Very often on this site, we are privileged to see a carefully curated collection. We come across owners who have finally acquired their dream car, and we see this love of iron, steel, and fire bridge the generations. But what about a car that transcends automotive enthusiasm, that needs no translation from Gearhead kanji?
This particular very pretty blue 1977 Datsun-Nissan 280Z is a single-owner car, currently daily driven, belonging to a gent who is not now and never was into cars. It doesn't attend car shows. It doesn't get pampered and spoiled. This Z belongs to Larry Lazzari and no-one else; it's a special bond, and just the kind of thing Yutaka Katayama would have smiled to see.
/ 14 May 2015
I wish I could say I grew up learning how to wrench for my father, but in reality it was very much a self-taught skill. I began my petrolhead ways tinkering with a number of cars. However, a few years in, I began to losing interest in working on modern cars. I found little satisfaction from driving my completed projects and yearned for something more pure. This is when the Datsun 240Z came into my life.
/ 7 May 2015
My name is Tim Loosen, and I live a two minute drive from the famous Zolder racetrack in a town called Zonhoven in Belgium. My car is a 1986 Toyota Corolla GT or as most people know it, the AE86. This story is about my experiences with that car and another classic Toyota, a SP60 Starlet.
/ 28 Apr 2015
One day, on the way to work, I saw the car. I thought it was a Toyota Crown at first, but it was far grander. It was parked in front of the Officer’s Club and it had a presence that is hard to put into words. The design was fairly conservative, but something drew my attention to it...
The late Paul Newman, whose first car was a 1937 Packard that whisked him from Wisconsin to New York for his early career on Broadway's stages, began his love affair with auto racing while training at the Watkins Glen Racing School for the part of Frank Capua in the 1969 film, Winning, where he portrayed a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500...
The 1970s were undoubtedly one of the bleakest times for car enthusiasts. And while one car could not single-handedly rescue the auto industry, an unlikely hero was able to provide just enough of a hopeful spark. It was a promise that the days of new, exciting cars would soon return despite this suffocating new reality. What was that unlikely hero?...
/ 27 Jan 2015
For our first road trip featured on Pass Hunters, we encountered a beautiful classic car rally from the UK, with of course some cops doing speed controls in a small village. Now, we aim to hit the passes at their opening, because the roads are still deserted and bordered by huge walls of snow.
A quarter century ago, one might describe the everyman’s automotive landscape as a rather bleak place. While some of the wackiest and most delightfully nonsensical automobiles emerged during this era—poster children like the Testarossa, the LM002, and the Countach—these options were not exactly budget-friendly choices for your average Joe.
By / 2 Jan 2015
Japan has produced some great classics and thankfully, many of them are affordable. If you’re looking for a reliable daily driver that you can enjoy on weekend runs then there are options for you. Here are a few classics we found, available right now.
/ 16 Dec 2014
I made a promise to myself never to crash a car on the street. After a few years I decided to up the challenge and include motorcycles on that promise. I first began riding a CBX while working as a salesman at a Honda/Kawasaki dealer. It was a demo '81 CBX. Smitten, I put 24k miles on it in a year and after quitting, I bought my own 1981 Honda CBX.