One of his final wishes was to take a ride in his 1956 Nash Ambassador. With the help of his family and ClassicCars.com, Patrick McKay got his wish.
‘Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman!” But if you looked at the ground during the days of the 1950s, you likely saw a car much like our Pick of the Day.
Italian design house Pininfarina is known mainly for amazing Ferrari and Alfa Romeo designs, but the company also did extensive work with British and American auto manufacturers.
When most people think of the late, lamented Nash brand, they conjure up bulbous family cars of the 1950s or perhaps the tiny Nash Metropolitan.
Just how do you suppose the historically famous Italian company, Pininfarina, ever became involved in the styling designs of the 1950’s Nash automobiles?
The Bandit was black with gold trim, as everybody knows, in the adventure comedy Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds in the role that cemented celebrity fame for him and the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Seeing a great thing happening, Pontiac was quick to issue a Bandit Edition of its swoopy Trans Am, […]
The 24 Hours of Le Mans on 15/16 June 2019 and the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife just one week later put drivers, engineers and team managers under stresses seldom experienced in such a concentrated form. With spectacular images, the new Porsche documentary Endurance outlines the background, challenges and tireless efforts. British director James Routh, famous for […]
The plan was to plop an air mattress in the 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus and sleep in a van down by the river. It wasn’t a good plan; it was hardly a plan at all. The Deluxe Station Bus painted orange and trimmed in white with white steel wheels and mirrored hubcaps contained three […]
Just a week after finally staging the Spring Carlisle show and swap meet, Carlisle Events was back at it June 26-27 with its annual Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals. More than 700 cars turned out for the event, which featured special displays on the Nova, Monte Carlo, GM vehicles of the 1970s and the LS6 454 engine. […]
In a way, Briggs Cunningham was like the East Coast Carroll Shelby. He built race cars — even homologated a few. He had a Big-3 OEM deal at Le Mans, where his team won class. In another sport, Yachting, he commanded a sloop that won the America’s Cup. He didn’t need to be the salesman […]