Speed Reading: Vette Books

Of the many new cars I’m continually asked about, the new mid-engined C8 Corvette is among the most often discussed, from a list including the Shelby GT500, the Ford GT, the Hellcat Challenger, and the reborn Ford Bronco. If you just can’t get enough...

Time Passages R.I.P. DeTomaso Modena

The car I’m most identified with is my ’72 DeTomaso Pantera.  I loved that car, and miss it a lot.  Selling it was likely a mistake, but made sense at the time, although I can’t afford to repurchase it or a similar one now.  But I’m pleased these cars have advanced in...

Mercury Cougar Eliminator: Mercury’s Mach I?

1970 MERCURY COUGAR ELIMINATOR: FORD’S ALTERNATIVE POWER CHOICE Most enthusiasts consider 1969 and 1970 to be the absolute zenith of the original muscle car era. These two years served as the apex of the horsepower and cubic-inches curve. As is so often said to...

ANOTHER CHANCE TO WATCH “DRIVING AMELIA” ON NBCSN

  Event Information Visitors Guide Charity Sponsors News and Media Gallery ANOTHER CHANCE TO WATCH “DRIVING AMELIA” ON NBCSN The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is proud to announce another chance to watch “Driving Amelia.” The...

Cool Cars From the Streets of Japan

I’ve been lucky enough to travel a good deal of the world, prior to 2020 at least.   Among my pursuits  in doing this is to get up close and personal with the car scenes in different countries. And of course I bang off endless happysnaps of all the interesting...

ON THE ROAD WITH YOUR OWN SHELBY HISTORY TOUR IN HONOR OF CARROLL

The late, great Carroll Shelby would’ve turned 98 this past January 11th, and even though it’s now been almost nine years since his passing, he continues to make headlines. Last weekend, Carroll’s personal 1965 427 Cobra (CSX3178) sold for a whopping $5.94 million at...

The Ultimate Vehicle, According to designer Tom Tjaarda

It was my great and good fortune to know, to have worked with, and to have become friends with the late Tom Tjaarda. You may or may not know Tom Tjaarda’s name, I promise you know his work.  Chances are, one of his automotive designs may be on your All Time...

Jay Leno And Walmart Partner On Premium Car Care

If you know me at all, you know about my car care and detailing products fetish.  I’ve sampled and tested all of Jay Leno’s Garage stuff and find it to be of very high quality, and moderately priced.  Up until now, the only place to buy it was on the JLG...

When NASCAR went to Le Mans

American cars running world stage endurance races isn’t new or unusual.  Previous to the all-conquering Ford GTs, there was Cunningham, some Cadillacs, a variety of Corvettes, not to mention Mustangs, the odd Camaro or so, and Panoz, ad infinitum.  As 2021 marks the...

My Greatest Barnfind was a Field Find

Back when I was a much younger man, in a much more innocent time, my friends and I used to do such mundane things as ride our bikes all around town, just for fun, looking around, and discovering.  Of course me being me, there was always a camera in my pack or around...

Black Friday – Car book buyer’s guide

Here’s some of the new stuff out this season: And remember you can doubleclick on any image to see it full screen Don, The Snake, Prudhomme, Life Beyond the 1320, by Don Prudhomme with Elana Scherr I predict this to be one of the top new books of this rather...

NEW SUPERCARS Exhibit at the Petersen

SUPERCARS: A CENTURY OF SPECTACLE AND SPEED EXHIBIT ON-DISPLAY DATES: October 2020 to May 9, 2021, with possible extension We’ve all been dying for a fix of our favorite automotive events, motorsport, and car museum tours.  While many of the world’s great...

ICONIC MEYERS MANX COMPANY LAUNCHES NEW ERA AS MEYERS MANX, LLC

  Some news I thought you might enjoy…MS LOS ANGELES November 10, 2020 – Bruce Meyers, 94, a prolific artist, inventor, surfer and the creator of the original iconic Meyers Manx that popularized the dune buggy craze known the world over, has along with his...

PORSCHE 935 CLASS STARS AT 2021 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

PORSCHE 935 CLASS STARS AT 2021 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE Photo by Dav,e Wendt. Courtesy of The Brumos Collection. Jacksonville, FL — A class of significant Porsche 935s will be featured at the 26th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 7,...

AT THE WHEEL OF THE MOVIE CARS THAT STARRED IN ‘FORD V FERRARI’

Most of us saw and presumably enjoyed the film Ford v Ferrari, which in some world markets was named Le Mans 1966. Sure, you can quibble with some of the factual accuracy of this big-screen, big-drama racing epic, as true fans know not everything happened as...

The “Classic Car Auction 2019-2020 Yearbook” Now In Print

If you just love pouring over, and otherwise crunching classic/collector car auction results from all over the world, then I’ve got a ten pound book to drop into your lap.  Tired of reruns on TV?  No worries, this monster tome will keep you busy all winter. The...