July 4 and a Hemi Ch...

10pm, July 4th, at the harborside, in Portland, Maine. The Boy and I are parked up in a dark car park, he fast asleep, me awaiting the arrival of a Lobster roll. Lights off, engine off, surfing my phone. Three African American gents come around the corner, clearly a little the worse for wear,...

Kerbside San Francisco – Muscle Cars Feb21

Kerbside San Francis...

One of the best things about living on the West Coast is that the mild weather means that cars survive – when I first moved here, I could not believe how many 40+ year old muscle era machines were still around, parked up against the kerb, in daily use: 1968 Dodge Dart 340 with 4 on the...

Motoring Films ̵...

There are a range of issues with the depiction of cars in films, not least that the film makers are not usually “car guys” so the resulting film does not hang together if one is a “car guy”. Unrealistic chases, with preposterous tyre squealing on desert surfaces and driving into...

’71 Camaro – True Muscle Sep23

’71 Camaro ...

It is a noted fact that men tend to collect the cars they loved as boys. As a boy, I was hypnotized with the idea of muscle cars – American V8s with similar raw power to European supercars, but mass produced and correspondingly far, far cheaper, both when new and today. The Dukes of...