The 240 Greatest Achievements of Japanese Automotive Technology

If you ask the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, the greatest milestones in their industry range from the ABS system on the '71 Nissan President to the Subaru Impreza WRX STI... and 238 more. » 7/18/10 6:30pm 7/18/10 6:30pm

Henry Ford, Boss From Hell, and His Newfangled V8

We've already covered the flathead Ford V8 in the Engine Of The Day series, but Ate Up With Motor's excellent essay on the origins of this engine deserves a read. » 2/14/10 3:00pm 2/14/10 3:00pm

Engine Of The Day: Continental Motors

Engines manufactured by Continental 1920s and 1930s powered about four million cars, which seems moderately impressive. Read Daniel Strohl's list of Continental-powered marques, however, and you'll be floored! » 2/07/10 1:00pm 2/07/10 1:00pm

1924 Ford Model T

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's an 86-year-old Ford out on a food run to the Japanese takeout joint in my neighborhood. » 1/24/10 9:00am 1/24/10 9:00am

Ass-Kickin' Engine of the Day: Rolls-Royce R

It isn't often that an engine makes the front page of Wikipedia, but not many engines score as high on the Ass-Kick-O-Meter™ as the Rolls-Royce R! » 12/26/09 7:00pm 12/26/09 7:00pm

Ferdinand Porsche - Genesis Of Genius by Karl Ludvigsen

You know how a lot of marque-specific car books tend to be a bit on the lightweight side? A couple of anecdotes about the designers and then a lot of pretty pictures? Not this monster! » 10/04/09 3:00pm 10/04/09 3:00pm

Celebrating 450 Old Vehicles Down On The Alameda Street: Ford, Lincoln,…

I've shot so many interesting street-parked cars and trucks in Alameda that I can't fit them all in one post without causing brownouts along the Eastern Seaboard. Today is FoMoCo's turn! » 8/09/09 1:30pm 8/09/09 1:30pm

1924 Ford Model T Tudor

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to look at the second-oldest car in this series.
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70 Years Of Cars In Los Angeles: The UCLA Library Digital Collection

Because the 5,000 LA Times » 11/03/08 10:00am 11/03/08 10:00am and photographs in UCLA's collection were all shot in Southern California- where the car has been king for 75 years- a bit of searching will unearth a lot of seriously cool car photos . Make the jump to see a gallery with 50 of our favorites, then follow the link to the whole collection…

PCH, Hopelessly French Edition: 1925 Renault Type 45 or 1951 Citroen…

We had a bit of an upset in Monday's Choose Your Eternity 3-way Superpower Showdown poll, with the French car coming in last! Yes, the '63 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint won handily, with a 55-24-22 split. That means the Italian car industry can feel the pride that comes from building the coolest- yet most nightmarish- cars… » 7/02/08 5:20pm 7/02/08 5:20pm

Heading To The Ski Slopes? You Need A Tracked Alfa Romeo!

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, plenty of folks who would never consider touching tire to dirt feel that they need four-wheel-drive in order to get to the ski resorts around Lake Tahoe. You know, so you don't have to get out and put on tire chains to placate those mean ol' CHP officers near Donner Pass. But the … » 4/22/08 7:30am 4/22/08 7:30am

PCH, Packard Eight Swap Edition: 1937 Pontiac Sedan or 1929 Ford Truck

Well, whaddya know- an American Hell Project beat a French one in our most recent Choose Your Eternity poll, with the Malaise Corvette Limo winning by a small- yet significant- margin over the V8-ready Peugeot 404. Unprecedented! We need to honor this tremendous underdog victory by going with an all-American matchup,… » 4/17/08 5:20pm 4/17/08 5:20pm

Fast, Flashy and Powerful, Built To Serve Modern Youth!

A friend of mine picked up an Alameda High School Class of 1928 yearbook at a local antique store, and she ran across this ad for the Durant Six-Sixty in the back pages. Clearly, marketing aimed at bling-conscious college-bound youth is not a new game for car marketers. Hey, it's the "most popular low-priced six in… » 12/12/07 10:00am 12/12/07 10:00am

Six Wheels And An Airplane Engine: 1923 Hispano-Suiza H6A

Your high-rolling players these days drive their Excaliburs and Blackhawks and whatnot, snorting pharm-grade off the firm young bellies of Eastern European strippers in a private room in the Club Spirochete and all...
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