Big Al’s birthday bullet When the Vel’s Parnelli Jones (VPJ) team unloaded Al Unser’s PJ Colt at Indy in 1971, they were understandably confident. Unser had won the 500 from the pole the previous year in essentially the same car, and gone on to capture the 1970 USAC (pre-IndyCar) National Championship—the first of four each […]
Sleek and Singular Showpiece 1:24 | $300 (Silver Standard Edition); $450 (Black Homage Edition) by Matt Boyd It speaks volumes to the enduring elegance of the one-of-a-kind D8-120 S Aerodynamic Coupe that Louis Delage used it as his personal car following its debut at the 1937 Paris Auto Show, and that when the restored vehicle […]
The Motormax 1961 Chevrolet Mako Shark by Ron Ruelle If you hear the name “Corvette,” what undersea creature immediately jumps to mind? Stingray, right? That name has been used on and off for over half a century on versions of the American sports car legend. The name first showed up on a 1959 race car, the “XP87 […]
Charlie was one of Dodge’s top NASCAR drivers during the late ’60s and early ’70s, and was the primary test and driver during the development of the winged Dodge Charger Daytona for Chrysler during the 1969 season. As part of our “NASCAR’s Aero Warriors” feature in the Summer issue of Die Cast X (now on […]
We show — you tell! We show you this snippet of a photo of a certain vehicle. Using your amazing powers of automotive identification, you tell us the make/model/year (and trim level, if applicable) in the Facebook comments! Then you bask in car-guy glory!
Think you know cars? Here’s your chance to prove it! Take a look at the highlighted feature in the upper right corner and see if you can identify the make/model/year (and trim, if applicable) of the car it came off of?
Henry Martinez is a hardcore Chevy guy going back decades — he currently owns a ’57 Nomad and a ’68 El Camino SS396 that he’s done full frame-off restorations on. He says he can’t do as much building and restoring of the full-scale stuff as he’d like to anymore, so he’s focused his talents on […]
The other day we posted this pic of Minichamps’ 1981 Group 5 Race Ford Capri and remarked on the stratospheric levels of boost it uses to make 500hp from its tiny little 1.4L turbo 4. That got us wondering where that little dynamo ranks in history in terms of specific output (the term for measuring […]