Jim Koscs delves into the world of Soviet cars and collectors and rides to a New Jersey Starbucks in a ZiL. Do you know a GAZ from a VAZ? A ZiM from a ZiL? Russian cars from the Soviet era are turning up in surprising places, including the Greenwich Concours d’ Elegance in Connecticut. Last year, a '82 VAZ Lada, based on the Fiat 124, won its class there. One of the most intriguing entries at this year’s event is a ‘85 ZiL said to have been one of the backup limousines for Mikhail Gorbachev...Read More
GMC MOTORHOME: HOME IS WHERE YOU PARK IT!
Jim Koscs has been digging into the history of the unique 1973-‘78 GMC Motorhome. Thousands are still on the road, taking their owners on adventures in far-flung corners of the globe. More than four decades after its introduction, the GMC Motorhome boasts a cult-like global following with devoted owners in far-flung corners of the planet. Such single-marque devotion, commonplace for classic cars, is something of an oddity for RVs. Owners call themselves “GMCers” and take their class...Read More
GMC MOTORHOME: ONE FOR THE ROAD!
Jim Koscs has been digging into the history of the unique 1973-‘78 GMC MotorHome. Among those still on the road are some customized for Coca-Cola. When car enthusiasts think of General Motors circa early 1970s, they likely first recall a fading muscle car presence. The Pontiac Trans-Am SD-455 was certainly a bright spot for 1973, but that same year, GM offered an even more remarkable showcase of its engineering prowess and creativity: the GMC MotorHome. A revelation in the RV industry, wher...Read More