Thursday, October 27, 2016

Xico, Mexico

Xico Crater lies on the edge of Mexico City.  As the urban sprawl of the third largest city in the world expands the interior of the crater is still devoted to agriculture.  Learn more at

Monday, October 24, 2016

Wait! What?


I saw this in my hotel parking park lot yesterday. This is how you decide to display the front plate on your Ferrari?

VW chopper

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Frank Gripp's twin engine Diamond T

Hemming's provided some insight into this one off creation.  Read about it here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Jesse ( posted several images today from that included some beautiful Citroens.  Certainly worth clicking here.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

1938 International

1938 International d15 pulling a 1936 Curtis Aerocar travel trailer.  Additional information here.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Loewy one off

My initial contact with this image was via Shorpy.  A reverse image search provided some background.

The car was designed by Raymond Loewy.  Loewy is known in the automotive world mostly for his work with Studebaker.  In 1954 he teamed up with Ferrari to do a design study for the Ferrari Europa. The car was designed in South Bend, Indiana, and a 1/4 scale model was sent to Boano to build the car.

When Pinnifarina got wind of the project he complained to Enzo Ferrari about the relationship with Loewy.  Ferrari decided it was more important to maintain his relationship with Pinnifarina than to proceed with the Loewy designed car.

Loewy did not want to give up on the car.  He purchased a Jaguar XK140 and stripped it to the chassis.  Minor changes were made to put the car together on the Jaguar chassis and Loewy took it to Paris for display.  It did not attract much attention.

Lowey had a residence in Paris and used the car there before shipping home to New York in 1956.  In 1957 he was persuaded to part with the car and sold it to Archie Moore, the light heavyweight boxing champion.

Additional images and information available here.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016