Tribute: Great Aunt Annie's 1970 Cadillac Calais

Thanksgiving is a time for flying home to tiny towns in the middle of seemingly nowhwere and spending time with family, at lest for me it is. This year we went to the tiny town of Belpre, Ohio where my wife grew up and stayed in what until recently was the home of Annie Chicketti. Annie passed away last year, but not… » 12/09/13 9:46am 12/09/13 9:46am

Richard Attwood Interview. 1970 Le Mans Winner. Porsche 917

crankandpiston.com catches up with former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Richard Attwood to ask how significant his 1970 win really is, how close he really came to securing victory a year earlier, why Porsche may have its work cut out on its return to Le Mans in 2014, and why the iconic Porsche 917 is actually a bit of a… » 11/01/13 7:06am 11/01/13 7:06am

Here's Your Chance To Own The Oldsmobile 442 James Garner Raced In Baja

Even without any celebrity connection it's hard to deny the cool factor of a modified 1970 Oldsmobile 442 that is no stranger to off-road racing in Baja. Add in the fact this off-road Olds was built for and piloted by James Garner in 1969 and 1970 and it starts to become clear exactly how awesome this unique vintage… » 3/10/12 12:30pm 3/10/12 12:30pm

1970 Plymouth Superbird formerly owned by the EPA going to auction

The Environmental Protection Agency are certainly an unlikely owners for one of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, but that is exactly who purchased this 1970 Plymouth Superbird in 1972. The EPA decided they needed a car for emissions testing and purchased this car—then an Alpine White example with a 440 and… » 1/29/12 2:00pm 1/29/12 2:00pm

What is your favorite car with hidden headlights?

When the far ahead of its time 1936 Cord 810 was introduced it changed the automotive landscape forever. One of the innovations featured on the 810 were the previously unseen standard hidden headlights (operated by crank), a feature that would be used on cars for decades afterwards. This weekend we want to know which… » 10/22/11 5:00pm 10/22/11 5:00pm

Steve McQueen's Porsche brings $1.25 million at auction

We told you back in March the Slate Gray 1970 Porsche 911T that appeared in the opening scenes of Le Mans and was owned by the movie's iconic star would cross the block during auction week in Monterey this month. Back then RM's pre-sale estimate for the famous Porsche was between $950,000 and $1.3 million. » 8/27/11 2:00pm 8/27/11 2:00pm

Twin turbo 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle is one awesome sleeper

It is easy to mistake this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu for a nicely restored stock car. Unless you happen to notice the unique "white wall tires" mounted on the stock 15x7 wheels, there is nothing to suggest this car is any different from the average cruise night Chevelle. That is of course until you get a look… » 8/20/11 2:00pm 8/20/11 2:00pm

Custom 1975 Ford Econoline has plenty of space for your special friends

Meet Mertin Grundy, formerly known for having a weird name and being small change at the bank where he was employed. That all changed when Mertin made the questionable decision to purchase a custom van. Now Mertin has a customized 1975 Ford Econoline featuring plenty of space to do his own thing with his special… » 7/09/11 9:00am 7/09/11 9:00am