Three decades as an automotive journalist, author, broadcaster and photographer, and automotive consultant has introduced me to the greatest car enthusiasts on earth which now includes you. It’s been my passion to make automotive journalism, road testing, history, motorsport, racing, photography, restoring cars and concours judging my personal and professional life. My goal is to share this site with you. There’s no Facebook, Twitter, or Liking required, and you can’t spend any money here.

Please check out my blog, share this site with your friends if you feel inclined to do so, and thanks much for stopping by.

signature-matte-stone

-Matt Stone

the latest


Car Show Season is coming!!!!

It will again be my privilege to attend and serve as a judge at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, this year honoring two-time F1 champion and twice an Indy winner Emmerson Fittipaldi.  It all happens the weekend of March 9-11, 2018.  If you’ve never been to this charming island not so far from Jacksonville, Florida, I promise you’ll enjoy it.  There’s ride and drives, seminars, a cars n coffee the day before the show, and a marvelous 350 car concours that centers about half around what you might call classics and the rest of it dedicated to sports cars and motorsport.  Besides Emmo, this year’s Amelia celebrates the 50th anniversary of my very favorite car, Ferrari’s seminal 365GTB/4 Daytona, and there will be a special Daytona class to get that job done.  Plus an RM Sothebys auction, and lots more to do.  Learn all the deats at ameliaislandconcours.com.  And its all for charity, thanks to the big hearts of my friends, Jane and Bill Warner.

Available Now:

McQueen’s Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool.  Steve McQueen was every bit as legit as a motorcycle rider, racer, and collector as he was all those things with cars.  This new hardcover volume details his early days and early bikes, and his run for the US team in the 1964 International Six Day Trial, his magnificent stunt riding in the movie The Great Escape, and all the great bikes he rode, raced, wrecked and gathered later in his life.  Huskys, Indians, Triumphs, desert sleds, and of course, the film On Any Sunday.  Available now from motorbooks.com, autobooks-aerobooks.com, or amazon.com.