RIP, Larry Alexander

Customs were not purely a West Coast phenomenon, as a pair of brothers from Detroit proved. Larry and Mike Alexander, the famed Alexander brothers, began customizing cars out of their father’s garage in the mid-1950s and went on to land enough business customizing cars to quit their day jobs and open a shop of their […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – Chet Herbert’s Beast IV

Opportunities to buy a legitimate land-speed streamliner – especially one built by a hot rodding legend – come along once in a blue moon. However, in the wake of the Pebble Beach Concours’s display of historic lakesters and streamliners – a display that included Chet Herbert’s Beast III – we see that the successor to […]

Found: NASA’s Stirling-engined Dodge D-150

For a while after we looked up the history of Stirling-engined AMCs last year, we followed several leads looking for the actual cars used for those tests, but to no avail. Fortunately, John Corey, who worked on the team that studied automotive Stirling engines for NASA, recently came across that post and in the ensuing […]