The Self-Propelled Traffic Association

After the Parisian Exposition Internationale de Velocipedie et de Locomotion Automobile in 1894, English technology enthusiast Sir David Salomons was determined England should not be eclipsed by the rapidly developing French industry. “I am deeply interested in our English manufacturers producing a carriage which shall eclipse all others,” he said in The Sketch, and promoted […]

Ford Racing unveils new aluminum 427 crate engines

Although Ford Motor Company hasn’t offered a pushrod-based V-8 engine in a passenger car for quite some time now, Ford Racing continues to satisfy the needs of enthusiasts and racers who crave traditional Blue Oval power. The latest offering is a 427-cubic-inch crate engine, conjuring warm feelings harking back to the legendary FE-series monster that […]

Clearing the desk, grandly

I came upon a communication from an interested reader that I had put aside for a while. A long while, actually. Nearly five years before I realized that I had it. We received a packet of photos from Richard E. Prizer, of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, filling us in on the creation of his 1915 American La […]