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* Both CorvetteBlogger and the New York Times this week ran stories this week on the very first Corvette, the Motorama Corvette also known as XP-122, returning to the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, 58 years after it was introduced there.
* Our friends over at BigLorryBlog this week filled us in on the story of the Macks built in Britain from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. Interesting that they replaced the bulldog in their logo…
* Rivet Head dug up a great collection of photos of a number of soap box derbies from throughout the 1940s this week.
UPDATE (18.May 2011): Jalopy Journal has a little bit more on these photos.
* Gearbox Magazine this week ran a profile of Jim Graham, a guy who decided to go run the Baja 1000 after seeing the film “Dust To Glory.” It’s not as easy as it looks, and the Baja 1000 doesn’t look in the least bit easy.
* Finally, though most of us here at Hemmings are handier with a wrench than with a video game controller, The Chicane pointed out this week one great use for video games: Resurrecting lost race tracks. Specifically, they highlighted Rudy Dingemans’ construction of Vaca Valley. What other lost tracks should video game programmers re-create in virtuality?