If you’ve operated an automobile over the last decade or so, you’ve probably been aware that headlights have become exceedingly obnoxious. Ford Super Duty drivers, in particular, must spend half their nighttime driving flashing oncoming drivers that, no, their high beams aren’t on, but their low beams are so blinding that it makes the high […]
Thanksgiving really gets short shrift these days with Christmas sales starting around Labor Day. But since 1973, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has been a staple in our house. SPOILER ALERT: In the final moments, Charlie Brown and his pals pile into the wayback of his unseen parents’ station wagon. It’s how you got to your […]
At the turn of the 20th century, Gräf & Stift built some of the world’s most exclusive luxury automobiles. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria rode in one when he was assassinated, an act that set off the world’s most violent war to that point. Legend has it that thirteen people met similarly violent ends in that car, […]
Tonight is one of the most likely days of the year for your car to be vandalized. Trick-or treaters will ply our streets for candy. A very small percentage may also have some random mischief in mind. Here’s what to do if your car is targeted.
When Boston teams win championships, Tony Cerulle and his team at Boston Duck Tours spring into action, even when the trucks are hibernating for the winter.
According to people who pay attention to holidays for which there are no gifts, today is National Name Your Car Day.
Back in the 1960s, car companies had money to burn. Volkswagen, which had been selling Beetles in the United States even before Volkswagen of America was founded in 1955, had nearly 1,000 dealers across the country, and commissioned a book of humorous cartoons and essays that followed its successful “Think Small” advertising campaign.
Upstart heads off for life in the big city; comes home to live in Dad’s basement. That’s the Cadillac story in September of 2018, after the announcement that the 116-year-old American luxury brand was decamping from its swank SoHo apartment to a room over the garage. The expected location for Cadillac’s new home is a […]
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: