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.
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.
For a long time, older SUVs were just that: Old. They got used and abused, and ended up horribly modified and trashed. But in 2018, vintage SUVs are picking up steam in the collector market.
Vans are still a thing in certain pockets of the automotive hobby, but if you want to see the real thing, you need to roll back the clock to the mid-1970s, when the custom van craze really hit its stride.
There was a time when just about every major city in the United States boasted a car manufacturer, and independent automakers made up the bulk of the entire industry. That’s not the case any longer. Just a handful of automotive brands are truly independent. Here’s a look at a few from yesterday and today, and […]