Oldsmobile, Plymouth, and now Pontiac; this century is rough on the old Detroit marques. With the the demise of Pontiac in mind, let's check out the classic Pontiacs I've photographed down on the Alameda street.
Our last AKEOTD was a Chrysler-built tank powerplant, and you'd think it would be impossible to surpass a five-bank, 30-cylinder monster… but the IV-2220 airplane engine does just that. It's the very first Chrysler Hemi!
I shoot most of my Junkyard Find photos at high-turnover self-service junkyards owned by steel corporations, so the cars have usually been crushed by the time you see them. Not so with this yard!
Back in the 40s, a woman could strip down to her undies in an attempt to catch a lift from a passing motorist, with nothing to fear but the baton of a disapproving police officer.
When I was writing shop manuals for transit buses, the only fun illustrations I commissioned were nixed by my boss. That didn't happen with these Chrysler Master Technician pamphlets of the 1940s and 1950s!
Back when men were men and liability attorneys stayed away from dragstrips, the horsepower-to-safety-equipment ratio on many drag race cars was pretty close to infinity.
Is there any piston engine that could possibly inspire as much awe as the ICBM-haulin' GMC Twin Six? What if we said we'd found a 5-bank, 30-cylinder Chrysler for you? Yes, five banks!
We've shown our favorite Vintage Chevrolet commercials, but what about GM's other car divisions? And we don't just mean Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, and Oldsmobile; Vauxhall, Holden, and Opel did some great ads as well!
The ghost of Fulgencio Batista won't allow Americans to visit Cuba, but those commie-lovin' Canadians are free to doff their tuques and enjoy the presence of the world's largest concentration of pre-1960 Detroit iron.
Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Today we have a couple of projects that defy easy categorization.
The streets of Alameda, California, never seem to run out of surviving vintage machinery, and we've got the proof right here. That's right, the 400th street-parked classic Alameda vehicle was featured in this series last week, and that means it's time to see 'em all!
Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, we saw a 6.9 Benz face defeat for the first time in Project Car Hell history, a feat that generally requires unholy intervention by the Prince Of Darkness himself, or at least the…
This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. You don't see many 1940s cars that live outside and haven't succumbed to the dreaded Rust Monster, but iron atoms have a tougher time getting together with oxygen in…
Because the 5,000 LA Times and LA Daily News photographs in UCLA's Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, 1920-1990 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 such as this 1980 shot. Make the jump to…