A few years ago, there was a great article in Classic and Sports Car magazine regarding British privateers campaigning at the Targa Florio. One of the drivers stated that he used to watch the spectators to judge his pace. If they failed to take notice, he knew he was going too slow. If they noticed and applauded,… » 3/03/15 6:20pm 3/03/15 6:20pm

Great pick from the Zatoichi series. I would suggest the addition of something from the Lone Wolf and Cub series of films, which were produced by Shintaro Katsu and starred his older (IIRC) brother, Tomisaburo Wakayama. » 2/11/15 2:35pm 2/11/15 2:35pm

Incidentally, both of those cars were designed by Virgil Exner for Chrysler; I would guess that Rita's Cadillac was designed by either Mario Boano or Giorgio Alberti. » 2/10/15 2:43pm 2/10/15 2:43pm

Of all the scientists in the Toho-verse, none is worse than Dr. Shiragami in Godzilla vs. Biollante who decided that it was a good idea to combine the DNA of a rose, his dead daughter and, naturally, Godzilla. » 2/09/15 8:38am 2/09/15 8:38am

Sometime in 2008, I first read of a hedge fund designed to use collector cars as its investment basis. Since that day, I know of at least a half dozen such funds have been created. The combination of professional, Wall Street grade speculators, coupled with the individual speculators that have always dogged the… » 1/28/15 2:49pm 1/28/15 2:49pm