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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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Richard Nixon Rode in One

Posted January 26, 2009 11:24 AM by dstrohl

If you were watching a major parade anywhere in this country in the 1950s, chances are your first glimpsed the dignitaries riding majestically in a gleaming, 20-foot-long, dual-cowl Chrysler Imperial parade phaeton. Chrysler built three such special phaetons in 1952, facelifted them three years later, and vigorously promoted their use. They remain today among the handsomest and most unusual vehicles of Chrysler's Exner era.

The cars' official debut came at the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena in Jan. 1953, where the cream and rose phaeton carried grand marshal and vice-president-elect Richard Nixon and his family.

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