Hagerty classic cars magazine Fall 2015 online issue

Featured Article

Whiskey Men and Whiskey Machines

They were dogs. Good ol’ Southern boys just trying to scratch out a living. Tom Wolfe even christened one of them — NASCAR prodigy Junior Johnson — as “The Last Great American Hero” back in his now famous 1964 Esquire cover story. Their trade was moonshine, variously called “white lightning,” “mountain dew” or “white whiskey.” The people who produced and transported the stuff and the cars they drove have become cultural heroes, inspiring early stock car racing and, eventually, NASCAR. Moonshine runners provided one of the first business reasons for a performance car. Your ability to make a living and stay out of jail was directly related to the performance of your car, especially carrying a full load of whiskey. More

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  • Whiskey Men and Whiskey Machines (photo courtesy of Evan Klein)

    Whiskey Men and Whiskey Machines

  • The Cars of the Rat Pack

    Swingin’ Wheels

  • 1969 Sears 106 Super Sport

    The Mail-Order Motorcycle

  • Dymaxion

    Looking Back at Tomorrow

  • Wayne Carini

    Sometimes you're a Caretaker

  • Ray Evernham

    The Carnavore

  • Holley's Terminator EFI system

    Breathe Easy

  • Rat Pack Cars

    Rat Pack Cars

  • Crosley and sporting AC at Taliesin West

    Cars of Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Michael Dudley

    Head of the Class

  • Mariska and Elizabeth Milano

    Bugging Dad

  • McKeel Hagerty


  • Daniel Byrne

    Fall Contributors 2015