100% because prices have gone up, and there are more dollars in the market, and the quality of things submitted online is higher now,” says Nonnenberg. . In 2021, BAT sold 17,846 vehicles on its site, representing a volume gain of 83.5% compared to 2020.

It should be noted that the bulk of BaT sales are still sub-six-figure vehicles. It’s a high-volume, low-cost pool similar to that sold by Mecum Auctions, and it’s key to the online auction house’s success. The average sale price of a vehicle on BaT in 2021 was US$46,435, compared to US$34,996 the previous year. Having so many of these sales builds community, excitement and is the real lift to the bottom line.

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‘Shocked at how often she appeared in film’: Somerset native’s classic car featured in ‘The Tender Bar’ – Boston News, Weather, Sports https://vintagetype.com/shocked-at-how-often-she-appeared-in-film-somerset-natives-classic-car-featured-in-the-tender-bar-boston-news-weather-sports/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:15:58 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/shocked-at-how-often-she-appeared-in-film-somerset-natives-classic-car-featured-in-the-tender-bar-boston-news-weather-sports/ SOMERSET, MASS. (WHDH) – A Somerset native’s 1968 Cadillac DeVille made its film debut in “The Tender Bar”. Todd Arnone bought the classic car in a real estate sale several years ago and said someone from the movie studio approached his friend about the use of the vehicle in the Amazon Original movie. “He said, […]]]>

SOMERSET, MASS. (WHDH) – A Somerset native’s 1968 Cadillac DeVille made its film debut in “The Tender Bar”.

Todd Arnone bought the classic car in a real estate sale several years ago and said someone from the movie studio approached his friend about the use of the vehicle in the Amazon Original movie.

“He said, ‘We’re making this movie in Boston; we need old cars – from the 60s and 70s. What do you have, ”Arnone remembers.

Ben Affleck, a Cambridge native and star of “The Tender Bar,” was spotted driving the Cadillac while the movie was filmed across Massachusetts last year.

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The car is also featured on a poster promoting the film.

“We didn’t know if it was going to be parked on the street in a car scene or what it was going to be used for and voila, it’s the main character’s vehicle in the film,” Arnone said. “I was quite shocked at how often he appeared in the movie.”

Arnone says the Cadillac needed some work to prepare for its Hollywood debut, but it had the original paint job.

He owns a number of other classic cars, but says this vehicle has special meaning for him.

“My grandparents owned Cadillacs, so this sort of thing hit the mark,” he said.

Now that the Cadillac is being seen by moviegoers around the world, Arnone says he would like to release it more.

“I’m going to spend a little more money to make it more roadworthy so that I can take it out in the summer and go on a trip,” he said.

Arnone added that he hopes Affleck can one day sign a movie poster for him.

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Five vintage car shows to visit in Suffolk 2022 https://vintagetype.com/five-vintage-car-shows-to-visit-in-suffolk-2022/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/five-vintage-car-shows-to-visit-in-suffolk-2022/ Posted: 7:00 a.m. on January 9, 2022 Whether you are an oil lover or not, there are plenty of classic vehicle shows taking place in Suffolk this year. We have selected five that you will be able to attend in 2022. Mini Barn Bash Mini fanatics from across the region will be coming to Stonham […]]]>

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Whether you are an oil lover or not, there are plenty of classic vehicle shows taking place in Suffolk this year.

We have selected five that you will be able to attend in 2022.

Mini Barn Bash

Mini fanatics from across the region will be coming to Stonham Barns later this year to show their pride and joy.


The Mini Barn Bash will return to Stonham Barns this year
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In addition to all the classic minis, there will be food and drink outlets, a licensed bar and live music.

Or: Stonham Barn Park

When: Camping days June 11-12, show day June 12

Cost: Standard ticket (Sunday only) – £ 10, free for children under 12

The classic and sports car festival

Visitors will be able to see more than 1,000 classic and sports cars at the Helmingham Hall festival.


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One of the biggest events held annually at Helmingham Hall is the popular Classic Car Show. Photo: Julie Kemp
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Over 7,000 people visited the 2021 event with cars representing the last 10 decades of automotive history.

