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Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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The Old “buy-it-and-drive-it-cross-country” Dream

Posted March 02, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

I recently returned from the annual Scottsdale auto auctions, after spending nearly a week covering six of them with friends and co-workers Jeff Koch and Mark McCourt and witnessing some of the rarest and most sought-after vehicles on the planet crossing the block. Once I returned home, I was finally able to start going through my photos of the auction cars, and in so doing, I was reminded of this Pontiac.

While in Arizona, my life-long desire to buy a vintage car from the dry Southwest and drive it back East, both creating memories and finally acquiring a mostly rust-free car in the process, kept boiling to the surface. I know it’s a cliché to some, but many of you who’ve battled endless rusted fasteners or spent countless hours repairing or countless dollars paying for rust repairs to body and floor panels on your vintage cars may still be able to relate to this.

Who's ready for an epic and possibly uncomfortable road trip?

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