Mr. Edsall directs some of that life-learned knowledge of the classic car industry to the Chevrolet pickup truck, in his latest release, Chevrolet Trucks: 100 Years of Building the Future. The book, full of images, photographs and a whirlwind of history, explores just how much the pickup truck has influenced American life, and just how much American life has influenced the pickup truck.read more
One hundred and five years ago, on October 31, 1902, Wilbur Shaw was born in Shelbyville, Indiana. Today, few people know who he was, which is a shame, because he is one of the most important people in American racing and in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.read more
For all intents and purposes, the car show season is dwindling down on the east coast. Of course, it’s still warm enough to be summer here, but since most car shows are planned months in advance, there are few still coming up. Still, it has been a fantastic season, filled with cool classic cars, modern cars and custom cars, and it’s been my pleasure to report on the events.read more
You’ve got to give these guys credit. Despite a first year event drenched by a late October deluge, the combined efforts of Dan’s Papers and the Bridgehampton Museum came up to bat again, with this year’s Bridgehampton Road Rally and Tour D’Hamptons.
Of course, it was a fantastic event.read more
The Bridgehampton Museum and Dan’s Papers will once again celebrate this storied history with an event that will reignite a passion and shine a light on a treasured piece of East End and American lore: the Bridgehampton Road Rally & Tour d’Hamptons, taking to the streets this Columbus Day Weekend on Saturday, October 7.
We’ll be there!read more
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
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?
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.