Back before drones, iPads, hoverboards, BB-8 droids and the Consumer Protection Agency, the toys we got under the tree had the real risk of injury and/or house fire. Some were good, some not so good. We’ve cataloged some of the biggest winners and losers from the Sears Wish Book, circa 1977.
Digging around the innerwebz for a few vintage automotive holiday photos, we stumbled upon this absolute goldmine of photos. The cars are cool, but what they say about the time and the location is just perfect.
This item comes from Jason Torchinsky at Jalopnik, who hosts the terrific “Jason Drives” series on YouTube. He received a note from a man named Paul in Cohasset, Massachusetts, about his brother, who recently passed away after a battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. (Image Courtesy: Jalopnik) RELATED: How Much Does a Classic Car Really Cost? […]
Red Sovine released the song “Phantom 309” in 1967, almost a decade before CB truckin’ songs became unavoidable. It’s about a haunted 18-wheeler, and the story behind one of its verses is quite true, to the point that town residents worked to erect a monument in honor of the real-life hero in September, 2014.
Halloween’s a good time to tell some scary stories. The scariest car story out there is the story of James Dean’s Little Bastard, the Porsche 550 in which his ticket was eternally punched on September 30th, 1955. It leaves behind a trail of wreckage much longer than just Dean himself.
Bullitt celebrated its 50th anniversary this week, with a limited release at AMC theaters across the country. Here’s a few things you might not have known about the 1968 classic.
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:
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.
Word comes this week that the original tour-bus for Boston-based ’70s rockers Aerosmith turned up in western Massachusetts, on an episode of American Pickers. But Aerosmith didn’t have a lock on cool tour vehicles.