It’s #nationaljokeday so we’re delivering the worst car jokes we know. Apologies in advance.
Today marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the years, Elvis was inextricably linked to a few cars, but his automotive interests stretched far and wide. Here’s a look at the vehicles he was associated with after he became famous:
One of the “Ferraris” from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is being auctioned later this month in Monterey, California. Cars from movies and TV that end up on the auction block are often record-setters. Here’s a look at the TV and movie cars that sold for huge money at auction:
Parades were pretty dull until Shriner cars came along. Yeah, you might see the homecoming queen perched on the back deck of a cool convertible, but everybody — young and old alike — loves to see a bunch of grown men in fezzes driving tiny cars.
Word comes this week that the original tour-bus for Boston-based ’70s rockers Aerosmith turned up in western Massachusetts, on an episode of American Pickers. But Aerosmith didn’t have a lock on cool tour vehicles.
Everybody’s still waiting for a flying car, but floating cars have been around for a long time. The Amphicar 770 was the first mass-produced amphibious vehicle available. Between 1961 and 1968, the Quandt Group built about 4,000 Amphicars. The International Amphicar Owners Club figures about 2,000 are still left in existence.
My friend Sajeev Mehta writes for The Truth About Cars. One of his readers has a problem with his usage of “engine” vs. “motor” in his writing. Is he correct?
The typical car race is loud and dirty. It’s a part of the deal when you’re driving cars at high speeds around a track and it’s a part of the fun. The stands are full of fans wearing earphones to block out the sound, but spend just a few minutes at a typical race, let’s […]
From about 1950 to 1995, automobiles largely operated the same way. Yes, the occasional pushbutton gear selector or thumbwheel radio volume knob came along (usually in a Chrysler product, by the way), but for the most part, window cranks, radio tuning knobs, gear shift levers and window defrosters all worked exactly the same, no matter […]