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All the Cool Cars are Doing It
While a revived interest in alternative energy transportation stems from the understanding that the world is running out of resources, the future of the alternative energy’s success comes from a much more basic ideology — They’re cool.read more
On Land with the Air Force
Cars and airplanes have been featured together in various venues almost since their respective beginnings. This relationship continues today as exemplified by a web search on the words “wings and wheels” will yield thousands of hits to explore. Additionally, the...read more
Most racing fans are familiar with the name of Ken Schrader from his years in NASCAR’s top division, where he has raced more than 730 times. More fervent fans also know that Schrader has raced, and continues to race, virtually anything on wheels. At age 59, he shows...read more
KING OF COOL
Steve McQueen’s Boeing Stearman N3188 shown in the background with his 1957 Jaguar XK-SS, a version of the legendary D-Type racecar (Photo Courtesy Car Guy Chronicles) Recently, Car Show Safari visited the San Diego Automotive Museum and particularly enjoyed their...read more
For the first time, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be host to vintage racing as the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association competes on the recently reconfigured road course and conducts exhibition laps on the world- famous oval for the "Brickyard Vintage Racing...read more
Big Changes at Thompson
Not long ago the track announced that it was going to build a road course, which drew cheers not only from sports car racers but also from old-timers who remembered the years when there was a road course at Thompson. That original road course at Thompson was the first...read more
Build Your Own Racecar, Says Local Motors
There’s a hidden wish inside every car enthusiast, rooted in childhood fantasy and compounded with each new model that meets the market – the desire to build their own car. And now they can. Based in Chandler, Arizona, about thirty minutes from the capital, Phoenix,...read more
Not Much to Look At
The car was definitely not much to look at: My first ride was a 1965 seafoam green Chevy Biscayne, a bargain-basement level Chevy sedan with minimal options. This was no Impala SS with the 400 hp, 409-cu.in. engine and a 4-speed... No! This car was packin’ a...read more
The Beauty of Inefficiency
Well, the weather had finally turned, and it was time to take my 1962 Thunderbird convertible out or a spin. I cleaned her up, put the top down and headed out to the South Mountain Reservation for some spirited spring driving. With the wind in my hair and a smile on...read more
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Moment of Decision: John's 1963 Corvette Resto-Mod: Choosing whether to Restore or Resto-Mod an older Corvette isn’t always easy.
I have a certain appreciation for the Edsel. I was not quite six years old when the car was introduced, and as part of the introduction the dealers were offering an incentive: Come test-drive the new Edsel and receive a scale model of the car. My father took the test drive, and I got the scale model.
Rat Rods and Concours winners
This is the book I’ve been waiting for. For an automotive enthusiast early to the classic car hobby, but late to the motorsport scene, Speed Read F1 by Stuart Codling answers the easy questions I should have learned a long time ago.
This third installment begins an exploration of Ford Motor Company’s involvement in also building airplanes during WWII by focusing on the story of its facility in Willow Run, MI.
Henry Ford was able to indulge a long-standing interest in mass-producing airplanes when in 1941 the Ford Motor Company garnered a contract to produce complete B-24 bombers at a specially-built plant in Willow Run, MI.
It may not be well-known but there is more history of automobile manufacturers who have also produced aircraft, of which Honda is only the most recent example.
This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.
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.
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