Spending time around older cars, you realize that there were a lot of common items that anybody under the age of 25 hadn’t experienced unless they drive old cars on purpose.
Steve McQueen delivers a classic 1960s-era anti-hero performance in the movie Bullitt, but it’s the green Mustang GT that gets all the attention. Two cars were in the movie — a stunt car and a car for closeups. The “Hero Car” used for closeups has a documented history, but it was long believed that the […]
March 9 marks the first time an Adopt-A-Highway sign went up on an American highway. It seems like it’s been around a lot longer, but it was on this day in 1985 that groups, individuals and companies were able to sponsor sections of highway, paying for maintenance and cleanup, or in some cases, doing it […]
James Bond has the privilege of driving amazing cars in his job as the world’s most famous superspy. Notable among the mix are Aston Martins. These incredible cars are perfect for the suave Mr. Bond and now he’s giving one away.
Credit Mickey Rupp for infecting the fever dreams of every eight to 12 year old from 1968 to 1971. He built everything a kid could ever want in those days, including go-karts and snowmachines, but the vehicle that kept his company afloat was the “minicycle.” the minibike. RELATED: Check Out James Garner, Roy Orbison and […]
The Dukes of Hazzard wasn’t highbrow television programming, but it was a hit show in its day and a heck of a lot of fun to watch. Bo and Luke Duke were good at getting into scrapes that could only be survived by outrunning the police in a chase. Every one culminated in ridiculous jumps […]
I’ve told people about this car for 25 years, and finally — FINALLY — thanks to help from a world-famous “social media expert,” I managed to find photographic evidence: The town of Ogunquit, Maine, once had a Renault Le Car police cruiser.
It’s hard to think of a time when the Volkswagen Beetle didn’t exist, but prior to 1949, nobody had ever seen one here. And if Doyle Dane Bernbach hadn’t gotten involved in 1960, it might have been one of hundreds of odd, European imports following World War II, rather than the runaway sales success it […]
Recently, Thompson Speedway has operated as a small circle track, home to stock car and modified events. But in its heyday, Thompson Raceway was as vital to sports car racing as Lime Rock. It’s returning to its roots now, after a significant renovation.