Studebaker: The Great Independent

1965 Studebaker Wagonaire. Studebaker Day. Larz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA

From the speedway comes their stamina . . . from the skyway comes their style You’re out of date without an eight Smart to be seen in . . . smarter to buy Your thrifty one in ’51 Studebaker-the great independent The common sense cars Craftsmanship with Flair First by far with a post-war car

Respect Your Elders: Bavarian Beauty

1972 BMW 2002 tii at Larz Anderson Auto Museum. Brookline, MA

In Germany they say Bey Em Vey. And they get out of the way… The Driver’s Car The Ultimate Tanning Machine Vive la différence Bavarian Cream

The Real McCoy

Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray at Larz Anderson Auto Museum. Brookline, MA

If you’ve wanted a Vette since you were a kid, you’ve waited long enough Forecast Of A New Era In American Sports Cars The Real McCoy Wolf in wolf’s clothing Aficionados are made, not born Some things in life are memorable. Others are unforgettable The average dream lasts 6.6 minutes. This isn’t your average dream… Continue reading The Real McCoy

E L D O R A D O

E l d o r a d o

Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado. But he grew old— This knight so bold— And o’er his heart a shadow— Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado. And, as his strength Failed him at length, He… Continue reading E L D O R A D O

Der Beste Von Deutschland

Der erfolgreiche deutsche Sportwagen: 1937 BMW 328. Der Beste Von Deutschland Demo Day. Simeone Museum. Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Simeone discussed how Germany always produces at least one great race car every decade. The National favorites from the 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, and 1970s were featured in this Demo Day Event. They were all great international winners of their time. 1927 Mercedes Benz S-Type Sportwagen, the brainchild of Ferdinand Porsche while he was working… Continue reading Der Beste Von Deutschland

La meccanica delle emozioni: Alfa Romeo

1925 Alfa Romeo RLSS driven by Kevin Kelly. Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Philadelphia, PA

Perhaps the greatest and most successful sports racing cars of all time were made by Alfa Romeo, particularly if one takes history back to the 1920s: 1925 Alfa Romeo RLSS:These cars became popular luxury sporting models for individuals like Benito Mussolini who indicated that his car had a “magnificent engine” and the Aga Kahn said… Continue reading La meccanica delle emozioni: Alfa Romeo

Giant Killers: Light vs. Might

1934 MG K3 Magnette driven by Kevin Kelly. Giant Killers: Light vs. Might. Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. Philadelphia, PA

It is not always the biggest engine or the fastest car that wins the race. Certain cars regularly beat the bigger models because of their maneuverability and balance in road races. The Simeone Museum demonstrated a quartet of cars that did surprisingly well against their larger competitors: 1913 Mercer Raceabout, with a  relatively small 4.9 liter engine.… Continue reading Giant Killers: Light vs. Might