Road Trippin’: Stumbling Into The Home Of An Iconic Automotive Brand While Cruising Vermont


Road Trippin’: Stumbling Into The Home Of An Iconic Automotive Brand While Cruising Vermont

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke)- While heading out to the right coast for a vacation we decided to get off the Interstate and head through Vermont and New Hampshire on some two lane roads through the mountains. Quite by accident we arrived in Bennington, Vermont, home of Hemmings Motor News.

Surely you all know Hemmings Motor News, the old car bible for many years. They have several other fine gearhead publications as well. Turns out they have a fine collection of vintage iron, housed in a vintage but still working Sunoco station. Full service no less!
The collection included a nice variety of cars, trucks, a couple of motorcycles, and a bunch of automobilia. Many of the panel trucks were in Hemmings livery. An 1886 Benz Motor Wagon was present, looking less comfortable than the Benz E350 we arrived in. One of the few Dodge A100 pickups that hasn’t been turning into a wheelstander was there. A 1960 Cadillac Series 62 coupe took up more than it’s share of space. A phone booth (remember those?)  was against a back wall. A BMW Isetta represented the micro cars.  All in all, a worthwhile stop.
A big thank you to Tyson who opened up the joint early and gave us a private, guided tour.

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One thought on “Road Trippin’: Stumbling Into The Home Of An Iconic Automotive Brand While Cruising Vermont

  1. Rob

    Main photo – wow a Austin Bantam Roadster, never ever seen a restored one.

    The blown injected hemi must have been a option – maybe.

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