Keeping Up With Automotive Recalls

You hear about automotive recalls all the time in the newspaper, on the Internet, as well as on the nightly news. Amazingly, one in 5 cars traveling the roads today were recalled for one reason or another in 2014. That is on track to be the record year in total number of vehicles recalled. However, even more amazing is the fact … Continue reading

9 Classic Fords

Classic Fords

Ford Motor Company has a long history spanning more than a century. Classic Fords are everywhere and they are the focus here. This is my list, in no particular order, your mileage may vary. Classic Fords: Panel Truck 1910-1966 Henry Ford built his third vehicle, a truck, in 1900. By 1917 Ford introduced the 1 ton chassis built for trucks … Continue reading

3 Best European Automakers

3 Best European Automakers

What are the 3 Best European Automakers? When you think of exceptional cars that are built by European Automakers, does your mind run strictly to cars made by Rolls Royce, BMW, or Mercedes? Perhaps Jaguar and Lamborghini come to mind as well. Each of these makes deserve all the accolades given to them. Still, there are three makes that are, for … Continue reading

3 Best Japanese Automakers

3 best japanese automakers

The country of Japan has been producing automobiles for almost as long as America, to the surprise of some. As the American automakers have changed, so have Japanese Automakers. To this day, however, Japan still has the highest concentration of automakers of any country on earth. The country is home to a number of companies that produce cars, construction vehicles, motorcycles, … Continue reading

A closer look at this year’s Ridler Award winner, J.F. Launier’s Rivision

Rivision, during the build process. Photos courtesy J.F. Launier. When J.F. Launier’s bright yellow Buick Riviera street rod, Rivision, took the Ridler Award at this year’s Detroit Autorama, the win proved to be more than a little controversial among Hemmings readers. Love the car or hate the car, it represents one man’s vision of the ultimate street rod, and it … Continue reading

Weber Carburetor History

weber carb

The Weber carburetor was designed to be totally adaptable to any size engine, for any purpose, at any altitude. There is no such thing as taking four of these out of their boxes and bolting them onto an intake manifold, and away you go. It simply isn’t done that way. This carburetor was intended for serious tuners and performance enthusiasts … Continue reading

Helicopter For Sale

helicopter for sale

There are many reasons to purchase a helicopter for sale. Helicopters, often more affordable than their cousin, the air plane, afford both fun and function. Helicopters for fun and for business provide advantages over terrestrial vehicles, and can earn their keep in money saved. There are many business uses for helicopters for sale, and just as many leisure activities to … Continue reading

4 Famous Ford Flops

ford flops

Ford Flops? American automakers sometimes take the brunt of the criticism for producing models that are ugly, useless, or even downright dangerous. Ford has had its share of beasts through the years in addition to several winners including the current Mustang for which demand cannot be met. For the fun of it let’s take a look at some of the … Continue reading