Not sure if this is a genuine RSK Spyder, but I saw it in Switzerland, so it is very possible that it is legit. If it is real the car is quite, quite valuable. It was cool seeing this car on the street, and even among Zurich’s unusually high population of supercars, this classic Porsche stood out.
On Saturday afternoon, my brother, Matt Davis, took a few photos of a very out-of-place old Cadillac in the middle of Los Angeles. My brother happens to be a PhD. student in chemistry at Cal Tech in Pasadena (he, in fact, currently owns the Road Review Toyota Camry Hybrid) and saw this on Eagle Rock Boulevard near Chickasaw Avenue while out shopping. It’s an eggshell-white 1959 Series 62 coupe, which can be denoted by the lack of model script along the rear fenders and the large chrome spear along the middle of the bodyw0rk from the back of the front fender to the rear bumper. Great spot, Matt. Read the rest of this entry »
Saw this beauty of a Cadillac while out for a cruise with some friends this past summer. It was a real showstopper, parked on the side of the road like that. When Cadillac makes proper Cadillacs, there is really nothing else like them. Enjoy.
I saw this beautiful C1 Corvette during my last night on Woodward Ave this past summer. I saw many of the great American cars this summer, but it was nice to leave off with true legend. The Corvette is still one of the fastest, most accomplished cars money can buy, and this was the first generation. By 1958 V8s were the norm in Corvettes, and the car was well on its way to becoming a legend. This read and white example is like the apple pie of Corvette heritage. Enjoy.
I spotted this beautiful Porsche Speedster in Birmingham during my summer in Michigan. The car was in immaculate condition, and drew attention from everyone who walked by. There is something gloriously simple about older Porsches, a sense of purpose without clutter. This car is about as pure, and as clean, as they get. Enjoy.
This absolutely pristine Jaguar E-Type was out for one of the cruise nights this summer in Detroit, MI. The E-type was deemed “the most beautiful car in the world” by many in its day, and you can really see why when looking at this car. I was also thrilled to have the chance to shoot it with the hood open. There is a mechanic elegance about how it sits with the hood up that is nothing short of seductive for a gear head. This is basically as close as cars get to pornography folks, any more than this and I would have to flag this post as NSFW. Enjoy the gallery of this Jag among Jaaags.
Just a few night pics from after the Woodward Dream Cruise this summer.
My first day in Germany earlier this year I was treated to these fine sights before I even had a chance to sleep off my jet lag. Evidently a BMW club was having a meeting near Cochem so there was some very interesting stuff rolling around this famous medieval city. There were others driving around but I found the M1, 2002 convertible, 2500 CS, and pair of 507s stood out the most. I had never seen a 507 in person before, and here I saw two of them go by on the street within minutes of each other. The thrill of seeing these cars helped me stay awake for quite a while before we finally rested. Read the rest of this entry »
The ’63 split window Stingray is the most beautiful Corvette of all time in my opinion. I liken the Stingray to being the “American E-Type” because it was of the same generation as the Jag and had a similar significance on car design. The 1963 model was the only year to feature the split rear window design, and after seeing it all of the subsequent Stingray coupes look a tad awkward without it. The car you see here was the top of the line ’63 Vette with a fuel injected 327ci (5.4L) V8 that produced 360hp. It was a brilliant machine, seemingly in Concours condition, and the owner had parked it in a great spot for photos. Enjoy.
We don’t normally feature bikes, but this one was too good to pass up. I am no expert on Indians, but after some research this appears to be a late ’40s – early ’50s Indian Chief, making it a rare and desirable vintage cruiser. Even though I’m not really that into bikes, as a gear head this Indian’s swooping valences instantly seduced me into taking tons of photos. It is a beautiful machine from a company with a rich but dicy history, something any car lover can surely appreciate. Enjoy the gallery.
While at the Greenwich Concours this June, I walked around the hotel across the harbor and came across this unrestored California Spider in the front parking lot. It is number 1581GT, the 41st of only 50 made. According to Hemmings Motor News (in their December 2011 issue), the current owner, Thierry Morin, has had it since 2002, when he was the high bidder at Christie’s Pebble Beach auction in 2002, for over $1.2 million–it had less than 26,000mi when he purchased it from the previous owner, William Ruger Jr. The first owner, Alfred E. “Erwin” Goldschmidt, was a successful amateur racer, but Ruger took it off his hands when the car was about six months old. It is still a completely unrestored car and won Best Preserved at the 2005 New York Concour. It was shown as well at the 2008 Greenwich Concours and the 2011 Fairfield Concours. This is one find I will not soon forget. Read the rest of this entry »
This is one of the first superstock drag specials from Chrysler corporation in the 1960s. This was right at the beginning of the horsepower wars where scores between the big three were settled both on drag strips and at stoplights. Dodge put a 413ci (6.8L) V8 in the Dart, a huge engine for what was a midsize car at the time. The 413 put down around 415hp through a 3 speed transmission, allowing this Dart to break many records in sanctioned drag racing. The owner, a lady named Stacy, told me that she drives this car every day, even dropping off her daughter at school in this beast. If that is not cool in this day and age, I don’t know what is. Most parents may roll up with their kids in Prius’ or Accords, and then you see this old drag racer pull up; unreal. This is one of those legendary muscle cars that steals the show, even when surrounded by other incredible things. I was happy to have seen it, and to be able to take some pics of it. I have yet to see another one like it, enjoy the pics of this great car.