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Hinchliffe Stadium in the aging city of Paterson, New Jersey, has the look and feel of an ancient ruin.
But the decrepit stadium, designated a National Historic Landmark in 2013 and in its heyday home to everything from Negro League baseball to Abbott and Costello performances, came to life recently with the annual Hinchliffe Stadium Racing Expo.read more
The Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour, starring the former Top Gear triumvirate of Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, made its long-anticipated debut on November 18. It had its moments. The show incorporated a mix of the familiar and the new. A tent,...read more
It didn’t take long. Less than two days after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, the major automakers are making a play for regulatory relief under a Trump administration.read more
On Thanksgiving night in 1934, with no football on television, Gilmore Stadium in Los Angeles played host to the then-emerging sport of midget auto racing, and the Turkey Night Grand Prix was born.read more
Since 1955, the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Hershey Region has been host to the AACA’s Eastern Division Fall Meet, which grew rapidly and organically into the world’s largest automotive swap meet.read more
The car show deities smiled down upon this year’s Bridgehampton Road Rally and Tour d’Hamptons, with Dan’s Papers and the Bridgehampton Museum hosting the historical and unique event.read more
This article originals appeared at Dan's Papers. BY LEE MEYER Iconic comedian and East Ender Jerry Seinfeld doesn’t just have a huge sense of humor—he’s also known for having a huge car collection (what did you think we were going to say?). Seinfeld shows off his...read more
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the history of the track and of the road racing that preceded it will be celebrated by the Bridgehampton Road Rally & Tour d’Hamptons – and CarShowSafari will be there!read more
For the younger car enthusiasts, the sticking power of speed and creativity of early drag racing holds a greater appeal than the jukebox era of big Fords and pre-Muscle cars.read more
Two years ago we covered the announcement by Sammy Swindell that he was retiring from Sprint Car racing, and would henceforth race only the midwinter indoor Chili Bowl.
Swindell’s retirement didn’t last long.read more
- Cotter did not coin the term “barn find,” but he has popularized it and in effect made a career of it, chasing down leads to acquire neglected cars of significance and sharing the stories of those cars and their discovery in several well-received books.
- It says something when a book about the history of the Mustang holds my attention. Mustang, by Donald Farr, part of the Speed Read Collection at Motorbooks, did.
- Author Zidrou and illustrator Sebastien Chebret come together to create a fantastical and yet not-so-fantastical look into the mind of a car-loving child with a big imagination, in Bobby’s Got a Brand New Car.
- As a professional mouse, I am here to tell you that if you want to protect your classic car from rodent damage this winter, you should hop on it now. As the weather turns colder we little critters seek warm and dry accommodations, and old cars are excellent at providing both.
- Knowing what to do after a road accident is a fundamental piece of a driver's education.
- By 1957, troops had pulled back, but Egypt hardly remained a safe or peaceful place for British ex-patriots like Raymond and Neville Flower, who had been working to develop a racing scene halfway across the world from home.
- On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. Had he been born 100 years later, he would have seen an automotive industry the likes of which early automakers could hardly dare dream, and yet, had he been born 100 years later, that very auto industry might never have come to pass.
- At the 1949 Geneva Auto Show a revised Porsche 356, with a rear-mounted engine, made its public debut on March 17, 68 years ago this week. It is this car that is widely recognized as the first series-production Porsche, and it is the car that put Porsche on the map of the world automakers.
- I could tell you that her driving suit and helmet are at The Smithsonian Institute, or that she became one of the first athletes in The Women’s Hall of Fame. I could list a hundred races, speeches and boundaries forever changed by her influence. But I won’t do that. I won’t tally her accomplishments like a grocery list, honoring her checkpoint by checkpoint as a celebration of her many years. That’s not what this is about.
- Despite the need for an obvious distance between cars and cups, one of the most important, influential and long-standing elements of the car industry is deeply indebted to the prohibition era and the rum runners who provided America’s degenerates with drink for so long. This month, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.