Hemmings Find of the Day – 1939 Fiat NSU Roadster

It’s nearly impossible to think of two cars with as little in common as Fiat’s pre-war people-mover, the 500 “Topolino,” and that sumptuous, 21st-century chariot of the uber-rich, Maybach’s 57S. And yet, there is a link: Each was the basis of a limited-production variant produced by the German coachbuilder Weinsberg. Strictly speaking, what lies beneath […]

Amphicars and Presidential Humor

As entertaining a notion that a President of the United States even owned an Amphicar is, President Lyndon B. Johnson was a certified practical joker when it came to automobiles that doubled as boats. What follows is a tale from then Special Assistant to the President Joseph A. Califano, Jr.: The President, with Vicky McCammon […]