Most of the vehicles come from the heyday of British motoring – the brands on display included Alvis, Bristol, Jensen, AC Riley, Armstong Sideley, Lea Francis, Crossley, BSA, Lagonda, Lanchester and Gordon Keeble.

The oldest vehicle to have participated in the event is a Ford Model T from 1914.

When: Sunday August 7 – 10 am-5pm

Or: Helmingham Room

Cost: The price of the ticket will be announced soon

American auto show

The Carrot Town Garage American Car Show is coming to Stonham Barns for a second year and will feature all things American, provided it has an engine.


Thousands of car enthusiasts came to the Stonham Aspal Car Classic Show.  Photo: Victoria Pertu

The classic American auto show attracted hundreds of people in its first year
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In addition to the classic cars, there will also be food and drink stalls and live music.

Or: Stonham Barn Park

When: Sunday July 24

Cost: Standard ticket – £ 10, under 12s free

Stonham Motorcycle Show

The annual Stonham Barns Park Motorcycle Show will be back this year, featuring award-winning sport bikes and old-fashioned choppers.

The 2 Bros Stunt Team will join other attractions to be confirmed this year.

Or: Stonham Barn Park

When: Sunday 8 May

Cost: Standard ticket – £ 10, under 12s free

Swedefest Truck Show

If you love trucks, you will love the Swedfest Truck Show at Stonham Barns.


The grill sculpture on a Beauford is polished by owner Nigel Whitworth at the Classic Car Show in St

Hundreds of people show their pride and joy at classic car shows across Suffolk
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The festival will occupy the entire area of ​​the fairgrounds, with some owners traveling hundreds of kilometers to show off their trucks.

Visitors will also be able to participate in other Stonham Barns attractions including Adventure Golf, Teapot Pottery and Owl Sanctuary.

When: Saturday July 24 and Sunday July 25

Or: Stonham barns

Cost: Adults £ 5 and children under 16 are free


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1969 Pontiac Bonneville Cabriolet is a real-time capsule, with very low mileage https://vintagetype.com/1969-pontiac-bonneville-cabriolet-is-a-real-time-capsule-with-very-low-mileage/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 23:31:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/1969-pontiac-bonneville-cabriolet-is-a-real-time-capsule-with-very-low-mileage/ The Bonneville wasn’t necessarily Pontiac’s most popular model in 1969, but on the other hand, its large bodywork helped build a fan base that continues to grow today. It goes without saying that finding a Bonneville in perfect condition today is not necessarily an easy matter, yet the people back home Vintage car collector claim […]]]>
The Bonneville wasn’t necessarily Pontiac’s most popular model in 1969, but on the other hand, its large bodywork helped build a fan base that continues to grow today.

It goes without saying that finding a Bonneville in perfect condition today is not necessarily an easy matter, yet the people back home Vintage car collector claim they have a real gem that cannot be found elsewhere.

Indeed, this Bonneville looks too good to be true at first glance, as it offers a rare combination of low miles, everything stock and running and driving like a new car.

Pontiac only built just over 5,400 Bonneville convertibles for this model year, making it one of the rarest builds in 1969.

The listing online reveals that this example sports the original green exterior and green interior in great shape, and photos seem to confirm that this is an accurate description.

But here’s the best part.

Not only does this Pontiac drive and drive like a new car, but the 400 (6.5 liter) V8 under the hood is actually the one the car was born with no less than 53 years ago. It’s impressive to say the least, but there is something even more unexpected.

The odometer only shows 14,800 miles (23,800 km), so it’s pretty clear that the car has always been serviced and stored in a garage. This also explains the current condition of the vehicle quite well.

Obviously, this Pontiac Bonneville is a super rare find with really low mileage and mind blowing condition. The good news is that it doesn’t cost a fortune either, as the garage tasked with finding a new owner only wants $ 14,750 (there’s a better deal on the eBay listing, where the car can be bought for just $ 13. $ 000, so maybe you can get an even better deal with the right negotiation skills).


