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Five collector cars to put in your garage this week.

Rev your engines, it’s Street Drift time! Your daily newsletter that shifts your auto industry knowledge into overdrive. We promise more excitement than a game of “I Spy” on a road trip. 🚗

So, buckle up, and let’s hit the road together!


The Greenlight: Porsche Through the Eras

Car Parts: : Bits and pieces of the latest automotive news

Dashboard: Tour Auto 2023

Around the Car: Pic of the Day: 1929 Ford Model A

GreenLight!

Porsche Through the Eras

 The Porsche brand struck gold in America, thanks to importer-extraordinaire Max Hoffmann on the East Coast and SoCal’s sports car frenzy. It’s like the East Coast-West Coast rap battle, but with cars! 🚗 

• Hollywood icons like Steve McQueen and James Dean brought their star power to Porsche, making them the cool kids on the block. 😎

• The Petersen Automotive Museum teamed up with Porsche Cars North America for the 2018 blockbuster exhibit, The Porsche Effect. It showcased gems like the 1938 Berlin-Rome Type 64 race car and the legendary Porsche 356. Talk about a red-carpet lineup!

• In 2023, the museum launched a sequel: We Are Porsche. Celebrating Porsche’s 75th anniversary, it’s like a family reunion with Porsche Cars North America joining the party. 🎉

• We Are Porsche is all about the people behind Porsche’s success. The exhibit rolls out the red carpet for stars like Patrick Dempsey, Steve McQueen, Dan Gurney, Hurley Haywood, Ken Miles, “The Spyder Women” (Betty Shutes, Ruth Levy, and Denise McCluggage), Patrick Long, Rod Emory, and Daniel Arsham. It’s an A-list gathering! 🌟 

• The third floor of the museum transforms into a gallery of cars and personality bios, celebrating the epic love story between “Man and Machine.” Pass the popcorn! 🍿

Car Parts!

1- ‘Iconic’- A must-have for collectors, the iconic Lamborghini Diablo SV is up for auction.

2- ‘Modern-Classic’- This 1951 Mercury coupe listed on ClassicCars.com is a perfect combination of a vintage mobster style and modern features.

3- ‘Revive!’- NEVS, a Swedish electric-vehicle startup known for its effort to revive Saab, has shut down production development activities and is selling its properties.

4- ‘Enthusiastic!’- The listed cars from AutoHunter exhibit blurred boundaries of the muscle car category while still appealing to a muscle car enthusiast, with one being a pure representation of the genre.

5- ‘Your Go-To’- Five collector cars to put in your garage this week.

Dashboard

Tour Auto 2023

Tour Auto 2023 was held from April 24 to 29, 2023, in France.

Alright, buckle up, because we’re taking a wild ride through the Tour Auto Optic 2000’s epic ups and downs! 🏎️💨 

• April 24th: The party started at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris, where 236 classic beauties, including the ultra-rare Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, showed off their curves. The only rule? Cars had to be built between 1951 and 1973. Talk about a retro rendezvous! 🕺

• April 25th: Drivers kicked off the endurance race at the swanky castle of Vaux le Vicomte. After a nail-biting first stage, they hit the Dijon Prenois circuit, where Thierry Boutsen and Hervé Ordioni snagged the first victory in their #201 Shelby Cobra 289. 🏁 

• April 26th: Drivers left Beaune for the Bresse racetrack, tackling two special stages through some classy vineyards. The day saw a 1965 Porsche 911 2.0L and a Ferrari 512M take center stage. Vive la France! 🇫🇷🍇 

• April 27th: Racers experienced the fabulous Circuit de Charade, where a Ford GT40 and a Shelby Cobra battled for supremacy. The day ended with a dramatic lead change after an unfortunate accident involving Boutsen’s Cobra. Talk about a plot twist! 😱 

• April 28th: The drivers cruised through stunning views of the Rhône valley, but Mother Nature had other plans. Racing came to a halt as safety concerns grew. Rain, rain, go away! 🌧️

• April 29th: The penultimate stage took racers to Saint Nazaire le Désert, followed by the grand finale at Circuit Paul Ricard. Emile Breittmayer’s Ford GT40 put pedal to the metal and clinched victory in the competition category. A triumphant finish! 🏆🍾

Around The Car

Pic of the Day: 1929 Ford Model A

Surf’s up, dudes and dudettes! 🏄‍♂️ The Pick of the Day is a gnarly 1929 Ford Model A Woody surf wagon, complete with a matching longboard. Found on ClassicCars.com, this bad boy’s chillin’ in Shawano, Wisconsin, ready to ride the waves of attention. 🚙🌊

This one-of-a-kind, award-winning surf wagon sports a cheery yellow paint job that’ll make you feel like you’re cruisin’ down a California highway (where it originally hailed from). It’s got all the rad gear, like dual-bar bumpers, a chrome radiator shell, running boards, and chrome hubcaps. And let’s not forget the surfboard on the rooftop, because what’s a surf wagon without the board? 🤙

Step inside, and you’ll be transported to a beachy paradise, thanks to groovy stickers, a hula doll, and a throwback decal from the now-defunct United States Surfing Association. Totally tubular, right? 🌴

If you’re stoked to snag this sick ride, it’s yours for just $29,985. Cowabunga, my friends! 🌞

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