Mike Lovell: Blue Collar, Blue Chip Collection

  • Nov 10, 2020
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by John Bazay

‘It’s my happy place . . .’ –Mike Lovell Mike Lovell’s dad, Ellis, saved his son’s elementary school notebooks from his native Cleveland; in them the Phoenix resident and businessman scribbled “’69 Camaro SS396” hundreds of times after he saw one for the first time. This was the third year for Chevrolet’s response to the […]

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GreatGarages: Lincoln at 100

  • Oct 1, 2020
  • story by David M. Brown

The first vote Henry Leland cast was for Abraham Lincoln in 1864; more than five decades later, he named his car for his hero. That great automotive marque, Lincoln, is 100 this year. Leland was one of the founders of Cadillac, which joined General Motors in 1909; he stayed on in an executive position until […]

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One Cool Car Collection: The Fountainhead Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska

  • Aug 15, 2020
  • story by David M. Brown

Hot for rare classics? Check your anti-freeze and motor north to Alaska. Hosting 30,000 visitors a year, the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks is three museums: pre-WWII American-made vehicles, including four one-offs; vintage fashions; and artifacts and documents celebrating the pioneering automotive spirit of the 49th state. The museum’s 102 cars include horseless carriages, […]

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GreatGarages- The Jeep: 80 and Still Battle Tough

  • Jul 15, 2020
  • story by David M. Brown

If the Higgins Boat won the war at the beachheads, and the Allied air forces above, the Jeep drove home the victory. Although many know the super-civilianized versions in today’s actual and virtual car showrooms, the Jeep was originally designed and built to go to war, wherever it was called to service and for whatever […]

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