/ 9 Sep 2015
I had been on a search for a Porsche 964 for about four months when I saw a listing on AutoTrader for a Baltic Blue 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4. I called the seller and was only the second person to reach him. We built up a good rapport, and he was very helpful in taking it for an inspection—as most 964s these days will sell within hours sight unseen if priced right. Why go through all this trouble?
Tim Gallagher is a life-long car nut, and he first spied this car the same way many of us did: it popped up on Bring A Trailer in late 2011. Tim wasn’t looking for another car but it caught his fancy and he followed up with the Columbus, Ohio dealer who was selling it. After due diligence, a couple of visits, and a bit of haggling, Tim added a Maserati to his small collection.
/ 1 Sep 2015
The average car dealer sells hundreds—and sometimes thousands—of vehicles per year, a number that has only increased in recent times. For a family-run Ford dealership in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, it just so happens that a particular one-owner Ford Mustang V8 Convertible from its past has come back—and this time, it’s not for sale.
/ 1 Sep 2015
In December 2014, I drove my car for the first time. I rolled it down my dusty home town road, with no hood, just to know how it felt. I had been dreaming of pointing the nose down the drive for two years. Finally, what had been a shell for so long, merely a collection of parts, was now a car. It was alive and it felt brilliant.
All classic car stories seem begin with a childhood crush. Mine was a third generation Corvette spotted in some TV show, in contrast to the depressing Eastern European reality on the streets where I grew up: Russian Ladas and Romanian Dacias. Freedom kicked in around the early ’90s, and by 2000 I was living the dream with a 1978 Collector’s Edition ‘Vette. In 2006, I moved to Australia. The Land Down Under didn’t have one thing, though: a “regularity” rally.
/ 24 Aug 2015
I feel like being in front of some abstract art: the SZ is something you’re unable to understand immediately. After a minute, or ten, I start seeing its pureness. Hate or love it, the SZ is maybe the best-driving car Alfa Romeo built, from the very first up to the Giulia GTA and even the new 4C. With its looks as they are, it’s not a design exercise for museums, at all—but one for driving!
/ 19 Aug 2015
I was 11 years old, and it was Christmas Morning. The year was 1988, and my father had just given me a book called The World of Sports Cars. There were so many beautiful cars to learn about, but when I got to the M section and saw a car called the Marcos GT—designed and manufactured by the Wiltshire, England-based Marcos Engineering Group—it was love at first sight.