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Four-Links – Airstream appeal, DPL flood, Jeep speed, Willys 99

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What exactly makes the Airstream so popular to this day? To answer that question, the National Trust for Historic Preservation spoke with Airstream restorer Matthew Hoffman about the aluminum-clad campers.

* According to the Detroit Free Press, the National Automotive History collection at the Detroit Public Library suffered slight damage last month when a sprinkler pipe burst, flooding part of the library’s Skillman branch.

* How fast can an old Jeep go? How slow can one go? Ken Bushdiecker at examined those questions from just about every conceivable angle, so sit down for a deep dive on the Jeep’s capabilities, physics, and other ruminations.

* Willys was in an awkward position when, in 1933, a judge overseeing the company canceled production of the upcoming Model 99 — after the company had already printed brochures featuring the car. Mac’s Motor City Garage has more on the 99 that never was.

* This week David Conwill, Hemmings associate editor, found some footage of a Model T tour in Montana in 1981. Interesting to compare the hobby then versus now.