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Classic Profile: The Mighty Cadillac V16

Classic Profile: The Mighty Cadillac V16

In the enthusiasm of the late 1920’s, Cadillac developed its trend-setting 16-cylinder engine of 452 cubic inches – developing 175 horsepower. While it is true that Packard introduced the landmark Twin-Six, its 12-cylinder engine, in the 1916 model year, it was the Cadillac V16 that set off the American “cylinder wars” at a time when […]

Classic Profile: Packard Model 30 Runabout

Classic Profile: Packard Model 30 Runabout

Packard is one of the most highly regarded brands from the classic era, with roots going back to the very beginning of the 20th Century. Although the automaker is revered today for bold luxury cars, it’s not often remembered for its early days when Packard built sporting cars. Packard, like many other manufacturers of the […]

By May 21, 2014 Read More →
Classic Profile: The Kissel Speedster

Classic Profile: The Kissel Speedster

The Kissel Motor Car Company may not be a well-recognized marque today, but it is owed a debt of gratitude from every red-blooded American car guy. The reason is the company’s introduction in 1919 of its Speedster (later nicknamed the Gold Bug Speedster) which cemented in the American mindset the idea of the sports car. […]

By April 28, 2014 Read More →
Vehicle Profile: Lamborghini Diablo VT

Vehicle Profile: Lamborghini Diablo VT

The 1st-gen Lamborghini “Diablo VT” was breathtaking to behold and is arguably one of the most beautiful, sexy and extremely-fast, exotic-supercars ever produced! This over-the-top, almost-as-fast-as-a-speeding-bullet, as aerodynamically perfect as anything earthbound could be, fire-breathing beast was designed by the infamous and proud Marcello Gandini, who had also designed the two predecessors in line to […]

Vehicle Profile: Chevrolet Camaro

Vehicle Profile: Chevrolet Camaro

Sometime during April of 1965, long before any official announcement was made by General Motors’ Chevrolet Division, reports had begun circulating that Chevrolet was preparing to build a vehicle code-named “Panther” in the newly identified Pony/Musclecar category. This mysterious new vehicle was intended to compete directly with the highly successful Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang […]

By July 5, 2013 Read More →
Vehicle Profile: The Scarab

Vehicle Profile: The Scarab

One of the most successful, purpose-built race cars in American history has to be the legendary, Reventlow Automobile’s SCARAB! Named “America’s Finest Sports Car” by the influential Road and Track magazine, this beautifully sculpted, aluminum bodied race car was born in the mind of an amazingly talented young man…

By July 2, 2013 Read More →
Vehicle Profile: The Scarab – Part 2

Vehicle Profile: The Scarab – Part 2

Thanks to the efforts, admiration, fond memories and sheer determination of Mr. Richard Kitzmiller, president and founder of Kansas based Scarab Motorsports, LLC, (www.scarab-motorsports.com) the amazingly successful, Holy Grail of America Racing History and the original 1958 creation of young Lance Reventlow has been born again. He wanted to remain as close to the original […]

By July 2, 2013 Read More →
Vehicle Profile: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Vehicle Profile: 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Henry Ford II’s answer to the successful launch of the Chevrolet Corvette in 1953, came in 1955 as the Ford “Thunderbird” (1st generation, 55 thru 57 T-Bird). Backtrack a couple short years . . . after a visit to Europe in the early 50’s, Henry Ford II decided he wanted to build a 2-seater, convertible sportscar for the American public. He had also heard rumors, to the effect, that Chevrolet was working on a similar “sporty” concept vehicle made of a new lightweight “material” and so, he was further inspired to push his designers to come up with a competitive vehicle. He sought out and commissioned Vince Gardner…

By July 1, 2013 Read More →
Vehicle Profile: Volkswagen Beetle

Vehicle Profile: Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen “Type 1″, more affectionately (and certainly more descriptively), referred to as the “Beetle” or “Bug”, was first introduced to the American public in 1949. It was 1933 and the demand of Germany’s leader…

By July 1, 2013 Read More →
Vehicle Profile: Pontiac GTO

Vehicle Profile: Pontiac GTO

The First true “Muscle Car”? Many will argue it to be the 1964 Pontiac Tempest LeMans “GTO” (the 2nd generation Tempest, 1964 thru 1967 models)! Even Pontiac itself warned: “To be perfectly honest, the Tempest “GTO” is not everyone’s cup of tea. … It’s suspension is firm, tuned more to the open road than to […]

By July 1, 2013 Read More →