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Old Bean never lost its luster for Adrian Pollard https://vintagetype.com/old-bean-never-lost-its-luster-for-adrian-pollard/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 19:52:30 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/old-bean-never-lost-its-luster-for-adrian-pollard/ The two Bean trucks remind Adrian Pollard of his family’s pioneering business. Photo: Goulburn Vintage & Veteran Car Club. These two restored Bean trucks bring back happy memories for Adrian Pollard, a retired fourth generation mover from Goulburn. They look like the two trucks his grandfather John Dalby Pollard bought in 1926. John was well […]]]>

The two Bean trucks remind Adrian Pollard of his family’s pioneering business. Photo: Goulburn Vintage & Veteran Car Club.

These two restored Bean trucks bring back happy memories for Adrian Pollard, a retired fourth generation mover from Goulburn. They look like the two trucks his grandfather John Dalby Pollard bought in 1926.

John was well known for his brute force lifting furniture.

In the early 1900s, on a Sloane Street ice rink filled with hundreds of skaters and spectators, John hoisted a big piano on his shoulders and took it up the triple stairs. He lived to be 82 and watched the Pollard company go from ox hitches to horses to motor trucks, including its two smart Bean platforms.

“These were the first two balloon tire trucks he had ever purchased,” said Adrian.


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Made in England, the Bean arrived in Australia as an engine and chassis. Their bodies were added to Sydney or Melbourne. One of the 10 children, John’s father had also come from England to Australia. Born in Gretton, a village in North Hampshire, he was also called John. He teamed up with another businessman on the trip to Sydney and the couple moved to Windsor.

John met and married a local woman, Henrietta Dalby, and they left after the Hawkesbury River flooded. They moved to Liverpool from where John started a business, hauling timber for a new southbound railway line from Sydney. The Pollard family grew over the following years living in Campbelltown, Picton, Marulan and Goulburn as the main southern rail line moved south.

The Pollards arrived at Goulburn before the railroad in 1869. They loaded the first bale of wool onto a train at Marulan. Their ox teams transported goods between Sydney and Melbourne. His son John was born in Marulan. Later joining the family business, he worked there for 60 years.

Having fond memories of his grandfather’s Bean trucks, Adrian found other Bean trucks over 30 years ago. He found one in Burnie, Tasmania, and another in better working condition near Tamworth.


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Burnie’s Bean truck was hauled in the back of a trailer to Goulburn, where it stood still as Adrian left for work out of town. While she was away, her son Phillip and daughter Karen found an old plastic gas tank from a Victa motor mower that they hung on the Bean’s firewall. Adrian said they stuck a pipe into the engine and managed to start the truck.

When Adrian told vintage car enthusiast Bruce Booby that he was planning to take Burnie’s old Bean apart for spares, his mate shook his head.

“You also have to restore it,” he said. Bruce then helped lend Adrian a hand, pounding panels, spray painting, and restoring the woodwork on the trucks. Goulburn Vintage and Veteran Car Club president Bruce said stepping into Adrian’s shed is like stepping back hundreds of years. Inside the hangar, an old horse-drawn vehicle and Common Knocker trucks are reminiscent of transporting railway ties, fence posts, bales of wool, and tons of household furniture.

Adrian retired as a mover five years ago.

“I don’t miss work, but I miss communicating with people and hearing their stories,” he says. Pollards operated between Melbourne and Brisbane, but preferred southern New South Wales as it was more likely that they would get jobs late to help balance their operating costs.

He worked with his brother Roger for some time, until he went away on his own, and another brother David, who went to work at the Police Academy. His nephew James is Pollard’s fifth generation in the moving industry.

One of Adrian’s most interesting messaging jobs involved taking a patient with a steel lung from Goulburn Base Hospital to Prince Henry Hospital in Sydney, along with a doctor and engineer on board.

The trucking industry has come a long way since the days of the oxen teams. Today, furniture travels in huge vehicles along highways faster than pioneer John Pollard could have imagined.

Original article published by John Thistleton on Riotact.


