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Larry Nutson is an auto industry veteran, a mechanical engineer by education and an automobile enthusiast at heart. His diverse automotive career includes a youthful stint in semi-pro drag racing, twenty-five years working for Volkswagen of America, three years of Chevrolet strategy planning at Campbell-Ewald Advertising, and a position as founding member of the Detroit-based Individual Communicators Network (ICN). He is a past chairperson of the SAE International Public Affairs Committee, has provided public relations services for SAE Congress and Formula SAE and was a consultant and sponsorship representative for the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. Larry is the Chicago Bureau Chief for The Auto Channel and resides in Chicago.

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Eye Candy: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Eye Candy: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Photos by Larry Nutson With no snow on the ground to deter travel on this pre-Thanksgiving Chicagoland weekend, young and old alike got to see hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of cars that delighted all and brought a smile to many a face at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. As the show’s title suggests, […]

By November 29, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Mecum’s 2014 Chicago auction

Eye Candy: Mecum’s 2014 Chicago auction

Photos by Larry Nutson Yes, it’s an auction for buyers and sellers. However, it’s also a wonderful car show. Mecum Auctions’ 2014 Chicago classic and collector car auction returned to the suburban Schaumburg Convention Center with an exceptional lineup of nearly 1,000 collector cars headlined by a healthy variety of American muscle, Corvettes and more. […]

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour begins

Eye Candy: Route 66 Motor Tour begins

Photos by Larry Nutson The inaugural Route 66 Motor Tour is on the road. On October 9, under slightly hazy skies and mid-50 temperatures, approximately 25 vehicles departed Joliet, Illinois on their trek south and west. Following the Illinois Historic Route 66 signs along with the aid of a map and route instructions handed out […]

By October 10, 2014 14 Comments Read More →
Eye Candy: The Milwaukee Masterpiece

Eye Candy: The Milwaukee Masterpiece

Photos by Larry Nutson My early arrival well before the 10 a.m. opening offered a field of more than 200 unique cars, trucks and motorcycles blanketed by a hazy sky and cooled by the Lake Michigan breeze. With mother nature’s big silk flying overhead, this delightful scenario allowed for photography from nearly any angle with […]

By August 28, 2014 Read More →
In The Great Race, its ‘Race, Repair and Repeat’ on a daily (and sometimes nightly) basis

In The Great Race, its ‘Race, Repair and Repeat’ on a daily (and sometimes nightly) basis

I caught up with the officially named “2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty” at the end of its third-day at the overnight stop in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. On a 2,300-mile journey from the coast of Maine to central Florida, 104 vehicles are competing in this time speed endurance rally for vintage cars. […]

By June 26, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Jaguars at the Simeone

Eye Candy: Jaguars at the Simeone

Photos by Larry Nutson After its beginnings as the Swallow Sidecar Company, Jaguar leapt onto the international racing scene in the 1950s, establishing itself as one of the greatest automotive marques in history. Thanks to the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia, a look at the progression of Jaguar from its beginning through to the 1970s brought […]

By June 7, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals

Eye Candy: Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals

Photos by Larry Nutson Sunny skies and a cool breeze made my first visit to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, as well as to the Import and Kit Nationals, quite pleasant and memorable. Every auto enthusiast should make at least one visit to the Carlisle Fairgrounds and take in one of the dozen or so auto events held […]

By May 27, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Red cars of the Mille Miglia

Eye Candy: Red cars of the Mille Miglia

      Photos by Larry Nutson From the late 1920s through the 1930s, Alfa Romeo was the world’s preeminent sports car. Alfas won Le Mans four consecutive years from 1931-34 and the Mille Miglia an astounding 10 times in 11 years from 1928-38. At the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, we took a look […]

By May 1, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Simeone celebrates Best of Italy, Maserati cent’ anni

Eye Candy: Simeone celebrates Best of Italy, Maserati cent’ anni

Photos by Larry Nutson It’s the 100th anniversary of the founding of Maserati and cars of this marque have come to symbolize the very best in Italian engineering and craftsmanship. In celebration, a very special Best of Italy collection is on display through April 27  at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. With Italian […]

By April 15, 2014 Read More →
Elliott Museum brings its antique car collection to you

Elliott Museum brings its antique car collection to you

Thoughts of Florida bring to mind sandy beaches, water sports, fishing, sun and loads of fun. Visitors from many parts of the United States, Canada and places around the world flock here to get away from cold winter climates. Not often do the thoughts of art, history and technology come up as a reason to […]

By March 19, 2014 Read More →