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.
On May 28, Nissan staged a presentation entitled, “Nissan unveils transformation plan to prioritize sustainable growth and profitability.” But just when you were ready to yawn in boredom, it also shared on its YouTube channel a one-minute video, “Nissan Next: From A to Z” that included its next Z sports car. Well, at least it […]
The Porsche 911 Targa with its integral roll bar was as much a product of necessity as creativity. Safety advocates in the 1960s were targeting convertibles as inherently dangerous at the same time that Porsche was planning to produce its new 911 with a drop top. The imaginative solution was… viola!… a built-in roll bar […]
Panel trucks have been around for over a century, and they are relatives in many ways to the sport utility vehicles that have become so abundant on modern roadways. The idea behind the panel was to provide secure cargo-carrying capacity with a fully enclosed body. Ford was an early pioneer in the movement, and one […]
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, dubbed “the most-famous car in the world” after its appearance in the 1964 film Goldfinger, springs back to life as Aston Martin creates a limited run of DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars. Just 25 of the iconic DB5 coupes will be built, the company says, all in Birch Silver like the […]
It was back in 1970 that General Motors opened its British proving grounds, Millbrook, in Bedfordshire, where the facility was dedicated to the testing and development of Vauxhall and Bedford vehicles. Now owned by Spectris, the Millbrook Providing Grounds is celebrating its 50th anniversary, albeit on a lower-key, pandemic basis so far. Spectris, which is […]
Silverstone Auctions staged its first “live online” collector car auction and reports a sell-through rate of 89 percent with £4.64 million (nearly $5.69 million) in overall sales. Topping the auction were a 1962 Jaguar D-type short-nose re-creation that sold for £390,500 ($478,525) and a 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 Group B that brought £306,000 ($374,980; Silverstone […]