Dec24

Your Own Personal Go...

I prepared this abstract for the 2020 Historic Vehicle Association “Drive History” Conference. As with academic historians conferences, presenters had a twenty minute slot. Like it or not, that amounts to 2000 words. Therefore to ensure you communicate as much and as clearly as possible,...

Jon Summers – ...

A few years ago I was involved in a nascent YouTube channel, Just Go Drive. My contribution was to do road tests and comment on new cars and companies from a historical perspective, much like Motor Sport magazine reviewing a new car. At best, I am an indifferent...

New Cars Thumbnail: ...

A wise man once said that history is not about the past, but about the future. At first this feels counterintuitive, but the more I have considered it, the more true I think it is. It is why, as a Historian, I write about new cars. I recently drove some, in a setting where they could be...

May23

A Yellow Ford Fairla...

There are lots of youtubers who talk about “flipping”, buying and selling cars to make money. Of these car salesman talkers I like Rabbit best. He is a cross between the Dukes of Hazzard and Arthur Daley with the same “lovable rogue” appeal. What we share is a delight in a good...

Electra Meccanica: A...

You might be thinking that hardcore V8 guy like me only drove this so I could tear it down. But no. I have written before about how I feel that this is the most exciting time for car design since the mass adoption of cars one hundred years ago. Before then, cars were artisan-made, quite...