(Editor’s note: Our staff recently did a series of brief drives — either around 30 miles on pavement or on a short but challenging off-road course — in several cars during the media day at the annual Active Lifestyle Vehicle awards program held in the Phoenix area. Here are Larry Edsall’s impressions of three of the cars he drove during that program.) Continue reading
So you’ve gotten tired of the wildlife along the Las Vegas Strip. You’ve been to the Mob Museum; you’ve even gone out and shot 50-caliber machine guns. You’ve been to the Valley of Fire. You’ve seen the fountains at Bellagio and the light show on Fremont Street. You’ve watched a show featuring clones of long dead entertainers. You rode the High Roller but lost your shirt trying to act like one in the casino, and now you’re down to your last $15.
So get off The Strip, cross the I-15 freeway and find your way to Dean Martin Drive, to Hot Rod City and its Hollywood Cars Museum. Continue reading
This marks the second year for the Auctions America Hilton Head auction held as part of the Hilton Head Motoring Festival. Just as last year’s, this sale literally has something for every kind of collector regardless of interest.
I guess it’s a matter or perspective: Toyota’s news release about its display of 30 vehicles at the 2016 SEMA Show focused on “Extreme Builds” and promised the Toyota stand would include six extremely modified vehicles, one each of a Land Cruiser, Corolla, Sienna, Tacoma, 86 and Prius. Continue reading
There has been a lot of talk — and action — at this 50th annual SEMA Show about attracting young people to careers involving cars. Continue reading
While the motto at SEMA is that this is the year of the truck, I’d say that on another level, this is the year of the 1000-plus-horsepower, wide-body-classic Mustang.
Every year for the SEMA Show, engineers and designers at Chevrolet showcase staff-developed performance parts and accessories by installing their latest and greatest into a classic car. They did it again this year, but weren’t content just to do one.
Thus the 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle and 2017 Camaro “Slammer” concept cars parked next to each other on the Chevrolet stand in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Continue reading
Located within the SEMA Show performance pavilion, a 2009 Nissan 370Z sits wrapped in Tiffany blue and matte metallic gray, a stunning color combination for the Momo, Always Evolving, Get Lucky 370Z. Continue reading
(Editor’s note: This feature was written by Renée Crist, collections manager at LeMay – America’s Car Museum, for Classic Car News in recognition of the upcoming presidential election.)
When the subject of presidential limousines comes up, many Americans conjure images of John F. Kennedy waving from the stretched 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible in Dallas, Texas, prior to his assassination. JFK’s limo is arguably the most famous and talked about limousine in American history. Continue reading
Being at SEMA, I’ve seen a lot of interesting creations, most of them intricate and interesting to look at, but at times they can feel overwhelming. Sure, SEMA is about the aftermarket which means a lot of mods and restoration components, but sometimes it’s good to just step back and appreciate the beauty of the original car without so many visual distractions.