“You couldn’t even pay for the headlights…”

We can’t mention all the great trucking noir films like “Sorcerer,” “Hell Drivers,” or “Thieves’ Highway” without also mentioning “They Drive By Night,” the 1940 Bogart film based on “The Long Haul,” a 1938 novel by A.I. Bezzerides. Bezzerides also wrote the 1949 novel “Thieves’ Market” and adapted it for the screen that same year […]

Economaki’s legacy, to the highest bidder

Trust us, we’d be happier if we didn’t have to report this. Most everyone involved in the world of motorsports already knows that National Speed Sport News, the weekly newspaper founded by Chris Economaki in 1934, has ceased publication. The fruits of Chris’s storied life as a founder of American racing journalism are going under […]