Jim Van Orden remembers his first car, a well-used ’49 Merc.
A tribute to the life of Ed Mertz by Helen V. Hutchings.
Karl Ludvigsen finds himself in the middle of one of the most interesting episodes in the history of the Corvair.
Not seen this one before.
“I simply want the world to know that men like Manuel Lopez still exist.”—Michael Lamm
Chrysler’s ugly duckling inspired a lot of copycats. By Michael Lamm.
“There’s a lot of junk out there today. If you want it straight, read Kirby.”—Paul Newman
An exhaustive historical account that you can’t put down.
Michael Lamm found himself drawn to the kookier cars at Pebble Beach.
Before reading Karl Ludvigsen’s book, Corvette, America’s Star Spangled Sports Car, I had dismissed the Corvette SS as mostly a styling exercise. No so.
A delightful account by Karl Ludvigsen.
“Today’s automotive scene is much more commerce than pastime, more corporate than grassroots.”
“It was then that I noticed, for the first time, the wooden clothespin attached to the fuel line.”
In an even more misguided quest to transform the coupe into a roadster, the Chevy’s roof also succumbed to the torch.
“Bill Mitchell absolutely hated the 2-Rotor and was very verbal about it calling it all kinds of nasty four letter words.”