There’s been a lot of chatter about flying cars again this week after a New York Times story with an accompanying video showed the product of a Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk, which has produced a prototype of what’s being called a “flying car.” Hogwash.
My father-in-law once told me “You have no idea what you bought until you put some wax on it.” That was the case with the 1965 Chevrolet Corvair I bought over the weekend.
Before Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer, before Billy Gibbons, and before Jay Leno, J. Geils, the namesake lead guitar player of the J. Geils Band was so into cars that he built a Massachusetts-based business around Ferrari restoration that still exists today. John Warren Geils — and his band — were steeped in car culture long before […]
Drivers have paid $15 billion to repair pothole damage in the past five years.
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 […]
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 […]
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.