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Sacred Monster

The Fourth of July* may not be celebrated outside of the US, but an appreciation of American muscle knows no bounds; join us this week as we take a rumbly ride in Mathieu Houtreille’s crisp Ermine White 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray through the back roads surrounding Luxembourg, Belgium.

Turn on the sub-titles, or just listen to the passion in his voice for early Corvettes & watch the pretty pictures.



*OK, I’m a week late, but we just flew back in from the northwest US last night and boy are my arms tired…

Happy Birthday Cosmo

The Mazda Cosmo Sport, the company’s first sports car and the world’s first two-rotor Wankel automobile, debuted in 1964, with president Tsuneji Matsuda driving it himself into the Tokyo Motor show. After the debut, Hsu says, it took the 47 Samurai three years and 80 test cars to “hammer out the rotary’s gremlins,” after which the Cosmo went on sale in Japan on May 30, 1967. And even though fewer than 1,200 were ever built, the engineering that went into that car changed Mazda forever.

If you would rather look at a video of the car without Jay Leno talking, just some trippy jazz – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq8Iv_0zAO8 (I’m really partial to those floor mats.)

Or if you would really rather just 3 minutes of Cosmo Kramer entering apartment 5A – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZP8ff8yvKw

Road Trip MX-5 Miata – Corse 2016

Here is another family adventure, two brothers take a ferry to Corsica and drive their MX-5 around on the island.

Oh, and I’m sorry, I just realized when posting this, that I somehow inadvertently pasted a photo instead of the video in last week’s Drive-In feature. It’s fixed now, so if you are interested…An Endless Family Adventure

An Endless Family Adventure

Enough about watches, this week we fall back to an old stand-by, a Petrolicious video. We are in France, so click on the the CC button to get the captions or not, sometimes the pictures and a voice used with automotive passion is just right.

Not A Car Video

Something different this week from the usual drive-in post, instead of a guy talking about cars, here is a guy talking about watches. It is not totally unrelated to the automobile though, because Ted Gushue is the Editorial Director of the place I get a lot of the videos from, Petrolicious.