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Rare ‘eye-healing’ vintage Porsche could be the strangest car of 2022 https://vintagetype.com/rare-eye-healing-vintage-porsche-could-be-the-strangest-car-of-2022/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:55:15 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/rare-eye-healing-vintage-porsche-could-be-the-strangest-car-of-2022/ Most car brands give customers very limited freedom when it comes to choosing options for a new car. Porsche is the opposite. Since day dot, German performance car perfectionists have always let customers take a rather creative approach to the option of their cars: From any paint color in the sun to unique interior finishes, […]]]>

Most car brands give customers very limited freedom when it comes to choosing options for a new car. Porsche is the opposite. Since day dot, German performance car perfectionists have always let customers take a rather creative approach to the option of their cars: From any paint color in the sun to unique interior finishes, Porsche will do it for you. . For a price, of course.

But sometimes there are too many choices; too much freedom. Just because you can that doesn’t mean you should… And it’s that adage that best sums up this rare vintage Porsche 911 that recently went on sale in Canada – and has left us in so much conflict that we don’t know. not what to think.

From the outside, this 1998 Porsche 993 Turbo S looks pretty normal – if you can call a perfect example of one of the most desirable and beautiful 911s ever made ‘normal’. The vanilla yellow exterior is slightly unusual, but by no means unprecedented. It’s a tasteful color that suits this 90s beast perfectly.

The same cannot be said from the inside, however …

You might need a cold shower after watching this. Image: Pfaff Reserve

Your eyes don’t fool you: it is indeed an orange and yellow two-tone leather interior. Even the gauge cluster, steering wheel, stick and center console are not spared from the treatment. Let’s be clear, this car has not been customized. Surprisingly, that’s how it came out of the factory.

According to dealer Pfaff Reserve Toronto, this eye-scarred Porsche was commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, the 6th Prime Minister of Kuwait. This is almost not surprising: of course, it is the product of insane oil money! The front seats are even embroidered with his initials, NMS.

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the main dish However, the burl walnut trim on the dashboard and doors gives the car a particularly shagadelic look, baby. Pfaff’s Instagram comments compared him to Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Machine van and the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. “Some say the original owner was Ray Charles,” one fan joked.

Underneath all that garish is a rather capable and desirable car, however. The last of the air-cooled 911 Turbo, the 993 Turbo S was able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 296.6 km / h. The interior might not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s totally pristine, as is the rest of the car, which only has 135,000 km on the odometer.

It reminds us of a children’s ball pool. Or a packet of Doritos. Image: Pfaff Reserve

The price? CA $ 888,888 (~ US $ 697,340 or AU $ 968,520). It’s quite impactful, considering the division of that interior… Although you can also say that because this is a unique interior, it is a unique car, and therefore rare and valuable. May be.

This poses a dilemma for any potential buyer: Are you potentially spending tens of thousands of dollars to make the interior more pleasing to the eyes, or are you keeping it original? Does the interior increase or decrease the value of the car? Argh… That’s too much to think about. It’s so weird!

Visit the Pfaff Reserve online showroom for a closer look at this dynamic vehicle.

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Rare image of Jerry Rawlings posing next to vintage car appears https://vintagetype.com/rare-image-of-jerry-rawlings-posing-next-to-vintage-car-appears/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 15:02:16 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/rare-image-of-jerry-rawlings-posing-next-to-vintage-car-appears/ Jerry John Rawlings poses next to the car Jerry Rawlings loved animals JJ’s animals announced his death The late Jerry John Rawlings loved people The former president, Flt. Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings was known to love a lot, including people, which was universally evident through his charisma. The late statesman was also found to be […]]]>

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Jerry Rawlings loved animals

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The late Jerry John Rawlings loved people

The former president, Flt. Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings was known to love a lot, including people, which was universally evident through his charisma.

The late statesman was also found to be fond of animals upon his death, as revealed in a tribute read by one of his daughters, Amina Agyeman Rawlings, in memory of his father.

“From Jack Parlance, your rooster to the wild geese who always think they own your home, to your doves, hawks and your many dogs to name a few.

“It’s no wonder that by the time you left your dogs gathered around your usual seat, howling until they finally fell asleep from exhaustion,” she added. in his farewell tribute.

