Don't forget the first car that 007 drove on camera: a 1957 Chevrolet BelAir convertible which he drove to Government House in Kingston, Jamaica. after subduing its ill-intended driver who'd picked him up at the airport...and the '61 Chevy Impala 4-door sedan that CIA man Felix Leiter (Jack Lord, some 5 years before… » 11/08/12 10:45pm 11/08/12 10:45pm

Years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth (i.e. during my university days), the ideal professorial ride was a first-generation VW Beetle. Usually purchased second- or third-hand, it appealed to academics from any school or college within those hallowed halls...the engineering folks loved Herr Dr. Porsche's classic… » 10/17/12 8:35pm 10/17/12 8:35pm

Years ago (especially during the early & mod '60s), "promos"—1/25 scale plastic models built by companies like AMT and Jo-Han—would not only have fairly-detailed engraving of the frame, powertrain and chassis parts on their one-piece chassis pans, but they would also have (in the case of Ford's promos) promotional stuff… » 2/09/12 6:17pm 2/09/12 6:17pm