Pickup trucks have long since made the transition from farm implements to comfortable daily drivers that can also, oh yeah, haul things. I put a spotlight on that transition in a new article about the 1961-1971 Dodge trucks in the February 2019 issue of Collectible Automobile. Look for it on newsstands in late November.
Count Quotula Strikes
It’s true that I’m quoted in Mike Mueller’s new book, but that’s not why you should buy Muscle Cars in Detail: 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. You should buy it for Mike’s great photography, lively writing, and exhaustive research. This series by CarTech puts all the great muscle cars under the microscope and drills down to the last detail. This book is a great resource for the Mach 1 fan.
This is always a fun assignment, inclusion in the Shelby Annual. I’ve got a couple articles in the 2017 edition. Shelby American has expanded its truck offerings, so now the line-up includes the Shelby F-150, Shelby F-150 Super Snake, and Shelby Baja Raptor. I break down the differences between the three in a four-page feature. And believe me, I’ll not soon forget the photo shoot of the Shelby F-150 and F-150 Super Snake in 100-degree August heat. (Thanks, Mac Haik Ford, in Georgetown, Texas, for the assist!)
I’ve also got a piece in this issue on how Shelby works with its aftermarket partners to develop Shelby-specific performance parts. Shelby produces a very good magazine every year, with great historical pieces, insight on the new Shelby autos, and gorgeous photography. You might still be able to find it on newsstands, but if not, it’s available year-round at the Shelby Store.
Barrett-Jackson: Split-Window Split Decision
So many cool cars crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction, I almost don’t know where to begin. I’d have a hard time choosing between these three 1963 split-window Corvettes. Which would you choose?