Duesenberg

21 Apr 19
Automobile Updates

Advanced driver assistance systems are among the biggest selling points for vehicles today. Some safety features we likely take for granted, like seat belts and anti-lock braking systems.  Here is a look at the most common high-tech safety features on the market and how they work. Over the last few decades, the technology available in […]

21 Apr 19
Automobile Updates

Advanced driver assistance systems are among the biggest selling points for vehicles today. Some safety features we likely take for granted, like seat belts and anti-lock braking systems.  Here is a look at the most common high-tech safety features on the market and how they work. Over the last few decades, the technology available in […]

21 Apr 19
Andreas Mehler

Advanced driver assistance systems are among the biggest selling points for vehicles today. Some safety features we likely take for granted, like seat belts and anti-lock braking systems.  Here is a look at the most common high-tech safety features on the market and how they work. Over the last few decades, the technology available in […]

20 Apr 19
FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Historical Society is bringing a traveling exhibit devoted to Indiana’s rich automotive and racing heritage to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The “Auto Indiana” exhibit is housed in a 53-foot double expandable semi-trailer called History on Wheels. The historical society says the state-of-art exhibit will visit the Speedway next month for the […]

20 Apr 19
CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Historical Society is bringing a traveling exhibit devoted to Indiana’s rich automotive and racing heritage to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The “Auto Indiana” exhibit is housed in a 53-foot double expandable semi-trailer called History on Wheels. The historical society says the state-of-art exhibit will visit the Speedway next month for the […]

20 Apr 19
Rick Carey's Collector Car Auction Reports

Just over a thousand lots crossed the Mecum auction block at the NRG Center in Houston, Mecum’s eighth year at this venue. The car count was the Houston sale’s second highest. The sell-through rate also was second highest. The sale total, however, was the second lowest, a performance traced to a paucity of high priced […]

17 Apr 19
Ford Motor Company

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17 Apr 19
Research Reports

Automotive hydraulic brake is a type of braking mechanism that utilizes brake fluid (glycol fluids) as joint between the brake pedal, brake shoes, and brake drums. Automotive hydraulic brakes are considered self-equalizing brakes and their function is based on the principle of Pascal’s law. In an automotive hydraulic brake, when the brake pedal is pressed, […]

16 Apr 19
Consequence of Sound
In one of the more unusual lineups to head out on tour this year, Massachusetts-based Celtic punkers Dropkick Murphys and Maryland metal quartet Clutch will hit the road together this fall, with metalcore veterans Hatebreed as direct support. The trek is set to kick off on September 20th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and wraps up on October 15th at the WAMU Theater in Seattle, Washington. Along the way, the pair will be joined by opening acts, including dark folk artist Amigo The Devil, and former Good Riddance frontman Russ Rankin. While the Dropkick Murphys haven’t released any new music since their last album, 2017’s 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, the band has been plenty busy. Last month, they played an acoustic set at the House of Blues in Boston as part of a St. Patrick’s Day boxing event, and they recently announced that German guitar manufacturer Duesenberg will be releasing a very limited edition Dropkick Murphys Alliance Series guitar and bass. The Murphys also have a busy spring and summer ahead with April taken up with dates in Ireland and the UK and June taken up working through mainland Europe. As for Clutch, the band is going back on the road to support the release of last year’s Book of Bad Decisions album. In the months leading up to their jaunt with the Murphys, Clutch will be playing a number of festival dates, including the Download Festival at Castle Donington in the U.K., and Clisson, France’s Hellfest, as well as hitting Heavy Montreal this coming July and this year’s installment of Psycho Las Vegas in August. Tickets for many of the dates on this tour are set to go on sale this Thursday, April 18th at 10am local time at this location, and will also be available here. Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, and Hatebreed Tour Dates: 09/20 — Springfield, MA @ MassMutual Center + 09/21 — Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena + 09/22 — Asbury Park, NJ @ Sea.Hear.Now Festival * 09/24 — Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheater + 09/25 — Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre + ^ 09/26 — Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company + 09/28 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life + 09/29 — Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre + 09/30 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom + 10/01 — St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live + ^ 10/03 — Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Center of the Arts Amphitheatre + 10/05 — Denver, CO @ 1STBANK Center + ^ 10/06 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center + 10/08 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium 10/09 — San Diego, CA @ Park at the Park Petco Park 10/12 — Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl ! # 10/14 — Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden ! 10/15 — Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater ! ^ + = with Amigo the Devil ! = with Russ Rankin * = festival date, Dropkick Murphys only ^ = no Hatebreed # = no Clutch or Hatebreed
16 Apr 19
Backstage SoCal

On Friday, June 21, during the Summer Solstice, Day of Music Fullerton will host its free annual event in alliance with the annual Fête de la Musique and Make Music festivals around the world. From 12-10 pm, various concerts will take place in courtyards, restaurants, bars, retail stores, places of worship, parks, parking lots and […]

