Jerry Smith’s Cool Cars at San Tan Hot Rods

  • Mar 1, 2019
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by AJ Shipitofsky

Hot for hot rods: That’s Jerry Smith. His San Tan Auto Body and San Tan Hot Rods & Restorations on the west edge of Queen Creek, Arizona, offers body-off restorations to minor repairs on hot rods and classics and just about any vehicle you bring to him and his team. Smith, 74, has worked on […]

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The Antique Car Museum at Grovewood Village: Edwin’s Surrey, an Eldo and an Edsel

  • Feb 1, 2019

“America: the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time.” –Thomas Wolfe Remember Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic? Not tasteless financially, Mr. Grove’s drink outsold Coca-Cola in the late 1880s, so you won’t remember unless you drank decades of the hotly demanded tonic. The Antique Car Museum in Asheville, North […]

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Ken Roberts – King Farouk Meets James Dean in a Garage with a Jaguar Hearse

  • Dec 1, 2018
  • story by David M. Brown
  • photos by David Urbanic

Queen Creek’s Ken Roberts will pick you up in his Jaguar XKE hearse and you can chat about James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder, the one that became the 24-year-old actor’s coffin September 30, 1955, at a California intersection. And Egypt’s King Farouk: He loved cars, too. Roberts and wife Glenda enjoy their eclectic car collection […]

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The National WWII Museum

  • Sep 1, 2018
  • story by David M. Brown

Vehicles that Served Those Who Served They hadn’t come here to fear. They hadn’t come to die. They had come to win. – Stephen Ambrose   Men served. Women served. Vehicles served them. Winning the war was willpower, heart and smarts, leadership and being in the right. But it was also the right technology: the […]

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