It was a year-and-a-half ago that I drove my 1971 Plymouth Valiant Scamp to the factory where it was built. Not coincidentally – I planned it – the car crossed the 100,000-mile mark on the odo as I rolled into the parking lot.
The first time I sat down with Mopar expert Todd Savage to talk about “Rolled-tona” – a ‘69 Charger Daytona once-rolled-into-a-ditch, now undergoing restoration at Jeff Cabot’s shop near Hamilton, Ontario – I had to double-check when he said the owner walked away from the accident.
I was hoping to do a Karmann Ghia and turn it into an electric car and call it the Carmen Electra but didn't work out.
My publication, Sympatico Autos, recently filmed the Bugatti Aerolithe, a magnesium-bodied masterpiece. The original went missing shortly after being shown to the public. The Guild of Automotive Restorers in Ontario, Canada, took a numbers-matching Bugatti chassis and faithfully recreated the entire thing—out of its…
Paul Treppa’s official job title is “Senior Prototype Location Technician” but our contact at Chrysler Canada referred to him as “the Viper handler.”
Treppa – he was the big, bespectacled guy you saw standing next to the 2013 SRT Viper display at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto this year – is the guy…
Jeff Gardner of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is, to make an understatement, an interesting guy.
He rocks an awesome heated garage man-cave; knows – or at the very least has rubbed shoulders with – several Hollywood celebrities; and owns some 25 cars, including eight Corvettes.