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Postwar Sports Cars with John Nikas

Learn about the influence of WWII on postwar sports car design and production. Discover the thread that connects the MG-TC, Jaguar XK120, Jaguar E-Type, Porsche 911, and Shelby Cobra. This is an excerpt from a tour given by John Nikas, award-winning automotive historian, after his recent presentation on The Theory of Automotive Evolution.

The Jaguar D-Type with John Nikas

Automotive writer and historian John Nikas gives a brief history of the iconic Jaguar D-Type racer. Designed specifically to win the Le Mans 24-hour race, Jaguar produced the iconic D-Type between 1954 and 1957. Innovative monocoque construction and aerodynamic efficiency integrated aviation technology into sports car racing.

1985 Ferrari 308 – An Italian Classic

Blackhawk Museum Docent, Tim Dermody, talks about his 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS. This vehicle in particular is the last 308 produced for the US market according to the Ferrari Registry. The car has been featured in the Mercury News and Motor Trend among others. Tim has owned this Italian Classic for over thirty years and enjoys taking it on spirited drives such as the Highway 1 Dream Drive.

1933 Ford Pickup – Blackhawk Museum Member Cars

Blackhawk Museum member Alan Warren talks about his custom 1933 Ford Pickup. The truck was acquired in a trade when he was 18 years old, sold two years later, and found while on a road trip ten years after originally being sold. After purchasing the car a second time he completed a full frame-off restoration/customization where he installed a more modern drivetrain and powder coated the entire vehicle, body included.  

Corvette Indy 1:3 Scale Concept Model

Peter Brock talks about his experience as a 19-year-old automotive designer at GM Design working with Chuck Jordan. Specifically discussing the 1:3 scale concept model of the mid-engine 1986 Corvette Indy. In an official statement, Ed Welburn, GM Vice President of Global Design said  “Most people associate Chuck Jordan with very tailored and crisp designs of Cadillac and Corvette automobiles, but Chuck also had a passion for truck design and created some of GM’s most significant concept and production trucks of