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AUTO-BIOGRAPHY

Auto-Biography

This section showcases a particular classic car, discussing its history, success (or lack thereof) as a Classic Car and its driveability (or lack thereof). Here we promise an honest opinion and will tell you the good as well as the bad points about it to help you decide about your next car restoration project.

1946 Buick: Where the Fun Begins!
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
1946 Buick: Where the Fun Begins! Buick was ready to go when World War II ended. Because the 1942's were completely redesigned, the '46's were still pretty fresh.…keep reading

Wills Sainte Claire: A Car Ahead of Its Time, Part Three
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Wills Sainte Claire: A Car Ahead of Its Time, Part Three Part One dealt with the biography of C. H. Wills, focusing especially on his long-time association with Henry Ford. Part Two explored the history of the marque. In Part Three, we'll take a more in-depth look at the car's special features and how it was marketed.…keep reading

Wills Sainte Claire: A Community-Built Car, Part Two
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Wills Sainte Claire: A Community-Built Car, Part Two Part One dealt with the biography of C. H. Wills, focusing especially on his long-time association with Henry Ford. In Part Two we'll consider in greater detail the history of the car that bore his name, the Wills Sainte Claire.…keep reading

C.H. Wills: The Man Who Produced the Wills Saint Claire, Part One
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
C.H. Wills: The Man Who Produced the Wills Saint Claire, Part One Childe Harold Wills was a considerable presence in the early development of the automobile, first with Ford and later producing his own car that was a technological marvel. This is the first of a three-part article about the man and his automobile. …keep reading

The Columbia Car: Reliable, Simple to Operate and Ready for Action
Auto Biography
The Columbia Car: Reliable, Simple to Operate and Ready for Action In the late 1800s, as fewer bicycles were being sold, the Columbia Electric Car seemed like a good way for Albert Pope to keep his factories busy.…keep reading

HRG: A Gentleman's Racer
Auto Biography
HRG: A Gentleman's Racer 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
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Rauch and Lang Electrics: Cars of Social Prestige 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
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Cord: A Different Roadability 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
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Earl Cars: Better Looking — Better Built There were hundreds of different makes and models of American cars in the twenties. Among them was the Earl of Jackson, Michigan. This is their story…keep reading

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