There's one degree of separation between Bruce Kessler, race driver and director of the 1962 film "The Sound of Speed," and James Garner. Kessler once directed an episode of the '70s TV show The Rockford Files, of which Garner was the star. But back to 1962.
In the insect world, some scarabs are known as dung beetles. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 280Z claims a Scarab V8 conversion, but with a price of six grand, is its seller full of. . . well, you know?
Dull as minivans may seem (well, unless they run 12-second quarter miles, of course), they're pretty useful transportation appliances that do the job asked of them. Lots of folks give VW credit for making the first one, but the Gray Lady would like to point out that the Stout Scarab, a Ford V8-powered machine…