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* I’ve always read about how the Chevrolet Vega was built/designed to be shipped on its nose in special train cars from the factory, but I’d never seen any pictures of Vegas actually hanging, hamhock style, in train cars until I came across a few over at Rich Barstis’s blog.
* To help celebrate Land Rover’s 62nd birthday, Arthur Goddard recently visited the Solihull factory, his first visit there in 55 years.
* What could’ve been: Robert Roy Barker, an up-and-coming midget driver, envisioned a less expensive version of the Offy. We all have once we first saw how much Offys cost. Only Bob actually drew up some designs for one and built a handful of engines that then saw open-wheel action, despite his lack of formal training in engine design. A small group of enthusiasts are working to preserve and document the remaining engines. (via)
* Paul-Albert Bucciali also realized his dream in limited quantities, but unlike Barker, Bucciali went ahead and built the entire car. Car Design Fetish has a little more on the Bucciali.
* Finally, I’ve been meaning to do a little research on Joan Newton Cuneo for some time now, but my buddy Mike Eldred beat me to the punch with a well done story about Cuneo racing in Wilmington, Vermont, which also reveals that Cuneo had strong ties to several New England towns near the Hemmings Bennington HQ.