Now, new photos have emerged of the close-up looks of a vintage, black, door-to-door sports car of the late Jerry John Rawlings.

In a post shared by @autochecker on Instagram, he shows the former president in company with AutoChecker workers, handing him the vintage ride.

“We are always making people fall in love ???? with their old cars. @autojewelling, Ghana’s # 1 vehicle restoration solutions, ”the caption reads.

The 2017 post shows even better close-ups of the car, with its big red ribbon tied to it.

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Land Rover Converted to Fire Truck Wins Award https://vintagetype.com/land-rover-converted-to-fire-truck-wins-award/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/land-rover-converted-to-fire-truck-wins-award/ A CLASSIC Land Rover converted to a fire truck came out on top to win the coveted “Best of Boxing Day” trophy at the Classic Drive and Ride In Day at the Lakeland Motor Museum. It beat the competition of around 150 vehicles that attended the popular event to be declared the most impressive example […]]]>

A CLASSIC Land Rover converted to a fire truck came out on top to win the coveted “Best of Boxing Day” trophy at the Classic Drive and Ride In Day at the Lakeland Motor Museum.

It beat the competition of around 150 vehicles that attended the popular event to be declared the most impressive example of the exhibition.

The 1969 Land Rover 2B Forward Control was originally built for the British Army. But it was sold in 1974 when it was registered on the road and was later used as a fire truck by agricultural machinery giant Massey Ferguson. It was converted into a fire engine by HCB Angus.

STYLE: Classic Land Rover Converted to Fire Truck

It is now owned by Kieran Hall, 26, of Ulverston, who was among dozens of people who attended the traditional Boxing Day rally at the Lakeland Motor Museum.

“It was a beautiful day made even more enjoyable coming home with a trophy,” says Kieran, who has only owned the fire truck for about two months.

“I have always loved Land Rovers. A relative of mine was crazy about them. I used to go around it and walk around in it. I also have the ambition to be a firefighter so it’s really a dream vehicle!

WINNER: (Kieran Hall in his Land Rover fire truck which won the Best of Boxing Day trophy

WINNER: (Kieran Hall in his Land Rover fire truck which won the Best of Boxing Day trophy

Kieran wins the Best of Boxing Day trophy, which is sort of a classic in itself. It was created from a vintage Hohm motor that was part of the Museum’s reserve collection. It was cleaned, mounted on a wooden plinth and turned into a trophy.

PRIZE: Best of Boxing Day Trophy

PRIZE: Best of Boxing Day Trophy

Lakeland Motor Museum Director of Operations Chris Lowe said: “It was nice to see a young enthusiast like Kieran getting involved in the classic vehicle hobby. His Land Rover 2B is a very well preserved example and stood out among a large collection of other vehicles.

The winning Land Rover is powered by a 2625cc 6-cylinder petrol engine and is 4-wheel drive. Of the 2,305 2B models built, 1,254 were equipped with the 2.6-liter engine.

Boxing Day Classic Drive and Ride In Day is open to owners of classic cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles, as well as newer sports cars, superminis and high performance sports cars.

This year’s event drew an impressive collection of vehicles, including 10 retro Land Rovers, 7 classic Minis and 3 Steyr-Puch Haflinger – small, light 4WD vehicles with high mobility.

Previous Best of Boxing Day trophy winners include a 1980 Ford Escort RS2000 Custom and a 1939 Ford 85 Bullnose American truck.

The Lakeland Motor Museum in Backbarrow has over 30,000 exhibits, including over 140 classic cars and motorcycles. It also has an extensive Campbell Bluebird exhibit, set up in its own building, paying homage to the high-speed careers of Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell.


