Friday, October 26, 2012

the gorgeous 2005 Maserati MC12

As you can see in the first photo, in a very small call out card, this car belongs to the Riverside Museum, who has the largest collection of Maserati in America

Better hurry to the Micro Car Museum in Madison Georgia, it's getting auctioned off in 4 months

One of the rarest Mopars, and most highly desired, the 71 Hemi Cuda Convertible. This one is getting auctioned off, and has an interesting history

According to the auction house, and no one has anything else to print about it that Google could find, it was stolen in 71, and found by Harold Sullivan just days before it was to be sold for scrap. I learned about it at

Now, as a sceptical person who rarely believes the salesman, and asks questions... I;d like to know if it was stolen, was it recovered, did the insurance company that paid out for it have a claim on it, who and why was figuring to sell a rare musclecar like this for scrap, and how did Harold track it down? 

I ask, because NO ONE has printed anything but the sales pitch. And you aren't reading my blog for the sales pitch, 'cause I ain't selling nothing here. Just sharing interesting stuff with wheels. 

Below are a couple photos from Google Books of Harolds collection of rare mopars, he may have the coolest collection of them, and it's commonly known as Mystical Mopar Collection, and featured in Dream Garages books. Harold owns the Silver Bullet, the famous GTX that the Mopar engineers used for testing racing parts in the late 60's.

Private tour of the non public collection for a car club in 2001

One cool piece of art, the lifesize Aston Martin DBR1 as a model car kit, by Evanta

The complete opposite of trailer trash mobile homes, here are the RVs and trailers of the celebs for movie set living while filming

Will Smith uses this one, but it's owned by the Columbia movie studio and they give it to whomever is starring in their latest summer tent pole movie when filming on site is going to be be a long process.

Vin Diesel

Matthew McConaughey

Ashton Kutcher

Found on

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tom Mix, famous Hollywood cowboy actor and car collector, personalized his cars with a Western USA theme, here is his '38 Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Of the 196 cars made similar to it, only 3 were built with the rare options like the external spare tire. The other 2 were also owned by celebs, Al Jolson who went through a lot of impressive cars, and Barbara Stanwick owned the other

What are the IMIXIH in the center of the steering wheel representing I wonder. Of course, it's more likely that the straight lines are just decorating between the letters MXH

That pistol handle, might be a parking brake handle, a prop gun, or anything you might imagine

I think this might be the first time I've seen a leather decoration on the outside of a car 

Tom was driving this car at age 60, across Arizona, and missed reading the sign about Bridge Under Construction and swerved to avoid the barriers and construction, and flipped the car, and died.

Tom did his own stunts, and made 348 movies between 1915 and 1935