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Pick of the Week: 1945 Ford pickup truck

Pick of the Week: 1945 Ford pickup truck

As a reminder of Memorial Day, the Pick of the Week is a meaningful relic of the immediate post-World War II era, one of the first civilian pickup trucks to be produced as the conflict was ending. This rare 1945 Ford pickup looks more like a piece of industrial art than a 70-year-old workhorse. Simple […]

By May 29, 2015 Read More →
5 most significant cars of Mad Men

5 most significant cars of Mad Men

Depicting American society and the culture of the 1960s, the award-winning television drama  Mad Men tackled prominent and controversial cultural issues of the time in addition to showcasing the heyday of the American auto industry with some of the most beautiful and iconic cars of the decade. Winning 15 Emmys and four Golden Globes over […]

ELK Charity Challenge: Generous people doing good

ELK Charity Challenge: Generous people doing good

’50 Philanthropists, 3 Charities, 1 Reason.” That is the tagline on the home page of the ELK Charity Challenge, a 7-day, 1,000-mile automotive adventure held last week. The E L K in the event’s name is shorthand for Everyone Loves Kids, and the reason for the event was to help make a better life for […]

By May 26, 2015 Read More →
Vintage Profile: Maserati wins 1939 Indianapolis 500

Vintage Profile: Maserati wins 1939 Indianapolis 500

In 1938, Ernesto Maserati developed the Maserati 8CTF to compete with the likes of Mercedes and Auto Union on the European GP circuit. Although not particularly successful on the Continent, the car gained fame stateside with a historic victory at the Indianapolis 500. Michael Joseph Boyle (1881-1958) had been campaigning cars at Indy for more than […]

By May 24, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1960 MGA roadster

Pick of the Week: 1960 MGA roadster

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, and what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than at the wheel of a vintage British roadster. Wind in the hair driving, along with lusty engine sounds, sharp steering and responsive handling, are the things that make little British sports cars enduring favorites. The Pick of the […]

By May 22, 2015 Read More →
The completely different import, kit-car show at Carlisle

The completely different import, kit-car show at Carlisle

Once a year, a very special and different kind of car show happens in Carlisle, Pennsylvania – the Carlisle Import and Kit Car nationals. This is one of my all-time favorite shows because it has more different kinds of cars than any other show I have ever attended. It is not a full-blown concours event […]

Driven: 2015 Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium

Driven: 2015 Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium

Nearly every SUV these days is a crossover, recognition of the fact that while many people want to ride tall in the saddle and have lots of room for people and stuff, they also want a vehicle that drives like a passenger car. Thus, stylish wagons that look sort of like trucks but are built […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Jeep Renegade Sport

Driven: 2015 Jeep Renegade Sport

More than a dozen times — on the hood, tailgate, steering wheel, on all four wheels, on both exterior mirrors, in the cloth covering the four primary seats, even on the sub-floor beneath the cargo area — FCA reminds you that this vehicle is, indeed, a Jeep. But wait, there’s more: You know the Jeep […]

Pick of the Week: 1958 Chevrolet Impala hardtop

Pick of the Week: 1958 Chevrolet Impala hardtop

The model year 1958 was a strange one for Detroit, with both General Motors and Ford introducing full-size cars that were essentially stylistic dead ends. And 1958 was the year that GM divisions really slathered on the chrome for top models; even Chevrolet Corvette featured a bunch of chrome flare. One car that truly stands […]

Valve-cover racing adds excitement to car-show days

Valve-cover racing adds excitement to car-show days

You can think of valve-cover racing as Pinewood Derby for the car guy. Here’s how it works: You start with a valve cover from any automotive engine, add some sort of chassis and wheels and creative customization and then allow gravity to race it down a track. “There is no exact time frame for when […]

By May 14, 2015 Read More →