Modified sports/racing cars are often referred to as “specials,” although some are more special than others. Definitely on the more-special end of the scale is the Pick of the Day, a 1958 Austin Healey Sprite built for racing with a custom body and Italian drivetrain. The Sprite also has an intriguing back story, according to […]
The Pick of the Day is an affordable competition classic
The Pick of the Day is a tiny British sports car that’s loaded with charisma
Pick of the Day is a former factory race car
Have you always yearned to own a classic British roadster but you think you can’t afford one?
During most of the 1950s, there were not any inexpensive sports cars. If you wanted a cheap sports car, you had to buy one used.
Just seven years after heavier-than-air flight was initially achieved, Charles Stewart Rolls made the first non-stop flight by airplane across the English Channel from Britain to France and back again. That historic flight took place 110 years ago, on June 2, 1910, a date that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is commemorating as it marks 116 years […]
June 2, 1970, was a Tuesday. As usual, I arrived at the newspaper office around 5 a.m. to start working my way through the stack of paper filed overnight by the Associated Press sports wire teletypewriters. Ideally, I’d have that process finished, and also have a pretty good start on the design of that day’s […]
Modern steering wheels do more than control which direction a car goes. They’re festooned with buttons that drivers can use to make phone calls or change radio stations. But the first cars didn’t even have steering wheels. The 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen – generally considered to be the first true automobile – instead used a tiller. […]
You’ve finally found the classic car of your dreams. That Falcon Futura, a Corvette Stingray, the exact Shelby Mustang your dad had when you were a kid. You’ve done the research; you knew exactly what to look for and examined the car with white gloves. You trailered it home, backed it into the garage, and […]