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Eye Candy: Concours d’Elegance of America preview day

Eye Candy: Concours d’Elegance of America preview day

Photos by Larry Edsall The man in the sport coat was standing close enough to the car to protect it but far enough away so as not to be part of the photos I was taking. “Do you know what it is?” he asked. I admitted I had no idea. “It’s a Ford,” he said. […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Highway Earth Car Show

Eye Candy: Highway Earth Car Show

Photos by Howard Koby This is a tale of nature, classic cars and the ghosts of Hollywood… Highway Earth Car show was the brainchild of automotive photographer Evan Kline, a car lover who always had this “dream of bringing our community together in a magazine,” so he started a publication named Highway Earth and organized […]

By July 19, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Retro Roll In

Eye Candy: Retro Roll In

Photos by Larry Edsall When he was 18 years old, Jim Legeret’s mother bought him a used but little-driven 1956 Plymouth Fury. But this was not any sort of ordinary Fury. This was one of the Fury Special 8 models, one of the white with gold trim factory sport coupe hot-rods just like the one […]

By July 15, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: San Marino Motor Classic

Eye Candy: San Marino Motor Classic

Photos by Howard Koby At the historic Rose Bowl and the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, California, the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance staged its inaugural event May 21, 2006, featuring more than 250 antique, classic, exotic and vintage automobiles being judged in 31 classes. For an added treat, KABC’s “Motorman” Leon Kaplan broadcast his popular […]

By July 12, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: The Dodge Centennial

Eye Candy: The Dodge Centennial

Photos by Steve Purdy Dodge brand’s handsome chief executive, Tim Kuniskis, stood in the shadow of Meadow Brook Hall talking about the Dodge Brothers, John and Horace, who built their first car in November 1914, a touring car just like the black one displayed to Kuniskis’ left. To his right, glowing in the morning sun, […]

By July 5, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: The Great Race 2014

Eye Candy: The Great Race 2014

Photos by Larry Printz It takes a bit of bravery to climb into a car manufactured no later than 1972 and head out on a 2,300-mile rally on public roads over nine days. Sure, you could win the $50,000 grand prize, but your only guidance is a pencil, paper, a speedometer and instructions that are […]

Eye Candy: American pony cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Eye Candy: American pony cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Photos by Goodwood Festival of Speed Amid all the European finery, vintage race cars and exotics that made up England’s annual Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, there were some familiar faces from this side of the pond. Mustangs, Camaros, Barracudas and a few other pristine examples of American “pony cars” were a featured […]

By July 1, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Kansas City Art of the Car Concours

Eye Candy: Kansas City Art of the Car Concours

Photos by Tom Strongman For the first time in the eight-year history of Kansas City’s Art of the Car Concours, the cackle of straight pipes reverberated across the show field as 19 historically significant hot rods maneuvered into place as special honorees. Legendary Deuces such as the Doane Spencer and Ray Brown roadsters took their […]

By June 28, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: The Rodeo Drive Concours

Eye Candy: The Rodeo Drive Concours

Photos by Howard Koby Each Father’s Day, perhaps the most expensive slab of real estate on the planet — zip code 90210 — closes to all traffic from Santa Monica to Wilshire Boulevard for the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. More than 100 collector automobiles line the world-renowned street with an impressive display of American and […]

Eye Candy: Mustangs at the Petersen

Eye Candy: Mustangs at the Petersen

Photos by Howard Koby In 1964, the base price of a two-door Ford Mustang hardtop with standard equipment — the original pony car — was $2,368.00, half the price of a Chevrolet Corvette. Gas cost an average of 30 cents per gallon. The advertising slogan at the time was “Can the unbelievable happen when you […]

By June 24, 2014 Read More →