Everyone knows how Hollywood legend James Dean died—young and badly, crashing his Porsche 550 Spyder on Sept. 30, 1955. More than half a century later Dean, his image and the few movies he made are far from forgotten, and the mystery of his supposedly “cursed” Porsche is as compelling as ever.
Just a few days from the sixtieth anniversary of James Dean’s death on September 30th, 1955, we may have our greatest clue to finding the location of the infamous Porsche he fatally crashed in, long-rumored to be cursed.
This is The Opposite Locker - FarOut Fridays where we try and sort out the cool from the square when it comes to the automobiles of tomorrow (concept cars). This is a discussion system detailing how cool a car is, not how fast, fun, or frivolous it may be, but how well it looks in the cat's pajamas.
California's infamous State Route 46, otherwise known as "Blood Alley," is slated for its first safety updates in over a decade. After an extended funding battle, Caltrans will break ground on improvements today. Rest in peace, little bastard.
Last month when bored, we decided to determine the cars some random celebrities drive. This month, we're bored again and wondering what cars these 21 dead celebrities would drive if they were alive today.
When we think of the Porsche 550 Spyder, the first thing that comes to mind is James Dean. We suggest you stop thinking about it if you enjoy your health.
Our boy Big Rick Stuart of KFOG who we used to listen to on Live 105 back when we the were the young Bay Area collegiate type hipped us to the fact that today, in fact, is the anniversary of archetypical actor/gearhead James Dean's fatal run-in with Donald Turnipseed's Ford near tiny Cholame, California. If you're…
The car that put Cholame, California on the map, a Porsche 550 Spyder often described as cursed, was largely believed to have been stolen after its carcass was stripped for parts by noted customizer George Barris, an old friend of James Dean, who famously perished in the car after smacking into Donald Turnipseed's…