Golden Submarine Sees Progress, Body Panels

We saw the beginnings of the recreation of Barney Oldfield's Golden Submarine last year, but at this years' 2008 Detroit Autorama, some very noticeable progress has been made on the car. As you can see, the incredibly detailed, lightweight frame has been worked out and sheetmetal work has begun on the sleek little… » 3/10/08 6:15pm 3/10/08 6:15pm

1929 Land Speed Record Setter: Irving-Napier Golden Arrow

Okay, let's be honest, we only brought up the subject of Sir Henry Segrave's Sunbeam 1000 and his push through the 200 mph barrier in 1927 so we could tell you about this car. After Segrave made his record-setting run, the competition predictably responded, though not for nearly a year. In February 1928, the dastardly… » 1/24/08 2:00pm 1/24/08 2:00pm

Golden Gate Bridge Partially Closes For High Winds, Rain

The San Francisco area got a pounding this morning from a strong Pacific storm system that developed wind gusts as high as 107 mph. The Golden Gate Transit district was forced to suspend bus services and truck traffic across the historic span due to flooding. Fortunately for Friday commuters, as of 1:35 PST the… » 1/04/08 5:45pm 1/04/08 5:45pm