/ 18 Jul 2014
Even if you’d never even heard of the Gaspé Peninsula when you woke up that morning, you’d likely leave the office that day with tickets in hand after seeing a poster’s promise of maritime adventures in that far-flung corner of Quebec. That’s the magic of these vintage posters: with their striking colors and dramatic lettering, they could have made the other side of the street seem alluring.
/ 17 Jul 2014
Everyone knows the usual suspects: the Ford Mustang, the Chevy Corvette and Camaro. They went through many iterations varying from sporty through not-so-much. But there were quite a few other American cars that were quite sporty, which didn't receive the following that the aforementioned cars did, simply because they didn't have 'enough' power, handling and braking be damned.
/ 10 Jul 2014
There have been many legendary four cylinders over the hundred-odd years of automotive history. And with the exception of more recent super-exotics, four cylinders have provided the motivation for nearly every type of car from the most plebeian to the most glorified (Ferrari F1 cars, for instance).
/ 2 Jul 2014
Since buying this '91 Toyota MR2 turbo, I’ve changed nothing about it because I haven’t decided on a unified direction for my modifications. Given the car’s proximity to originality (and the creeping valuations of original MR2s), should I track down some original wheels and keep its mechanics stock? Or, do I take advantage of the fact that these 3S-GTE engines are only a few tweaks away from 300 hp?
/ 13 Jun 2014
In many cases they made more sense than indoor theaters from an economic perspective as well as being more attractive to many different types of moviegoers. First of all, they were great for young families that might be less inclined to take a baby to the movies. Teens with access to a car liked dark drive-ins for the obvious reasons...
/ 6 Jun 2014
There's something so great about vintage Japanese car brochures—this one features the 1984 Starlet. Maybe it's the graphic nature of the Japanese characters that makes Japanese brochures look design-y and interesting, or maybe it's the use of lots of bright colors. Don't miss the 1981 Starlet commercials at the bottom of the article!
By / 23 May 2014
Memorial Day in the US isn't technically the beginning of summer, but it might as well be. It marks the beginning of consistent warm weather, beach days and barbecues, road trips and rallies. Here are a bunch of fun vintage postcards with cool typography, lettering, and illustrations that feature greetings from various cities. If you're traveling this weekend, pick up a few of your own.
/ 21 May 2014
In conjunction with yesterday's 1957 Ferrari 625/250 TRC video, we have a few wallpaper downloads for you to enjoy.
Click the links of specified image sizes to download the one best suited for you.
/ 16 May 2014
As cars became more reliable in the US and people began venturing further from home, motorists' hotels—or motels—began springing up, most featuring Googie-style architecture with brightly colored paint and fun lettering on their neon signs. As with most mid-century modern architecture and signage, it's a shame that more of these lodgings weren't preserved as they were in their day.
/ 9 May 2014
This coming weekend is the biennial 2014 Monaco Grand Prix Historique. But in addition to the cars there are many other reasons to visit Monaco and beautiful Côte d'Azur, such as the fact that "The most beautiful women in the world are in Monte Carlo," and that the "Sunshine all year on the the Côte d'Azur."