Chris On Cars in Times Square
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Car Design as Art, Figoni & Falaschi
I have always considered the “Golden Age” of car design to be the period of the 1920’s and 30’s. Sure, the 1950’s were great, but true custom car design was at its peak during the time of the great coachbuilders, and the most flamboyant of the lot were the French.
Top 10 Most Innovative Cars of All Time
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower – Steve Jobs
This week, I found something more incredible than anything I have ever seen. It is called PreWarCar, and it is a classified listing of some of the rarest, most astonishing cars ever made.
Layla – The Boat Tail Riviera
I tried to give you consolation…When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. – Eric Clapton
An Interview with Luciano Rupolo
The Rake of the Riviera
In the United States, the automobile is synonymous with one name, Ford. In the rest of the world, that name is Agnelli. – Chris Raymond
Cars Found on eBay
eBay and Craigslist are the best places to look at cars you have no intention of buying. – Chris Raymond
Grace, Beauty, Soul…Toyota?
I have always hated Toyotas. When I see them on the road, there is an instant feeling of disgust that wells up inside of me, which is inevitably combined with feelings of pity and anger at the people behind the wheel. – Chris Raymond
Style and Hollywood
Only fashion fades, style remains the same – Coco Chanel
Recently I was looking at one of those celebrity car sites, and was struck by the fact that none of the people listed were famous.
The Best Car in the World
Ever since I was young, I have always wanted to own a Rolls-Royce. There was always something about the grill and mascot that made me nuts, and one day soon, I plan to make good on my promise and finally become a Rolls-Royce owner.
“However…I have argued many times that owning an Alfa is a portal through with all petrol heads must pass if they genuinely want to know what it is that differentiates a car from a toaster or a washing machine.”
The President on Wheels – Part II
This is the continuation of the post “Presidents on Wheels” that I thought would be perfect for the July 4th holiday. This final section will start with John F. Kennedy and the beginning of the “modern age” of presidential limousines, and go right up through Barack Obama.
The President on Wheels – Part I
In the spirit of July 4th, I decided to take a look at the most famous of all government cars, the presidential limousine.
“I am big, it’s the pictures that got small.” – Norma Desmond, Sunset Boulevard
Ultimate Car Trivia – Part I
Try your luck at the expert level automotive trivia game. Are you good enough to win?
The Woodie is the favorite car of California Surfers, the Beach Boys, and the Griswold’s. This beautiful car has become an icon for southern California and is featured here.
The Audrey Hepburn of Cars
Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear once said of driving the Pagoda,
Death of a Legend
In the world of Ferrari, only one man can be called the creator of its most iconic cars. That man was not Enzo Ferrari, but the designer and coachbuilder Sergio Scaglietti.