Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Found in the Wild: THE Ghetto Cutlass (With a Secret!)

This is the one. Look closely in the background of any movie scene where the location is supposed to be sketchy or dingy (Usually there are sirens in the background) and you will see a mid to late '80's Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme much like this one. This one features all the hallmarks of the infamous and ubiquitous "ghetto cutlass" including fading purplish window tint, an aftermarket hood ornament and a home brew paint job. But this low buck looking '80's coupe isn't as proletariat as the patina'd finish would lead you to believe. That's because this Cutlass has a secret. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Found in the Yard: The Last AMC and an End of an Era

Picture any car from the late '80's. Got it in your head? Now go ahead and picture that car with white paint rolling on white rims. Almost every late '80's car looks awesome in the white-on-white combination and today's 1989 Eagle Premiere is no exception. (Not that I would be personally biased or anything) The Premiere is arguably the last "true" AMC ever built and it features components from AMC, Audi and Renault. Let's dig deeper and find out what makes this car such a rare find!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Photographer Spotlight: Trevor Longman at High Revs Photography

The #24 Audi R8 LMS of Duncan Ende fights the forces of gravity at Lime Rock Park on July 4, 2013.
An endurance racing event is possibly one of the most difficult motorsport events to photograph. Cars are racing around the track regardless of weather conditions and there's action everywhere all the time. The pits are storms of activity as cars come in for tires, fuel and the occasional repair. Trevor Longman at High Revs Photography has found a way to capture the essence of these hectic and gruelling events. Below is a selection of his favorite recent photographs.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Found in the Yard: One Piece at a Time

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Johnny Cash tune, 'One Piece at a Time', it profiles a Cadillac worker who builds his dream Caddy one small piece a day from smuggled parts. In a way, this well picked over carcass (Get it?) of a 1958 Cadillac Sedan DeVille represents the opposite of that song. Because piece by pice, this once regal symbol of wealthy America has been reduced to a shell.