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Tag Archives: Leo Bestgen

E2F2 AND OTHER COMPUTERIZED FUN

A READER with an evidently good memory asks about E2F2, the Engineering Editor’s Fun Factor. This assessment of enthusiast car goodness originally appeared in Road & Track, August 1984. Its … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

“SIT!” SAID THE CYNOLOGIST

A BOOK of Sherlockiana introduced me to the term cynology, “logy” as in “the study of,” cyno from the Greek κυνóς, “dog.” As is usually the case, this book led … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

STILL OFF-SCALE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

AUTOMOTIVE ENTHUSIASTS of a certain age (and retentive memory) still celebrate the Tapley Meter. This British piece of instrumentation thrilled us no end when it measured that a car’s performance … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

LEO’S ART

THE ART of Leo Bestgen enriched the pages of Road & Track for four decades. His illustrations entertained readers of R&T columns ranging from “Miscellaneous Ramblings” through “Side Glances” to … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

HOLMES AND CAR MAGS

THOUGH I wouldn’t call Sherlock Holmes an automotive buff, he has had a non-trivial intersection with car magazines. Here are three examples. In April 1985, Joe Rusz and I traversed … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 1 Comment