This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017, 2018, by the author.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Cruise-In at Beavercreek, Ohio: a Mercedes-Benz 450 SL and my 380 SL
So there were two SLs at the cruse-in last evening. The first is a 450 SL, the second is mine. On the first I was struck by the 15 inch wheels and rather wide 215 tires. The car had non-sstock wheels (not pictured) and extra wide tires, and I could not make up my mind whiter I liked that or not. What you see on mine is what you get. I haven't had tome to detail the car this summer, but it has been kept pretty clean anyway, as you can tell from the photo.