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Moving The Metal – Part V

A 1956 Ford F-750 “Big Job” hauling 1957 Fords Many of the cars in today’s photos date from 1957, which was a significant year in many ways. Tail fins were approaching their peak. The new Chrysler torsion bar front suspension was unique in the domestic industry, as Packard returned to conventional coil front and rear…

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The Kurtis That Inspired The Muntz Jet

An enthusiastic response to his prototype Kurtis Sports Car from the press and public at the 1949 Indianapolis 500 helped convince Frank Kurtis to produce it in limited numbers. While he had built a number of attractive one-off customs throughout his career, he had never manufactured a road car in any quantity before. Early plans…

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The New Models Are In at Knapp Chevrolet

A 1951 DeLuxe Styline Bel Air draws a good crowd at Knapp Chevrolet Many of us remember when the annual model change was a big deal. Although it was decried at the time by industry critics as planned obsolescence, it generated great excitement among both car buyers and young automobile enthusiasts like your writer. Big…

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Scenes On the Streets of Boston – Part II

Fenway Park Motors on Boylston Street near the Fenway In 1954, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Kevin Lynch began his Perceptual Form of the City project, a five year endeavor funded by The Rockefeller Foundation. He was joined in it by Professor Gyorgy Kepes at the M.I.T. Center for Urban and Regional Studies and Nishan…

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