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    • Texas Man Adds A Little Extra To His Restored 1939 Ford

      Hemi engine under the hood, jet engine in the trunk! (Photo courtesy KBTX.com)

      Like other car aficionados, Joe Wilkins brought his ’39 Ford to Doug Leopold at Classic Collision and Restoration in Bryan, Texas to rebuild the classic from the ground up.

      "Big project, no big deal, but this was a little bit of a bigger project," said Leopold.

      That's because Wilkins didn't ask for a "typical" restoration. Joe wanted something extra special. Besides the Hemi engine to be installed under the hood, he wanted an additional engine in the back...a jet engine.

      "Building this kept me young and it was a real break from reality in the laboratory," said Wilkins.

      Incredibly, Watkins sometimes uses his Hemi Jet Ford as his daily driver. "I've even got air conditioning in it, a stereo; I've taken it to the store to get milk and bread," said Wilkins.

      The tailpipe has an afterburner that develops thrust beyond what the car can produce through the wheels. No one's sure yet how fast this Ford can go, but Joe will tell you its cost was in the six figures. Joe plans on taking the Hemi Jet ’39 Ford to Utah next year to see if it can be first street legal car to hit 300 mph.

      Watch the video and read the rest of this story here.

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    • 2012 Macungie Das Awkscht Fescht Highlights

      As mentioned in our last post about Crosleys Being Featured at Das Awkscht Fescht 2012, we stopped by the show to get some footage of what the event is all about. Das Awkscht Fescht has a great laid-back vibe and Macungie, PA has the small-town-USA atmosphere that we love, so it's become one of our favorite shows of the year. Swap meet vendors and enthusiasts start showing up as early as Wednesday or Thursday and by Friday the fields are starting to fill up. Show goers quickly find their favorite shady spot to sit and talk cars for the day. We're always excited to see what sort of rare collectible vehicles show up each year. This year was no different, especially with the Crosley club coming together to put on a great display. Check out some of our pics and the video above to see what you're missing if you aren't hitting this show!

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    • Having an Original Hemi isn't enough for you?

      Then you may want to get yourself registered for the next RM Auction in Arizona. If you thought the prices on original Hemi cars were hefty.. wait until you see what THE original Charger will go for.

      This car was the first to use the iconic Charger name, and was used to show off Chrysler's new 7.0 Hemi V8. This car last changed hands in 2001, and over the years has been restored back to like-new condition. I think any motorhead would be thrilled to have this in their garage. I can imagine that 600HP Hemi really moves!

      For more information and pictures on this beaut, check out the story over at AutoBlog.com

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