2011 Great Race Timelapse 1951 Chrysler New Yorker
Driver: Jonathan Auerbach, New York, NY
Navigator: Jake Auerbach, New York, NY
1951 Chrysler New Yorker
GoPro Camera Timelapse
Pikes Peak Climb (HD)
Brown Door Racing lost there BMW M3 hillclimb car in a practice run the day before the competition. Luckily HHRT driver Ryan Symancek obtained a rental car and the team was ready to compete.... well not really, but Ryan got to go to Pikes Peak and watch (in a rental car).
132394 / 1957 Chrysler Saratoga
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This 1957 Chrysler Saratoga may very well be the nicest in existence. With just 33,039 original miles and forty years of registrations to a single Iowa owner, it's a stunning example of Virgil Exner's finest work. The body is 100% original sheetmetal from nose to those glamorous fins, and it has just a single repaint in its original black and white color scheme. With those fins, this car looks about a mile long, so it had to be right because there was just too many places for problems to hide. Even upon close inspection, it's pretty tough to find anything wrong with this car's bodywork. There's no trick photography here, it truly is as remarkable in person as it looks on screen.
Quad headlights were just coming into fashion, and the Saratoga was offered with both two and four headlights at first to satisfy laws in some states which still did not permit separate low and high beam bulbs. This one obviously received the superior quad headlamps, which is how the car was designed initially.
The engine is a 354 cubic inch "Spitfire" V8 making 285 horsepower thanks to a 4-barrel carburetor. The engine bay is orderly, with a lot of heavy-duty looking equipment around the engine, including what may be the biggest air cleaner ever devised by man. However, it is all very correct and accurately detailed, with beautiful chrome valve covers that do their best to impersonate the mighty Hemi and a high-rise intake manifold that probably helped make big-end horsepower. Much of the firewall is obscured by the large climate control assembly and power brake Booster. The original generator still makes the juice, while the original radiator keeps it all cool. Details like hoses, the battery, and all the wiring are new and correct in every way.
The transmission is Chrysler's famous and virtually indestructible TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic that anchors a wonderfully detailed chassis. Check out the red and yellow high-performance driveshaft twisting the 8-and-three-quarter-inch rear, the satin black frame rails, and the floors still wearing their original undercoating. A fresh dual Exhaust system does its part to help make horsepower, and sounds great doing it, and the suspension has been completely rebuilt, including the innovative torsion bar front setup. It rolls on a set of gorgeous wire wheels wearing BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewalls as original.
The '50s are in full swing inside this Saratoga, but that's the correct upholstery and it's absolutely awesome to see in person. Once you get past the kitschy fabric, you'll discover one of the most handsome interior designs of the era, with the cool red instrument binnacles ahead of the driver and a steering wheel with a hub that looks like a jet nozzle. Look up and you'll find chrome roof bows that make this structural part of the headliner part of the overall design—very cool. It also appears that the original spare tire is still stashed in the trunk, unused for the past five decades, and one glance at the inside of the quarter panels will prove to you that they're original.
Combine the low mileage with a spectacular, highly-correct restoration and the result is a wonderful cruiser that will be the center of attention anywhere it goes. With six-figure prices being the norm for the 300s, this Saratoga starts to look like a real bargain. And let's not forget that these are absolutely wonderful cars on the road, with impressive power and a ride that feels like a hovercraft. Unusual, powerful, and extremely handsome, this Saratoga and its rich history won't last long on the showroom floor. Call today!
1951 AUSTIN A-40 DEVON RIDE 11-22-09
Sunday ride with friends to a burger joint, trying out the new video camera, riding in my 51 Austin A-40, Chrysler 383/727 2x4 tunnel ram etc, fun day....
ICON Derelict - Jay Leno's Garage
Automotive wizard Jonathan Ward shows Jay one of his Derelicts - a unique restomod of a 1952 DeSoto married to a Chrysler Town & Country with its original patina intact.
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The Great Race 2012 - Video Preview
The 2012 Great Race spanned two countries, four states and 19 cities over the course of nine days. Check out our preview of the event, and stay tuned for more videos in this series.
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1957 Chrysler 300C
The fins on this beautiful Chrysler will put any Cadillac to shame. Chrysler guru John Lazenby shows off his 1957 Chrysler 300C to Lance Lambert, host of television's "Vintage Vehicle Show". This may very well be the best example in existence. More information about the show can be found at www.vintagevehicletv.com.
Another test drive in a 1952 Chrysler Saratoga
What a ride! This beauty is equipped with power steering, power brakes, semi-automatic "Fluid-Matic Drive" transmission and a aftermarket a/c.
This Saratoga drives like a brand new car. Everything is working - even the 6 volt bulb radio.
I'm still impressed...
1956 Chrysler Imperial
spotted this at one of my neighbors houses taking a walk around the block, he was shining the tires off.
Great Race June 26, 2012 Hazeldean Mall, Ottawa
Checking out some of the cars during the Ottawa, Ontario part of the Great Race.
The Great Race is a cross-country rally that pits driver/navigator teams against the clock and against each other. The 2012 event was held around the Great Lakes, covering 19 cities, 2 countries and 4 states.
Hemmings Motor News Great Race June 26. 2012 Kanata Ontario.
The Great Race stopped in at the Hazeldean Mall in Ottawa, Ontario. Here is some video of the cars leaving. The Great Race is a cross-country rally that pits driver/navigator teams against the clock and against each other. The 2012 event was held around the Great Lakes, covering 19 cities, 2 countries and 4 states.
1951 Victoria Hard Top Street Rod Classic Muscle Car for Sale in MI Vanguard Motor Sales
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1951 Ford Victoria Hardtop
Front Grille off a Mercury Has Been Modified.
Customized Turn Signals Built Into the Grille
Hood Has Been Shaved and Lowered
Mercury Fender Skirts
Corvette Steering Wheel
Rear Bumper is a Combination of a Ford and a Studebaker Bumper
Working Power Antenna
Speakers in The Rear and Under the Seats
Interior is Leather
Dorr Handles Shaved
Finished Trunk With Poppers
Custom Body Modifications
289 C.U V8 Ford Engine
2,000 Miles on Motor
C-4 Automatic Transmission
Mustang II Front End
Front Disc Brakes
Sharp Dupont 2000 Crimson Pearl Paint (Cadillac and Corvette Color)
Paint done in 2002
Color and Upholstery is Striking Color Combination
This is a must see fun cruiser.
1950 Chrysler Town and Country Classic Car Woody | Huntington Beach Ca.
Check out this 1950 Chrysler Town and Country "woodie" featured at the 2009 Huntington Beach Beachcruiser Car Show at the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street area. This Town and Country is customized with wood trim paneling and is considered a woody and a great American Classic Car. Check out more photos and video of this car at the SoCal Beaches Magazine website www.socalbeachmag.net
1950 Chrysler Royal Woodie Station Wagon
This 1950 Chrysler Royal Woodie Station Wagon is is amazing condition, and the owner drives it daily. The woodwork is in great shape, and it looks awesome up close. If you like woodie station wagons, you'll love this 1950 Chrysler Royal Woody Station Wagon.