Monday, September 30, 2013

Found in the Wild: Curves are Simply a Passing Trend

Chrysler's styling seems to oscillate wildly between conservative and radical. Rarely in synch with the trends of the times, Chrysler's luxury cars have always been interesting. I'm unsure whether having a body devoid of any gentle curves qualifies as adventurous or stodgy but in all it's maroon glory we have a 1966 Chrysler New Yorker today. And what better way to follow a tiny one-cylinder micro-car than a Nimitz class luxo-barge?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Found in Captivity: The Ur-Smart Car

You'll attract more bees with honey than you will with $200k modern supercars. Or something like that. Today on TLM we've found one of the most eye catching cars of all time and it also happens to be one of the slowest. It just goes to show that having a unique car will always turn more heads than a fast one. What is an Isetta and why does it look so happy to have your acquaintance? Let's find out!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Found in the Wild: 4 / 4 = 77 Years Running

Many enthusiasts bemoan the Ford Mustang as being a slave to tradition. Though technical advancements have creeped in over the years, it remains a V8 powered live axle secretary's muscle car. The Porsche 911 is even more adherent to it's stubborn rear-engined tradition. Well the Mustang and 911 have nothing on today's featured roadster.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Found in the Wild: The Porcelain Barge

The 98 is a barometer of the American full-size car. Produced for an uninterrupted 56 years between 1940 and 1996, the Oldsmobile Delta 98 has grown and shrunk with the times. No matter what the year, the Delta 98 could be counted on to be large, comfortable and unwaveringly American. Let's check out a jet age Delta from 1959.

Found in the Wild: The Original Muscle Truck

The late seventies were dark times for performance cars. It became increasingly difficult for manufacturers to build fast cars that complied with stringent federal emissions and fuel economy standards. One by one, the muscle cars died off as they succumbed to skyrocketing gas prices, rising insurance premiums and plummeting engine power. But then Dodge found a loophole. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013


The mystique of the prancing horse badge has captivated car enthusiasts and casual observers alike for decades. Ferraris are some of the most sought after cars in the world and the prestige of the brand is second to none. However, much like the downfall of Honda products, the death of the founder, Enzo Ferrari in 1988 saw a change in direction for the company and a softening of the brand. Which is why today we're focusing on the classic Ferraris (and other wonderful makes) that built the legend of Ferrari.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

On Wheels for Kenya

I often lament that it's impossible photograph and cover every car at a show or meet. But I didn't have that problem at this meet. Organizing a car show is way harder than it looks. Venues need to be rented, people need to be aware of the event additional things like raffles and bands need to be sorted out. On top of all that, the fine folk behind On Wheels for Kenya had to deal with dismal weather. Twice.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Boosted Expectations: The Turbo Trans Am

The year was 1980 and the big blocks were dead. The strong yet smog strangled 6.6 liter Pontiac V8 that had kept the performance flame alive for Pontiac in those dark years was gone. It had lead a full life and had managed to long outlive all the other high-performance big blocks from the big three. But Pontiac knew this day would come and they had a bold plan to restore big block power to the Trans Am without big block fuel economy. And thus, the infamous Turbo 4.9 was born.