HYUNDAI Going Big on Electric

Hyundai has announced that before too very long, it plans that 40% of its new car fleet will be pure EV. That’s a lot, and the investment required to get there is monumental. Hyundai and sister brand KIA have been nibbling at the edges of electrification for...

Please Come Meet Me at the Blackhawk Museum December 2, 2017

    I’m pleased to be invited back to the fabulous Blackhawk Collection Museum in Danville, California, December 2, 2017 to present a brief talk, slide show, and book signing. If you’ve never visited this elegant place, it’s an absolute...

Postcards from Pebble Beach (and other Car Week locales)

Monterey Car Week 2017 is now in the books, and it was pretty memorable for a lot of reasons.  I need to recheck the math, but this was something like my 30th car week.  It used to be called “The Weekend” but some years ago, it became “The...

Shelby American’s Original Venice Crew Builds 36 new GT350Rs

Here’s a news release from Shelby American I thought you might enjoy.  Imagine a ’65 GT350 with IRS.  Mustangs don’t get much hotter, or cooler than this.  Enjoy….MS LOS ANGELES – August 15, 2017 – The group who built the first series of Shelby...

FOOSE DESIGN: A Shop tour you must do

If you’re visiting this site, you likely know who Chip Foose is. His build a car in a week television show, Overhaulin, is a staple on automotive TV, at the moment with a healthy reruns schedule on the Velocity network. He also has a serious hot rod and custom...

DRIVEN: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited

  You may recall that Chrysler “invented” or at least defined the modern minivan with its original K-Car platform front-drive derived Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth minivans that came to market in 1984. These vans were well packaged, affordable, people...

Montrose Invitational Car Show

You may or may not have ever heard of Montrose, California.  It’s our version of “Mayberry, RFD” and embodies a crazy-charming old school shopping village.  The Montrose Village is about three blocks long, meanders slightly, and is packed full of...

Super Deep Discount on “Exotic Barn Finds” Book

  Greetings Visitors and Friends, I hope you had a great July 4 weekend and holiday. I’ve just made a super deep discounted publisher-direct quantity buy on my Exotic Barn Finds book, and I can sell them to you for peanuts. Here’s the deal: these are...

I miss those great Auto Accessory Boutiques

Click to enlarge I will never forget those trips to Vilem B. Haan  auto boutique (founded by and named after that actual guy) in Beverly Hills with my dad.  It was a real adventure, about 40 miles from our home in Upland.  We’d make an entire day of it, usually...

Highway Earth 2017 Another Big Success

This is the greatest car show you’ve likely never heard of or been to. My friend, master photographer Evan Klein, wanted to create a low stress, no hassle car show to celebrate all cars, and the car community of great people, at a wonderfully historic place high...

Mothers Speed Detail Products

If you know me at all, you know that I like my cars immaculate at all times, which makes me a bit of a car detail products geek. I like to try the latest stuff, in search of that wax, spray, protectant, brush or tool that makes car detailing that much better or...

Remembering Vic Edelbrock, Jr.

I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Vic Edelbrock, Jr., June 9, 2017.  He’d been battling all sorts of pulmonary issues, perhaps some combination of bronchitis and pneumonia.  He’d been in the hospital a bit lately, then out, but still...

Calendar Alert: Highway Earth Car Show June 14

Car show season is for sure upon us, at least here in SoCal. Please put this great event on your calendar either to attend or to enter. It’s a wonderful no stress, no hassle, no judging, no trophies, run what you brung day in a super historic and cool park (with...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

OK is this an obvious plug for some of the books I’ve published? Heck yes it is, and I hope there’s something in my library that your car guy dad (or any car enthusiast) would enjoy. Far as I know, everything is available on Amazon, at Autobooks in...

Carroll Shelby Tribute 2017

photos Kirk Gerbracht Carroll Shelby passed away May 10, 2012 – and it’s hard to believe it’s been five years already. Shelby International, the Shelby Foundation, and Shelby American never forgets its original SnakeCharmer, and celebratea the occasion with a great...