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One Lap of the Web: Loewy, Knieval and an evil Capri

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

-- If you've been on Google today, you may have noticed the tribute to famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy who penned, among countless other icons, the Studebaker Avanti. Loewy was born on November 5, 1893 -- read more about his life and designs here, and about his Studebaker Avanti here.

-- Courtesy of an English auto body shop, this series of photos is a must-see for anyone contemplating the purchase of an old car. The amount of corrosion and shoddy repair work hidden in this MK1 Capri is breathtaking. The lesson? Bring a healthy dose of skepticism -- and a magnet -- whenever inspecting a potential purchase.

-- Does any kid alive during the 1960s and '70s NOT remember worshiping stuntman extraordinaire Evel Knievel? Hemmings takes a look back at the life and leaps of one of the world's greatest showmen.




By Autoweek editors