MATT CROSSMAN

The 500 Car Dilemma

Sam Pack’s assemblage of automobiles could fill a municipal garage. But even Dallas collectors have to downsize sometime. A light mist falls from low gray clouds, but inside Sam Pack’s private car museum in Dallas, it is as bright as if the sun blazed above. Mustangs, Bel Airs, Thunderbirds, Cobras, and dozens more shine under […]

Love and Rockets: A Rolling Party

Maserati is marking its centennial with concours, rallies, and events around the world. Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 14 to 17; Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, Calif. The festival will feature Maserati races, parade laps, heritage car demonstrations, and an 85th birthday salute to Sir Stirling Moss, the Hall of Famer who drove for Maserati […]

Love and Rockets: From Zero to 100

  << 1913: Brothers Alfieri, Ettore, and Ernesto Maserati open an auto repair shop in Bologna, Italy.    1920s: Inspired by the colossal statue of Neptune in Bologna, brother Mario Maserati designs the trident logo.    1926: The Maseratis build their first car, the Tipo 26. Alfieri drives it to a win in the first race […]

Muscle Man

Rob Kauffman opens the door into his automotive showroom, and it is hard to know what to drool over first. Corvettes, Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds—250 or so of the greatest expressions of speed, power, and ingenuity Detroit ever produced—glow as if they just rolled off the production line. Some of these cars are in Kauffman’s personal […]