One cannot speak of the Lotus Elan without looking into the colorful life of its inventor, Colin Chapman. Such was the man’s legend that when word first filtered out about his fatal heart attack, more than a few quickly guessed that he had engineered his own death to get out of a tight legal and financial spot in which he had found himself.
Knowing the maker
Some will tell you Chapman is still alive today, some 20 years after, relaxing on an idyllic island shore, paying for the beachcomber’s lifestyle with money wrenched from the DeLorean DMC-12 shambles. As with Elvis, Chapman’s light shone so brightly throughout his life that when he passed away, people figured it was somehow not possible. An indefatigable person like Chapman simply couldn’t be dead. Read more . . .
Nobody ever accused Maxwell Smart (alias Agent 86) of being the brightest gemstone in the jewelry box, but there is one thing you can say for him, he knew how to pick a car. When he cruised up to the clandestine offices of Control each week to get his newest assignment, the Sunbeam Tiger he left at the curb drew knowing smiles from teenage auto freaks in the television audience (as well as one Jack R. Nerad of LaGrange, Illinois.) Read more . . .
Let’s face it, we’re getting older. And if it’s difficult for you to look that irrefutable prospect in the eye, know this: the marque with the young looking verve of Italian brio, that forever-young emblem of the European playboy, has come to terms with age and aging. Ferrari knows you’re getting old. Further more, it has in fact, done something about it. One of its latest in a string of truly remarkable cars recognizes the limitations and advantages of age, and it revels in both. The Ferrari 550 Maranello is a living embodiment of progress and of adapting to reality, a testimony to the reality that, in the 21st Century, you can have your cake and eat it, too. Read more . . .
Donating your old vehicle is a great way to give to one of your preferred charities. Your generosity will also result in a special tax deduction provided by the government, but keep in mind there are certain requirements that must be met to get these tax breaks.
Unfortunately, the government’s policies regarding vehicle donations are not as clearly laid out as with other types of contributions to charities. The amount of tax relief you receive depends not only on the value of your donation, but also on the way the charity itself chooses to use or dispose of the vehicle. Read more . . .