Back before Nintendo Switch, Frozen 2 merch 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.
One of my favorite gifts for birthdays or holidays is a fresh new book, and Rob Siegel comes through with his latest for the holidays, Resurrecting Bertha: Buying Back Our Wedding Car After 26 Years in Storage.
It’s been snowing pretty much non-stop for the last two days and we’ve witnessed people in technologically advanced SUVs with all-wheel drive almost send their rigs out into the woods, regardless. In the old days, battling winter required specialized heavy equipment that looked like it came off the set of The Road Warrior. Let’s take […]
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.
You say you drive a 1988 Hyundai Excel with no air, a busted window and a fender painted with Rustoleum? There aren’t many times you’d feel like a winner, but TODAY IS YOUR DAY, friend.
If you were hip and anywhere between the ages of 16 and 55 in the 1970s, you drove a coupe, and if you were all Disco Stu with your sideburns and platform shoes, you drove what was referred to as a “personal luxury coupe.”
With every passing year, automotive features that were once ubiquitous are relegated to the scrapheap.
J.C. Whitney was founded in 1915 as The Warshawsky Company, a scrap metal yard on Chicago’s gritty South Side. Lithuanian immigrant Israel Warshawsky was a man who jumped on opportunity when he saw it. In the ’20s, automobile manufacturers were cropping up like dot-coms and failing just as rapidly. Israel bought up the remnants when […]
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.