Kurt Ernst

Hemmings Muscle Machines marks its 200th issue, so we look back at muscle cars then and now – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Counting backward from 200 In the fall of 2003, The Matrix franchise was pulling big numbers at the box office, Nelly and P. Diddy were blowing up the airwaves, gas was around $1.60 per gallon (and falling), and a new specialty car… Read More ›

Bill Mitchell’s wife didn’t drive an ordinary Corvette – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Happy wife, happy life. Bill Mitchell’s wife didn’t drive an ordinary Corvette Drop the term COPO, or Central Office Production Order, and most enthusiasts conjure up images of big-block-powered Camaros. The COPO program had more pedestrian roots, however, and was… Read More ›

An affordable classic: Chevrolet’s second-generation Corvair – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Chevrolet’s redesigned-for-1965 Corvair debuted to high praise from the automotive press, with Car and Driver’s David E. Davis, Jr. declaring it “the most beautiful car to appear in this country since before World War II.” American consumers agreed, buying 23-percent more ’65… Read More ›

You may be cool, but are you ‘Studebaker Cool?’ – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Brooks Stevens’s Sceptre concept, designed for Studebaker. Photo courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum. From its start as a manufacturer of horse-drawn wagons to its demise as an independent automaker competing head-to-head with Detroit’s Big Three, Studebaker enjoyed over a century of… Read More ›

Trio of Mopar display engines from the Steven Juliano Collection head to auction in Indy – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

This trio of Mopar display engines, owned by Steven Juliano, head to auction next month in Indianapolis. Photos courtesy Mecum Auctions. Once upon a time, auto shows were important events for manufacturers, giving them a venue to reveal their latest… Read More ›

One of 19 sold, an original-body 427 competition Cobra heads to auction at Amelia Island – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

The 427 competition Cobra was to be Shelby American’s secret weapon, the production car that would soundly defeat Ferrari in sports car races on its European home turf. Complications with FIA homologation delayed its international racing debut (and ultimately limited… Read More ›

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