The highly anticipated movie and renowned story of Ford Motor Company taking on Enzo Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is about to hit the silver screen. In theaters tomorrow, FORD v FERRARI is directed by James Mangold and stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon.
What did Elvis Presley and Evel Knievel, two cultural icons of the 1970s, have in common? Well, a few things. One was that besides being at the top of their respective professions, they were showmen.
Both Elvis and Evel understood that whether singing in Las Vegas or jumping motorcycles over cars, part of their performance was entertaining their fan bases with top-level showmanship. Both Elvis and Evel admired and emulated another top performer of his time, Liberace.
Liberace was well known for his exotic-looking, sparkling-studded jumpsuits and capes while he played classical music on his rhinestone piano.
So in top extravagant showman style, Elvis and Evel would follow with their own wild clothes to capture the attention and imagination of their fans.
There was another commonality of the two American icons, and that was their desire for and the ownership of the Stutz Blackhawk.
Do you remember your first car? For car enthusiasts, a first car is more than just a means of getting from point a to point b. When they think about that car, they’re taken back to early solo drives, initial attempts at car repairs and that first-car sense of freedom. In 1A Auto’s “My First Car” series, our founders, management and staff share stories about their first cars. Keep reading for 1A Auto Vice President of digital strategy and research and development Pasha Gavrichev’s first car story.
There are many reasons someone becomes a gearhead. Perhaps it’s time spent under the hood as a kid? Maybe they grew up around a relative’s or friend’s cool car? Or, then again, they could have caught car fever from watching a great car movie.
Keep reading for some of John’s best car film picks.
There’s just something special about summer when it starts to roll in. Especially when driving a classic car on a beautiful sunny day with the convertible top down. Driving a convertible while in search of a perfect ice cream cone can make the day even better. That special summertime ritual and fun feeling have become a long-standing Green family tradition. Throwing the kids in the car, heading down to a classic car show, and grabbing an ice cream cone has been a great way of spending an afternoon together for a generation of Greens, and it’s personal.
1A Auto partners with Heritage Farm Ice Cream to help local non-profit