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Ghia creations of 1950s in Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Ghia creations of 1950s in Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Carrozzeria Ghia is one of Italy’s leading auto designers and coachbuilders, with a rich history of beautiful concepts and production cars from the company’s founding in 1915 to the present day. The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance welcomes two of Ghia’s most-famous creations from the 1950s – a custom-bodied 1953 Cadillac once owned by Hollywood […]

By November 21, 2014 Read More →
Eye Candy: Cadillac Ranch

Eye Candy: Cadillac Ranch

Photos by Larry Edsall They sit there in a farmer’s field just south of — and easily visible from — Interstate 40, just west of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. There are 10 of them. All vintage Cadillacs, from a 1949 Club Coupe to a 1963 sedan. But they aren’t parked in the usual, haphazard […]

By October 25, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
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 […]

The Classic Cars of Perry Mason

The Classic Cars of Perry Mason

Decades before modern day Law and Order, Perry Mason ruled the TV court room and the roadways too. Airing from 1957 to 1966, the show followed a ruthless Los Angeles defense attorney commanding the court room with crafty cross-examinations, often revealing unexplored evidence and solving murder mysteries in his client’s favor during the proceedings. Perry […]

By May 23, 2012 Read More →