On September of 1988, BlackHawk Automotive Museum opened its doors to the public. One of the unique properties about the museum is that it is located in Danville, California unlike most automotive museums that reside in the state of Michigan. The museum began its journey in 1982 from the partnership between benefactor, Ken Behring and Don
When Chrysler introduced the redesigned Hemi engine in 1964, it immediately dominated NASCAR and NHRA racing. NASCAR, worried that its fabled parity was threatened, announced a ban of the Hemi engine for the 1965 season. Ronnie Householder, who was Chrysler’s Director of Racing in the 1960's, made the decision to “pull” ace driver Richard Petty, who was the
This 1963 Pontiac Tempest Le Mans 421 Super Duty Factory Experimental Lightweight is 1 of the 6 examples produced and it is one of only two remaining. After Mickey Thompson and Royal Pontiac dominated Super Stock and A/FX in 1962 with their own specially-prepared Tempest racers, GM’s Pontiac Motor Division took aim at the
Many automotive historians will refer to the GM 1963 split window Corvette design as the most beautiful Corvette produced during the 1960s. One man in particular who was highly involved with the popular 1963 Corvette development and styling theme was Mr. Larry Shinoda. His journey began in 1930 when he was born and raised in Southern California. When he was just a student
The production of the Shelby Mustang GT-350 models, later nicknamed the Cobra, were built and manufactured at the assembly plant in California. ¬The Shelby Mustang models were first introduced to the public on January 27, 1965 at Riverside Raceway among many fans and automotive enthusiasts. The models became an instant success for Ford Motor Company. Two individuals
Speedway Motors has announced the release of its new line of Bolt-Together Chassis Components for 1947-1954 Chevy pickup trucks. The new components will allow a builder to assemble a complete frame using only hand tools and a drill, said the company.