Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we have reports from Racer, Hemmings, and Petrolicious.
My man Marshall Pruett over at Racer is the best in the business when it comes to IndyCar reporting and commentary. This piece on the forced retirement of Dario Franchitti is something fans and non-fans alike need to read.
It was the news that those closest to him kept in confidence: the hellacious concussion Dario Franchitti suffered during his crash in the second portion of IndyCar's double-header at Houston was lingering far longer than expected. He would eventually make a full recovery, but as the cognitive fog continued to persist, alarm bells began to ring.
Lambrecht has more low mileage cars ready to sell. Here's a great photo tour to get you ready for the auction.
While all of the nearly 500 cars and trucks at September's much-hyped Lambrecht Chevrolet auction in Pierce, Nebraska, sold at no reserve, not all of them went to new homes. A number of bidders defaulted on their transactions, so with the deadlines for resolving those defaults passed, VanDerBrink Auctions has re-listed 18 vehicles from the original event.
Remembering USSR-EraCars Through Advertising Photography — Petrolicious
Soviet cars are nuts. It's Friday, here's some nostalgia.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, car ownership in Russia has tripled and that has brought a larger interest to the vintage car culture. We love the look of these vintage advertising photographs featuring Soviet-era cars such as Ladas, GAZ Volgas, Izh 2125 Kombis, and ZAZ Zaporozhets.