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Four-Links – drag racing in Brazil, holy grail of Hot Wheels, Chuck Jordan, Spain and the SEAT

Published in blog.hemmings.com

Safety equipment was minimal, the pits were dirt, and the grills were constantly aflame. A recent photo essay on Native Customs looks at the drag racing scene in one small town in Brazil, which reminded the author a lot of what drag racing once looked like here in the States.

* Antiques Roadshow recently evaluated a prototype Hot Wheels bay-window Volkswagen Bus and declared it to be worth as much as $150,000. Ronan at Ran When Parked has more on the story.

* Influx’s Luke Edwards this week took a look at the career of GM designer Chuck Jordan and the cars he designed.

* To sat the Spanish love the SEAT 600 is a bit of an understatement, as James Kraus of Auto Universum pointed out in his article this week on the public art devoted to the car.

* Finally, plenty to take in throughout this 16-minute video that Mac of Mac’s Motor City Garage posted on the 1969 GM Progress of Power alternative-power vehicle exhibition.