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* Reader Larry Stookey sent us this story from the Toledo Blade last month regarding Jerry Brummett and the 1940 Packard Super Eight formal sedan he bought in the early 1960s. What makes the story remarkable is that Brummett got the Packard running, used it to haul around his motorcycles for a couple years, then sealed it up inside a steel tank for 40-plus years before recently bringing it out of storage and starting in on its restoration.
* Over on the Bolly Blog, a quick post this week on the Australia-only Hillman Hustler, a little-known Mopar product that aspired to musclecar status.
* Telstar Logistics this week took a look at the RTA Street Fleet, a group of four specially-prepped buses introduced in the Los Angeles area in 1974 to help inland kids get to the beaches in the summertime. Jim Donnelly said they’re GM Coaches, most likely TDH-3612s.
* If you’re a baseball fan, you got a good look at Ron Washington’s managerial style as he led the Texas Rangers to the World Series last year. To show their appreciation, Nolan Ryan and the rest of the Rangers ownership group got together and found a 1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz to present to Washington, replacing the one he bought new and lost in Hurricane Katrina. (hat tip to diskojoe!)
* Finally, over on Hooniverse, a story on the London-Sydney Marathon, “the largest international rally yet staged.” I think it’s high time for another such rally.
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