WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN  |  March 90P

Image credit: designerget

Race cars can be ugly beasts at times. The current state of Formula One illustrates this all too well.  But every once in a while, a design comes along that is not only fast, but also looks like a million bucks.  The March 90P  (also known as “the Pancake” ) was one of these designs. [..]

FANTASY GARAGE | Peruvian Presidential Limousines

All image credits: denizen24, Kobac

Not that any standard garage could house these leviathans!  I find myself wondering what the freight bill for these Chryslers would have been.  Let’s see: 1972 US dollars, Highland Park to Lima, fifteen thousand pounds — give-or-take a thousand… [..]

ON THE STREET | Gratiot Cruise 2012

We kick off the summer cruising season in Eastpointe (formerly East Detroit) on a two mile stretch of Gratiot Avenue.  Like the Downriver Cruise, Gratiot attracts all manner of vehicles — many of them misfits.  Not everything is “concours” material, which is a big part of the appeal.  See the items that caught our attention after the jump. [..]

GUILTY PLEASURES | Bradley GT

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Midtown Detroit.  The patio doors are open at the Bronx Bar, allowing the fresh air and sunshine in.  My Blackout Burger with onion rings has just arrived — with a side of dill salad dressing.  “Curious,” I think.  Taking the first bite, I savor the familiar, restorative taste.  Then, out of nowhere, a Bradley GT pulls into the parking lot across the street!  It suddenly feels like I’m in a scene from a shattered-earth science fiction film.  While enjoying a hamburger. [..]

REARVIEW | Setting the Scene

Over the years, car brochures have tended to feature their products in idealized settings;  the kind that set the tone for the vehicle and the aspirations of the owner. The following plates from a ’59 Imperial brochure present several inviting scenarios. The car takes center stage, while the lush backgrounds lend a soft, almost dream-like feel.  See close ups of this long-antiquated technique after the jump. [..]

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