Awesome Cars Use Superpowers to Fight Stroke

National Orange Popsicle Week Car Show

Casual car shows are fun.  There’s no commitment, you can bring whatever, and you can leave when you want.  But when you have an awesome car, you can turn it into a weapon against the forces of evil by entering it in a benefit car show.  There are car shows to benefit just about every good cause, including arts education.  We shot one a few weeks ago here in Kansas City, and we’ve just been sitting on it.  Sorry about that. Continue reading “Awesome Cars Use Superpowers to Fight Stroke”

How to Love Too Many Cars: Art of the Car Concours 2016

2016 Art of the Car Concours

“What’s your favorite car?”  It’s been a long time since I’ve had an answer for this.  I usually get the question after I’ve known a nice person, who isn’t into cars, for a short period of time.  Hungry to make conversation, they ask me what car I’d buy if money wasn’t an issue.  “If you could have any one car..?”  The question throws me into an internal crisis.  It isn’t like asking what’s at the top of a list.  They’re asking me to pick my favorite M&M out of a bucket.  I can’t even choose from those I cans see, and there are layers and layers beneath it.  Yet picking a favorite out of masterpieces was exactly what we were asked to do at Sunday’s Art of the Car Concours in Kansas City. Continue reading “How to Love Too Many Cars: Art of the Car Concours 2016”

The Hot Rod Power Tour Visits the Surface of the Sun

2016 Hot Rod Power Tour

The AC in my $760 Honda Civic does not work.  I spend every drive in a box made of black metal and glass, thoroughly broiling myself.  So by the time I finally rolled up to the Kansas Speedway for last Friday’s final stop of the 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour, I was already half dead.  Together with hundreds of other car people, I stood in a field for four hours, collecting salt on my shirt and something approaching regret.  It’s a good thing there were hundreds of incredible cars there.  Otherwise I might not have enjoyed myself. Continue reading “The Hot Rod Power Tour Visits the Surface of the Sun”

Follow Friday: Feel Better Edition

Look, it just hasn’t been a great week for everybody. Nobody has a good week when we first lose a young sprint car racer, and then somebody like Robin Williams. But we’re here with some good news. Yes. Good news. You don’t have to give up on life and sit around in your boxers watching telenovas and eating deep fried Mounds bars all day. Here’s some cool people doing cool stuff, and you can follow them on Twitter. And feel better.

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Collector Car Appreciation Day 2014

Without trying to sound like that great uncle of yours who pretends he’s getting paid to forward every conspiracy-laden email he receives to everyone he’s ever met, it seems like government is cracking down on this whole “car enthusiasm” thing more and more every year.  Safety and emissions regulations have swollen out performance upgrades.  Speed limits remain at their archaic lows.  And government at every level is finding new and creative ways to tax cars into submission.  Missouri, for example, charges sales tax for private party used sales and yearly property taxes for simply owning your car.  But back in 2009, two gearheads, who happen to be members of the United States Senate, proved that not all lawmakers want to put us on bicycles.  They created Collector Car Appreciation Day, and it’s going down this Friday.

Collector Car Appreciation Day - Galaxie

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The 2014 Art of the Car Concours

1910 Maytag Mason

I heard it coming before I saw it, rattling like constant but irregular machine gun fire. I primed my camera, and the 1954 Troutman and Barnes Special steamrolled around the corner. It looked too small for the sound it made. Just a two-seat race car, it could have fit inside a Mazda Miata. But that sound…  Continue reading “The 2014 Art of the Car Concours”

Follow Friday: Busy Being Awesome Edition

Howdy folks. How was Fathers Day? Good? Good. There’s alot going on this weekend, too, from the GRC race in DC to the Austrian GP to the two different NASCAR races at two different flippin’ road courses, summer is definitely upon us. Plus, you need to swap out that radiator, and that tuneup isn’t going to do itself. So follow these cats on Twitter and enjoy your weekend.

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Geneva Motor Show 2014: The Very Best from Elsewhere

WeatherTech Car Mats

This year’s Geneva Motor Show didn’t feature many reveals from America, since most of Detroit’s new offerings, like the 2015 Mustang and F-150 have already debuted.  But the massive Swiss halls were still packed with new concepts from other places like Europe, Korea, and Japan.  Here are some of the heavy hitters. Continue reading “Geneva Motor Show 2014: The Very Best from Elsewhere”

Automotive Follow Friday Helper: Week 21

Winter has finally begun to loosen its vise-like grip on the land. Spring is barreling down on us fast, and that means it’s almost time for car shows. In the case of a couple of key players, that season has already begun. For the rest of us, we can get ready. Here’s a few key names to follow this week on Twitter as you’re polishing up your prize.
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Automotive Follow Friday Helper: Week 18

You’re digesting a heart-shaped pancake. That, or you’ve already started drinking. And not just mimosas or Irish Coffee or somesuch. Because today is Valentine’s Day, and that could be very good or very bad. We’ll let you figure out which and stick to what we’re good at: who to follow on Twitter. Show these folks some love.
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