The American muscle car is a concept, an acknowledgement of American youth as a demographic, a symbol of freedom and power and performance, a lasting ideology about Americana and the open roads of Route 66.
Tom Glatch, author of The Complete Book of American Muscle Supercars, understands all that well.
After eight films and nearly two decades, I have finally figured out how to watch the movies in the Fast and Furious franchise.read more
Call me jaded, but these days I’m starting to get to a point where I’ve seen a ton of really rare and valuable cars. This is a pretty good problem in life to have. Ferrari 250 GTO and 250 Testarossa? Sure, been there done that. Bugatti Chiron? Old news, saw it a while ago. I know there’s a ton out there I have yet to see, but sometimes you need a good reminder of just how true that statement is. If you’re like me and want to check out something besides your average muscle car and hot rod show, head down to Nashville sometime and prepare to be amazed.read more
Let’s give the most accurate answer right up front: We don’t know. But if the Chrysler display at the New York International Auto Show is any indication, Chrysler is teetering on its last legs.read more
The New York International Auto Show, hosted at the Jacob Javits Center, is at the end of the international auto show tours. Still, the New York Auto Show is one of the big ones, one of the most important industry events, and one of the auto shows that helps predict, determine or play out the future of the car industry.read more
Today, in 2009, Fast & Furious, the fourth film in the successful action franchise, debuted in America, before going on to take the record of the highest grossing opening weekend for any car movie in history.read more
Tom Cotter does it again. With his crack team of photographer Michael Alan Ross and copilot Brian Barr, Cotter leaves Chicago to take on the American car enthusiast’s dream drive, but with a twist.read more
It happened. I was going about, living my life, minding my own business, when – completely out of the blue – I wanted a Porsche.
Me? A Porsche.
The skies are falling.read more
For those of us determined to brainwash the next generation into sharing our fanatical love of the automobile, Kevin O’Connell’s Abecedarium Automobilium is a can’t miss.read more
Come for the photography, stay for everything else. In the 2016 publication Deuce, the Original Hot Rod: 32×32, aptly named author and photographer, Mike Chase, leaves the competition at the starting line.read more
On June 1, 1934, the Japanese based automobile manufacturer Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha changed its name to Nissan Motor Company.
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.
This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.
On March 12, 1921, Gianni Agnelli was born in Turin, Italy. He was named for his grandfather who, in 1899, founded Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, the company we know today as FIAT.
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 week, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.
In this latest installment of So You Want to Have a Car Show, we discuss some of the most important vendor options to consider and the best ways to entice attendees and encourage them to stick around.
The hyperactive, workaholic genius with little thought to self-preservation beyond the latest hedonistic indulgence, will eventually be brought to heel by his own hubris. Naturally, it’s a tale we’ve all heard before. And not for the first time within the automotive sphere.
This weekend’s Indianapolis 500, the 102nd running of the iconic race, has already produced its share of stories, and we’re still days away from the green flag.
When Jeremy Clarkson was given the sack by the BBC, it resulted in there being two high-concept car-related television programs where previously there had been one. With the benefit of having now seen two series each from The Grand Tour and from Top Gear, we are prepared to declare which one is best.
The New York City International Auto Show has long been the stage for dramatic releases, automotive innovation and exciting foreshadowing for an industry consistently trying to outdoor itself. This year, however, was more 1968 than 1965, more 1959 than 1953, the in-between years we will look back upon as when things were actually happening, rather than when world automakers were saying they did.