Corvette-Mustang: An Appreciation

Two Reviews: CORVETTE—FIFTY YEARS, by Randy Leffingwell My brother, a car enthusiast extraordinaire, has driven them all—Porsches,...

The Porsche Mystique

Incredible but true. Porsche is a German car that owes its popularity to California. Being a native Californian, it seems only fitting....

Roger Corman makes a racing movie

Filmmaker Roger Corman wrote a book some years back entitled, “How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime.” Roger...

Midnight Ride

October 1973 — We turn left and head east on Imperial Highway, away from the ocean: two Porsches, one a canary-yellow Coupe, the other a...

A Gearhead's Devotion

If you’re into cars, the following three book reviews should kick-start your engine. CARS AT SPEED, by Robert Daley — When "Cars at...

Viva Hollywood

What do Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, James Garner, and Jeff Bridges have in common? Yes, they’re all actors....

Starry Night

Summer, 1967. We're sitting inside my brother Charles' red Porsche facing downhill into the darkness. Somewhere beyond the reach of our...

John Lennon's three Odes to Love.

John Lennon was a child of the street, a tough guy who, as a youth, seldom backed down from a fight. But he had a sensitive side, too,...

Let it Be – The Documentary

There are two things you need to know about the Beatles: (1) they didn't give a hoot about what people thought of them, and (2) all that...

The Great American Symphony

Years ago, before I knew a thing about classical music, word was that new symphonies were no longer being composed. That, of course, was...