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.
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Dads are often who we turn to for car help. Whether they helped you through your first repair, gave you advice while car shopping, or just wanted an excuse to spend time with you in the garage, we know fathers play a big role in the sentimentality of cars. Welcome to our miniseries “Car memories with dad,” in which we’ll share stories about and interviews with some car-loving dads leading up to Father’s Day.
I’m 47 and grew up in the ’70s and ’80s. Besides listening to REO Speedwagon, watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing outside until the streetlights came on, one of my fondest memories is of working under the hood with my dad.
The 1977 Ford Thunderbird was simply a badass behemoth of the road in its day. The first year of the seventh generation of Thunderbirds, it was designed to be a full-sized, sporty luxury car. In ‘77, the Thunderbird’s transformation from previous models was apparent in many ways.
In the eyes of many Americans, Memorial Day is the symbolic starting pistol that’s fired in a race toward summer. It’s seen as a long weekend of store sales, travel and cookouts. However, the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day is to remember and honor those who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Without question, there is a demand and interest in fuel economy. Buying a hybrid vehicle has a purpose, whether it’s to reduce emissions or just flat out save a few bucks at the pump. However, did you know there was a car made in the early ’90s that outperformed almost all of the hybrids made today?
Recently a 2001 Acura Integra Type R was discovered behind a sealed wall in a barn in Canada, according to Rahul Raman of Motorious. The Integra Type R is often regarded as the best front-wheel drive car of all time and has become a car of high demand in the collector’s world.