Vintage racing is always quite a spectacle to watch. As old cars slide around circuits at their absolute limits, their raw mechanics, simple electrics, plus no traction nannies make for a visual feast on the eyes. You can see a car’s chassis rolling on its suspension, leaning on tires fighting for grip while drivers saw at their wheels, having the time of their lives. As great as it is to see these race cars sitting static in a collection or museum, attending the races is a perfect way to soak up the nostalgia. Paddocks are accessible to spectators so walking around, experiencing these machines up close and personal along with taking in the sounds and smells is absolutely fantastic for any gearhead.
Dan Collins and his partner, Emily McKenzie, of Gas Town Motor Co. have a thing for camping, as evidenced by the striking green Mercedes G500 they are auctioning here at ShiftGate that was fully outfitted for this pursuit. In fact, they formed Gastown a couple months ago in order to create luxury SUV-based overland adventurers full time.
Hot rodding in America has deep roots, stretching back decades and covering a tremendous array of cars, characters and performance. Since the beginning, the 1932 Ford Coupe has consistently been one of the most popular modification platforms. Also known as the “Deuce Coupe”, its icon status was cemented thanks to mainstream coverage of the car provided by pop culture features like American Graffiti and Little Deuce Coupe that helped it cross over from the hot rod subculture.
At the same time, a wide variety of companies have been established providing virtually anything an enthusiast could need in pursuit of their own hot rod. Revenue and growth of these businesses aside, for the most part the folks running these enterprises are passionate hot rodders first and foremost. So, when the owner of this striking copper-colored Deuce Coupe tapped some of the best-known builders and artisans in the industry to craft his own vision of a ’32 Ford, it’s no surprise that such an amazing example was born.