If you’ve watched Law and Order long enough, you’ve seen former mayor’s aides turn into murderers and then recycle into prosecutors. When something works you stick with it. It’s the same with cars in a lot of productions. Something is cheap, close, convenient or sentimental, and it makes its way into several movies and TV shows.
The first time you go to a live auction, there’s a sense of panic that if you scratch your nose or wave at the beer vendor, you’re going home with a car. But you think you’re pretty safe when you’re playing cars with your kid in the living room. Turns out that wasn’t true for […]
You’ve seen them all your life, but unless you happen to be interested in the hauling arts, you probably haven’t paid much attention to Peterbilt. This month, the company celebrates its 1 millionth truck, and places another footnote in a history that stretches back to the company’s foundation in 1939.
In the midst of the fuel crisis, the 1970s game show Let’s Make a Deal was handing out cars by the trailerload. Here’s a look at what was behind doors number 1, 2 and 3.
There have been two pace car incidents at major races that have special places in the annals of ignominy. The first a lot of people remember: Car dealer Eldon Palmer crashed a Dodge Challenger into the press box at the Indy 500 in 1971, with astronaut John Glenn in the back seat. The second? Not […]
There aren’t many radiator mascots left these days, thanks to both safety and aerodynamic concerns. But in the golden era of automotive art, car companies from exclusive to common adorned their radiators with mascots that were just as recognized as the brand names they signified. Radiator mascots are a special form of artistry, and they’re […]
These days, every suburban tiger mom is driving around with advanced all-wheel drive, traction control and stability control to get through winter. In the old days, battling REAL winter required specialized heavy equipment that looked like it came off the set of The Road Warrior. Let’s take a look at a few of these beasts: […]
We run down a short list of the best movie driving scenes involving real cars for 2017.
They’ve got all kinds of names for what’s about to smash into the East Coast this week: “Bomb Cyclone.” “Polar Vortex.” “Winter Storm Grayson.” (GRAYSON?) NEVER FEAR, dear Reader, we have prepared a visual guide to surviving the first major snowstorm of 2018: