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 7:30pm 5/15/15 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 2:40pm 5/07/15 2:40pm

Iceland's Antique Car Club May Just Be The Best Car Club In The World

I'm making a pretty big claim in that headline there. There's so many incredible car clubs in the world, but I think if you factor in all the things stacked against Iceland having any sort of viable vintage car scene at all, what these dedicated kooks in Iceland are doing becomes even more impressive. » 1/29/15 4:30pm 1/29/15 4:30pm

I Drove The Earliest Ancestor Of The VW Beetle And It Was Great

I've been sort of obsessed lately with the murky pre-history of the VW Beetle. It's one of the most repeated origin stories in all of motoring, but that basic story has been getting some extensive revisions in recent years. What I really wanted to find was an undisputed ancestor of the Bug, and I did. And then I drove… » 11/18/14 3:30pm 11/18/14 3:30pm

A History of Fender Swoopiness

Automobile fenders are like poetry in geometry. In time the fender became an integral part of car design, but started out as a way to keep dirt and rocks from spraying vehicle occupants. Heacock Classic has uncovered a lengthy history of the fender with scads of photography to go along with it. Believe it or not, the… » 9/26/14 9:26am 9/26/14 9:26am