What is that one car that you can never, ever get out of your head? You know the type – maybe it’s a car that you didn’t expect to see modified, or a car with those dream wheels you’ve always wanted, or a car with paint so nice that you wonder what kind of wild magic the painter pulled off in the booth.
Picture this: a “Utility Yellow” Chevy 3500 stake-bed truck, formerly owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Imagine the neglect and rust you’d expect to find under and within it, thanks to a life lived hard and put away wet. Think of the “government fleet vehicle”-spec trim and complete lack of features of any kind, including a vinyl seat and vinyl flooring. It refuses to start without ether or compressed air in the fuel tank.
The Porsche 911: If you ask me, it’s the quintessential sports car, and defines a genre. It’s also undeniable in both its form and figure; wholly unique and unmatched by any rival. The 911’s shape is its own and nothing but, and both enthusiasts and laymen alike know it well. Today, we take a quick look at the presence of a firmly-planted example, photographed by the talented Alex Pfeiffer, perched in the hills of Austria.
Rob Dern’s infatuation with Mercedes’s C126 platform began early: through movies and pop culture, the 560 SEC rose quickly to prominence as an end-all in automotive prowess through the ’80s and ’90s. Gangsters and rockstars alike turned to the massive coupe as a catchall for performance and poise, and understandably, Rob’s attention was fixed on the coupe for years and years to come.
When it comes to Stateside car culture, it’s difficult to remember the Audi marque much further back than the 1980s, with the Audi Fox standing as one of only a few prior examples most enthusiasts might be familiar with. Despite that, Audi’s history is a complex one, dating back more than a century, to a gentleman named August Horch and his founding of Audi Automobilwerke GmbH in 1910.