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* With snow covering half the country, it’s the perfect time for a road trip story, no? Iver Peterson took a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz most of the way along Route 50 this past summer and wrote about the trip for the New York Times last month. (via)
* From canada.com last week came this story of Kaija Kalevala, a Finnish emigre to Canada who did what few to zero other women did in the 1940s and 1950s: drive a truck for a living and raced stock cars in her spare time. Sounds like she was pretty good at it too. (via)
* Our favorite self-published Australian magazine that covers hot rods, choppers and the art of them both just recently launched Fuel Tank, an online counterpart to its print publication, and it’s just as good as the dead-tree edition.
* In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jalopnik earlier this week discussed Victor Green’s “Green Book,” a guide for black motorists in North America. It’s easy to forget that it wasn’t that long ago when something like the Green Book was necessary.
* Finally, another article from last month that we didn’t see until just now: The Economist’s brief history of Hungarian microcars. Just imagine not only building your own car, but doing so in a Communist-controlled country where automobile production was forbidden. (via)