Please come meet me in Pebble Beach

I’m absolutely honored to have been asked by my friend Wayne Carini, and the folks at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to participate as a panelist in their Classic Car Forum during Monterey car week. Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum Highlights...

DRIVEN: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T Convertible

The current VW Beetle (reborn in 1999 as the New Beetle, you may recall) is a bit of a phenom in that it is the only surviving member of that era’s class of retro cars. The Chrysler PT Cruiser? Cute but gone. The reborn two-seater Thunderbird. Also cute and also...

Mustang Club of America to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary

Some news I thought you might enjoy… With Massive Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Mustang Club of America to host 40th Anniversary Celebration at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway Event highlights to include track activities, Night at the Museum,...

Chasing Wayne Carini

I’m privileged to call Wayne Carini my friend. If you visit this site, you likely know Wayne from his outstanding Velocity television show, Chasing Classic Cars. It is leaps and bounds better than so much of the other automotive television content out there. And...

Fourth Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show

Celebrating the Spirit of Carroll, and the GT40s’ winning of Le Mans in 1966 Kirk Gerbracht photos Carroll Shelby passed away in May of 2012. So every spring, the Carroll Shelby Foundation, Shelby American, and all the other related Shelby companies and entities...

Wanted and Needed Please: McQueen’s Motorcycles

  After first writing and publishing the original McQueen’s Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon, I’m diving headfirst back into the McQueen as motorhead pool. This time, the focus will be strictly on Steve McQueen as a motorcyclist; bikes...

Join me on a car tour of Cuba

I have for quite some time, been enamored of Cuba for many reasons. Among them certainly is the island nation’s history with the United States during the John F. Kennedy era (Cuban Missile crises, the Bay of Pigs, nearly 60s years of trade embargo with the US, and a...

Calendar Alert: Highway Earth Car Show is June 26

I’m a huge supporter of this show, and have entered a car the last two years.  It is staged and presented by friends of mine, and is a wonderful day with nice people and a varied smorgasbord of great cars, in a cool, historic and attractive location. Car entries...

Cars and Coffee at Katie’s in Virginia

You know by now that I love Cars and Coffee events, and have been to many of them around the country. If you are heading Virginia or Washington DC way, this is one you must visit if you’re there on a Saturday morning. The epicenter is a little coffee, bakery and...

Cool Cars Are Where You Find Them

Wherever I go in the world, my eyes are always on silent prowl for cool cars that may be forgotten, but not gone. Cars marooned and neglected on driveways or in carports or just parked in front of some house, looking forlorn. My missions are likely much the same as...

Happy 85th Birthday, Big Eagle (Dan Gurney)!

It is with humble pride, and a bit of hero worship, that I tell you it was my honor to attend Dan Gurney’s 85th birthday party yesterday afternoon.  The warm, love filled, and race fueled gathering was hosted by his family at their All American Racers Southern...

Bid on and buy a great rallye inspired Porsche 911 at Luftgekühlt

Let’s begin with a little information about what is a Luftgekühlt. Its a cumbersome name but a fabulous event, and now perhaps a fabulous style of car. Simply put, the word is German for “air cooled” and if you’re a Porsche fool like me and...

Amelia (Island Concours) Always Amazes

It was again my honor to serve as a judge at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours e’Elegance in Florida, and it continues to rank as among the world’s great concours.  This was the 21st edition of this fabulous show and week full of wonderful automotive and...

Ventura Harbor Car Show

Here’s yet another great local car show I’ve been too lazy a sloth to post up and share with you. Nice location, nice sized show, some nice cars, and free entry. Plus great Kirk Gerbracht photos. Enjoy.              ...

Calendar Alert! Armed Forces Day Car Show in Glendale, May 21, 2016

As I’ve probably told you, I love small local car shows. The kind put on by local clubs and local people at a park with local cars. Easy run what you brung kind of days and events, often benefitting local charities. So here’s my calendar alert for what...

The OTHER List…

Every car guy has two fantasy lists of cars/trucks/racers/bikes we want to own if we had unlimited space and an even more unlimited budget. The first is the conventional roster, containing the usual suspects: perhaps a Ferrari 250 GTO, the world’s rarest Corvette,...

Alfa Romeo Owners Club of So. Cal show at Santa Monica Airport

Here’s another local show that I really enjoyed, and slothfully waited far to long to post up these great Kirk Gerbracht photos of it. Great cars, great locale, and great fun day.  I’m hoping you agree that late truly is still better than never…...

DRIVEN: Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

Modern automotive diesel engines are fabulous. Put aside for the moment all the noise about VW scamming the emissions testing process; today’s oilburners perform marvelously and get fabulous mileage. I had a trip from LA to Vegas planned, so a car with great...

DRIVEN: Mazda 3 5-door, Grand Touring

I generally love Mazdas.  Mazdas are generally more sporty and more expressive cars than the models by other carmakers with which they compete.  And the Zoom-zoom brand has also given us great sports cars such as th RX-7, RX-8, and the best compact British sports car...