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Eye Candy: The Hawk at Elkhart Lake

Eye Candy: The Hawk at Elkhart Lake

Photos by Tom Strongman Few things in vintage sports car racing are more charming than Road America’s midsummer event, The Hawk with Brian Redman. Track time is the central focus, of course, but what really makes the weekend special happens in downtown Elkhart Lake on Friday and Saturday nights. In 1950, sports cars raced on […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: RM Motor City auction preview

Eye Candy: RM Motor City auction preview

Photos by Larry Edsall Classic car auction previews attract at least two groups of people: People with bidder numbers who are examining the cars before bidding on them, and the rest of us, who are there because it’s an amazing opportunity to get close to some incredible cars we might otherwise rarely see. This is […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: RM Museum

Eye Candy: RM Museum

Photos by Larry Edsall Interesting geographic oddity: Canada may be America’s neighbor to the north, unless you live in or near Detroit. From the Motor City, you have to go south, not north, to reach Windsor, gateway to Ontario, which means crossing the Detroit River by boat, bridge or tunnel. Once in Windsor, you can […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: 20th Ann Arbor Rolling Sculpture car show

Eye Candy: 20th Ann Arbor Rolling Sculpture car show

Photos by Kevin A. Wilson Twenty years ago, Bob Elton was serving on the parks commission in the city of Ann Arbor when he came up with an idea for a car show right in the center of town. His idea was to show off the attractive trees that line the streets of the business […]

By July 26, 2014 Read More →
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 […]