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  • Building the Perfect Bluesmobile

    Building the Perfect Bluesmobile

    I was out with the family yesterday and caught sight of this in a small-town garage in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. I snapped a quick photo before the sky opened up in an absolute deluge. It’s a 1974 Dodge Monaco, obviously decked out like the Bluesmobile from The Blues Brothers, but it wasn’t until my pal Jay ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: The True American Motor Company

    Sep 2, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: The True American Motor Company

    Established over 100 years ago through the efforts of the late 1800s labor movement, Labor Day was instituted as a national holiday to recognize America’s workforce. Although it has, in recent years, become more an excuse for DUIs and end-of-summer sales than homage to tradesmen, I felt it was the perfect opportunity to highlight THE ...

  • Cop Car Colors: Where Do They Come From?

    Aug 27, 13 • Featured, Vintage CarsComments Off
    Cop Car Colors: Where Do They Come From?

    I’m writing an article on police liveries for my pals over at BoldRide.com, and I remembered that a looong, long time ago (2002, to be exact), I wrote an article for the Boston Globe on that very subject. Still a pretty neat story. I always enjoy interviewing people who know what the hell they’re talking ...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Buell CityX

    Aug 26, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Buell CityX

    My name is Lindsay, and I love factory demo days. Why? Because I’m cheap, and I love to try out other people’s stuff for free. One of the most interesting test ride events I can recall was the Buell demo day at the Two Wheels Only Motorcycle Resort in Suches, GA, in March of 2005. ...

  • The Real Cost of the $25 Million Ferrari

    Aug 21, 13 • Vintage Cars2 Comments
    The Real Cost of the $25 Million Ferrari

    The big news from Monterey last weekend was the Ferrari NART Spyder that sold for $27.5 million. That’s a whole lot of coin for a car, but that’s just where the bill starts. Before that car leaves the state, the costs required to own it are staggering...

  • Motorcycle Monday, Back-to-School Edition: Kawasaki Super Sherpa

    Aug 19, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles1 Comment
    Motorcycle Monday, Back-to-School Edition: Kawasaki Super Sherpa

    When I was a freshman in college and had every opportunity in the whole wide world ahead of me, I opted to cut class and ride all over Hell’s Half Acre on my clapped out 1990 Honda CB-1, instead. Skipped American history, rode to the beach. Skipped English, rode to North Georgia. Skipped college algebra, ...

  • Roadside Find: ’77 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

    Aug 15, 13 • Featured, Vintage Cars2 Comments
    Roadside Find:   ’77 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

    The Love Shack is calling your name although I think there’s ample room in this Love Boat. This car has just shy of 20,000 miles and the asking price is $12,000. It’s interesting that it has almost the same controls as my ’73 Dodge van...

  • Vintage Cars in the City

    Aug 14, 13 • Uncategorized1 Comment
    Vintage Cars in the City

    I caught this video by the folks at Petrolicious this morning. I love it for a couple of reasons: First of all, the photography and the direction is amazing. Secondly, it focuses on people who live with old cars in New York City. I’m fascinated by that idea...

  • Motorcycle Monday: Vintage Honda Television Spot

    Aug 12, 13 • Featured, Motorcycles, Vintage MotorcyclesComments Off
    Motorcycle Monday: Vintage Honda Television Spot

    I just finished watching the second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s awesome Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The premise of the web series is that Jerry picks up one of his comedian pals in a vintage car that fits their personality and he takes them out for — you guessed it — coffee. Acura sponsors it, ...

  • Dennis Milliken on BoldRide.com

    Aug 7, 13 • UncategorizedComments Off
    Dennis Milliken on BoldRide.com

    In case you didn’t see it, I wrote a piece for BoldRide.com on the cars of Breaking Bad, and a really cool guy who was responsible for finding them. His name is Dennis Milliken, and he’s been finding cars for use in movies for years. I’m going to to do a followup story on his ...