Remembering Pat Patrick

Remembering Pat Patrick

Editor’s note: U.E. “Pat” Patrick, three-time Indy 500-winning car owner and co-founder with Roger Penske of Championship Auto Racing Teams, died this week in Phoenix at the age of 91. The following is an update of an article we published in 2018 when Patrick was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. The telephone rang at my desk […]

Pick of the Day: 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 driven just 27,000 miles

Pick of the Day: 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 driven just 27,000 miles

“The heartbeat of America is today’s Chevrolet.”  Or, at least, that’s what GM’s marketing teams told American buyers when the all-new fourth-generation Camaro launched for model year 1993.  Based on the F-body platform, the new Camaro had stayed true to its original 1967 mission as a performance coupe with rear-wheel drive and a 2+2 seating configuration.  And what a performance […]

Blasts from the past: Pratte, Max, Starman and Bizzarrini

Blasts from the past: Pratte, Max, Starman and Bizzarrini

Craig Jackson (left), Pratte and former NASCAR racer Rusty Wallace (right) Remember Ron Pratte, front-row bidder at so many Barrett-Jackson auctions — until he sold his amazing car collection at Barrett-Jackson for $40.44 million in 2015? Well, he recently was back in the news, for another sale. But this one involved the sale of Pratte’s “sprawling luxury estate,” MansionGlobal.com reported.  […]

Kia uses 303 drones to unveil new logo

Kia uses 303 drones to unveil new logo

Next week, Korean automaker Kia promises to present its new “brand purpose and strategy” to the world. Should be quite the announcement based on the warmup event staged on January 6 just to unveil the company’s new logo and slogan. The slogan is “Movement that inspires.” The logo, well, you can judge for yourself whether it presents Kia with clarity. […]