Peter Egan on the Overwhelming First Step of a Major Car Restoration

“Yours truly, the car medic who can detect a pulse when all others see only bleached bones with arrows through an empty rib cage out on the lonely prairie.” That’s how Peter Egan describes himself in this Side Glances column, “Girding Oneself for Battle With the Restorable Car.” »8/21/15 2:00pm8/21/15 2:00pm

The Beautiful Gorgeousness Of A Classic Auto Auction On A Rainy Day

Southern California finally got some rain this past weekend and while it limited the amount of time I was able to spend outside photographing cars, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with what I was able to get. It was one of those times when I really wish I had a good friend to hold an umbrella over me, or at… »7/21/15 10:48pm7/21/15 10:48pm

Mortality, fatherhood, and a '67 MGB. 

You know your dad isn’t forever, right? I remember the first time I realized he wouldn’t always be there - a sudden drop in weight thanks to a hyperactive thyroid thinned Dad out, made him seem less substantial. He bounced back of course, but it shook me up for a while. He was always just there, the rock, the oak, the… »6/21/15 10:15am6/21/15 10:15am

Slight Bump In The Classic Car Market NOBODY PANIC

I am not, in any way, shape, or form, a certified financial advisor, nor a wealth management planner. (Not in this country, anyway.) That being said, INVESTING PRO TIP: The classic car market is in the midst of an enormous bubble. Get out while you still can. Case (probably not) in point, the market just took its… »6/16/15 10:35am6/16/15 10:35am

What Was So Special About The Mille Miglia?

Mille Miglia! Never two words ever sounded so daring and evocative when put together. People always seem to take a moment to pronounce them with the right amount of emphasis, just if they want to stress how important this event is. As a matter of fact, the Mille Miglia has always been a sensation, a race followed… »5/15/15 7:30pm5/15/15 7:30pm

Staggering Texas Barn Find Could Contain Up To $700,000 Worth Of Relics

There are barn finds, and then there are hidden caches of treasure so precious as to attract the descendants of Spanish conquistadors. This is the latter, and it contains gold like a prototype Cadillac V12 convertible. Estimated sale price? Up to $350,000, and that’s just the one car. There are four others, including… »5/07/15 2:40pm5/07/15 2:40pm