When approaching a 1949 Mercury Coupe Derelict project, ICON co-founder/lead designer Jonathan Ward asked, “Why are all production EV vehicles devoid of heart and soul? Why is the aftermarket EV-conversion industry so slow to evolve and provide comprehensive systems and solutions? Why can’t you have the best of both worlds: the style and quality of a vintage vehicle with modern performance and functionality? We say you can have your cake and eat it too!” As background, the purpose behind ICON’s Derelict line is to celebrate and preserve the original patina and exterior trim on the car. This 1949 Mercury Coupe was sourced from the original owners, and it has been in Southern California since new. ICON forensically disassembled the body, replaced all rubber, added insulation and sound-deadening products everywhere, then reassembled it in a manner that tried to make it look like nothing had been touched. A robust 4-wheel-independent chassis was developed with Art Morrison Enterprises alongside Brembo brakes.
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Phil and Cami Barrows' ‘57 Chevy 150
Phil bought his ‘57 in 1978 and it was his regular daily driver for years, and his favorite memory is leading a parade of classic Chevys from the church with his bride Cami to their reception on his wedding day! But a few years ago Phil got the urge to rebuild the car.
Toyota/Save Mart 350 Where rubbing is racing!
Kyle Larson dominated an action-filled Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
Jim and Saraina Silva's Early 1955 Chevy Pick-Up!
In September of ’83, Jim (15 years old), his father, brother George and longtime friend Jerry Glover piled into his dad’s ’53 truck and headed to Stockton in search of a truck.
FERRARI DAY AT THE BLACKHAWK MUSEUM
CLASSIC CHEVYS ON TREASURE ISLAND!
Recently Ron Pfisterer invited me to tag along with him for a Classic Chevy Club gathering on Treasure Island in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. It wasn’t widely publicized, it was just a gathering of locals.
Beyond City Limits Presents Ocean Beach Cars and Coffee
Windmills, beaches, dogs, & cars!
EFI FUEL SYSTEM INSTALLATION
In the last issue of HOT CARS magazine we installed the heart of our EFI system, the Holley Sniper throttle body.
My family lived in North Long Beach, CA, so you just KNOW I had a great first half of a childhood right in the middle of Custom Car Land. My first car show was in 1951 at the Pan Pacific Auditorium with my Dad. Larry Watson’s first shop was 3 1/2 blocks from our house.
CRAIG CHERRY 1964 FORD GALAXIE
Craig Cherry’s Galaxie is a perfect example of a muscle car time capsule.
CRAIG CHERRY 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet
While walking through Craig Cherry’s massive car collection one car stuck out and caught my attention more than the others; it was his 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet.
LUCID MOTORS’ ALL-ELECTRIC FIRST CAR IS ABSOLUTELY A THREAT TO TESLA AND OTHER LUXURY AUTOMAKERS
TESLA HITS RECORD PROFIT DESPITE PARTS SHORTAGE, SHIP DELAYS
Record electric vehicle sales last summer amid a shortage of computer chips and other materials propelled Tesla Inc. to the biggest quarterly net earnings in its history.
Elon & Grime's BIZARRE BREAKUP
US REGULATORS SEEK ANSWERS FROM TESLA OVER LACK OF RECALL
U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators.
Down to Their Last Dollar
Businesses fail every day, from world-beaters (like TWA and Lehman Brothers) to sexy high-fliers (DeLorean, Enron) to Steady Eddie, old-school icons (Toys “R” Us, Sears). Sometimes, of course, market conditions simply turn Sisyphean. But often, when that boulder starts to roll backward, a leader’s grit, imagination, resourcefulness, and ability to conjure a little luck can mean the difference between a brave new chapter and, well, Chapter 11. Here, four businesses that went from nearly bust to total gangbusters.
TESLA REPORTS STRONGERTHAN-EXPECTED Q3 SALES
Tesla says it delivered 241,300 electric vehicles in the third quarter even as it wrestled with a global shortage of computer chips that has hit the entire auto industry
HOW TO INVEST IN CRYPTOCURRENCY WITHOUT BUYING ANY
Cryptocurrencies are inherently cryptic — it’s right there in the name. And if you follow Warren Buffett’s advice to never invest in businesses you can’t understand, it may be hard to justify investing in a currency made of math instead of gold.
El futuro es eléctrico
Una revolución ecológica en los viajes ha comenzado: los automóviles con baterías modernos se venden con rapidez y los aviones de cero emisiones están a punto de llegar.
Keep Current with Facts About Electric Cars
TESLA BUILDS 1ST STORE ON TRIBAL LAND, DODGES STATE CAR LAWS
Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its years-long fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process.