In 1994 Volkswagen unveiled the Concept One, a modern nostalgia version of the classic Beetle. Just four years later, the New Beetle, as it was coined, went on sale for the masses. With a front engine configuration for safety, and and styling cues that would launch...read more
While a revived interest in alternative energy transportation stems from the understanding that the world is running out of resources, the future of the alternative energy’s success comes from a much more basic ideology — They’re cool.read more
Cars and airplanes have been featured together in various venues almost since their respective beginnings. This relationship continues today as exemplified by a web search on the words “wings and wheels” will yield thousands of hits to explore. Additionally, the...read more
Most racing fans are familiar with the name of Ken Schrader from his years in NASCAR’s top division, where he has raced more than 730 times. More fervent fans also know that Schrader has raced, and continues to race, virtually anything on wheels. At age 59, he shows...read more
Steve McQueen’s Boeing Stearman N3188 shown in the background with his 1957 Jaguar XK-SS, a version of the legendary D-Type racecar (Photo Courtesy Car Guy Chronicles) Recently, Car Show Safari visited the San Diego Automotive Museum and particularly enjoyed their...read more
For the first time, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be host to vintage racing as the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association competes on the recently reconfigured road course and conducts exhibition laps on the world- famous oval for the "Brickyard Vintage Racing...read more
Not long ago the track announced that it was going to build a road course, which drew cheers not only from sports car racers but also from old-timers who remembered the years when there was a road course at Thompson. That original road course at Thompson was the first...read more
There’s a hidden wish inside every car enthusiast, rooted in childhood fantasy and compounded with each new model that meets the market – the desire to build their own car. And now they can. Based in Chandler, Arizona, about thirty minutes from the capital, Phoenix,...read more
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend two car shows. Both shows were hosted by true automobile enthusiasts. Both shows had amazing and wonderfully unique cars to look at and enjoy. Both shows had food, music and vendors selling interesting one-of-a-kind tems....read more
The car was definitely not much to look at: My first ride was a 1965 seafoam green Chevy Biscayne, a bargain-basement level Chevy sedan with minimal options. This was no Impala SS with the 400 hp, 409-cu.in. engine and a 4-speed... No! This car was packin’ 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.