There’s a parking lot across Paradise Road from the Las Vegas Convention Center where several highly polished semi tractors are parked during the SEMA Show. Among them is a rig from Rollin’ R Enterprises, a transport company based in Oxnard, California. Continue reading
Each year, SEMA showcases the best of the best alongside many new products and trends. Often, some of those new products can be seen on classic vehicles at SEMA, but every once in a while you come across a car that isn’t necessarily a vessel for new products and doesn’t aim to fit whatever the trend is for the year. Continue reading
If you are into collector cars and do any sort of traveling, a copy of Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions needs to be in your glovebox or suitcase.
The book includes details on more than 225 “auto-themed attractions,” starting with the Boothbay Railway Village in Maine and running through the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks, Alaska. Continue reading
From the beginning in 1930 until 1948, a Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild entry consisted of the accurately detailed construction of a model of the Napoleonic coach that stood as the logo for Fisher Body, the company that build car bodies for General Motors.
For the next 20 years, young would-be car designers were asked to create home-built models of the cars of the future. Continue reading
Can you celebrate something while also exposing it as a myth?
The authors of Cuba’s Car Culture: Celebrating the Island’s Automotive Love Affair do just that in their book. Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is the final in a five-day series featuring teams fielding Vintage Kart Mini Racers in the second annual Scottsdale Grand Prix, to be held November 4-6 on the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.
The streets of downtown Scottsdale will be transformed November 4-6 into a modern Great Gatsby-inspired version of the roaring ‘20s as Vintage Mini Races hit the streets in the second annual Grand Prix of Scottsdale. Continue reading
This was my second experience with the newest-generation Mazda Miata, the 2016 MX-5 Grand Touring version. Earlier this year, I drove one from Phoenix to Las Vegas and back, exploring the spectacular scenery along the Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Northshore Drive and within the Valley of Fire State Park.
This time, I borrowed another Miata for a week amid Michigan’s autumn leaves. October is the month I miss most since moving from Michigan to Phoenix. October in Michigan is full of sunny days, crispy cool nights and awesome colors. Continue reading
If you ask a gear-head millennial what their favorite movie is, it will undoubtedly be a title within the Fast and Furious franchise. The series of films introduced the generation to fast cars, with many citing the series as inspiration for their involvement in the hobby and reason behind some of the vehicles they drive.
Two, and true, confessions:
One: I was the author of our poll question that ran last week on the Classic Car News homepage. To refresh your memory the questions was: “A time machine has been invented and you can go back and have dinner with one automotive icon. Whom would you choose?” Continue reading
What do fish scales, ladies’ stockings, and Borax soap have to do with classic cars? For the obsessively restored vehicles at the N.B. Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown, Pennsylvania, they’re all just part of doing the job right. Continue reading