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What to do about the General Lee?

What to do about the General Lee?

One of the most iconic images of the Confederate flag sits atop the equally iconic car from the popular TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard. The car in the show known as the General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger driven by fictional characters Bo and Luke Duke, is under fire and being defaced by some […]

Revisiting my visit with the master of car design, Giorgetto Guigiaro

Revisiting my visit with the master of car design, Giorgetto Guigiaro

There are interviews that stand out in a journalist’s memory. In my case, they include boxing champion Archie Moore, Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters, and tennis star and women’s sports advocate Billie Jean King. And then, there was the day a dozen or so years ago when I was in Italy doing research on […]

By July 6, 2015 Read More →
Record-setting art auctions put classic car prices in perspective

Record-setting art auctions put classic car prices in perspective

In the world of classic and collector car auctions, we have Scottsdale in the winter and Monterey in the summer. It’s sort of the same in the world of collectible art, except that it’s New York City in the spring and then again in the fall. Yes, there are many other auctions of classic cars […]

By June 6, 2015 Read More →
I hope they left my singing on the cutting room floor

I hope they left my singing on the cutting room floor

Editor’s note: The National Geographic Channel’s two-hour special, Driving America, debuts on Memorial Day at 9 p.m. (EDT and PDT). It was more than a year ago that Matt Bennett called to discuss his latest wonderful yet wacky idea. He wanted to put me on television. Me, the guy with a great face for radio. […]

A visit to Ray Evernham’s racing and road car collection

A visit to Ray Evernham’s racing and road car collection

While I was in Charlotte recently for the AutoFair, I had an opportunity to spend some time with Ray Evernham, the former NASCAR championship-winning crew chief, racing team owner, long-time classic car aficionado and current host of the television show AmeriCARna. That is quite a resume, but talking with Evernham, even for a few minutes, […]

By May 14, 2015 Read More →
Inaugural Ramapo concours, drive set for June 6-7 weekend

Inaugural Ramapo concours, drive set for June 6-7 weekend

The inaugural Ramapo Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for the June 6-7 weekend with the concours on Saturday and a drive on Sunday. The event takes its name from Ramapo College, which takes its name from the Ramapo Mountains near the border between northern New Jersey and “upstate” New York. The college is located in Mahwah, […]

By May 12, 2015 Read More →
Denise McCluggage: Racing all the way to the finish line

Denise McCluggage: Racing all the way to the finish line

Only once in the more than 25 years that we were colleagues and friends did I ever see Denise McCluggage come even close to blushing. It was in January, four years ago, when I was covering the “Women Who Have the Need for Speed” panel discussion taking place in conjunction with Barrett-Jackson’s classic car auction […]

Run, don’t walk away from some swap-meet ‘projects’

Run, don’t walk away from some swap-meet ‘projects’

While attending Spring Carlisle I saw quite a few great cars in the car corral and quite a few nice project car opportunities as well. In fact, most of the cars at Sprng Carlisle were great examples or very fairly priced driver-level vehicles. Despite the overall exceptional quality of most of the cars for sale, […]

By April 25, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Getting caught in the traffic of the generational shift

Getting caught in the traffic of the generational shift

So I thought I had a great idea for how to spend my Saturday in a meaningful way. My plan was to start the day at Tempe Diablo Stadium, where the cars participating in the 25th annual Copperstate 1000 vintage sports car rally would be staged for the start of their four-day anniversary drive. From […]

By April 20, 2015 Read More →
I learned a lot at the Charlotte AutoFair

I learned a lot at the Charlotte AutoFair

I went to Charlotte last week to attend my first Charlotte AutoFair. So what did I see, do and learn at this event? Well in a nutshell, I looked at thousands of cars for sale, scores of parts, drag raced a Ford Mustang, drove a racing lawnmower, ate some awesome county fair food, petted animals […]

By April 15, 2015 Read More →