Mr. Cotter, author of well over a dozen books on the classic car hobby, most recently Motor City Barn Finds, has more than done his time on the road, exploring big cities and small towns on his search for the next great barn find and car enthusiast story to tell.read more
In theory, grand prix racing events are fascinating, interesting and unique. They give us the chance, rarer than you might expect, to watch vintage cars actually hit the road, saturating the air in thick scents of worn leather, leaking – well, leaking everything – and ancient exhaust fumes, as marvels of technology and engineering speed past to the delight of the crowds.
In reality, grand prixs are difficult to pull off.read more
“From Plainville, Connecticut, you either love him or hate him, Teeee-Ceeee!” would be a typical pre-race introduction. The fans would cheer and boo in unequal numbers. Ted ate it up. He was not at the track for a popularity contest. He was there to win.read more
I spent the last four years in the car business as a sales consultant in two different dealerships; an economy brand, and a luxury brand. I wasn’t particularly good at it, but it was a valuable experience and I learned a lot.read more
Trio, by his own admission not a “car guy” but inspired by the movie, asked Miles a simple question: Did he think an open-wheel race could be run on the city streets of Coatesville, population 13,000? And with that, the Coatesville Grand Prix was born.read more
All of them belong to a special group, a group of uniquely skilled and talented individuals whose accomplishments set them apart and bind them together.read more
I find it so interesting that this film is nowhere to be found. If Tucker were operating in today’s day and age, like Elon Musk or Christian Von Koenigsegg, the story would have been different.read more
Dead Man’s Curve Wild Hot Rod Weekend- 2017read more
But, in the world of racing and classic cars, boldness and aggression often pay off, and this year’s Dead Man’s Curve Car Show, hosted at the Mahwah Sheraton this past weekend, certainly did. Without a doubt, the event this year surpassed all the iterations that had come before and played a true and dangerous competitor to Lead East.read more
Of course, we should know by now that we can trust Tom Cotter’s expertise, easy-going personality and choice of photographer to properly capture a universe we may never get to explore first hand. Alongside photographer Michael Alan Ross, Cotter delves deep into the barn find and automotive scene of Detroit. And, like the automotive archaeologist he calls himself, they strike gold.read more
If you want to find the really perfect time to put your automotive event on, there are a few things you’ll want to consider in more depth. Based on my experiences at car shows around the country and at all times of the years, here are some elements to keep in mind when looking at next year’s show calendar.
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.
How do we truly create a performance SUV that can be used--especially one that can be used by the masses? Perhaps the answer lies in which direction companies cross over. Instead of bringing SUV to performance, bring a little performance to the SUV.
While a cold front may have descended upon most of the United States, it’s not too early to start planning out the most important elements of your upcoming car show, cruise night, cars and coffee or concours. Today, we’re here to help you find the perfect location.
So, with Christmas barreling down upon us in jolly good cheer, why would we think about car shows now? Car show season in the near past and distant future. What can November, December, January mean for our cozy classics tucked in the barn?
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.