Hemmings Find of the Day – 1969 Intermeccanica Italia

The story of the Intermeccanica Torino/Italia is one that doesn’t get repeated often nowadays. It started with Jack Griffith, the New York car dealer (see “Hot Rod Hero,” HMM #92), who attempted to follow up his TVR-based Griffith 200 and 400 with the clean-sheet, Bob Cumberford-designed, Mark Donohue-engineered, Chrysler V-8-powered Griffith 600, but ran out […]

Oldsmobile performance guru Joe Mondello dies

The automotive performance world was dealt a sudden blow on Wednesday when word of Joe Mondello‘s passing began to circulate. Mondello had undergone surgery to treat an intestinal blockage, leading to complications that claimed his life. He was 74. Most car enthusiasts today associate Mondello with Oldsmobiles and drag racing, as this was where he’d […]