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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: Rolls-Royce comes to America

Classic Profile: Rolls-Royce comes to America

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars famously started after an introduction in 1904 between Charles Rolls, a young automobile enthusiast and dealer of French automobiles, and Henry Royce, a middle-aged manufacturer of electrical components. Royce had built his second prototype by the time the two met and was eager to enter the automobile manufacturing business. Rolls, on the […]

By April 1, 2015 Read More →
Classic Profile: Derham Body Company, last coachbuilder of the classic era

Classic Profile: Derham Body Company, last coachbuilder of the classic era

The Derham Company of Rosemont, Pennsylvania extended far past the life of most other American coachworks companies, surviving two world wars and the Great Depression. The company was founded by Joseph Derham as the Rosemont Carriage Works on Lancaster Pike, a few miles west of Philadelphia. This was a wise choice as this area, known […]

By March 23, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Classic Profile: 1921-26 Duesenberg Straight Eight

Classic Profile: 1921-26 Duesenberg Straight Eight

The Automobile Trade Journal of July 1, 1920, wrote, “The Duesenberg Automobile & Motors Corp. has bought a factory site in Indianapolis and plans 2,400 cars the first year of operation. In addition to a special Duesenberg engine, the car will be equipped with four-wheel brakes and an axle designed by Fred S. Duesenberg. The […]

By November 6, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: 1905 Locomobile Model E

Classic Profile: 1905 Locomobile Model E

In the early years of the 20th Century, few new cars included a top – or a windshield for that matter. Typically, a top would have been an extra cost and we can tell from the picture that this Locomobile was sold without a top. The give-away is the lack of “irons” – the metal brackets […]

By September 24, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Classic Profile: 1909 Pope-Hartford Model S

Classic Profile: 1909 Pope-Hartford Model S

In the early days of motoring, automobiles were typically possessions of the wealthy. Professional drivers were often employed and many chauffeur organizations existed to advance the profession. This picture appears to show a chauffeur bringing up the family’s 1909 Pope-Hartford somewhere in New Jersey. In many states around this time, only professional chauffeurs had to […]

By September 11, 2014 Read More →
First-time Pebble Beach Concours entrant checks a big one off the bucket list

First-time Pebble Beach Concours entrant checks a big one off the bucket list

I was standing in the back of a 1909 Pierce-Arrow getting my picture taken with Jay Leno sitting at the wheel, all the while thinking: Only at Pebble Beach! As a first-time entrant in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the Pierce-Arrow owned by my Dad, Monterey car week was much more than a brush […]

By August 22, 2014 Read More →
Tour d’Elegance completed, it’s time to head to the fairway at Pebble Beach

Tour d’Elegance completed, it’s time to head to the fairway at Pebble Beach

As first time entrants at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this week has delivered a bounty of wonderful experiences, and a few nervous moments. We pulled the 1909 Pierce-Arrow off the truck Wednesday and made sure everything was in order by driving around the corner to the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Thursday started early as […]

By August 16, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: 1913 Mercer, a car to be admired

Classic Profile: 1913 Mercer, a car to be admired

From the day the first Mercer raceabout was sold in 1910, these have been cars to be admired. The Mercer Automobile Company was founded by the Roebling and Kuser families in Mercer County, New Jersey – thus the company’s name. Both families were wealthy and prominent with extensive manufacturing experience, and they wanted to build […]

By August 7, 2014 Read More →
Vintage Profile: 3 Generations and the Trip of a Lifetime

Vintage Profile: 3 Generations and the Trip of a Lifetime

I consider myself lucky. To have inherited a passion for cars from my Dad, and to be able to share this passion with him for the past 40 years, what could be better? Well, it turns out that sharing that passion with the next generation is indescribably rewarding as well. The transitory nature of our […]

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 →