I had planned to tick off two major boxes on my automotive to-do list. One was the Hungary F1 race, and the other was the BMW Welt and Museum in Munich. In upcoming blog posts you’ll get to read all about those two experiences, but today I’m documenting my spur of the moment visit to the Porsche Factory and Museum in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart.
Organized by the Dueck AutoGroup and ambitiously called “the largest celebration of the collector car hobby that Vancouver has ever seen,” the inaugural Vancouver Collector Car Show & Auction proved the unmissable event of the summer. It took place…
As many TV show and film makers have learned, choosing the right car for a project can pay off in a big way. Many distinctive automobiles have even managed to achieve a level of worldwide fame that would make most A-list celebrities envious. Here are three famous cars that have […]
It was Kamloops, and its beautifully located Thompson Rivers University, that was host to the 2013 May Tour. Those of you that were there will agree that the combination of great friends, incredibly sunny weather, and around 150 of beautifully preserved vintage cars managed to make the Kamloops May Tour […]
Vintage. It’s a strong word. It commands respect. To call a car vintage to people who don’t get cars is to associate age. But to car enthusiasts it’s an instant association of “they never made anything like it again.” Take, for example, the 1950s. I like to think of the 50’s as a period in time where the focus of manufacturers didn’t center around design or power, but instead to get a vehicle in every home of every freedom loving American. It was a reward for winning the war, and they rewarded well. The American powerhouses produced
A few days ago I wrote an article on my personal blog (alexotics.blogspot.com) about the impending end of the analog car. As I spoke about the dying breed of lightweight, unadulterated, manual transmission rear-wheel drive coupes, I realized that these ‘end of an era’ cars could make for great investments – and great fun.
When looking at the Italian super cars, the one standout
A friend of mine sent me some terrific old photos of bygone era gas/service stations. They were fun to see and brought back some memories.
I’m guessing that most guys our age worked pumping gas. For me, there was Harold Lehman’s Esso station at the corner of Broadway and Bayview, three houses away from my childhood home and…