Plymouth’s Win-You-Over Beat Goes On, they said. The year was 1970. The muscle car era was at its peak, and Plymouth had an ace in the hole with the Superbird. They took the Road Runner and put a nose cone on it, along with a giant rear wing, to homologate the super-slippery, aerodynamic bodyshape for NASCAR. Unfortunately, they were not able to sell them all immediately due to the unusual front end styling. This yellow example stole my eye for a good amount of time at Hershey’s AACA meet this fall and I couldn’t stop staring at it. Enjoy the photos. Continue reading Yellow Superbird at the 2018 Hershey AACA Fall Meet
Not a bad spot at all for a lunch break in early December. The F12 is one of my favorite modern Ferraris, especially in this spec. Absolutely pristine!
This World Record Edition Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, one of just 5 in existence, surprised everyone when it showed up at Cars and Caffe. This is the second one of these WRE Veyrons I’ve seen in person, here’s the first, so I’ve laid eyes on 40% of them.
Here we have a bit of a Malaise Mopar Unicorn. While everyone knew the Chrysler Cordoba, the Dodge twin of it was always less common during the period. The Mirada, produced only from 1980-1983, is the final iteration of the RWD Dodge personal coupe, and was the last four-seat 2 door RWD domestically produced vehicle under the brand name until the Challenger came out in 2008. This was one of the most well-preserved examples I’ve seen in a very long time, and ran quiet as a church mouse. Enjoy the photos of this rarely-seen Mopar classic. Continue reading Dodge Mirada at the AACA Fall Meet, Hershey
I’ve been seeing a few SLRs around this year, and it still has a great amount of “pop” on the road. Once a hypercar, always a hypercar.
We were greeted by this cataclysmically insane orange Pagani Huayra Roadster at the Greenwich Concours this year. As you might imagine, it’s hard to just take a few photos of such an exquisite car such as this, so here is a gallery of 54 photos for you all to enjoy!
This is a very rare photo. It’s not because it’s a 25th Anniversary Countach in front of the Freedom Tower, but because there’s a Countach and nobody is even looking at it.
A rare sight, indeed.
I’ve shared some of the Type 57 SC’s I saw at Limerock this year. They were the hypercars of their day, the ultimate of speed and technology. This is a Bugatti Type 57C, the grandest of grand touring cars, similar to a Rolls Royce Dawn or Bentley Continental today. This one is particularly pretty in two-tone blue.
Enjoy the gallery.
Once upon a time, Dodge made a great car called the Challenger. Then, in the late 1970s, they had their first stab at bringing the great name back. But, reality was hard on the new Challenger. It was based on a dowdy Mitsubishi Galant Lambda, and its Plymouth counterpart shown here, the Sapporo, wasn’t exactly a paragon of technology, speed, or style. But, someone brought this example to Radwood, and I had to say I was impressed. It’s not perfect, but Plymouth’s desire to bring a small, sporty coupe with Japanese dynamics and American style (or some of it) to the market is clear through this black-and-silver Technica. I don’t think I’ll see another one of these anytime soon, so I took in as much as I could. Enjoy the photos. Continue reading Plymouth Sapporo Technica at Radwood Philly
How’s this for some faded 90’s glory? Actually, it’s not so faded, rather quite nice.
Thanks to Miami Vice, the Testarossa is widely seen as the king of 80’s cars. It is a magnificent monument of excess and it redefined the style of the era. Just look at all of the gaudy body kits that came out back then, and how they all like to copy the Testarossa’s side slats.
A flat 12 engine with a gated manual gearbox and looks that absolutely slay, what could be better for Radwood than this?