Pelican Parts’ spin on Cars N Coffee

If you own a Porsche, Mini, Mercedes-Benz or BMW, you likely know Pelican Parts. Its an impressive online parts business that carries lots of great stuff, and nearly always has the right parts in stock. They carry new Porsche original, high quality aftermarket, and...

Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show just a few weeks away

This year’s FOSMQ show is shaping up to be a dandy. E ntries are strong, but the huge field still has room for more cars and bikes. And it’s all for a very good cause. So come out, enter, and run what ya brung, or just bring your posse out for the day to...

Ford Performance Road Show

My longtime friend John Clor, he of FordRacing.com and Ford Performance Marketing, is currently driving around the country (in a Ford Transit Ecoboost van) meeting Ford fans and primarily Mustang clubbies at a variety of dealerships around the country, giving a...

The Tucker Automobile Company Factory, Chicago

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...

Malibu and Petersen Automotive Museum Cars and Coffees

My longtime friend, and oft time photographer, Kirk Gerbracht (who also supplied the great photos contained herein)  lives by the saying that “the measure of a successful weekend is how many car events you could cram into the two days” and it’s a...

DRIVEN: Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2015 2016

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...

Piloti shoes: drivers putting their best foot forward

I freely admit that I really love all the “stuff” that goes along with the enjoyment of cars and driving.  Watches, sunglasses, driving gloves, gadgets and goodies, ephemera, and really comfy, stylish driving shoes that support good driving and pedal...

DRIVEN: 2016 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD

  Here’s another one I drove several months back but never got around to talking about.  The 2017 is virtually identical so your shopping considerations shouldn’t be impacted in any meaningful detail. The first generation of Nissan’s style...

A Decidedly Touchy Subject

To me touching up nicks and scrapes on one of my cars is akin to going in for a root canal; it’s really got to be done, but it’s painful and the result is seldom perfect. Which is why I’ve discovered Automotive TouchUp products. Trust me this...

Great Book Signing at Autobooks with Isky

I’m not trying to replug my new book again — really I’m not — but thought you might enjoy these snaps from our day with Isky at Autobooks in Burbank. He was in great form, holding court and having fun. Everyone really enjoyed him a lot —...

ISKY Book Signing at AutoBooks Saturday March 18

ISKY Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding *Saturday, March 18 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ========== Meet The CamFather himself and author Matt Stone (that’s me!) To tell the life story of Ed “Isky” Iskenderian is to tell the history of hot rodding in...

DRIVEN: 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune

DieselGate is over; VW is ready to have some fun. The current VW Beetle, which was first reborn as the New Beetle in 1999, is about the only remaining “retro” car from that era.  The retrofuturist Ford Thunderbird has come and gone.  The Chrysler PT...

On The Road Again!

Dear readers and visitors, I’ll be on the road for a couple weeks gathering new material, driving new cars, seeing new things, and wearing out a camera or two. Connectivity will be limited, so don’t expect any new material here until  nearer end of month...

Calendar Alert: Benedict Castle Concours March 26, 2017

You know I’m a sucker for a great car show, especially when it raises money for a worthy charity or cause. One such event upcoming is the 4th Annual Bendict Castle Concours on Sunday March 26, 2017 in Riverside California, to benefit Teen Challenge. I remember...

Volo Car Museum, Collection and Sales, Volo, Illinois

First of all, that’s Volo, not Volvo. While there, I spoke to one of the Grams family members who built, own and operate this charming place. I’m forgetting her first name, for which I apologize, but I asked her “what the place was all about.”...

Early Rodders morning Cruise-in, LaCanada, CA

As you’ve likely noticed from these pages, I make it my point to attend “breakfast cruises” or “Cars N Coffee” events all over the world whenever I can find one. I love these deals, as they are the “perfectly formed” casual...

CHECKER MOTOR CARS™ CONFIRMS 2018 AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION

I have always loved Checker automobiles. They are the anvils of the automotive jungle, tough, simple, and pure of purpose. I’d love to have one as an ideal beat around town and leave it at the airport kind of car. Or to take Linda out a for night on the town,...