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 […]
Vans are still a thing in certain pockets of the automotive hobby, but if you want to see the real thing, you need to roll back the clock to the mid-1970s, when the custom van craze really hit its stride.
What you need is a hood ornament shaped like Jayne Mansfield. JC Whitney had you covered.
There was a time when just about every major city in the United States boasted a car manufacturer, and independent automakers made up the bulk of the entire industry. That’s not the case any longer. Just a handful of automotive brands are truly independent. Here’s a look at a few from yesterday and today, and […]
It’s time to honor the Old Man, so we wanted to find out from you: What did your Dad drive when you were a kid?
Summer is vacation time, and in America, that means driving by car. You can pinpoint almost the exact date when Americans started to take to the highway on vacation.
It’s never a good idea to flee the police when you get pulled over for breaking the law. Although it may be tempting to hit the gas and try for a getaway, the chances of this particular strategy working out in your favor are very small. The police are fairly diligent about pursuing criminals. It’s […]
It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial kickoff of summer. You’ve got a lot of places to go this summer, and some hot food would be nice, right? We cooked this recipe for Coconut Lime Shrimp Ala Buick and Curried Potatoes in half an hour under the hood.