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The Renovo is a $500,000 Electric Cobra Daytona

08.21.2014
A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs plugged in a modified Cobra chassis, added twin motors, and got zero to 60 in less than 3.4 seconds. It's evocative, sure, because the Daytona has a colorful--even lurid--history.

Way, Way Back: The '60s Through the Back of a Station Wagon

06.03.2014
The sight of a tri-colored Buick Caballero kid hauler sends the author back in time, like Proust's madeleines. The 50s and 60s were all about wood-paneled wagons for Americansof a certain age. 

Jensen Interceptor: Leather, Wood, and The Fates

01.31.2014
The Fates sometime communicate with us in mysterious ways, but today they all but club Jim Hanna in the head with a clear message about this marriage of British spirit and American muscle.

It's a Doozy!

06.14.2013
How Daniel Pinkwater's dad came to America, gave up crime, was given an amazing car - and cracked it up on the Lower East Side. 

It Helps to Know Someone in the Business

07.19.2012
How did Jamie Kitman come to own Colin Chapman's very own '69 Ford Cortina Lotus Mark II? Read on! 

So You Want to Buy an Old Car? (I Know I Do)

04.04.2012
Being too busy to write the book, The Sixteen Essential Habits of Old Car Whoredom, I offer here as many tips for buying old cars. Don’t bother sending me your thanks...checks and wire transfers will do nicely.

The Big Dog Garage: Inside Jay Leno's Car Collection

10.28.2011
There is no more committed "car guy" than Jay Leno, and I was able to stop by the garage for an interview about my new book--and tour the most eclectic, mouth-watering auto assemblage I've ever seen.

The Sorcerer’s Failed Apprentice

08.04.2011
Guess who's getting on a Pittsburgh-bound plane to both root for his beloved Pirates, and pick up a Ford Anglia for a 400 mile drive home to New York? By the time you read this, I may well have broken down a dozen times or more in what may be one of the slowest, least capable cars known to man.

Whoppers: The Cars That Got Away

08.23.2010
We've all got regrets, and some of them involve the cars we didn't buy. They seemed expensive at the time, or weren't running, or our parents said no. And they're all worth kazillions now. Send me your sob stories, too.


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