The “Classic Car Auction 2019-2020 Yearbook” Now In Print

If you just love pouring over, and otherwise crunching classic/collector car auction results from all over the world, then I’ve got a ten pound book to drop into your lap.  Tired of reruns on TV?  No worries, this monster tome will keep you busy all winter. The...

The Van

During one’s lifetime, we all own at least one vehicle with “personality.” Mine was a 1962 Ford Econoline van. It was the barest and most stripped version produced, with a 200 cubic-inch straight-six motor, one-barrel carb, very manual trans, two seats, and the...

A wonderful tribute from one friend of mine to another

A Heartfelt Goodbye to Journalist, Photographer and Amelia Judge John Lamm John Lamm. Photo courtesy of Bill Warner It is with a heavy heart that I relate that my friend of over 40 years, John Lamm died last week after a long battle with cancer. John and I met through...

Medford, Oregon’s Gathering at the Oaks car show a success

Well, they did it. A group of dedicated, like minded car people set out to put on a great car show at the Rogue Valley Country Club in Southern Oregon, and in spite of Covid, wildfires (or possibly the risk of rickets, shingles, locust, the 40 year flood, and whatever...

GALPIN’S MUSTANG II MAJOR: A NOSE JOB THAT WAS MEANT TO TURN HEADS

GALPIN’S MUSTANG II MAJOR: A NOSE JOB THAT WAS MEANT TO TURN HEADS VAN NUYS, Calif. – Herbert F. “Bert” Boeckmann, II, didn’t lead Galpin Ford to the position of the #1 Ford Dealership in the World by accident, nor by not having an eye — or nose —...

OFFICER ERIC GAONA’S HOT PURSUIT IS RESTORATION OF SSP MUSTANGS

OFFICER ERIC GAONA’S HOT PURSUIT IS RESTORATION OF SSP MUSTANGS BAKERSFIELD, Calif — Ford has been producing and selling law enforcement patrol and pursuit vehicles for many decades, as have most other American-brand carmakers. The majority of those cars have...

Jeep Wagoneer Returns — here’s a look at the concept version

I always liked and appreciated the Wagoneer.  Obviously the world and the premium SUV market has evolved considerably since the last Wagoneer model Jeep produced some years ago now.  This move makes perfect sense to me, and the new one should compete handily with...

OLD FORDS IN CUBA LIVE A LIFE AS TOUR TAXIS & EVERYDAY DRIVERS

Hi Gang, this post is somewhat similar to another post I put up about Cuba some weeks, ago, but highlights one particular vehicle and build that I’m especially taken with, so I hope you enjoy it to see semi again — Thank you for visiting, MS Author’s Note:...

Calendar Alert: Gathering at the Oaks – An Automotive Experience

  After a successful 1st year car show at the Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford, Oregon, the Club has established on a long-range plan to become Southern Oregon’s premier automotive gathering.   With a goal of expanding the number of cars from its first year,...

AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL CLASSES FOR 2021

AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL CLASSES FOR 2021 Jacksonville, FL – Announcing the special classes for the 26th Annual Amelia Concours d’Elegance, March 4-7, 2021. 1938 Hispano Suiza DuBonnet Xenia. Photo by Michael Furman. Hispano-Suiza The...

LOST DETOMASO ZONDA CONCEPT POWERED BY FORD – WITH A TWIST

LOST DETOMASO ZONDA CONCEPT POWERED BY FORD – WITH A TWIST Most enthusiasts will remember Italy’s deTomaso Automobili (later deTomaso Modena) as producer of the Pantera in joint venture with Ford from 1971-74. This relatively small specialty carmaker had other...

Barrett-Jackson Back to Live Auctions

Barrett-Jackson Returns to Live Events with Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale; Revised 2020 Schedule Announced SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – July 30, 2020 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, announced today a special Fall Auction will take...

The “Compact Pickup” is now a thing of the past

We’ve all likely noticed that every time a car (or truck) model gets refreshed or redesigned, it gets larger in nearly every dimension.  There are many reasons for this which include customer demand for more cargo and people room; the need to incorporate more...

New Hot Rodding Magazines Born

HOT ROD Deluxe.  Rod & Custom.  Street Rodder.  Popular Hot Rodding.  Due to a combination of changing times, mergers and closures, the media convergence, and titanically poor management, one by one, many of America’s best, best known, and/or most enjoyed...

BUCKLE UP AS WE RE-TRACE THE CHASE IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH A 2019 BULLITT

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – We’ve been aching to get behind the wheel of the new Ford Mustang Bullitt Edition ever since it was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in early 2018. Seeing the new car up on that big stage, sitting alongside the original...

US Marshals selling three replica movie cars at auction

Some potentially fun and interesting news I thought you might enjoy – MS   US Marshals selling 3 replica movie cars: ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean, ‘Ghostbusters’ ‘Ectomobile,’ and ‘Batmobile’ from Ohio federal criminal case involving Medicare fraud   For...

More cool Japan car sightings by Mo

As I’ve mentioned to you and posted about before, my daughter lives and works as a freelance writer and ESL teacher in Tokyo.  And sharing my affinity for strange, cool, and wonderful cars, she snaps them along her trail and shares them with me so I can share...

AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE HONORS LYN ST. JAMES IN 2021

I couldn’t be happier about this, as Lyn is both friend and star.– MS AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE HONORS LYN ST. JAMES IN 2021 Racer, writer, broadcaster, entrepreneur and honoree of the 26th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Lyn St....