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Video: McLaren – See The Trailer Of The Upcoming Bruce McLaren Biographical Film

Video: McLaren – See The Trailer Of The Upcoming Bruce McLaren Biographical Film

A motorsports legend like no other, New Zealander Bruce McLaren was one of the few men to do it all. He was an inventor, self-taught engineer, Formula 1 driver, skilled mechanic, race car designer, team owner, development driver, and businessman. There’s a movie about his incredible life coming out soon and we have the trailer.

by 04/11/2017 0 comments Art, Car Culture, History, People, Racing
The Galvanizing Metalwork of Josh Welton

The Galvanizing Metalwork of Josh Welton

From a small shop in the Detroit outlier of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Josh Welton is making art from steel, fire, and grit. In a time when when the skilled labor that built America is being sidelined, Welton reminds us there’s significant value in little pools of molten metal. His work might just inspire the next generation of artisans.

Going Big: The R/C Creations of Headquake

Going Big: The R/C Creations of Headquake

When I stumbled across the video of Rick White’s scale ’66 Bronco crawling over rocks (and scaring small animals), I was transfixed. The man known on the Interwebs as “Headquake” builds some of the most realistic R/C cars and trucks you’ll ever see. By hand. From wood. Check out his creations and hear what he has to say about the craft.

by 06/04/2012 27 comments Art, Cars, Gearhead Hobbies, People, Sweet Builds
10 Spiffy, Holiday-Themed, Vintage Car Ads

10 Spiffy, Holiday-Themed, Vintage Car Ads

Think Holiday car advertising started with Lexus and the “big red bow”? You can trace the trend a lot farther back than that, friend. Buick in the 20’s, Mercury in the 40’s, Cadillac… well, pretty much all the time. Yep, automakers have been using Christmas to tug at our heart and wallet strings since the early days of internal combustion.

by 12/22/2011 3 comments Art, Cars, History
The Allure of the Automobile: An Exceptional Exhibit

The Allure of the Automobile: An Exceptional Exhibit

While working at Griot’s Garage, I’ve seen some pretty incredible machinery, but I never tire of the experience. So, I recently traveled to the Portland Art Museum (PAM) to visit “The Allure of the Automobile” exhibit. I must say, to see sixteen of the world’s rarest and most luxurious cars in one place was awe-inspiring.

by 08/30/2011 0 comments Art, Cars, Events
Brickwork: The LEGO Cars of Lino Martins

Brickwork: The LEGO Cars of Lino Martins

Like a lot of gearheads, I’ve always enjoyed building and collecting, even customizing scale models. When I ran across Lino Martin’s LEGO builds in our Flickr group, I was floored. It’s challenging enough to craft models from pre-molded parts with a full set of instructions. Lino does it with his imagination and a few bins of chunky bricks.

The 2010 SEMA Show in Photos

The 2010 SEMA Show in Photos

This was my 20th year attending the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Over the years many things have changed, but the wild cars and bikes are a constant! It’s a feast for the eyes. The imagination, engineering, and outright wildness on display is a testament to the creativity and craftsmanship inherent to our hobby. I always leave SEMA inspired to keep striving for perfection!

by 11/09/2010 7 comments Art, Car Culture, Cars, Events, Photos
Caption It! Half-Fast Edition

Caption It! Half-Fast Edition

Richard Griot doesn’t accept anything “nearly right” . So why did Griot’s Garage recently take delivery of this beautiful, but partial Porsche? Caption this photo in the comments… we’ll pick the best one next Friday (the 21st) and award the winner a Car Care prize! Also, check back for the full story on this cool roadster, built by our friends at Intermeccanica.

by 05/14/2010 43 comments Art, Caption It!, Cars, Griot's Garage
Michael Paul Smith’s Model Community

Michael Paul Smith’s Model Community

Homes and storefronts glow while snow blankets the sidewalks. Classic American iron lines every street, preserved, as if never driven. In fact, the auto dealership has a full lineup of ’61 Chevy’s, right off the truck. There is a quiet calm. A rightness. You can almost smell the apple pie. This is Elgin Park, and you’d probably like living here… if only it was full-scale.

The Car Coozie: It’ll Have You in Stitches

The Car Coozie: It’ll Have You in Stitches

In 2006, English art student Lauren Porter took 10 months and used 12 miles of yarn to create a 1:1 Ferrari that really puts Grandma’s tissue box covers to shame. We think she was on to something, and it’s only a matter of time before someone markets “Car Coozies”. Dress up that old Ford Probe! Cover your embarrassing Chevy Vega!

by 10/23/2009 15 comments Art, Car Culture, Randomness