Jenny King

Jenny King

Jenny King is a Detroit-area freelance writer. She can be contacted via e-mail at

1959 Chrysler Imperial Speedster two-seater

EyesOn Design a kaleidoscope of cars

EyesOn Design, the premier early summer “concours” held at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, not only attracts a wide range of visually interesting vehicles: its planners come up with great categories for vehicles. Like gathering 23 cars from 1964 to place around Virginia Jedryczka’s Mercury Park Lane convertible, an actual … Continue Reading →

A future flagship Chrysler designed by Jae Chun Cho.

Creative designers set off a fabulous car future

DETROIT — College for Creative Studies transportation design 2014 graduating seniors and upperclass juniors filled a couple of spacious rooms in the Taubman Center here with their visions of the future of mobility. And the future is nothing short of fabulous. The exhibit, stocked with imaginative, artistic and high-energy graphics and models, is open for … Continue Reading →

1963 Corvette Sting Ray

Exotic classics and muscle cars share glamour show

BRIGHTON, Mich. — There’s a mix of horsepower, glamour and creativity in the air of the Lingenfelter exhibit here, where an immaculate building houses many of the 200 vehicles in Ken Lingenfelter’s collection. Corvettes and exotics share heated space with muscle cars and historic vehicles. Most of them are driven, at least from time to … Continue Reading →

1941 Ford panel

Autorama is the great harbinger of, um, spring

DETROIT. — Autorama: the great harbinger of spring here in the Motor City. And for some reason the relentless pace of the winter of 2014, with heavy snows and single-digit temperatures slowed the second weekend in March, allowing custom car owners to unload their mechanical wonders and patrons to visit Cobo Center in relative comfort. … Continue Reading →

1942 Ford Flathead 8

'Discover Classic Cars' in Phoenix

A shared building and lot on N. 27th Avenue in Phoenix may not have the cachet of its former Scottsdale address, but Discover Classic Cars is right at home on this auto parts row. In the shop run by service manager Arvin Cash, special vehicles owned by or consigned to Discover Classic Cars are maintained … Continue Reading →

A gaudy 1933 Buick Series 60.

One Rare Abbott-Detroit sells, one doesn't

AUBURN, Ind. — One of the draws of a collectible car auction is the opportunity to see unusual vehicles. And Auctions America by RM did not disappoint at its sale several weeks ago here in car country. Unless you lived in Boardman, Ohio, in the late 1930s and the 1940s, you may never have witnessed … Continue Reading →

An unrestored 1939 Mercury

'39 Mercury wins Detroit News Joyrides award

YPSILANTI — The 2013 Orphan Car Show, the annual gathering here of cars whose family trees no longer add branches, drew well over 100 makes or models out of production — and for that reason, loved more than ever. One entry, an unrestored 1939 Mercury from DeWitt, Mich., attracted special attention for its unusual super-charged … Continue Reading →