When my rust-addled co-worker David Tracy described the trip he wanted to take with me, he said there was a guy in Virginia who had “a few Honda Beats.” The inadequacy of this description is like saying that Pol Pot “wasn’t a great boss,” or that having your leg mangled in an escalator “stings.” What we found when we…
Ron Hackenburger has been collecting cars for about 50 years. He’d always wanted to make his own automotive museum, but things didn’t quite turn out that way. Even so, his collection is wonderfully diverse and full of all kinds of great, interesting cars, many of which may end up in museum collections after all.
The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville houses the greatest collection of oddball cars in the country, but even they have to appeal to the masses with their regular exhibits.
Ninety percent of the human population, give or take, already regards the automobile as an appliance. At best. The Petersen Automotive Museum, newly emerged from the most radical of transformations, is the 10 percent showing the 90 percent why it isn’t.
If you worship speed, then taking a trip to Europe always means cramming in as many car things as you can before you head back to your own dreary, boring continent. For me this year, that meant going to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But with one day free before I went home, I stumbled onto a place in Frankfurt called the …
In the spirit of our impetuous, buckle-hatted ancestors let's talk about cars we'd make a pilgrimage to see.
Knowing about cars is one thing, seeing them in the flesh is another. If you want to get as close to rare and extremely significant cars as possible, these ten places are the best.
I know the Louvre is famous. It has the Mona Lisa and I've even seen it a few times, but for me the real art in life is the automobile. Bodywork. Engines. Wheels. I love it all. Like this one of a kind Lancia Delta Integrale Spyder! And to find a Museum dedicated solely to the beauty of the car was really cool for me.…
It's a given that car enthusiasts will flock to the Enzo Ferrari Museum, but the museum itself, with is aluminum skin and geothermal wells, is cool enough to draw the eye of anyone interested in architecture or design.
The city of Nanjing is set to receive a drive-in automobile museum. That's right, just like a Safari, you'll be able to observe China's finest automobiles from the safety of your own car.