15 Apr 19
C and M Auto Repair Services

Highbanks Corridor of Notoriety National Smaller person Car Shop in Glenview Racing Exhibition hall (Belleville, KS) – in case you are into midget vehicle hustling, by then this is your heavenly spot of choice. Walter P. Chrysler Childhood Home and Gallery (Ellis, KS) – from humble beginnings climbed this titan of the car business. Mr. […]

14 Apr 19
The Mercury News
Click here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device. [cq comment=”1956 Imperial South Hampton Coupe “]Walter P. Chrysler formed the Chrysler Corp. in 1925 by acquiring the assets of the Maxwell Motor Corp. The first Chrysler car in 1926 was largely made from the designs of the last Maxwell produced. Imperial also made its debut in 1926 before DeSoto or Plymouth and before Dodge became part of Chrysler. According to my old college dictionary, “imperial” means regal, majestic, noble or grand. The plan was to build a car those words would accurately describe. The competition for the new 1926 Imperial was Packard, Cadillac, Lincoln, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow and other luxury cars. List pricing for the new Imperials was from $2,885 ($40,500 today) for a roadster to $3,695 ($51,875 today) for a limo. This first-generation Imperial used a 288.6-cubic-inch straight-six engine rated at 92 horsepower. Called the Model E-80, it was the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car in 1926. The model designation meant one could cruise at 80 mph all day long, which was guaranteed by Chrysler. While the Imperials were some great and beautiful cars, they were never big sellers. Sometimes called Chrysler Imperial and sometimes just called Imperial, it was always the top of the Chrysler line. In the early 1930s, Imperial produced some gorgeous cars; then came the 1934-36 Airflow models. Chrysler always bragged about their engineering, and those ones were definitely well engineered. They were the first cars designed using a wind tunnel, as the cars of the 1920s actually were more aerodynamic if pointed backward in a wind tunnel. They were some of the first cars to use fender skirts and used a sort of unibody construction, making the cars very strong. But the public didn’t like the streamline styling, so the sales were disappointing. This seemed to scare management into very conservative automotive design until the 1955-56 models were introduced. If memory serves me correctly, every model from the Big Three was new for the 1955-56 models. They were all more exciting and attractive then previous years, with significant sales gains reflecting the public’s approval. The famous auto designer Virgil Exner was put in charge of the 1955 Chrysler passenger car lines, and Imperial became a separate make in 1955, no longer Chrysler Imperial. In a book written by auto editors of “Consumer Guide,” design leadership shifted from GM to Chrysler in 1955, and by 1957 GM was trying to catch up with Chrysler. Walnut Creek resident Dan Caruth’s 1956 Imperial is an excellent example of Exner’s styling. Except that the car was repainted the initial Rosewood Tan and Sand Dune Beige in 1998, this edition’s car is all original. Caruth bought this Imperial in October 2016 from a collector in Southern California. Car collectors are like pet owners in that when they part with the car or pet, they want to make sure it goes to a good home. Caruth paid $25,000, but this collector insisted that should Caruth ever decide to sell this car, he would have the right of first refusal and put that clause in the contract. Caruth says the car was in excellent condition. “I have replaced the tires, and my mechanic has gone through it top to bottom and replaced the brakes, hoses and made some minor adjustments. This was the first year for the push-button transmission. This car is a very early production car, so it has the two-speed Power-flite transmission instead of the three-speed Torque-flite transmission, which was available later in that model year,” he says. This 63-year-old car has only been driven 52,000 miles. The push-button drive was pretty cool, but there was no park gear. Imperial had an excellent parking brake, but just in case, each car also came with a wedge-shaped wooden block to put behind a tire to ensure the owner that his or her car would be waiting where it had been parked. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Of the 10,268 Imperials built for 1956, only 2,094 were Imperial South Hampton Coupes. This is a very big car, more than 19 feet long, weighs 4,555 pounds and sits on 133-inch wheelbase. It has a 285-horsepower, 354-cubic-inch hemi V8 engine and all the bells[cq comment=”horns”] and whistles of the day, including power steering, windows, seats and brakes. The list price for this Imperial was $5,094, or about $47,750 in today’s dollars. If a customer wanted the optional first AM all-transistor car radio, that was an additional $150, or about $1,400 in today’s dollars. Air conditioning was an option, but not for those light in the wallet. The cost was $535, or $5,000 in today’s dollars. One of the most unique styling features was the round “Gunsight” taillights mounted on the top of the rear fenders. Under the right rear tail light, there is a small red reflector button that when pushed unlocks a door to reveal the gas filler. While Imperial was not too popular when new, they are popular with Dan Caruth. He owns three of them. Have an interesting vehicle? Contact David Krumboltz at MOBopoly@yahoo.com. To view more photos of this and other issues’ vehicles, search for “David Krumboltz” at mercurynews.com.
14 Apr 19
East Bay Times
