Just a few night pics from after the Woodward Dream Cruise this summer.
I was in attendance for this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise. This was my first time at the event, and it is by far the most epic traffic jam I have ever witnessed. The scale of the event is mind-boggling, with around a million people flocking to the Detroit area to see and show off cars of all types. I have a lot more material from the event, but this is a good overview of what was happening. Keep checking back for features on specific cars not shown here. Enjoy the gallery.
While in Carmel during Concours Weekend, pretty much anything in the world of cars is fair game. Ferrari F430s become commonplace, Bentley Continental GTs clog all the roads, and a Honda Civic becomes a rare sight. But, of course, there’s always something so unique and off-the-wall that no one expects to see it. In this case, someone took a humble stretched Lincoln Town Car and turned it into something straight out of Jurassic Park, complete with a roof rack, forest camo paint, and a bull bar with fog lights. A raised ride height and off-road tires complete the look on what is, in my personal opinion, the ultimate way to ride through the Apocalypse.
Spotted by: Nick and Al
We were in attendance for Lead East 2011. It was my first time at this show and it did not disappoint. Good ol’ American metal in a nice heapin’ helpin’.
This year, a pretty significant number of cars are hitting their last year of production, or are officially dead. A good number of these models should have been dumped eons ago, and others don’t deserve to die. Here’s a few of my thoughts on some of the cars that are either dead or dying. To make life easier, I’ll group them by brand or by configuration. I’m not sad to see most of them go, but I am sad to see one or two in particular go away. Read the rest of this entry »
Ford has made some great improvements over the past few years, however they have still not gotten it through their heads that Lincoln, their “luxury” division, is in need of a serious overhaul. Ford killed the Mercury brand last year, a great move in my opinion because Mercury was 100% pointless in the market. Lincoln is in a similar situation though, a luxury brand that doesn’t have many relevant cars. The auto industry is rapidly globalizing, and with that comes standards in each segment, as of right now Lincoln meets none of them in the luxury segment. Read the rest of this entry »
Ford has been notable since 2009 for being the only American auto company that did not go through an adjusted bankruptcy. While this can be attributed to quite a few other factors, the effect has been clear–Ford’s been putting out some seriously cool stuff lately and has been financially stable for the past few quarters. I’ve driven the Focus, the Fiesta, the Fusion Hybrid, and the 2011 Mustang V6, and all of them have quite a lot going for them. They all score high on value, comfort, and each one has a bright spot for the enthusiast. Read the rest of this entry »
Caught just by Central Park (by 7th Avenue), this tan Lincoln limousine looks very unique. Clearly (by the side graphics), it’s an advertisement for some venue with “Spooky Special Effects” located between 57th and 58th Streets, along 6th Avenue.
Major props to whoever was responsible for the appearance, it’s eye-catching and seriously cool.