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* Here’s one reason to love Italian automakers. To celebrate Alfa Romeo’s centennial, the company has assembled 100 pieces of artwork depicting Alfa Romeos from 100 different artists, each limited to 100 prints, for sale through alfaromeoart.com. And it doesn’t seem like the company handcuffed the artists in any way, leading to some engaging pieces of modern art. (via)
* While perusing the most excellent early auto racing thread on the H.A.M.B., I came across a link to VintageSpeedway.com’s page on the Maroubra Speedway, also known as Olympia Motor Speedway, in New South Wales, Australia. Maroubra, a concrete bowl, only operated for a couple years, not counting some occasional attempts to re-start racing there, but packed plenty of history in those couple years.
* Geoff Hacker forwarded us this link to the Wakefield Files, a site all about vintage coaches and buses in the UK. While the profiles on certain models are informative, the discoveries – such as of the Bedford OB, above – will likely capture the interest of Hemmings readers.
* While researching this week’s post on the first Symposium on Low Pollution Power Systems Development, we came across a quick slideshow of photos from that same time put together by the EPA chronicling American car culture, part of the larger Documerica series.
* Finally, can there ever be enough articles on the history of the Jeep? Ralph Kinney Bennett sent us a link to a Jeep history article he recently wrote for The American. (photo via)