Flawed Icons of Amer...

Years ago living in Rome in a shared house, we had horrible problems getting the heating to work in the winter. The boiler was locked away in the basement; to get the pilot light lit and the heating working, it was necessary to book an appointment with the gas board. It was only possible to...

Sounds of Heaven ...

My suggestion is watch full screen with full volume for at least thirty minutes to achieve the proper immersive effect. For years small boys and grown men have felt the Corvettes offer a key part of the Le Mans spectacle – yes the glowing brake rotors, yes the flames out of the exhaust,...

Jun21

Kerbside San Francis...

Chevrolet, early 60s: My preferred period of postwar american car styling is the fueselage era of the early-mid sixties – the styling works very well on this era of Chevy truck: Chevrolet, late 60s Toyota: I often think that if the Model T put america on four wheels, the Toyota pick up...

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...

Aug02

The Year of Schlumpf

Everyone loves to browse used cars on ebay or Craigslist; for some car collectors, it is the chase which attracts them to the hobby in the first place, finding just the right car. Me, I have always been amazed at how much car can be had for how little money. The teenage me dreamed of 500 pound...