Planned obsolescence and Cuban auto culture

Along with the now-resolved mystery of the Cuban skycar, I also came across a passage from Richard Schweid’s 2004 book, “Che’s Chevrolet, Fidel’s Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba,” that I thought worth noting here (many thanks to the University of North Carolina Press for allowing us to publish this excerpt):
Keep it running. Use […]

March Military Campaign – 9-mile Jeep

One almost never sees unused Jeeps, especially the Willys MB  Jeeps cranked out by the thousands and shipped all over the world. So (excluding the possibility of an older restoration) how did one manage to accumulate just 9.6 miles, as did this one that showed up during a recent consolidation of Army museums at the […]

Open Diff: a time for reflection

While you as readers of this blog should feel free to come to us with your feedback at any time, we thought it’d be a good idea to open up the chat lines with another Open Diff post to see what’s on your minds, and how you think we could improve the Hemmings Blog.
For example, […]