Cars I did on my Summer Vacation

Wife Linda and I were stumbling through Cologne, Germany recently, and happened upon a classic car rally that was launching from a square right near out hotel, and taking off to parts unknown. It wasn’t a specific marque or club, very much a mixed back of...

Giving the Blog a week or so off

Dear visitors, Just letting you know that I’m wrestling a major book deadline to the ground, so I’m giving the site a brief vacation, plus gathering up lots of new stuff to share with you. Hope your summer is off to a great start, and I’ll be back in...

Great Cars from the World of Travelling Mo

As you know, one of my daughters, Mo, identifies herself as a citizen of the world; born and raised around LA, she’s additionally lived in San Francisco, Turkey, and now in Kanazawa, Japan where she works as an English teacher and travel writer. And also travels...

Calendar Alert: Highway Earth Car Show is Sunday, June 24, 2018

This show is a great, fun, run what you brung ride on the no stress express.  No judging, no trophies, no hassle.  It’s held at an attractive, historic park in the Hollywood Hills, and anything goes from mild to wild, from rat rods and bikes to Citroens and old...

Remembering Vic’s Garage — and Vic Edelbrock

Otis Victor Edelbrock Jr. passed away June 9, 2017, at the age of 80.  That name most likely rings bells as one of the world’s premier performance products company.  Edelbrock’s original products were intake manifolds, and high performance heads for Flathead Ford...

News From Shelby American

SHELBY AMERICAN TO OFFER LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW FORD-POWERED SERIES 2 EXOTIC SPORTS CARS • Only 4 total hand-built sports cars will be built annually for enthusiasts worldwide • The Shelby Series 2 is a major evolution of the famed 1999 sports car • Series 2 is...

Friends of Steve McQueen Car & Motorcycle Show Rally

It is my considered honor and privilege to be deeply involved with the Friends of Steve McQueen Car & Motorcycle Show weekend, held each June at the Boys Republic School in Chino Hills, California (www.stevemcqueencarshow.com, and www.boysrepublic.com). This...

CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer

If you have old cars (bikes, boats, planes, trucks, whatever), you likely have (or should have) what everyone used to call “trickle chargers” those little plug-in devices that keep your car batteries topped up and hopefully ready to fire at the first twist...

The Porsche Effect

Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America, and the Petersen Automotive Museum celebrate the marque’s 70th Anniversary in fine style with an elegant, historic exhibit on show for all of 2018 Words and photos by me Enzo Ferrari and Ferdinand Porsche were in countless ways...

DRIVEN: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric Limited

Among the many brilliant product moves Toyota has made over the years, one of the smartest and most intuitive is that the Prius model (and subsiquent lineup) has always said “Hybrid.” It’s no accident that you can’t buy a Prius that isn’t...

The Things People do to/with/in Cars

I continue to be amazed at what people do to, with, and often, inside of cars. Therefore I recently had a good chuckle at the gas station watching this hapless woman wash her car, from top to bottom and stem to stern, with a windshield squeegee. We’ve all seen...

Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care

If you’ve visited this blog for any amount of time, you know that I have a fetish for car detailing supplies. I love to rub on my cars, and make it my purpose to test out and try a variety of detailing products up and down the price and quality scale. By now...

Another Amazing Amelia

The 23rd Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is in the books, and it was also one for the books. Now in its third decade, the Amelia Island Concours d’elegance has taken its place among the world’s greatest automotive events. Amelia is a stratospherically great...

Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2016 2017

Many collectors, dealers, and enthusiasts watch classic and collector car auction results like the proverbial hawk, believing that they truly represent real time pricing in the marketplace; noting every high and low, and tracking the trends and curves in an effort to...

TOP HONORS RECOGNIZED AT 22ND ANNUAL MOTOR PRESS GUILD AWARDS

It is with considerable yet humble pride I share this information with you….MS photo courtesy MPG Annual Motor Press Guild Awards Presented At the Petersen Automotive Museum In Los Angeles February 13, 2018 — Author Matt Stone took top honors in the Book...

Bondurant School Celebrates 50 years of faster, better driving

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, is celebrating its official 50th Anniversary today. After the horrific crash where Bob’s McLaren steering arm broke on Turn 4 at Watkins Glen in 1967 that ended his illustrious racing career, Bob Bondurant chased his...

Sweet Home, Chicago: The original Tucker car factory

Only the largest, grandest and most historic factory property would do for Preston Tucker’s Car of Tomorrow Photos courtesy of The Petersen Automotive Museum and Fiat Chrysler Archive Everyone has (at least one) opinion about Preston Tucker and his near mythical...

Mo’s Cool Car Sightings in Japan

As you may or may not know, my daughter Mo lives and works in Japan, after doing the same in Turkey for about eight months, more than a year ago now. Anyway, she’s picked up my habit of always being on the lookout for cool/strange/weird/wonderful car sightings...

Cars & Chronos; a timely premium spin on Cars & Coffee

Car people tend to love fine, (particularly) mechanical timepieces. And watch enthusiasts equally seem to appreciate cars. Its just A Thing: Cars and fine watches go hand in hand.  It makes sense; watches, like cars have engines.  And watches, like cars are about...