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Author Archive: Steve Evans

Steve Evans is a second-generation car guy whose passion for collector cars spans all eras. A Phoenix resident, Steve serves on the committee for the Arizona Concours d’Elegance and is the editor of a vintage motoring blog. A collector of all things automotive, Steve’s current object of interest is a 1927 Locomobile.

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Classic Profile: Mercedes 710 Type SS

Classic Profile: Mercedes 710 Type SS

Sometimes a picture reveals more than what first appears. What drew me to this picture is the Mercedes 710 Type SS. Looking almost new, this car was still something special a decade after its manufacture and clearly seems well cared for. The Mercedes W06, as the factory designated it, Type SS was the top of […]

By July 17, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: 1916 Hudson Super-Six factory racer

Classic Profile: 1916 Hudson Super-Six factory racer

Since its beginnings in 1909, Hudson had gone racing to prove the merits of its cars. In 1916 came the introduction of Hudson’s Super-Six and with it a significant increase in horsepower over the previous Model Six-40. The Super-Six had a number of innovations, chief among them the use of a counter-balanced crankshaft, which helped […]

By July 10, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: The 1936 Vanderbilt Cup race revival

Classic Profile: The 1936 Vanderbilt Cup race revival

In 1936, George W. Vanderbilt III banded together with Boston Braves owner George Marshall, and Eddie Rickenbacker, owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to revive a major event from the early days of motorsports, the Vanderbilt Cup. The Vanderbilt Cup was founded by William K. Vanderbilt (George W. Vanderbilt’s uncle) in 1904. America’s first international […]

By June 11, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: The Mighty Cadillac V16

Classic Profile: The Mighty Cadillac V16

In the enthusiasm of the late 1920’s, Cadillac developed its trend-setting 16-cylinder engine of 452 cubic inches – developing 175 horsepower. While it is true that Packard introduced the landmark Twin-Six, its 12-cylinder engine, in the 1916 model year, it was the Cadillac V16 that set off the American “cylinder wars” at a time when […]

Classic Profile: Packard Model 30 Runabout

Classic Profile: Packard Model 30 Runabout

Packard is one of the most highly regarded brands from the classic era, with roots going back to the very beginning of the 20th Century. Although the automaker is revered today for bold luxury cars, it’s not often remembered for its early days when Packard built sporting cars. Packard, like many other manufacturers of the […]

By May 21, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: The Kissel Speedster

Classic Profile: The Kissel Speedster

The Kissel Motor Car Company may not be a well-recognized marque today, but it is owed a debt of gratitude from every red-blooded American car guy. The reason is the company’s introduction in 1919 of its Speedster (later nicknamed the Gold Bug Speedster) which cemented in the American mindset the idea of the sports car. […]

By April 28, 2014 Read More →