Sep23

’71 Camaro ...

It is a noted fact that men tend to collect the cars they loved as boys. As a boy, I was hypnotized with the idea of muscle cars – American V8s with similar raw power to European supercars, but mass produced and correspondingly far, far cheaper, both when new and today. The Dukes of...

1951 Jaguar C-Type

This article is one of a series written about cars in the Blackhawk Museum, as part of the Docent training scheme I have completed. The Jaguar C-Type was Jaguar’s first purpose built racing car. It’s first race was the arduous French endurance classic, the Le Mans 24 hours; it won. It went...

1967 Mirage Ford

This article is one of a series written about cars in the Blackhawk Museum, as part of the Docent training scheme I have completed. Motor racing and car sales have always gone hand in hand. No one understood this better than Henry Ford, who famously said “win on Sunday, sell on Monday”,...

1929 Blower Bentley

This article is one of a series written about cars in the Blackhawk Museum, as part of the Docent training scheme I have completed. To many, the Bentley is the quintessential vintage sports car, and no vintage Bentley is as well known as the Blower, so called due to the large, crankshaft...