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Q&A with Kit Foster: December 11, 2014

Q. This axle had a Ford hubcap on it. The width from axle end to axle end is 53 inches and springs run perpendicular to it. The front end of the driveshaft is square. Can you tell me what it fits? — Bob Farrell, Newport Center, Vt. A. It looks like a Ruckstell two-speed...

On December 17, 2014, the first publicly auctioned sale of surplus HMMWVs since 1999, will take place through the online rolling stock surplus sale site,

On the auction block: Hummers unleashed

  By John Adams-Graf Editor, Military Vehicles Magazine and Military Trader   For years, one iconic military vehicle has been notably absent in the surplus stream: The AM General High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, pronounced “HUM-vee”). Known to generations as the “Hummer,” very few of the military 1-1/4-ton trucks have slipped into private...

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider • Chassis 2935 • Ex Alain Delon • Baillon Collection
Estimate : 9 500 000 – 12 000 000 €
1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua • Chassis 2140 • Baillon Collection
Estimate : 800 0000 – 1 200 000 €

France barn find worth millions

Artcurial Motorcars has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following 50 years of lying dormant, the multi-million-dollar Baillon will be sold Feb. 6, 2015, in Paris.


Vehicles are more than “Just Cars”

  When I was growing up, cars were such a crucial part of my life on the Nordstrom farm. Races, demo derbies, enduros, the list goes on. Dad always had Chevrolets everywhere. 1957 Chevrolets and Impalas was his addiction. I remember one time we went to the Chitwood Stunt Show at the fair in...


Q&A with Kit Foster: December 4, 2014

  Q. The Aug. 7 issue had an article in Club Clips about Chrysler’s Turbine Cars. I have enclosed a couple of pictures of a metal advertising piece that I have had for several years. When I found the first one, I thought it might have been given to one of the people who...


Q&A with Kit Foster: November 27, 2014

Q. I have had an NOS fender for a few years and neither myself nor others have been able to identify it. I was once told it was Packard and this upset a few old-timers when I had a friend take it to Hershey. They said they thought it was late 1920s Dodge and...


Q&A with Kit Foster: November 20, 2014

  Q. This is an answer to the question from Jim Vouk regarding timing gear lubrication on a 1936 Chevrolet (Oct. 26). Stripped timing gears are probably the most common major engine failure in the early Chevrolet engines. This is caused by a lack of oil reaching the gears. The timing gear oil nozzle...