Goodbye, Billy

On Wednesday, March 16, the collector-car community lost one of its most colorful characters, Billy Thompson, of White Post Restorations. Billy was well known not only for the fine restorations that his company produced and the many thousands of brake cylinders that they rebuilt, but for his humor, honesty and willingness to do what it […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1971 Chevrolet Corvette

Is this 1971 Chevrolet Corvette the ultimate small-block Corvette? Not only is it an LT-1, four-speed, convertible, but it’s also been subjected to a full restoration (look at that underhood shot and try not to say “wow”) that was worth some impressive hardware from NCRS. From the seller’s description: Frame-off restoration completed in 2003, 2004 […]

Hauling, and Hauling! Volvo’s ads for the 740 Turbo Wagon

Hemmings Motor News subscribers will soon be receiving their April 2011 issues, and on page 40, they’ll find the “Antique Ads” story detailing Volvo’s humorous, eye-catching and ultimately successful attempt to sell station wagons by promoting their speed and sex appeal, in addition to the typical wagon push of family-friendly practicality. From 1986 through 1990, […]