We’re just a few weeks away from SEMA 2017, and Mike and Jim Ring of Ringbrothers are burning the candle at both ends and in the middle to get three cars done for the show. They took time out of their busy schedule to talk to us on the podcast, though.
The 1970s had it all: cheap muscle cars, great music, British cars, German cars, and the coolest Japanese cars ever built. Getting a license in the 1970s meant unbridled freedom. If you got your license during the Nixon/Ford/Carter years, then here are some experiences you probably remember.
The images that Chris Cook posted to his Facebook page tell the tale: This 1969 Dodge Charger, cloned to look like the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, must’ve had a run-in with Rosco.
Vintage cars are awesome. Everybody knows it. The trouble is that your average Joe or Jane Sixpack has no interest in the storage, upkeep and cost of owning a vintage car. That’s where Hagerty Insurance’s DriveShare comes in. It’s a sort of AirBnB for classic cars.
Everybody’s still waiting for a flying car, but floating cars have been around for a long time. The Amphicar 770 was the first mass-produced amphibious vehicle available. Between 1961 and 1968, the Quandt Group built about 4,000 Amphicars. The International Amphicar Owners Club figures about 2,000 are still left in existence.
Parades were pretty dull until Shriner cars came along. Yeah, you might see the homecoming queen perched on the back deck of a cool convertible, but everybody — young and old alike — loves to see a bunch of grown men in fezzes driving tiny cars.
Today marks the 40th 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:
It’s hard to believe, but the Mazda Miata is coming up on its 30th birthday. It debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in February of 1989, and went on sale that fall as a 1990 model year. As its anniversary arrives, Mazda will begin offering customers in Japan fully restored NA-generation Miatas from the factory.
With every passing year, automotive features that were once ubiquitous are relegated to the scrapheap.