Watching tuned high horsepower cars face off at the drag strip is, at least in our opinion, pure and simple car porn at its best.
A few years after the war the streets and sidewalks were lined with Crosleys, at least they were outside Mack Motors. The Rochester, NY dealership seen here specialized in the tiny American cars and evidently carried an inventory large enough to line the sidewalks and the street with Crosleys. I'll take two.
Back when I was more serious about photography (i.e., when I thought it was cool to huff Dektol fumes in a darkened closet), I would reload disposable 35mm cameras with Tri-X 400 black-and-white film and shoot images like this.
You think those Yurpeans could ever in a million years create a Royale Brougham? Hell no!
At the 1979 Dutch Grand Prix, Ferrari hotshot Gilles Villeneuve drove what must simultaneously be the most hilarious and most heroic lap of Formula One history. It all began with a rear tire puncture.
The wonky lettering on this '87 Maxima's alarm indicator looked goofy, but at least drivers had no problems interpreting its meaning. Not so for this '81 Pontiac Bonneville's parking-brake pedal!
The Shorty Transporter Judgemobile looked good, but a shop in Huajuapan, Mexico, has surpassed that achievement.
Even though it blew both head gaskets at the Goin' For Broken LeMons, the Pendejo Engineering XJS managed to knock out a fourth-best (out of 108 cars) lap time of 2:16.339.
Sometimes you just can't believe what you see on your way to the junkyard.
An American soldier inspects the engine on a plane bound for Afghanistan in March. We cannot stop laughing at this picture, and we cannot explain why. That is all. (Getty Images/AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)
Given the choice between the supercharged 516-cube Pro Mod engine in this Camaro and a naturally aspirated 820-cube Pro Mod engine… well, there's no replacement for displacement!
When you're applying Bondo in adobe-like layers to the flanks of your latest project- an Oleg Cassini Edition Matador with a quad-ghettocharged 343 under the hood- do you want the hyper-airbrushed Pirelli Girls on your garage wall? Hell no!
Check out those whitewalls!
Think super-serious Audi would run an ad like this nowadays?
That, really, is all you need to know. Only in New York. UPDATE: More pics!