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Wheelspin Wheelspin: Road tour, stamps in news

  • Published Friday, June 20, 2014, at 11:17 p.m.
  • Updated Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 6:42 a.m.

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The 2014 Amsoil/Street Rodder Road Tour is scheduled to make an overnight stop in downtown Wichita on Tuesday. The road-going cars will be on display from 5-8 p.m. at the Farm & Art Market Square, said Tim Devlin of Devlin Customs.

“We’ll have about 35 cars participating,” said Jerry Dixey, speaking from the confines of the newly completed Street Rodder Magazine ’59 Chevy Impala. He said it’s one of eight magazine road tours of special interest vehicles to be held from June through November.

This leg originated at the Back to the 50s show in St. Paul, Minn., and will wind up at the NSRA Rocky Mountain Nationals in Pueblo, Colo. The cars will be coming to town from a June 23 open house at the Aeromotive fuel products manufacturing facility in Lenexa, one of the tour’s sponsors.

“We’re going to take our time and cruise on down to Wichita,” Dixey said. Devlin said a limited number of local show cars will also be on display at the Wichita stop, which will be open, without charge, to the public. It will be a good opportunity to see some top-flight cars you might never get a chance to see except in national magazine coverage.

Following the overnight stop here, the group heads west to Dodge City to take in the Old West sights there en route to Colorado.

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The U.S. Postal Service is adding another pair of stamps aimed at the car hobbyist to its lineup. The first stamps, featuring five iconic muscle cars, were issued in February last year and proved so popular they have been re-issued.

Now on sale are stamps featuring the classic ’32 Ford “deuce” hot rod. The artwork, featuring a black, flamed roadster seen from the rear and a front view of a red, channeled roadster, was designed by Derry Noyes.

The stamps are available at major post office locations, or online at usps.com/stamps. Everybody needs a sheet or two of these things to perk up their snail mail.

Reach Mike Berry at mberry@wichitaeagle.com.

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