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Four-Links – roundtheworldrallyOlds, Macauley’s speedster, Yanks in the Netherlands, Teague

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Erik Andersen over on the H.A.M.B. has a plan. He’s bought an Olds 88, intends to prep it as a rally racer, and then wants to drive it around the world by entering it into as many rallies as he can. Here’s hoping he succeeds.


* While we briefly mentioned the Macauley Packard speedster in this week’s story on the Saunders Packard speedster, The Old Motor has more on the former, a striking car in its own right.


* It’s a little strange seeing the photos of big American cars on the roads of the Netherlands during the Seventies, as assembled in this thread over on


* Many people know of Dick Teague only for his groundbreaking tenure at American Motors, but he had a far more varied career and plenty of interest in collector cars, as this MotorCities profile points out.


* Finally, John Heitmann at The Automobile and American Life presents a brief history of how Japanese cars established a foothold on the American auto market.