Powered by a turbocharged V6, KEVIN HART’S CADILLAC-POWERED BUICK GRAND NATIONAL broke cover at the 2022 SEMA Show; boasts 650 horsepower. Comedic actor and consummate carguy, Kevin Hart attended the reveal of his latest addition to his high-performance fleet, the Dark Knight, at the Magnaflow booth at SEMA 2022. Like his ’69 Plymouth Road Runner, dubbed Mike Myers, the Dark Knight GN was designed by Sean Smith and built by Wisconsin-based Salvaggio Auto Design. Aside from its theme,...Read More
JAGUAR: MK II 4.2 RESTO-MOD
Vintage Mark II Jaguars have attracted an almost cult-like following. David Porter’s silver metallic Mark II delivers outstanding performance, bridging the gap between vintage sedan and modern Road Warrior. When it comes to Carguy cred, David Porter checks off all the boxes: car collector, racer, concours competitor and exotic and sports car owner. However, David is really passionate about racing and especially so about his Peugeot V-12 908 HDi Le Mans veteran. On the road however, his new favor...Read More
$14 MILLION SALES: MECUM ANAHEIM AUCTION!
2005 FORD GT is top seller (at approximately $300,000) of 416 cars cars hammered sold throughout the three-day event. Held annually since 2012, the Southern California auction has established itself as an important part of the Mecum Auctions’ calendar. Volume and variety are always staple qualities of Mecum auctions, and the top 10 sales at this year’s Anaheim auction could easily qualify as one of the best demonstrations of this: Muscle cars, Ferraris, a ‘50s classic, a Corvette, a Res...Read More
COLLECTOR CARS: REBUILDING MY TOTALLY-NOT-COLLECTIBLE MUSTANG!
The next step in resto-modding my ‘80 Ford Mustang is underway, and I am positively giddy, blogs Stephen Cox. At this point any rational person is thinking, “And why would someone be positively giddy about what many may think is the most worthless, undesirable Mustang ever built?” I'm glad you asked. Every car guy has a story about the car he drove as a kid. And every one of those stories ends the same way. They look at something on the far away horizon and mutter, “I sold it a few ...Read More
RODS & CUSTOMS IN CLIFTON: LIONS ROAR!
The Clifton Lions Club presents its 15th annual Labor Day Car Show in Clifton, VA. Mike Matune brings us highlights. Benefiting local charities, the show has become a staple on the Washington, D.C. area car calendar. Here the Fairfax County Police Color guard presents the colors at mid-day. From the buildings in the background, you get an idea of the show’s setting in historic Clifton, about 25 miles West of Washington. In addition to cars, the show featured live music and a Chili Challeng...Read More
’53 FORD SEDAN DELIVERY: 302-INCH REST-MOD HAULER!
Stephen Stanley blogs about transplanting a V-8 powertrain and bringing his beast of burden back from the dead. I purchased my ‘53 Ford Sedan Delivery in 1984 from the original owner, who had used it to deliver tea in San Francisco. The cost: $750.00. This was a heater-delete model powered by a Six, three- speed column shift, no clock, no radio and only one sun visor. A basic model that was popular with fleet managers and tradesmen. A far cry from the way it looks and runs today. For the c...Read More