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Four-Links – globetrotting Graham, Enfield in Africa, cab wars, Celica resto

Published in blog.hemmings.com

“We should not teach them to be afraid,” Hermann Zapp said of the four kids he and his wife had while on a 17-year road trip around the world behind the wheel of a 1928 Graham-Paige. “We should teach them to take some risks … we should build people who are adventurous, who will discover, who like to change things.” (via)

* Then again, for anybody planning a trip through western Africa on bike, this account at ShotsFromTheBar.com is equally terrifying and enlightening. (via)

* After the recent Uber headlines, the Checker Cab Club’s retrospective on some of the cab wars of the Thirties gives a little perspective on what cab owners and drivers had to face throughout their history.

* For the original owner of a 1977 Toyota Celica who’d owned it for 40 years and modded it in multiple fashions, there was just one thing left to do: Take it down to bare metal for a nut-n-bolt restoration. (via)

* BMW’s gone and documented every generation of its 5 series in short individual videos, starting with the E12. (via)