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* Sure, he’s far from catching up to Irv Gordon, but it’s no small feat to put 500,000 miles on a 1980 Fiat Bravo, as Gil Cormaci of La Cañada, California, has done. The818Now.com has more on the long-lived sedan. (Thanks for the tip, Michael!)
* In the history of streamlining and teardrop cars, you can’t overlook Emile Claveau, who, as Lord K recently wrote on Dieselpunks, helped bridge the gap between the early efforts to produce an aerodynamic car in the 1920s and later production efforts such as the Zephyr and Airflow. (Note: It appears much of LordK’s article comes from an earlier article on Claveau at the Tampa Bay Auto Museum’s site.)
* While researching the Hudson-Terraplane Ruggedness Run the other day, I happened upon HudsonMotorcar.org, a resource for Hudson enthusiasts (with special attention paid to Canadian Hudsons) along many of the same lines of PackardInfo.com.
* So we all know that electric vehicles competed with steam and gasoline vehicles in the early years of the automobile, and many of us know that those first EVs had ranges comparable to the EVs that will soon be coming to market, as pointed out by a recent article on Low-Tech Magazine. But these aren’t apples-to-apples comparisons, as the article goes on to explain in detail.
* Finally, the listmakers over at Breakdown Cover recently put together a list of the top 15 British cars of all time, which appears to be a purely subjective list. Prime fodder for disagreements and conversations about what cars should/shouldn’t be on the list.