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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 →
Driven: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

Driven: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

When you really think about it, doesn’t it seem strange that some of the most luxurious and prestigious vehicles these days are basically large trucks? Sure, there are some glorious sedans and crossovers, but for the major statement of having arrived, it takes a luxury truck. The Lincoln Navigator is a case in point. This […]

By May 11, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1955 Chevrolet 210 custom

Pick of the Week: 1955 Chevrolet 210 custom

“This 1955 Chevrolet 210 demonstrates why it’s always good to have a plan. The cohesive build isn’t flashy but shows a clarity of purpose that few resto-mods can claim.” So begins the lengthy and enjoyable description of the Pick of the Week, a tastefully customized 1955 Chevrolet 210 two-door sedan. With Mecum Auctions next week […]

Driven: 2015 Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible

Driven: 2015 Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible

Is the Bentley Continental GT the largest and most luxurious sports car or is it the sportiest of large luxury cars? After a few days and a few hundred miles behind the steering wheel, I’d say it is both. It is the largest and the most luxurious, and it is the sportiest, especially when a […]

By May 4, 2015 Read More →
Driven: 2015 Ford Fiesta ST and 2015 Ford Focus ST

Driven: 2015 Ford Fiesta ST and 2015 Ford Focus ST

Interesting how much you can learn about a car even in a very short drive. Of course, it helps if that short drive involves a very tight autocross circuit that allows you to push the car toward the edges of its limit. Well, OK, at least to the edges of your limits as a driver. […]

By May 3, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic wagon

Pick of the Week: 1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic wagon

Woodie wagons are back in style, not so much as when The Beach Boys sang about them with surfboards hanging out everywhere but as bona fide collectors’ items respected for their period charm. The Pick of the Week, a 1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic Series 70, is an upscale wood-bodied wagon that you might have seen back […]

By May 1, 2015 Read More →
Rick Cole sets modest goal for his next Monterey sale

Rick Cole sets modest goal for his next Monterey sale

Bigger isn’t necessarily better, at least not at this point in Rick Cole’s life. Not quite three decades ago, Cole launched the first collector-car auction on California’s Monterey Peninsula, where that sale joined the Monterey Historic auto races and the Pebble Beach concours d’elegance in what was a comfortable classic car weekend. That weekend has […]

By April 29, 2015 Read More →
Spring Carlisle has it all: Even a vintage and mint Dale Earnhardt racing jacket for $20

Spring Carlisle has it all: Even a vintage and mint Dale Earnhardt racing jacket for $20

After three days at Spring Carlisle, how do I sum up this event? In a word? Big! To start, if you’re going next year, be sure that you are ready to get some exercise, because the event has about 18 miles of vendor rows and car corral areas. Comfortable shoes are a must. Also bring […]

By April 29, 2015 6 Comments Read More →
Driven: 2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

Driven: 2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country

I’ve been told that I tend to be very critical in my Driven stories, picking sometimes not only on a particular vehicle, or at least some — OK, sometimes quite a few of its attributes — but sometimes even picking on the people who would choose to buy such a vehicle. But then along comes […]

Spring Carlisle: The lifestyle

Spring Carlisle: The lifestyle

One of the things that makes Spring Carlisle so awesome is the swap meet. I was given the task of photographing interesting and unusual things for sale, but what I found more exciting and interesting was the lifestyle I saw as the swap-meet. It’s a given when you go to a swap meet that you’re […]

By April 25, 2015 Read More →