Ford Mustang Thefts: Stealing America’s Pony Car

For over 25 years, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has published Hot Wheels, an annual report of America’s 10 most stolen vehicles.  While popular expectations have been that newer, more expensive vehicles would top the list, the data has repeatedly shown quite the opposite, with older, less flashy models topping the list. As a take-off from the traditional Hot Wheels report, beginning with this release, the NICB will periodically issue a special report—Hot Wheels Classics—focusing on a specific class of vehicle or make and model.  For the debut…

QOTD: J Mays, Ford Design Chief on the 2014 Mustang

Quote of The Day (QOTD): “The muscle car could only happen in the U.S. because we’re the only ones crazy enough to stuff a V8 into the smallest possible car and scare the hell out of mothers everywhere.” -J Mays, group vice president-Design and chief creative officer at Ford Motor Company, talking about automotive design. The legendary designer shares thoughts about this because he’s working on the 2014 50th-anniversary Mustang. Mays was careful on to tip his hand too much on the upcoming Mustang. With…

1964 Mustang On the Street in Baltimore

Those of you who’ve driven on North Rolling Road in Baltimore, Maryland  have probably noticed a maroon, 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang parked “On the Street”. The pony car belongs to Ed Crowl, 70, who bought it in 1977 and drove it until 2006. “My first car was a 1965 Mustang, so when I found out about the 1964 1/2 I couldn’t resist,” said the longtime Catonsville resident Crowl, an antiques dealer and owner of the Wagon Wheel in Ellicott City, also played the clarinet for…

Rob Bell, Alexander Sims and Alvaro Parente to Race McLaren GT for 2012

Rob Bell and Alexander Sims join Alvaro Parente in McLaren GT customer team driver line-up for 2012 Three examples of the MP4-12C GT3  race car and one MP4-12C road car to be presented at Autosport International 25 Mclaren MP4-12C GT3’s to race in Europe in 2012 McLaren GT is building on its successful 2011 development programme for the new MP4-12C GT3 by adding Britons Rob Bell and Alexander Sims to its driver line-up for 2012.  Bell and Sims will join Portuguese racing driver Alvaro Parente…

1979 Dodge Ram B200 Star Wars Van Found on Ebay

This shagtastic Star Wars tribute van is our “Ebay Motors Find of the Day”. Its not often that you find a non A-Team high-top van trying to command $10,000 at auction, but the dark side of the force may compel one such Star Wars fan to do just that. This 1979 Dodge B200 Van features a T-65 X-wing Fighter, Darth Vader, and the Death Star displayed prominently on three sides of the van. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader duel it out with lighter sabers on the front…

Cars.com Names Dodge Challenger Car of the Year

Cars.com, the online classifieds resource for buying and selling new and used cars, announced the Dodge Challenger as the winner of its annual Shoppers’ Choice award.  Finalists for the award were selected based on shoppers’ actions on the site that indicated interest in new vehicles, including searching for vehicles, sending inquiries to dealers on availability and most importantly, filling out a positive review of their vehicle. The Challenger took home the title after grabbing the most votes from Cars.com Facebook fans in the final round of the…

1950’s Pontiac “Chief of The Sixes” Coin

My father-in-law dropped this little treasure into my hands yesterday evening. He had found the token while cleaning out an drawer in his father’s desk. Pontiac’s advertising department coined the phrase (pun intended) “Chief of the Sixes” in 1926, and the slogan was a stamped on the company’s Indian Head radiator / grille emblems used from 1926-1929. The slogan passed from prominence after Pontiac launched their first V8 engine in 1955. The pocket token or coin was minted for Pontiac by the renowned advertising company Whitehead & Hoag of Newark City, NJ, from 1953-1956. The…

Ford Crown Victoria Tackles Hell’s Revenge Trail In Moab

Next time you’re out on a trail ride in your Jeep Wrangler, Chevy Blazer, or Ford Bronco and you bypass that tricky obstacle, that makes your toenails curl and get your shorts in a wad, just remember: it’s okay. If it wasn’t difficult a car could do it, right. Be glad this guy isn’t riding behind you… He just might show you up. Just image what this Crown Vic could do with a locker? Apparently the owner of this 1997 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor is a common sight in…