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* While researching the post from earlier this week on the unearthed Tucker in Brazil, I came across this interesting bit of info: Apparently, Rob Ida – he of the Tucker replica and street-rodding fame – is working on a full-scale version of the Carioca, the project Preston Tucker was working on when he died.
* We discussed the VW Iltis once before, but we didn’t realize how nice one can look all spiffed up. Fourtitude recently found this one in the Audi Tradition collection and pointed out how the Iltis ended up influencing Audi to build the legendary Quattro.
UPDATE (21.February 2011): Neat DKW Bronco brochure on the Hemmings Nation Flickr pool courtesy Hugo90. He also notes that the DKW Bronco was sold in the United States by Mercedes, which at the time was aligned with Studebaker-Packard, which meant that a handful of Studebaker dealers also sold these.
* The chaps at BigLorryBlog have been on the lookout for photos of the world’s ugliest trucks. So far UNICs seem to be taking the cake. I vehemently disagree with the nomination of an early 1960s Chevrolet Apache.
UPDATE (21.February 2011): And more UNICs.
* Finally, here’s a great story. Hans Neukomm Sr. had a naval Willys CJ-2A MB he planned to restore, but couldn’t get to due to his fight with cancer. Hans’s son, Hans Neukomm Jr., decided last year to finish the Jeep’s restoration for his father’s birthday – in two weeks! Not only did he do so with the help of some friends, but it looks great to boot.