C’etait un Rendezvous

Introduction Paris 1976, 5:30am, 0 cuts, 0 special effects, just 1 captivating shot fueled by 8 minutes of raw driving and mystery. Speeding through 18 red lights, careening around corners, and avoiding hurdles such as pedestrians, buses and birds is definitely grounds for getting into some trouble, which is probably why producer Claude Lelouch had […]

Gonzalo Gonchi Rodríguez

Sunday, September 11, was the 23rd anniversary of Uruguayan racing driver Gonzalo “Gonchi” Rodríguez’s death. His loss was a big shock for the sports sphere. From the beginning, Gonzalo’s life was shaped by automobiles when he enthusiastically joyrode his buggy as an infant in his backyard. He rode his first motorcycle at 7, learned how […]

The Little Engine Heard Around The World

The Vespa.  A timeless, charming, and innovative machine that has been cemented into our lives.  Whether that’s been from seeing them around town or in memorable movie scenes, experiencing their adventure first-hand or hearing about them from a friend, there is no escaping the grasp this unique vehicle has on society.  What makes this little […]

United In Drive to Give “Good” the Driver’s Seat

Most automotive enthusiasts know that an interest in cars is about more than driving. It’s about community. While we usually come together to appreciate the nuances in each other’s builds — the decisions each person makes to reflect who they are to the world as they drive down the road — our recent focus has […]

The Upside of Obsession

“Love isn’t supposed to look like the movies.” We’ve all heard that stock advice from guardians in our lives. But what if love does look like the movies? It just doesn’t follow the plot? Susan and Joey drive a couple famous — and infamous — builds that have graced the screen in Steve McQueen’s 1968 […]

Accidental Upgrade

For most people, car accidents are unimaginable catastrophes. For Sean, it was a new chance to grab his dream build. Years ago, while he was on vacation, Sean’s mother was driving his old Scion TC and was t-boned by another driver. Luckily, she was shaken, but unharmed.  The TC, however, was totaled.  Growing up with […]

Just Beautiful

What else can one say to this work of art other than “Just Beautiful”.  Roger clearly put his love, sweat and tears into this 1973 BMW E9 3.0CS restoration and it shows.   Yes, the same Roger with the orange smart car. Is it any wonder anyone who sees this car, will immediately have a […]

Orange You Smart

The true test for a real autophile is to see the potential in a car that’s easy to overlook. There is quite literally no easier car to overlook than a smart Car. But, on a trip to Paris, Roger was smitten. As the agile vehicles knifed through the narrow streets, he saw the potential in […]

From “Other” to Extraordinary

Any seasoned car enthusiast knows that, even when you have a vehicle in mind, and even if you can find it, it’s rarely perfect. That’s the joy. Finding something unfinished and making it yours. It’s exactly what Paul did with his 1973 BMW 2002tii.   Paul was seeking an upgrade from the glorified go-kart he […]

Anything But Stock

“I don’t like keeping things stock.” Lee Keiper is a Northern Californian who is wholly consumed by the drive to shape every aspect of his life with his own two hands. It’s a drive that started under the hood of a ‘57 oval window bug before he was legally allowed to sit behind the wheel.  […]