Last year, I covered the show’s largely political descent into barrenness, but while I had high hopes for change this time around, I confess myself disappointed. This year’s show wasn’t quite as desolate as the last, but it wasn’t so far off either.read more
One of the ways I keep myself entertained this time of year is through classic car and sports car dealerships. It’s a great way to tempt yourself towards highly irresponsible decision-making, and see some really great cars for free.
Chances are there are some undiscovered showroom gems waiting for a new owner to track them down within an hour or two of wherever you happen to be.read more
We’re currently in the thick of International Auto show season along with all of the great concepts and premieres they bring. I recently had a chance to attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit – Let’s take a look at what Detroit had to offer this year.read more
This is about my first car, and your first car. Everyone’s first car is special. Everyone remembers their first car.
When someone asks, “what was your first car?” you’ll be able to answer right away, year, make, and model. Your first car marks a significant shift in your life. It marks the acquiring of a new freedom.read more
Miller, with his unparallelled research, obvious passion, and careful attention to detail, takes an age of the oily, unsuccessful, and oft untold early automobile and gives it the agency it deserves.read more
You know, you hear a lot today about “autonomous cars”, Cars that drive for you, stop for you, steer for you, park for you.
Let me tell ya what the car companies are really sayin’. They are sayin’ that you, the modern motoring public, SUCK at driving, and to protect their cars, and your sorry asses, cars need to do the driving for you!read more
Even as open-minded and “live and let live” as I can be, there are a few things that really tick me off! Really gets my goat! It’s something that, in my opinion, goes against the natural order of things…. Something that is just wrong from every angle…read more
In the early 1980s, one of those cutting their teeth in auto racing at Dorney Park was John Andretti, nephew of Mario, who would go on to a winning career in both CART Indy cars and NASCAR Cup cars. Also in the early 1980s, Ray Evernham, who went on to become a Daytona 500-winning crew chief and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, broke his sternum in a Dorney Park TQ Midget crash.
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.
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.