San Marino Motor Classic

The San Marino Motor Classic is always a part of my summer car show agenda, and this year’s rendition didn’t disappoint.  I’ve shown cars there, judged there, and bought a ticket and attended as a regular car fool just like all the rest of us. Part...

Kip Cyprus’s Garajmahal

Kip Cyrpus is an Orange County property developer, manager, and investor.  And he also loves just about anything with a motor and wheels.  His collection is varied, and eclectic.  There are a few of the expected standards, and lots of different and unexpected too,...

The William F. Harrah Foundation National Automobile Museum

You may or may not remember the original Harrah’s Collection museum in Reno.  William F. Harrah was a larger than life kind of guy, doyen of Harrah’s hotels and casinos, a major player in the entertainment and gambling businesses in Reno/Tahoe Nevada.  He...

Montrose, California 4th of July Car Show

It’s a scene repeated dozens if not hundreds of times all around America; the local weekend car show.  Three Day Holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the 4th of July are particularly suited to this activity.  You know, the local car club puts on a casual...

Summer Car Books Reading

I still love old school car books, you know printed on actual paper, with photos, and all that.  I’ve written and published more than a dozen of them, and even though I’m a Kindle carrying radical, reading an actual book provides certain satisfactions that...

15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

And please double-click on any image to see it full screen and high res It was my privilege to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the 15th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, in La Jolla, California a few weeks ago.  This event started out as a kind of glorified...

Vive la France – and Vive la Mullin private collection

Many of you know of Peter Mullin; he’s the big game LA businessman who puts down rather large and significant footprints in the classic and collector car community.  Mr. Mullin has a rather fabulous museum in Oxnard, California, bearing his own name, and also...

Rising Sun Car Museums

Japan has an automotive history going back a century; not to mention several worthwhile car museums many of which go well beyond only Japanese car Please doubleclick any photo to see it full screen in high res Most people might believe that Japan’s automotive history...

Mega Cruise Events in Southern Oregon Span 8 Days

Guest Blog: words and pix by Kirk Gerbracht Most of us auto enthusiasts have spent an entire weekend at a car show with associated events like a cruise or road trip and dinner one day, with a show or concours the following day.  So how about a week-long series of...

Remembering Chairman Lee

Photo Courtesy Galpin Auto Sports   I was distressed, but unfortunately not surprised to hear of Lee Iacocca’s July 2, 2019 passing.  Lido Anthony Iacocca was born October 15, 1924 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, making him 94 when he died.  He was known and will be...

Gone Fishin, Blog on vacation — until July 4

Actually, I don’t fish, just like I don’t golf and don’t do Olympic Curling.  But in this case it’s just a metaphor so deal. On the road again hopefully gathering up more great cars and stories to share with you. Thanks for visiting often and...

The Friends of Steve McQueen Car & Motorcycle Show 2019

Now in its 14th year, this fundraiser show dedicated to the King of Coolness, has become a Thing photos by Kirk Gerbracht;  Inspired Communications, Inc.  Please doubleclick on any photo to see it high res and full screen – thank you, please enjoy. J Mays,...

DRIVEN: 2019 Genesis G70 RWD 3.3T Sport

As always, you can doubleclick on any photo to see it high res and full size You’ve probably heard that the rather exceptional KIA Stinger and the new Genesis G70 share a fair amount of chassis platform architecture, suspension components, and powertrains: This...

Guest Blog: Southern Oregon Rod and Custom Show

  Words and photos by Kirk Gerbracht DoubleClick on any photo to see it high res and full screen The car culture continues to thrive, and one of the biggest reasons is that our hobby offers something for everyone.  No matter what your personal taste in cars,...

Number 18 for The Captain

Jacksonville, FL – Congratulations to Roger Penske, Simon Pagenaud, and Team Penske for their record-setting 18th Indianapolis 500 victory. Team Penske swept Indy’s “Month of May” last Sunday when Simon Pagenaud won the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500...

Guest Blog: World of Speed Motorsports Museum

Words and photos by Kirk Gerbracht Double-click on any image to view it full screen No doubt there are hundreds of automobile museums across the country, and many times visiting one is the sole purpose for our adventure down the highway.  But occasionally our travels...

DRIVEN: 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF Grand Touring

I’ve always loved Miatas, from the very first 90 horsepower Series I Lotus lookalike to the current 4th gen car.  They are nothing but fun to drive, affordable to buy and carefore, and durable as an anvil.  So it was with some anticipation that I signed myself...

Medford (OR) Cars ‘N Coffee Launches Saturday, May 4, 2019

Those of you in or near Southern Oregon are lucky to be getting a great new cars ‘n coffee meet launching Saturday May 4, 2019 in Medford.  The location, in the giant parking lot of a large handsome medical complex is immaculate, has marked spaces for 125 cars,...

Numbo Jumbo

Car model names have always fascinated me, but lately more and more tend to confound me.  I’m not picking on only one or two carmakers here, but one particular example from Mercedes-Benz, left, and leaves me, conceptually challenged.  Of course, any company who...

FIAT Lingotto: A car factory with a race track on its roof!

photos courtesy of FCA Archives, and by me doubleclick on any photo to see it full screen Fiat’s Lingotto factory in Turin Italiy was built between 1916 and 1922 and the project and works management were entrusted to the engineer Giacomo Mattè Trucco. The...

CALENDAR ALERT: Benedict Castle Concours March 31,2019

Just cluing you in about a great concours coming up this weekend.  It’s the Benedict Castle Concours in Riverside, California on Sunday March 31,2019. This event has a lot going for it; not to mention approximately 300 great cars to see.  The property,...