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‘Fast and Furious’ films feature familiar classic cars

‘Fast and Furious’ films feature familiar classic cars

The Fast and the Furious movie series. In fact, they may view the films just as their parents expressed their disdain for all those now-classic hot rod movies of the 1960s and ’70s: Bunch of crazy kids setting bad examples while joyriding at ridiculous speeds on public roads… But think back to what American Graffiti, […]

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 →
Driven: 2015 Lincoln MKC

Driven: 2015 Lincoln MKC

I’m really tempted to suggest that Ford simply drop its Lincoln brand. But I cannot. Such a move would deny and belie the heritage of the Model K and Zephyr of the 1930s, of Edsel’s own original Continental, of William Clay’s Continental in the mid-’50s, of the Marks III, IV and V, of the elegant […]

Pick of the Week: 1965 Volkswagen Transporter

Pick of the Week: 1965 Volkswagen Transporter

In honor of the 65th birthday of the Volkswagen bus, the Pick of the Week is a rare VW that should appeal to the legions of microbus enthusiasts. This 1965 Volkswagen Transporter is a three-door double-cab pickup truck, with one door on the left (the driver’s) and two on the right, the back door accessing […]

By March 27, 2015 9 Comments Read More →
Andy’s personal picks at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

Andy’s personal picks at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale

Auctions America, a division of RM Sotheby’s, has come a long way since it started, but even though it has an increasing number of high-dollar collector cars at its auctions, it still has cars that are not stratospheric in price and therefore available to the average collector. The Fort Lauderdale sale this weekend has more […]

By March 27, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 1969 Lancia Fulvia heads for Amelia Island

Driven: 1969 Lancia Fulvia heads for Amelia Island

One of the most outrageous competition machines ever built, a mighty 1983 Lancia 037 rally car, rushed past us, its exhaust snorting and popping as it hunkered down the coastal Florida highway on its way to Amelia Island. I stepped on the gas of the 1969 Lancia Fulvia rally car I was driving and it […]

By March 26, 2015 5 Comments Read More →
Volunteers are lifeblood of automotive museums

Volunteers are lifeblood of automotive museums

The Owls Head Transportation Museum relies on volunteers to fill a critical need at all of its events, from the airplane hangar and auto workshop to the front lines of greeting and assisting visitors and working behind-the-scenes on a variety of projects. And the Owls Head is typical of automotive museums across the country. “Our […]

By March 23, 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 →
Driven: 2015 Range Rover HSE

Driven: 2015 Range Rover HSE

Two things we found particularly impressive during our week at the wheel of a 2015 Range Rover HSE: How quiet and comfortable the big British-built sport utility was while cruising along at freeway speeds (think tea time, but at speed and without spilling a drop) and yet how amazingly competent it was while carefully picking […]

By March 23, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1941 Nash Ambassador

Pick of the Week: 1941 Nash Ambassador

When most people think of the late, lamented Nash brand, they conjure up bulbous family cars of the 1950s or perhaps the tiny Nash Metropolitan. Few picture the stylish, forward-looking cars that Nash created in the pre-war years. Here’s one of my favorites for Pick of the Week, the cheeky 1941 Nash Ambassador that took […]

By March 20, 2015 6 Comments Read More →