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The Fastest Man on Wheels

If you were a hot rodder, Southern California was the place to be in the 1950s. Gasoline was cheap, the junkyards were flush with all the...

Dan Gurney, an appreciation

Grand Prix great Dan Gurney died January 14, 2018. He was age 86. Three-time world champion Jackie Stewart described him as, “The...

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 an F1 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' 356 Porsche Coupe, facing downhill into the darkness. Somewhere beyond the reach...

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,...

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