The Final Cup: RIP Cars & Coffee

It’s not often that the second-to-last of something gets commemorated. It isn’t called “The Penultimate Supper,” after all. But, this past Saturday was the first Cars & Coffee where everyone attending knew the bad news — after eight years and 400 Saturdays, the legendary weekend cruise-in car show planned to… » 12/22/14 1:39pm Monday 1:39pm

The Action Never Stops In This Town: Italian Machinery Invades Alameda


October is generally the warmest month here by the Bay, so that's when you get the big car shows on the island. On Saturday, Park Street was taken over by hundreds of chromium-dipped chariots » 10/14/08 1:45pm 10/14/08 1:45pm; the following day, a horde of Ferraris, Fiats, Lancias, Alfas, and the like swarmed across the bridges and set up shop on…

Shiny Stuff Aplenty Down On The Alameda Street

Every October, the old-time gearheads at Lee Auto Supply » 10/13/08 3:00pm 10/13/08 3:00pm take over Alameda's main drag for the Park Street Classic Car Show. As we , I prefer obsessive close-ups of emblems and carburetors to shots of endless rows of 60s Mustangs and Camaros- hey, you can find that stuff ! Make the jump to see hundreds of photos of…

Emblem & Hood Ornament Pr0n From Alameda

When I went out on Alameda's main drag to take engine porn photos, I didn't overlook the shiny stuff that lets us know that Some Car Stuff Was Better Back In The Day. Yeah, maybe the engines make a lot more power now and the brakes actually stop the car and stuff, but we lost something important when the days when… » 10/16/07 10:27am 10/16/07 10:27am

Breathalyzers Be Blown, He'll Have Seen The Red Light!

After seeing the showroom-condition MGC-GT a couple weeks back, we were inspired to dig up this Pathe newsreel of the 1967 London Motor Show. The theme of this show appeared to be drunk driving, judging from the narrator's jokes on the subject. Lots of great vehicles here, with the real standout being the… » 9/06/07 12:45pm 9/06/07 12:45pm

Restored or Original? The Debate Rages On!

Having been to enough car shows featuring Detroit-built entrants with $30,000 paint jobs recreating the exact texture of orange peel that was created on the line back in the day, we've seen our share of restoration absurdity. But when it comes to the only remaining unrestored '57 Jaguar XKSS, what's a wealthy car… » 8/21/07 12:30pm 8/21/07 12:30pm

Getting Britain Out of the Red: 1966 London Motor Show

As the narrator of this Pathe newsreel tells it, the 1967 models were to be The Big Drive for the British auto manufacturing industry, because "exports must increase if the country is to pay its way." We see such hot-selling British success stories as the Singer Chamois Sport and the Hillman Hunter (which features… » 4/13/07 4:00pm 4/13/07 4:00pm