Click here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device. [cq comment=”1956 Imperial South Hampton Coupe “]Walter P. Chrysler formed the Chrysler Corp. in 1925 by acquiring the assets of the Maxwell Motor Corp. The first Chrysler car in 1926 was largely made from the designs of the last Maxwell produced. Imperial also made its debut in 1926 before DeSoto or Plymouth and before Dodge became part of Chrysler. According to my old college dictionary, “imperial” means regal, majestic, noble or grand. The plan was to build a car those words would accurately describe. The competition for the new 1926 Imperial was Packard, Cadillac, Lincoln, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow and other luxury cars. List pricing for the new Imperials was from $2,885 ($40,500 today) for a roadster to $3,695 ($51,875 today) for a limo. This first-generation Imperial used a 288.6-cubic-inch straight-six engine rated at 92 horsepower. Called the Model E-80, it was the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car in 1926. The model designation meant one could cruise at 80 mph all day long, which was guaranteed by Chrysler. While the Imperials were some great and beautiful cars, they were never big sellers. Sometimes called Chrysler Imperial and sometimes just called Imperial, it was always the top of the Chrysler line. In the early 1930s, Imperial produced some gorgeous cars; then came the 1934-36 Airflow models. Chrysler always bragged about their engineering, and those ones were definitely well engineered. They were the first cars designed using a wind tunnel, as the cars of the 1920s actually were more aerodynamic if pointed backward in a wind tunnel. They were some of the first cars to use fender skirts and used a sort of unibody construction, making the cars very strong. But the public didn’t like the streamline styling, so the sales were disappointing. This seemed to scare management into very conservative automotive design until the 1955-56 models were introduced. If memory serves me correctly, every model from the Big Three was new for the 1955-56 models. They were all more exciting and attractive then previous years, with significant sales gains reflecting the public’s approval. The famous auto designer Virgil Exner was put in charge of the 1955 Chrysler passenger car lines, and Imperial became a separate make in 1955, no longer Chrysler Imperial. In a book written by auto editors of “Consumer Guide,” design leadership shifted from GM to Chrysler in 1955, and by 1957 GM was trying to catch up with Chrysler. Walnut Creek resident Dan Caruth’s 1956 Imperial is an excellent example of Exner’s styling. Except that the car was repainted the initial Rosewood Tan and Sand Dune Beige in 1998, this edition’s car is all original. Caruth bought this Imperial in October 2016 from a collector in Southern California. Car collectors are like pet owners in that when they part with the car or pet, they want to make sure it goes to a good home. Caruth paid $25,000, but this collector insisted that should Caruth ever decide to sell this car, he would have the right of first refusal and put that clause in the contract. Caruth says the car was in excellent condition. “I have replaced the tires, and my mechanic has gone through it top to bottom and replaced the brakes, hoses and made some minor adjustments. This was the first year for the push-button transmission. This car is a very early production car, so it has the two-speed Power-flite transmission instead of the three-speed Torque-flite transmission, which was available later in that model year,” he says. This 63-year-old car has only been driven 52,000 miles. The push-button drive was pretty cool, but there was no park gear. Imperial had an excellent parking brake, but just in case, each car also came with a wedge-shaped wooden block to put behind a tire to ensure the owner that his or her car would be waiting where it had been parked. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Of the 10,268 Imperials built for 1956, only 2,094 were Imperial South Hampton Coupes. This is a very big car, more than 19 feet long, weighs 4,555 pounds and sits on 133-inch wheelbase. It has a 285-horsepower, 354-cubic-inch hemi V8 engine and all the bells[cq comment=”horns”] and whistles of the day, including power steering, windows, seats and brakes. The list price for this Imperial was $5,094, or about $47,750 in today’s dollars. If a customer wanted the optional first AM all-transistor car radio, that was an additional $150, or about $1,400 in today’s dollars. Air conditioning was an option, but not for those light in the wallet. The cost was $535, or $5,000 in today’s dollars. One of the most unique styling features was the round “Gunsight” taillights mounted on the top of the rear fenders. Under the right rear tail light, there is a small red reflector button that when pushed unlocks a door to reveal the gas filler. While Imperial was not too popular when new, they are popular with Dan Caruth. He owns three of them. Have an interesting vehicle? Contact David Krumboltz at MOBopoly@yahoo.com. To view more photos of this and other issues’ vehicles, search for “David Krumboltz” at mercurynews.com.
13 Apr 19
Northwest Passage Record

  NWPR’s origin roots began as a news wire service in June 1990, primarily in service to the Art-to-Art Palette Journal with reading content focusing on the Arts, Education and Humanities within Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. In January 2010, NWPR not only expanded its home roots along Ohio US 127 and Indiana US 27, but also […]

13 Apr 19
Art-to-Art Palette Journal

HOME  ON THE RECORD  SOCIETY  GOVERNMENT  AGRICULTURE  BUSINESS  EDUCATION  SPORTS  ARTS  TRAVEL  REVIEWS   http://www.northwestpassagerecord.com NWPR’s origin roots began as a news wire service in June 1990, primarily in service to the Art-to-Art Palette Journal with reading content focusing on the Arts, Education and Humanities within Eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. In January 2010, NWPR […]