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Erik Barnlund: Bring Back the Old Ford Bronco

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 20, 2019 3:00 PM

On this episode of A Shunpiker's Journal is Ford Bronco enthusiast Erik Barnlund from Bloomington, Illinois who enjoys a hot niche in the collector car business.

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Brian Baker: Concept Vehicles & A3 VIP Adventures

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Segments 1-4Brian Baker, director of the Leland Chapter of the Society of Automotive Historians, joins us to talk about a variety of projects - his, mine and ours.

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Shunpiker's Journal | Janet Guthrie: A Revolution in Racing

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 19, 2019 5:00 PM

 

Janet Guthrie didn’t always want to race cars. In fact, there was a time she wasn’t even thinking about racing. All she wanted to do was become an astronaut. Guthrie graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in physics and started a career as a research and development engineer for Research Aviation. It wasn’t until Guthrie was eliminated from the first Scientist-Astronaut program in 1963 that she decided to try racing.

 

Guthrie entered Motorsports at a time when women were viewed as too fragile for the speed and danger associated with racing. However, Guthrie always had an itch for adventure and was ready to shake up the status quo. In her eyes, she was a driver first and a woman second. In her autobiography, Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle, she stated that despite her qualifications, women were absent from NASCAR, explaining that “tradition was all, and tradition stated that women, peanuts, and the color green were not allowed.”

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Patterson's '59 Ferrari 250GT to Grace the Field

A Shunpiker's Journal
March 11, 2019 5:00 PM

 

Patterson Collection's - 1959 FERRARI 250GT Tour de France

The 2019 Concours d’Elegance of America at The Inn at St. John’s will feature a historic gathering of Ferrari sports and GT cars in celebration of Ferrari’s first of many wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. One highly successful Ferrari GT model from the 1950’s was the Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta Tour de France. Built to competition specifications on a long wheelbase chassis with alloy coachwork, a total of 77 TdF’s were constructed from 1956-1959 in four different versions. After winning the 1956 Tour de France in convincing fashion, Ferrari adopted the name for this model as it continued to dominate the race with victories in 1957 and 1958.

Serial no. 1161 – 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, is owned by the Patterson Collection, Louisville KY, and will be featured at this year’s Concours d’Elegance of America, on Sunday, July 28th, as we celebrate “Racing through the Ages – Ferrari”! 

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Diane Flis-Schneider from America’s Automotive Trust

A Shunpiker's Journal
February 6, 2019 1:00 PM

On this Segment of A Shunpiker's Journal is “Detroit Diane”!

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Auto industry pundit and publisher of the AutoInformed blog site, Ken Zino

A Shunpiker's Journal
February 6, 2019 12:00 PM

On this segment of A Shunpiker's Journal is  Ken Zino!
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The Drive Home - with Auto Journalist Bill Hall | A Shunpiker's Journal

A Shunpiker's Journal
February 6, 2019 11:00 AM

A Shunpiker's Journal - Bill Hall
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The 2019 Automotive Heritage Awards UPDATE

A Shunpiker's Journal
January 11, 2019 8:00 AM

 

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Ford's New Mid-Sized Pickup

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 18, 2018 4:00 PM

A Shunpiker's Journal wrap up today’s program talking to Ford’s marketing manager for the new Ranger pickup, Brian Bell, who talks about the fabulous, new, mid-size pickup, the conversion of the trusty Wayne Assembly Plant, and hints about next year’s introduction of the Ranger-based Bronco SUV.

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"Teen Street Skills" Advanced Driving Program

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 18, 2018 3:00 PM

Shunpiker's Journal met up with famous race car driver and racing team owner, Detroit native Robbie Buhl, at a vacant lot in Corktown near the old Michigan Station not long ago for a demonstration of an advanced driving program he and some partners created for teen drivers. His “Teen Street Skills” program spends a whole day teaching skid control, emergency braking, and a variety of skills. Robbie recently moved his racing business to the Corktown neighborhood. Details at www.teenstreetskills.org.

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