Early Rodders morning Cruise-in, LaCanada, CA

As you’ve likely noticed from these pages, I make it my point to attend “breakfast cruises” or “Cars N Coffee” events all over the world whenever I can find one. I love these deals, as they are the “perfectly formed” casual...

CHECKER MOTOR CARS™ CONFIRMS 2018 AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION

I have always loved Checker automobiles. They are the anvils of the automotive jungle, tough, simple, and pure of purpose. I’d love to have one as an ideal beat around town and leave it at the airport kind of car. Or to take Linda out a for night on the town,...

American Car Dreamer in Cuba

You may (or may not) know much about Cuba, that mystical little island that sits about 90 miles off the south coast of Miami. You probably do know about the world’s appetite for the finest Cuban cigars and rum, the latter being the primary ingredient of the perfect...

REVIEWED: Cuba’s Car Culture, by Tom Cotter and Bill Warner

Disclosure: before I say a word about this book, I must disclosed to you that the two guys who wrote and photographed it are great friends of mine. But I promise to be as objective as I can be. And I’ve recently been to Cuba, and have seen the scene down there,...

Motor4Toys 2016 does the good deed

It’s only appropriate that I get off my lazy behind and post this while it’s still the holiday season, and in the same year in which this event took place, dontcha think? Motor4Toys is a monstrous, several thousand car morning cruise in that stems from the...

Toyota USA Automobile Museum

I bet you didn’t know that Toyota has now been selling cars in America for more than 50 years. And those decades of new models, sales records, trucks and motorsport, the company has an interesting history here. Toyota Motor Sales America was for the longest time...

An American Car Dreamer in Cuba

Some of you know that I recently spent a week in Cuba, checking out the warm weather, beautiful women, tasty Mojitos, and crazy car scene down there. I was planning to put up a huge gallery of photos for your review and hopefully your enjoyment, but my friends at Road...

Best of France and Italy 2016 was indeed the Best

I’ve told you before that this is a great show every year, and this year, it was again. All of the usual Italian and French made or designed subjects, plus a cross section of the strange, rare, and often wonderful. As you may know, this event is owned and...

You must visit the Unser Racing Museum in New Mexico

You may love the Unser family, or you may not. No matter, any true racing fan will respect their considerable accomplishments. Nearly two handfuls of Indy 500 wins, several championships in a variety of series, Pikes Peak, Formula 5000, IROC. The Unsers have been...

Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles Opens in Grand Style

I apologize for being such as sloth at maintaining the site over the last week or so, but I’ve just been really busy, and spent the last two days at PECLA, which is the newly minted and most amazing Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles; I drove the training...

DRIVEN: 2015 VW Jetta GLI 2.0 SE

After all the diesel emissions cheating fiasco noise, finally some positive things to say about Volkswagen. I like VW products, and I generally have great respect for the engineering and carmaking prowess of the company. Yes the emissions testing debacle was a major...

San Marino Motor Classic concours, 2016

This amazing show has grown beyond the scope of a “regional concours” and continues to gain in quality and scope of a much more national or international level. It is my honor to serve as a judge for this event, but I would attend every year I could no...

Calendar Alert: Motor4Toys is Sunday, December 4

If you’ve been on this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that Motor4Toys is among my very favorite morning cruise in car shows. And not only is it a fabulous display of a couple thousand run-what-you-brungs, it’s also all for charity for kids....

More than 300 Ferraris visit the new Petersen to celebrate

Los Angeles’ reborn, remodeled, and reimagined Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates Enzo Ferrari’s birthday with rooftop all-Ferrari cruise in. Enzo’s 118th This event was now several months ago, but I thought you still might enjoy these great Kirk Gerbracht photos...

Introducing Total MX-5 Magazine

Like Miatas? Then you’ll be happy about the launch of an excellent new magazine about the world’s now best selling sports car. I’m pleased to be Total MX-5‘s North American Editorial Correspondent, and this new mag is published by CHP Limited,...

Strange Cars From Far Away Lands

As you may or may not know, my rather fabulous daughter Mo has spent the last year living and working in Turkey, and has recently left that country to do a bit of travelling around Russia in search of my maternal grandfather’s ancestral home in what is now the...