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Four-Links – Istanbul Auto Festival, RIP Robert Edwards, round-the-world 2CV, Sab Hori

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More than a few years ago, we visited with some fine car folks in Istanbul during one of the Hemmings cruises. Now we learn that some of those same folks have organized the first Istanbul international classic automobile festival. Best of luck to you all!

* This week we also learned that Robert Edwards, one of the driving forces behind the American Dreaming project we’ve written about previously, has died. Here’s hoping that project will find some way to continue without him.

* British couple Chang Luo and Jie Ding have set out on a two-year round-the-world road trip in a Citroen 2CV. Two years might be optimistic…

* This week the Internet Checker Taxicab Archive paid tribute to Saburo Hori (that’s him on the left above), one of the leading engineers at Checker for decades, who would have turned 100 this year.

* Finally, Rodney Dangerfield on what it takes to be an auto mechanic, from his 1985 television special.