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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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When the Journey is the Destination: GT40, Smartabusa, Excelsior, Anglia, Civic, and Teardrop Build Videos

Posted May 17, 2022 5:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: honda motorcycles vespa

While we enjoy the occasional build series in which a restorer or fabricator takes a vehicle from utter rust bucket to a complete running and driving car or truck over a matter of months or even years, sometimes we don't need every detail and just want to see the end result. That's where the time-lapse video comes in handy. Sure, time-lapses often skip over the minutia of exactly how parts fit together - minutia often included in the full build series encapsulated in the time-lapse - and they aren't often narrated or even complemented with good music, but that's okay if all you're looking for is half an hour of motivation to get out from in front of your screen and to undertake your own DIY car project.

We'll start off with Benjamin Workshop's GT40 replica build. While full replicas and even kits are available, this four-year, 4,000-hour build uses just replica body panels, with the entire chassis and suspension welded together from scratch.

Viny B's Hayabusa-powered Smart, a one-year project (which remains active as he figures out how to vacuum-mold his own lightweight body panels), covers a good deal of engineering workarounds to fit the superbike engine into perhaps the smallest package possible.

There's more! Keep reading...

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