Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. A Big Thanks from “One of A Kind:Cars”.

For the good folks at ACD who helped us tremendously with the “One of A Kind” Mormon Meteor episode, here’s a hearty thanks. They have many spectacular American cars and we hope to return for another season!

New “One of A Kind” Episode Tonight.

1955 Chevrolet Biscayne. Welcome to the Future.

Sent to the Junkyward

The 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne should not exist.

Crushed. In a landfill. Recycled. Pulped. Unrecognizable. General Motors signed this car’s death warrant in 1959, and watched as a junkyard took it apart, piece by piece.
This car should be dead.
It’s amazing what we lose when we don’t pay attention. We throw things away because they’re taking up space, or because the new hotness comes along. We have a blind spot in our rear-view mirrors that doesn’t see the value in things that fall between old and new.

Rescued and Restored

General Motors was spending too much money keeping its museum pieces in storage, and they decided to clean house. We’ve all made that decision. We’ve tossed out old class notes, or clothes we’ve outgrown, or a pot we used to make pasta night after night. And it’s not until those things are gone that we realize that it had more value than we thought.

Someone managed to grab this car before it hit the crusher. A priceless ancestor of a generation of GM cars was saved. But the way it was brought back to life is simply unbelievable.
That’s why we built a show around it. Tuesday, check out a brand-new episode of One of a Kind: Cars, on Velocity TV. It’s a car show that’s so much more than a car show, but we’re biased.
Velocity by Discovery
9:30 Eastern, 6:30 Pacific

America’s Most Awesome Car.

1935 Duesenberg SJ Special

If you’ve never driven on the salt flats of Utah and Nevada, you may not know that it’s exactly like driving on the surface of the moon. I personally managed to drive my poky little Saturn on the salt flats, taking an ill-advised shortcut, and managed to drive in a straight line, as fast as I could, for hours, in absolute silence. It is an incredible feeling of spacelessness. Nothing moves. There are no signs. You have no sense of place. You could be anywhere.

Eighty years ago, someone did the same thing, and fell in love with the feeling. In the 1930’s, automobile racing was the Wild West. Anyone could do it, anywhere, anytime. And one man, living in Utah, drove his race car out in the middle of nowhere for days at a time, which gave him time to dream.
Out of this nothingness, this unknowable void, came one of the greatest cars in history, establishing the salt flats as the world standard for land speed records. One man designed a car with an engine powerful enough to compete against airplane engines, which most people were using at the time. One man designed a body that was aerodynamic, so that the flow of air would help it achieve his dream.
This car would become known as the Mormon Meteor, and it is one of the most important cars still in existence. It defeated cars the world over. It put Utah on the map for land-speed enthusiasts. Epic films could be written about this car. Brad Pitt could play the lead.
But you can find out about it on Tuesday night, on the world premiere of the “Mormon Meteor” on the new show, One of a Kind: Cars. It’s a show we created and developed ourselves. It’s the untold story about the most unique automobiles on the planet.
But it’s also about the people crazy enough to build and restore them, and hunt for them the world over. Please join us.
One of a Kind: Cars
9:30 Eastern/Pacific