70 Years Of Cars In Los Angeles: The UCLA Library Digital Collection

Because the 5,000 LA Times »11/03/08 10:00am11/03/08 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 Traction-Avant?

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 5:20pm7/02/08 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 7:30am4/22/08 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 5:20pm4/17/08 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 10:00am12/12/07 10:00am