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* Our friends at Coker Tire have recently kicked their recreation of the 1911 Indianapolis 500-winning Marmon Wasp into high gear, resulting in a first fire for the T-head six-cylinder engine this week. Best of luck with the work still ahead of you, guys!
* Drifting was not invented for the Fast and the Furious movie franchise, but most people don’t know much about the motorsport beyond that one film. Fortunately, MotoIQ posted an excellent writeup on the rich history of drifting, going back to the signature racing style of Kunimitsu Takahashi.
* Grease Girl this week posted a few photos of a radical fastback 1953 Studebaker coupe built by John Saltsman. At first glance, it looks a bit like the handful of fastback Novas built in the mid-1960s. Anybody know where Saltsman’s fastback Stude is today?
* Over at Forgotten Fiberglass, Geoff hacker dug up an article by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky describing a stylist’s take on speed, originally published in the program for the first International Motor Sports Show in 1952.
* Finally, the staff at Telstar Logistics only knows so much about this 1956 Mercury Montclair that’s somewhat of a fixture in San Francisco. Can you help their research department add to their database of information on it?