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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 Cadillac With Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Posted September 21, 2009 11:33 AM by dstrohl

Today, we'd probably call Louie Mattar obsessive-compulsive. With a goal of absolute non-stop driving, he built his 1947 Cadillac into quite the road warrior, including a shower, a complex on-to-go tire-changing system and a combination toilet/washing machine (no, don't ask). Thirty years ago, though, obsessive-compulsive wasn't in the popular lexicon, and Bob Loeffelbein praised Louie's Cadillac.

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Re: The Cadillac With Everything But the Kitchen Sink

09/21/2009 2:35 PM

Personally, I like the bourbon spigot best of all.

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09/22/2009 6:15 AM

Link did not work for me, anyone else have problems?

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09/22/2009 9:04 AM

I didn't have any problems, Andy, but here's the original URL.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2009/09/20/sia-flashback-everything-and-the-kitchen-sink/

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09/22/2009 11:42 AM

The link works great, many thanks.

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09/22/2009 9:00 PM

I have a vague memory of watching a brief movie clip of this car going across the US non-stop. A piece of the footage showed the "tire changer" system in operation. Seemed like an concept car that did not have a chance to catch on. Some novel ideas, but why bother, as other posters have noted!

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