Adam Cramer runs a vintage motorcycle shop in Philadelphia, and filmmaker Andrew David Watson pulled him away from his obsession long enough to hear Cramer's lament for the loss of American craftsmanship. Do your children know from a Phillips screwdriver?
In this short video, filmmaker Ben Pender-Cudlip gets his uncle to explain what makes his 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL worth holding onto for a couple of decades. Watching this will make you want to find an old car and just drive. Trust me.
Only old Axis buddies like Germany and Japan could shape this kind of cross-cultural moment; an annual fair for Japanese sports-car fans in Deutschland dubbed "Reisbrennen" — literally, "rice burning." Hot cars transcend any language.
Meet Bart Hickey, who runs Bart's Automotive and Towing in Alsip, Ill. He's been a mechanic since he was a teenager... not a bad career for someone who's been blind since birth. This will get your motor running. (H/T Kevin!)