Medford Oregon’s Gathering at the Oaks Car Show ’21

  Photos by me and courtesy Kirk Gerbracht; click any photo to see it full screen in high res Now in its third year, the Gathering at the Oaks car show is becoming a meaningful force in the Southern Oregon classic and collector car scene.  It’s a very egalitarian...

DRIVEN – 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Hyundai’s dynamic Sonata and corporate cousin KIA’s K5 (formerly Optima) continue to prove that the mid-sized sedan is still a viable product, and not likely to be summarily wiped off the face of dealer lots by SUVs anytime soon.  The Sonata got a thorough...

Much more, coming soon

Gang, I apologize for being so not diligent in posting new things for you as of the last couple weeks. The reason is that I’ve been on the road, going places, doing things, and bringing home great stories and images for you.   Cars, car shows, one of the...

DRIVEN: 2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum AWD

Forget everything you know, or think you know, and particularly everything you ridicule, about mid-sized passenger vans, or as they used to be called, Minivans.  And let’s dispense with all the not very witty cuticisms that you’ve all said at one point or...

Isky @ 100; the Petersen Automotive Museum Birthday Party

Isky Celebrates 100 at the Petersen Automotive Museum photos courtesy Dave Banks, and the Petersen Automotive Museum Click on any photo to see it full screen in high res If you follow hot rodding, drag racing, or the musclecar scene, you know of Ed Iskenderian – AKA...

Gasser 7 and Isky 100 Calendar Alert

The incomparable Ed “Isky” Iskenderian turned 100 on July 10, and the occasion has been celebrated many times and places over the last month or so, but in case you missed any of them, or just want one more, The Camfather will again be honored at the Gasser...

Porsche Carrera S for Less?

Can you get an S for Less? A tuned Carrera might be your key to 992 happiness Click on any image to see it full screen in high res In 1971, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Founder and Chairman (and racer, and motorsport photographer) Bill Warner went Porsche...

Ceramic Waxes — Better Detail Tech, or Merely Just New?

All of you by now likely know about my car detail products fetish.  I rub on my cars constantly, and love trying the latest and/or greatest new products on them. I’m constantly asked about the new “Ceramics.”  The theory behind most of them is that...

MotorSport Watches – On the Road to Automotive-Inspired Timekeeping

Call it fact or phenomenon; car people love sport watches, particularly mechanical chronographs and diver’s models. There are several makes and models that command the most popularity (and often the highest prices) but there are at least three kings of this road. At...

Bob’s Highway Garage – The Multi-purpose Man Cave

Bob Clarke is a committed car guy to say the least. And his tastes are wonderfully varied, from hot rods to Porsches and a lot in between. He’s also built himself one damn fine Man Cave in the Ventura County, California area, dedicated to his various collection...

Driven: 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e

photos by Kirk Gerbracht, and a few by me. Click any image to see it high res and full screen. BMW, being both a luxury/performance and technology advancement leading brand, has moved quickly and aggressively toward blending increased performance with electrification,...

FAB FORDS Returns

IRWINDALE, Calif. — The world’s largest single-day all-Ford car show is much beloved, but has taken its shots lately. First was its ouster from longtime locale, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Then a less-than-successful outing at Angel Stadium in...

SPEED READING: Two great new car books

LOST BEAUTIES: 50 CARS THAT TIME FORGOT by Michel Zumbrunn and Axel E. Catton Click on any image in either review to see it full screen This beautifully written, photographed, and presented 220 page hardbound volume isn’t another barnfind book, although a few of...

Amelia Island Concours Changes Ownership and Leadership Hands

THANK YOU AND AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BILL WARNER The Amelia’s Founder, Bill Warner, spends a few minutes with his dear friend, The Amelia’s first and twentieth honoree, Sir Stirling Moss. All photos by Deremer Studios LLC. Except this one by me Dear friends:...

Happy Father’s Day to my late Dad, Milt Stone

Nearly everyone, with a good experience in their youth to recall, claims their dad was the greatest.   Not meaning to disparage anyone’s pop, mine could compete with any of y’all’s, I promise.  A heart of solid gold, strong morals, and a diligent...

Check out CPX, the Collector Part Exchange

Parts is parts.  But when you can’t get them for your special interest, classic or collector car, parts is hell. We’ve all been through it; trying to find the obscure little part for your obscure specialty car.  And those of you who have done this long...

Bill Stroppe’s Baja Broncos; Off-roading legend, on- and off-road

BILL STROPPE’S BAJA BRONCOS: THE STUFF OF OFF-ROAD LEGEND Ford’s new Bronco and Bronco Sport SUV models comprise one of the most anticipated and exciting new product launches from Ford attracting interest – and dealer orders – rivaling that of any-gen Ford GT or new...

Cruising the River Rhine in Fine Style

Cruising the River Rhine in Fine Style Christian Kramer is an automotive expert of considerable note. Once an auto broker, he’s since become a certificated vehicle vetter and appraiser. He can provide a full forensic and market valuation write-up on a single vehicle...