Up close with the largest collection of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth cars

While on a trip to LA to cover Motor Trend Magazine‘s selection process for their 2012 Car of the Year, Peter Valdes-Dapena and I stopped at Galpin Auto Sports to talk with Beau Boekmann about his collection of famous Ed Roth custom cars. We got a behind-the-scenes look at how he found the now famous…

Life in a lush Hollywood-style mansion–in Atlanta

While on a trip to Atlanta, I got a peek inside this $19.9m mansion, boasting 6 kitchens, 9 bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms. “Nestled behind high hedgerows and iron gates sits a huge home with everything from a private screening room to its own nail and hair salons. But this isn’t Beverly Hills; it’s Buckhead, a…

Driving a Tesla Model S from Washington D.C. to Boston

After the now famous instance where a broken down Tesla stranded a New York Times journalist in the wilds of Connecticut, Tesla reached out to me and CNN’s auto reporter, Peter Valdes-Dapena see about arranging another long distance test drive. We had a very small window of opportunity and it took a lot of coordination…

Driving a 1955 Messerschmitt at the Bruce Wiener Microcar Museum

In mid-February I had the opportunity to meet microcar collector Bruce Wiener at his Microcar Museum outside of Altanta, Georgia. He was a fascinating, passionate man who had traveled the world collecting more than 200 microcars. I interviewed him just as he was preparing to auction off the tiny cars through RM Auctions. The highlight…