Hemmings Find of the Day – 1963 Shirdlu

I’ve been following this unique handbuilt fiberglass 1963 Shirdlu H-Mod racer for a while on the H-Mod mailing list, and now I see it’s up for sale on Hemmings.com. H-Mods, which rarely followed any sort of pattern and exhibited a wide variety of engineering solutions (and powertrain selections) to get the most out of 750 […]

Class of ’85 – 1985 Ford Mustang 5.0 LX sedan

Image via oldcarbrochures.com This next suggestion for the Class of 1985, the Ford Mustang LX sedan, comes from reader Rick Roso, who writes: Forget 1985′s GT — only came in the fastback hatch, too much filligree, overweight, insurance companies freaked, too. LX sedan… stiffer chassis, a lot lighter, Q-ship “secretary car” look. Ticking the 5.0 […]

Zora on hot rodders

As CorvetteBlogger.com reminded us this morning, it was 57 years ago today that Zora Arkus-Duntov wrote his famous letter to Ed Cole entitled “Thoughts Pertaining to Youth, Hot Rodders, and Chevrolet” and on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Judging from the ubiquity of the small-block Chevrolet over the next half-century […]