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Honda hopes its Rose Parade float will be a source of inspiration https://vintagetype.com/honda-hopes-its-rose-parade-float-will-be-a-source-of-inspiration/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 22:29:00 +0000 https://vintagetype.com/honda-hopes-its-rose-parade-float-will-be-a-source-of-inspiration/ As main sponsor of the Rose Parade – and for the 12th time in 2022 – Honda is also creating a tank for the Jan. 1 trip along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California. This year the float is designed to “inspire young people to pursue their dreams” with the theme “Believe and Succeed”. Honda says […]]]>

As main sponsor of the Rose Parade – and for the 12th time in 2022 – Honda is also creating a tank for the Jan. 1 trip along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California. This year the float is designed to “inspire young people to pursue their dreams” with the theme “Believe and Succeed”.

Honda says it wants to encourage STEAM education and career preparation, and therefore “the budding engineer pictured on the float.”

The tank also celebrates women in such careers and will be piloted by four Honda engineers: Sue Bal, chief engineer at the Honda Research Institute; Nicole Harvel, chief materials engineer at Honda’s South Carolina manufacturing plant; Melanie Morimoto, principal manufacturer at American Honda in California; and Yolanda Pate, head of the quality division at the Honda automotive plant in Alabama.

The theme of the 133rd Road Parade, scheduled for the morning of January 1, is “Dream. To believe. To achieve.”

Vintage vehicles are part of the Rose Parade

While the flowered floats attract the most attention,

sbsun.com reports that a number of vintage motor vehicles will be participating in the Tournament of Roses parade through Pasadena.

These vehicles include a 1967 Crown Firecoach, a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (carrying Grand Marshal LeVar Burton), a 1915 Pierce-arrow Model 48, a 1920 Pierce-Arrow Model 38, a Lincoln Mark 1 Continental from 1940 and a Ford Model TT from 1924.

Ford friends can share miles and smiles

Ford touts the possibility of sharing power between electric vehicles

We’ve all seen it, and probably did, pulled over to kick somebody’s drums up so they could get back on the road, or had someone help out else when our battery was down.

Ford says its new F-150 electric and hybrid pickup trucks equipped with Pro Power Onboard technology have the ability to allow their owners to share some range with other electric vehicle drivers, and adds that they can not only recharge. the batteries of other Ford electric vehicles, but also those of other car manufacturers.

For example, says Ford, the system can add 20 miles of range in an hour for a Mustang Mach-E.

1972 El Camino electrified

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Lingenfelter Performance completes first installation of GM eCrate powertrain outside GM facilities

General Motors announced its “Everybody In” electrification strategy which includes offering rechargeable electric powertrains to replace internal combustion engines in older and vintage vehicles.

Chevrolet has shown several examples at recent SEMA shows, but GM’s press release includes a photo of a 1973 El Camino taken by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and shows GM’s first installation of eCrate powertrain outside of its own. GM workshops.

The facility, adds GM, “boldly inaugurates the next generation of Chevrolet Performance EV components as the program prepares for launch in 2022.”

GM says its “Everybody In” program will include various custom electrical solutions, electrical ground support equipment for airports (as part of a joint program with Textron) and electric boats through an investment in Pure Watercraft, based in Seattle.

New Countach Poster Set Ready

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New collection of posters Countach

Remember how you had a poster of the Lamborghini Countach hanging on your bedroom wall? Lamborghini is hoping a new generation will do the same and has launched a new collection of posters featuring the Countach LPI 800-4, the 50th anniversary tribute car unveiled at the latest Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

By the way, Lamborghini reports that it has already sold 112 of the new versions of the classic supercar.

“The love for the timeless lines of the Countach reinterpreted in this poster collection underscores how image alone can stimulate creativity,” reports Automobili Lamborghini, adding that the posters each bear the signature of specialist artists and illustrators. in 3D and digital works.

An era ends at Lotus

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Lotus celebrates the end of an era

After producing 51,738 cars in 28 years for itself and 9,715 for customers including General Motors and Tesla, Lotus discontinued production of the Elise, Exige and Evora sports cars and redesigned its assembly line for the new. Emira, which Lotus claims will be its last petroleum-powered vehicle, and for the all-electric Evija hypercar and Type 132, Lotus’s first SUV. The Type 132 is expected to debut in spring 2022.

The last copies of the Elise, Exige and Evora went from the assembly line to a photoshoot en route to the company’s heritage car collection.


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