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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...

Jun26

The Sublime and the ...

Blackhawk Museum Plaza, “Docent’s Favorite Ride” What is going on here ? Yes, that will be the Summers ’71 Camaro, disfiguring the Blackhawk’s attractive plaza, nose to nose with what I am told was a “Roundel” magazine cover car, that German Cobra,...

San Sebastian –...

Think of motor racing in Northern Spain, and the natural default is the Barcelona circuit used as a F1 test track for so many years, not the epic days or yore. Looking more closely it seems pre-fascist Spain was pretty keen on motorsport, in the wealthy nobles-and-amateurs-only way similar to...

$260 million, a Floo...

Last week I met a friend just back from his summer job running cycle racing school in the Italian Dolomites “it doesn’t feel like the real world – infact, it isn’t the real world, none of these people have nine to five jobs….” I felt the same coming back to earth myself after...

Feb29

Kerbside San Francis...

British – Triumph TR5: Triumph TR6 – car has been street parked for the five+ years I have lived in San Francisco MG B Roadster Italian – Alfa GTV6 Alfa Berlina German – Porsche 944 Porsche 911S BMW M5s BMW...