The Pick of the Day was built to drive to Hot August Nights, the annual custom car celebration in Reno, Nevada, and it looks like it still would turn heads there, or anywhere else for that matter. The car is a customized 1941 Mercury coupe being offered for sale on ClassicCars.com by its private owner […]
A week ago, the Pick of the Day was a striking 1949 Mercury old-school custom done in the “lead-sled” style.
The 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August spotlighted a special class of some of the most emblematic of classic street rods.
The 60th anniversary of the fatal crash of Hollywood icon James Dean was September 30, which passed without all that much hoopla.
In 2019, an Italian court determined that the Ferrari 250 GTO was a work of art and could not be reproduced in kit-car form. Undaunted, Modena-based Ares Design appealed the decision and today there are media reports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean that the Cancellation Division of the European Union Intellectual Protection Office […]
The Fiat Jolly might be the most popular among the “beach” cars produced in decades past, but it wasn’t the only example of its ilk. Volkswagen notes that it also produced what the Italians termed a rolling spiaggina (beach chair). The open-air, fringe-trimmed fabric-roofed Fiat was built (by Ghia) to be carried on a yacht […]
Drag racing is usually some serious business, except when it turns into comedy. Here’s a compilation of drag-racing mishaps that shows what happens when thing go awry just as the bottom light turns green. Talk about funny cars! Amid all the smoke and noise and drag racers hurtling forward on the quarter mile are these […]
Of the first generation of exotic cars, the most reliable and most usable, and the one I had a poster of on my wall while in high school, was the Porsche 930 Turbo. It was the car I most wanted and was to me the ultimate. It was a model derived from Porsche’s racing cars […]
During the recent Fourth of July weekend, Disney+ debuted the original-cast performance of the historic Broadway musical, Hamilton. To help promote the event, and its parent company, ESPN’s Sports Center offered up one of its 10-best segments, this one featuring the 10-best Hamiltons. The list didn’t include everyone’s favorite Hamilton, the $10 bill, but it […]
The Italian name for Neptune is Nettuno, and it has been chosen by Maserati as the name of the new engine that will power the MC20 super sports car, which is scheduled to be unveiled September 9-10 at a special event, “MMXX: The time to be audacious,” in Modena. In anticipation of that event, the […]