1960: The smog war begins

If the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first automobile smog bill hasn’t been overly memorialized, well, we’re not surprised. Between emissions regulations, safety oversight, insurance premiums and OPEC, the law enacted in April of 1960 was the first, and maybe most important, factor in ushering the almost 20 years of low-performance Seventies and Eighties.
With the […]

Nortons rule the day at Hemmings Sports and Exotics show

Bill McCarthy’s 1975 Norton 850 Commando was the award winner in the Norton motorcycle class at our Sports and Exotics Car Show this past Saturday. He faced some stiff competition in this class with Scott Hill’s 1974 Commando finishing a close second. More than 175 classic and exotic sports cars and motorcycles participated, making this […]

Hemmings Find of the Day- 1935 MG PB Airline Coupé

The Airline Coupés were arguably the prettiest MGs built  in the mid-1930s. It’s believed that just 51 of these streamlined two-seaters, with their flowing fenders, partially integrated spare wheels and sliding sunshine roofs with “cathedral” windows, were built on the P-, N- and prewar T-type chassis chassis with SOHC (OHV in TA) four- and six-cylinder engines. Being coachbuilt […]