Hood Ornament Highlight: 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton

In the last installment of Hood Ornament Highlight, I examined the dashing archer adorning the hood of a 1938 Pierce-Arrow Town Car Limousine at the Northeast Classic Car Museum. However, this week's featured ornament decorated something far more pedestrian than the decadent Pierce-Arrow: the Ford Model A. Available from 1928 to 1931, the Model A … Continue reading Hood Ornament Highlight: 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton

Hood Ornament Highlight: 1938 Pierce Arrow Town Car Limousine

In last week's Hood Ornament Highlight, I covered an airplane hood ornament found on a 1931 Franklin Series 15 at the Northeast Classic Car Museum. This week features another vehicle found in the same collection, a 1938 Pierce-Arrow Town Car Limousine, which you can read more about in my article about the Northeast Classic Car … Continue reading Hood Ornament Highlight: 1938 Pierce Arrow Town Car Limousine

Hood Ornament Highlight: 1931 Franklin Series 15

Welcome to the first edition of a new weekly series, Hood Ornament Highlight, where I feature a beautiful, quirky, or intriguing hood ornament from a bygone era, before these decorative mascots disappeared due to stricter pedestrian safety standards. Kicking things off is this small airplane hood ornament found on a 1931 Franklin Series 15 Deluxe … Continue reading Hood Ornament Highlight: 1931 Franklin Series 15

New York’s Car Museums Provide Respite During The Pandemic

Over the past century, Detroit has become synonymous with the idea of American cars, the Motor City hosting the Big Three as they emerged as the dominant forces in the US market. But in the automobile's early days, the industry was far less centralized: thousands of small companies tried their hand at the car business before … Continue reading New York’s Car Museums Provide Respite During The Pandemic

Motoring Misfits: Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Turbo R by Hooper

Before Rolls-Royces shared their V12s with the BMW 7 Series and before Bentleys rode on the same VW Group platforms as mainstream crossovers, the two British marques fell under one corporate umbrella, Rolls-Royce Motors.* For decades, Rolls-Royce and Bentley models were incredibly similar. For instance, starting in 1980, Rolls-Royce's full-sized sedan, the Silver Spirit and … Continue reading Motoring Misfits: Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Turbo R by Hooper

The 10 Best Cars I Saw In The U.S. In 2019

Living in London for five months will spoil you. You'll start to believe that rip-snorting E90 M3s are as commonplace as Camrys, and you’ll fail to bat an eye when a Lamborghini Huracan thunders by. The city is a hub for expensive and rare cars—a car spotter’s nirvana.  Coming back to reality—the United States—was certainly … Continue reading The 10 Best Cars I Saw In The U.S. In 2019