The Truth About Cars » Cord http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Cord http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Ab Jenkins and His Mormon Meteor, Part Two (With Designer’s Original Drawings) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ab-jenkins-mormon-meteor-part-two-designers-original-drawings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ab-jenkins-mormon-meteor-part-two-designers-original-drawings/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1226201 In Part One, we saw how Ab Jenkins started his speed record career in a Studebaker, then moving to Pierce-Arrow. His greatest success, though, would be at the wheel of a Duesenberg. Because its name is German, a lot of people are mistaken in thinking that Duesenbergs — as other magnificent classic-era cars like Hispano-Suizas — […]

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In Part One, we saw how Ab Jenkins started his speed record career in a Studebaker, then moving to Pierce-Arrow. His greatest success, though, would be at the wheel of a Duesenberg. Because its name is German, a lot of people are mistaken in thinking that Duesenbergs — as other magnificent classic-era cars like Hispano-Suizas — […]

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Ab Jenkins and His Mormon Meteor, Part One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ab-jenkins-mormon-meteor-part-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/ab-jenkins-mormon-meteor-part-one/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223945   Does the name Ab Jenkins mean anything to you? He was once famous as the fastest man on land. What about the name Bonneville? If you’re a car enthusiast, you might associate it with Pontiac, as Bonneville was the nameplate of the now-deceased brand’s flagship sedan. Alternatively, you might think of the Bonneville Salt Flats, […]

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  Does the name Ab Jenkins mean anything to you? He was once famous as the fastest man on land. What about the name Bonneville? If you’re a car enthusiast, you might associate it with Pontiac, as Bonneville was the nameplate of the now-deceased brand’s flagship sedan. Alternatively, you might think of the Bonneville Salt Flats, […]

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When Asked What Attracted Her to Harold, She Replied, “His car, of course.” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/asked-attracted-harold-replied-car-course/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/asked-attracted-harold-replied-car-course/#comments Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=875953 There were a couple of 1937 Cord 812s* for sale at RM Auctions’ sale held in conjunction with the 2014 edition of the Concours of America at St. John’s, the Detroit area’s member of the triumvirate of top-shelf car shows in North America (along with the Pebble Beach and Amelia Island shows). One was a restored four […]

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There were a couple of 1937 Cord 812s* for sale at RM Auctions’ sale held in conjunction with the 2014 edition of the Concours of America at St. John’s, the Detroit area’s member of the triumvirate of top-shelf car shows in North America (along with the Pebble Beach and Amelia Island shows). One was a restored four […]

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Antique Auto Advertising: Why We Introduce A Front Drive Automobile by E. L. Cord http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/antique-auto-advertising-why-we-introduce-a-front-drive-automobile-by-e-l-cord/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/antique-auto-advertising-why-we-introduce-a-front-drive-automobile-by-e-l-cord/#comments Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471556   When you say the word Cord, most car enthusiasts think of the “coffin nose” 810/812 models, designed by Gordon Buehrig for the 1936 and 1937 model years. There was much about the ’36-’37 Cords that was revolutionary, or at the very least advanced for their day. Buehrig’s art deco masterpiece was E. L. Cord’s […]

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  When you say the word Cord, most car enthusiasts think of the “coffin nose” 810/812 models, designed by Gordon Buehrig for the 1936 and 1937 model years. There was much about the ’36-’37 Cords that was revolutionary, or at the very least advanced for their day. Buehrig’s art deco masterpiece was E. L. Cord’s […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Alan Leamy’s Spinning Faster Than A Supercharged Model J Over the “Tom Mix” Duesenberg Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-alan-leamys-spinning-faster-than-a-supercharged-model-j-over-the-tom-mix-duesenberg-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-alan-leamys-spinning-faster-than-a-supercharged-model-j-over-the-tom-mix-duesenberg-edition/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2012 12:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440465 The third worst thing about this car is the fact that it’s known as the “Tom Mix Duesenberg” though western actor Tom Mix had apparently had absolutely nothing to do with it. That was a ginned up provenance by a former owner of the car. The second worst thing would be that somebody thought that […]

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The third worst thing about this car is the fact that it’s known as the “Tom Mix Duesenberg” though western actor Tom Mix had apparently had absolutely nothing to do with it. That was a ginned up provenance by a former owner of the car. The second worst thing would be that somebody thought that […]

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