Archive for August, 2012
Kaiser-Frazer sold the Henry J in the early ’50s as a low-budget economy car. It began as a pioneering concept for an American compact, but became lost in higher-than-expected costs, unattractive styling and a growing national appetite for big cars. Today they’re relatively rare, but that doesn’t really make them collectible. Seems like a lot [...]
After getting to meet all the great people behind the scenes of eBay Motors in San Jose, I returned back to England last week. It was a hectic three days flying to California and back again but well worth it. I was made very welcome at eBay HQ and every one I met was fantastic. [...]
The calendar tells us that there’s about month of summer left, and few cars are better for summer cruising than a 1965 Ford Mustang coupe equipped with air conditioning. Early Mustangs — even those with the less-powerful straight six engine — are iconic time machines that effortlessly take us back to the early 1960s. And [...]
On Saturday Will Power of Team Penske grabbed pole position with a 1:17.2709 seconds around the 2.31-mile, 12-turn layout in qualifying driving his Chevrolet powered IndyCar. But it was Ryan Briscoe who brought home the big win on Sunday when Briscoe got past teammate Power out of a pit stop Sunday and held off the [...]
Another beautiful day in NorCal set the stage for racing at Sonoma Raceway. The final round for the Pirelli World Challenge Race series is here at Raceway in Sonoma and is the setting for the last battle to secure the driver’s and manufacturer’s championship. A new track layout also provides more opportunities for passing.
The 300SL roadster and Gullwing have been iconic blue-chip collectibles for years now. And growing interest in those cars has boosted interest in these smaller, cheaper 190SLs. They don’t feature the same power or performance of their larger brothers, but these little SLs do have a lot of the same looks. And they’re great little [...]
Mercury introduced the Cougar in 1967 as a bridge between Ford’s Mustang and Thunderbird. The performance/luxury hybrid combination worked really well — Motor Trend named the first-year model “Car of the Year,” and it accounted for nearly half of all Mercury’s sales that year.