Brits In the Ozarks All-British car show 2018

Remember, you can double-click on any photo to blow it up full screen.  Thanks… Yes, Brits in the Ozarks is really A Thing. In fact, it’s a great thing. Believe it or not, automotive enthusiasm in Arkansas, and many of its surrounding states, extends well...

New Book: HOT ROD Empire, releasing soon

 I’m pleased to announce the publication of my new book, HOT ROD Empire. By me, with Gigi Carleton, and Foreword by Ed Iskenderian. This new project is very exciting, and I believe provides a long overdue look into the epic lives and times of Margie and Robert...

Speed Reading: Extreme Panteras by Linda and David Adler

The car that I’m most commonly identified with is my screaming yellow ’72 deTomaso Pantera, just above. It was a marvelous car, I bought it from by high school band director, kept if for 17 years and drove it 100,000 miles. I loved it and I miss it to this...

DRIVEN: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI Sport AWD

Remember youcan double-click any photo to see it full screen. The Stelvio is a looker from any angle, with more than adequate passenger and cargo room in back for most needs.  Others are bigger, but this is a smart size that will work for most drivers and it keeps...

Driven: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport M/T

When the Elantra GT Sport M/T hit my driveway, I immediately thought of the VW GTI as a potential competitor; its just what my roadtester’s mind does when evaluating any new vehicle —  “What would this compete against?”  A humble Hyundai up...

Piazza GranTurismo Cars N Coffee event

You know I’m a sucker for a great cars n coffee event. I’ve traveled all over the country to attend them, and my friend Jeff is on every email blast list possible to notify him of any coming up on the calendar. So we decided to hit this one scheduled for a...

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...