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Second Chance Garage

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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Auto-Biography, Cont'd.

HRG: A Gentleman's Racer

HRG: A Gentleman's Racer

Auto Biography
From 1936 to 1956 (with a gap for the War years), HRG made only 241 cars and it is thought that 225 survive. That's an unheard of 94% survival rate. (Of that number, about 25 are in the U.S.) Most of these cars are still in use, and some continue to compete. …keep reading

Rauch and Lang Electrics: Cars of Social Prestige

Rauch and Lang Electrics: Cars of Social Prestige

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Rauch and Lang was one of the finest, most expensive, and longest lasting of the early electrics. It oozed luxury and was de rigueur of the social set. …keep reading

Cord: A Different Roadability

Cord: A Different Roadability

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Its front-wheel drive was innovative; its design was low, sleek and daring; and many owners loved it. The Cord, both the L-29 and the later 810/812s, won speed race awards and design accolades. Even though the Cord was never a great commercial success, it's definitely a classic we'd all love to own. …keep reading

Earl Cars: Better Looking — Better Built

Earl Cars: Better Looking — Better Built

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
There were hundreds of different makes and models of American cars in the twenties. Among them was the Earl of Jackson, Michigan. …keep reading

Chrysler Royal

Chrysler Royal

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Disappointed with the sales of the radical Chrysler Airflow, Chrysler was looking for a more traditional automobile. …keep reading

Winton: The King of Cars

Winton: The King of Cars

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
The Winton caught the public imagination, first when it was introduced in the late 1890s, again when it was featured on a 1995 US postage stamp, and yet again in 2003 when PBS aired "Horatio's Drive" about the car's famous trek across the US …keep reading

Waverley Electric

Waverley Electric

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Clearly, electric vehicles are nothing new. Many of the early horseless carriage cars of the early 20th century were battery powered. Here's the story of one of them. …keep reading

Holsman Highwheeler Motor Buggy (1901-1911)

Holsman Highwheeler Motor Buggy (1901-1911)

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
In the early days of automobile production, folks were still wondering about how to use a horseless carriage. To answer this question, in 1901 Henry K. Holsman started the Holsman Automobile Company and built one of the most successful "highwheelers". …keep reading

The Chevrolet Masters

The Chevrolet Masters

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
The thirties and early forties were good and innovative years for the Chevrolet marque. From 1934 through 1942 Chevrolet "mastered" the market and captured the popular imagination. …keep reading

Hudson Terraplane

Hudson Terraplane

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Introduced in the depths of the Great Depression, the Terraplane offered comfort, power, durability and reliability at a lower cost that the competition. …keep reading