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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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Home, Home on the Strange

Posted June 25, 2012 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Browsing through the Library of Congress online photo archives recently, we noted a handful of motorhomes built before that term came into widespread use, all of which seemed to adopt a similar style - box on a stock chassis - but with individual refinements. Take, for instance, the Ford Model T (TT?) based motorhome above, with its body extended over and beyond the hood and grille, plenty of plate glass and stained glass windows, and even lace curtains that presumably drew down in the evenings. Other than the date the photo was taken - April 9, 1924 - nothing seems to be known about about this Ohio-based homebuilt...

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