World’s Greatest Drag Race 2016

Motor Trend’s “World’s Greatest Drag Race” is all about the cars.

America was well-represented with the Dodge Viper ACR, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE. Some of Europe’s finest also participated in the race, including Germany’s Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 911 Carrera S,Mercedes-AMG GT S, and BMW M4 GTS, and the U.K.’s McLaren 570S, Jaguar F-Type SVR. The Nissan GT-R Premium and the Acura NSX make up the Japanese contingent.

The ultimate question that’s always asked in the World’s Greatest Drag Race is which of these cars can cover a quarter-mile the fastest.

My money was on the Audi R8, because that’s the one I would spend my own money on if I could afford it.

Watch closely, because the race is over in just over ten seconds.

My Favorite Cars From The 1950s – Part 2

As indicated in my initial post on this subject titled My Favorite Cars From The 1920s I remarked that there weren’t many beautiful cars until the 1930s and they produced some absolutely gorgeous automobiles in that era.

Cars from the 40s were pretty nice too, but many cars from the 1950s are special to me because that’s when I got my drivers license and my love of cars began. Here are more of my favorites from the 1950s.

1952 Abarth 1500 Biposto Bertone

1952 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon

1952 Buick Roadmaster Hardtop

1952 Buick Roadmaster

1952 Chrysler Delegance By Ghia

1952 Chrysler Delegance By Ghia

1952 Chrysler New Yorker

1952 Cunningham C4R

1952 Fiat 8V

1952 Ford Customline Convertible

1952 Ford Crestline Victoria

1952 Good Humor Ice Cream Truck (I loved these as a kid)

1952 Jaguar XK-120 Roadster

1952 Jaguar XK-120 Fixed Head Coupe

1952 Jaguar XK-120 Fixed Head Coupe

1952 Maverick Speedster-1

1952 Maverick Speedster-2

1952 Mercedes Benz Adenauer Sedan

1952 Studebaker Champion 2-Door Hardtop

1952 Studebaker Starliner Coupe

1952 Studebaker Commander – My mom had one of these.

1952 Studebaker Commander

1952 Fiat 8V

1953 AC Ace Bristol-1

1953 AC Ace Bristol-2

1953 AC Ace Bristol-3

1953 AC Ace Bristol-4

1953 Buick Estate Wagon

1953 Buick Skylark

1953 Buick Skylark-1

1953 Buick Skylark-2

1953 Buick Skylark-3

1953 Buick Special Hardtop

1953 Buick Roadmaster


1953 Buick Wildcat Concept Car

1953 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

1953 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

1953 Cadillac El Dorado

1953 Cadillac El Dorado Convertible

1953 Cadillac Le Mans Concept Car

1953 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

1953 Cadillac Series 62 El Dorado-1

1953 Cadillac Series 62 El Dorado-2

1953 Chevrolet Corvette

1953 Chevrolet Suburban

1953 Chrysler Town & Country-1

1953 Chrysler Town & Country-2

1953 Chrysler Town & Country-3

1953 Cunningham C3

1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe by Vignale

1953 Ford 50th Century Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

1953 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon

1953 Ford Crestline Hardtop Coupe

1953 Ford Customline Club Coupe

1953 Ghia Bodies Cadillac

1953 GMC COE School Bus

1953 GMC Surburban

1953 Jaguar XK-120 SE Roadster

1953 Jaguar XK-120 Drophead Coupe-1

1953 Jaguar XK-120 Drophead Coupe-2

1953 Mercury Monterey Convertible

1953 Muntz Road Jet

1953 Nash Healy

1953 Oldmobile Starfire XP Rocket Show Car

1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible

1953 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible

1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible

1953 Studebaker Champion Coupe

1953 Studebaker Commander Convertible

1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupe
My Favorite Cars From The 1950s – Part 1