SEMA’s Washington, D.C., staff has reminded us that California Legacy License Plates are available for pre-order, and that without sufficient orders the program may be truncated.read more
Into the void left by the disappearance of the Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari small vans have come the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200 van. Now Toyota wants a piece of that market, gauging interest with a distinctive concept van that, with its retractable roof section, reminds us of the Studebaker Wagonaire of 50 years ago.read more
At the end of 2015, the Chevrolet brand will no longer be available. But before you lump Chevrolet in with Pontiac and Oldsmobile and Mercury and Plymouth, understand that this piece of news applies only to Europe.read more
Somewhere along the way, and far more recently than one would imagine, traffic regulations became commonplace. Stop at traffic lights and stop signs, do not exceed speed limits, keep to one side of the road. It all made sense, except for one tiny question – which side?read more
Across the country, schools are advocating for charging station infrastructure, and designing and producing alternative energy racing technology. They are reaching out to the best young minds, inviting them to help create the new wave of green car energy, with the rise of gas prices and the decline of the environment’s resilience.read more
When BMW’s version of the MINI Cooper landed in the states more than a decade ago, it was a minor revolution. Sure, the automotive industry has always had a knack for churning out retro flavor-of-the-week cars that sell almost entirely on nostalgia and design. But if you can think that far back in the American Mini’s past, you’ll remember it was so much more than that.read more
Believe me when I say I wanted to write a lovely little news bite about the 25th anniversary of the Mazda Miata, and the reveal of the fourth generation Miata MX5. But I can’t do it- mainly because there isn’t much to say. Perhaps unfairly this article has very little to do with the car – unfortunately, just like its reveal.read more
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the Holy Grail of car shows. Anyone can attend, however; at least, anyone with sufficient funds and free time to purchase a ticket and travel to the event. In other words, not me — until this year.read more
Of the thousands of vintage automobiles popping up, varnished in dust and spider webs, as many are found in barns as in garages, under tarps, in tents and off in somewhere in the backyard, left to rot. The barn find refers to cars that have been neglected for a long time, and show up in all a matter of strange places and various degrees of decomposition.read more
The report out of Germantown, Tennessee, today is that Sammy Swindell, a of Fame sprint car driver who has raced for 43 years, has decided to retire from racing, with one exception: He still plans to race in the Chili Bowl Nationals each January, where he has a...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.