Tuesday, January 06, 2009
good appliance repairmen are scarce as edsel dealers!
Wikipedia has an extensive article on McCahill, an automotive journalist credited with inventing the "0 to 60" speed measurement and was one of the first to regularly write about test drives of new vehicles. McCahill began writing for Mechanix Illustrated in the mid-1940s and was considered such a key element of the magazine that his death in 1975 went unacknowledged in its pages—his grandson ghost-wrote his column for several years.
From the height of James Bond mania, check out McCahill's test of a 1965 Aston Martin.
Source: Mechanix Illustrated, September 1967
The latest vintage ad over on Torontoist: Astral offers the best of two worlds.