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May 13, 1975 – Inventor of drive-in dies

May 13, 1975 – Inventor of drive-in dies

In the early 1930s, one Richard Hollingshead supposedly came to know a familiar complaint from his plump mother, “Movie theater seats are too small for my frame,” she’d exclaim, probably. To provide his mother with a more enjoyable movie going experience, something that was still relatively new at the time, and to save her from the embarrassment surely associated with breaking chairs, Richard built an at home theater just for her. Ever the good son, Richard nailed bed sheets between two trees on their family property in Camden, New Jersey. He then aimed a Kodak movie projector at it. He...

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25 Of The Rarest Cars In The World And How Much They Cost

25 Of The Rarest Cars In The World And How Much They Cost

25 Of The Rarest Cars In The World And How Much They Cost BY CORY BARCLAY. UPDATED JAN 04, 2022 These are some of the rarest cars in the world, and that also means they come with ridiculous price tags. via WSupercars The 24 cars on this list are all very rare and very expensive. The manufacturers of the cars listed here are well known for their high-performance, high-priced, high-end vehicles. But even companies like Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Bugatti would not have regularly priced cars listed at the exorbitant amounts listed here. No, the cars that are truly the rarest and...

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March 11, 1971 – Lamborghini Countach debuts

March 11, 1971 – Lamborghini Countach debuts

The Lamborghini Countach, the poster car for a generation, made its public debut at the Geneva Auto Show on this day in 1971. Following that unveiling of the Countach concept, known as the LP 500, a grand reception pushed the Italian automaker to transform it into a production model. After three years of further development, it hit the streets in 1974, succeeding the Lamborghini Muira. The LP 500 prototype and production Lamborghini Countach had several key differences. A platform frame sat under the yellow show car, where as production versions received a tubular frame. Additionally, a one of a kind...

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How To Measure Bolt Patterns

How To Measure Bolt Patterns

As we get calls from clients, asking for custom wire wheel conversions, one of the measurements that we need to start with is the bolt pattern on their car.  Its not enough to say "My car's a 4 lug", or "a 5 lug".  We need the distance between those lugs to get you the correct bolt-on splined hub.  Below is quick and easy reference for that information.  If you have further questions, you can always call us and we will walk you though it.       BOLT PATTERN CONVERSION CHART  108.0mm = 4.25" 114.3mm = 4.50"  120.7mm = 4.75" 127.0mm = 5.00" 139.7mm = 5.50"

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1960 Liege-Rome-Liege Race won by an All Woman Team

1960 Liege-Rome-Liege Race won by an All Woman Team

At the end of a week where women's achievements were celebrated, let's remember that the late Pat Moss (Stirling's sister) and Ann Wisdom won the 1960-Rome-Cork on board the Big Healey. 3500 km from northern Europe through the Alps to southern Yugoslavia and back in 96 hours of non-stop and thorough driving. It was BMC's first straight win at the European Rally Championship, and the first for an all female crew. Of the 89 runners, 71 DNF'ed. The 13 finalists included 4 Healeys, 3 Porsche, 3 Citroën and a Volvo 122.  

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