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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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Hitting the Road (Again) in a Hydra-Matic ’53 GMC

Posted June 01, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl

When Bill Miles feels a travelin’ jones coming on he doesn’t shop around for discount flights and cheap rental cars. Instead he tunes up his 1953 GMC pickup and hits the road.

Since buying his Hydra-Matic equipped hauler out of the pages of Hemmings Motor News in 2000 and tending to its mechanical needs, as well as performing some updates for the sake of drivability and safety, Bill has racked up about 55,000 miles including a 5,200-mile cross country run in 2009.

His latest adventure is taking him on a tour of the Midwest with stops at an American Truck Historical Society meet in Iowa and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. Bill plans to then head South and take in some more attractions including the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, before returning to his home just west of Boston.

Where's this Hydra-Matic headed next?

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