car collection – connoisseurship and archaeology

This is one of a series of comments on the 8th biennial symposium “Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car” held at the Revs Institute for Automotive Research in Naples, Florida in March 2015. [Link] The symposia at the Revs Institute bring together people passionate about collecting cars, passionate about thinking deeply around questions of conservation and…

Tadge Juechter – just what is a Corvette?

This evening I was at an Open Garage talk hosted by the Revs Program at Stanford [Link]. Tadge Juechter, chief engineer on the Corvette, shared with an audience of over 200 the features of the new seventh generation of the paradigm of the American sports car. At the heart of the design effort was the…

Revs at Pebble Beach Concours

Yesterday was the culmination of ME200 – a class at Stanford concerned with the historical significance of things. With about 30 students last term Reilly (Brennan), Jon (Feiber) David (Kelley), and I explored how cars connect with history. The objective – to judge which of the cars entered for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was…

car culture – a week in Monterey

At the Monterey Motorsports Reunion Legends of the Autobahn Concorso Italiano Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (where the Revs Program awarded, for the first time, the Revs Prize for most historically significant car in show – [Link] Some selections from a gallery of photographs at archaeographer.com – [Link] Legends of the Autobahn Concorso Italiano – posing…