“Pardon my backfire!”

Diskojoe is fast turning into our autos-in-pop-culture correspondent, with all the suggestions he’s been sending our way. His latest, rediscovered over the Thanksgiving holiday, is this 1953 Three Stooges short titled “Pardon My Backfire,” which puts Larry, Moe, and Shemp in a garage fixing old cars. There’s a 3-D version as well, if you can […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1955 Imperial Newport

This, my friends, is how America built sports cars in the Cold War. The contemporary Corvette and the Thunderbird were poorly sorted iterations of vaguely understood concepts compared to this 1955 Imperial Newport, with its Hemi engine, its bulkily elegant lines and chrome bumpers heavy enough to smash through a concrete Commie missile silo without […]

Indy 500 Centennial Celebration

Mercedes-Benz isn’t the only one celebrating an anniversary in 2011 – so is the Indianapolis 500. To celebrate the history and tradition of this great automobile race, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be hosting a very special event called the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Automobiles. Only cars built from 1911 to 1961 will be part […]