Brett Berk

Road & Track Archive

Friday

21

January 2022

Meet Your Heroes

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Recalling my childhood obsession with Duesenbergs, and my time driving Gary Cooper’s one-of-two Duesenberg SSJ, a car that sold shortly thereafter for $22.5 million, setting a record for the most expensive American car ever auctioned.

Click on the thumbnail above (and then click again) to read a crappy scan. Or just subscribe to the glorious Road & Track, you Chintzy BltĘh.

Tuesday

30

November 2021

Thursday

18

November 2021

Tuesday

9

November 2021

Thursday

7

October 2021

1975 SFMoMA Artists Soapbox Derby

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In 1975, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art gave 100 artists money to build Soapbox Derby racecars (and trophies) for a run through McCaren Park. Madness and hilarity ensued. I dug into the history, and spoke to many of the original participants, and the story is even better and richer than you can imagine–and I’m sure you can imagine the swirl of artists and art practices and art rivalries in that kooky city at that time.

This is one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever written. If you click on the thumbnails above you can read a crappy scan. And if you click this link, you can read the online version. But, really, you should just subscribe to Road & Track already, you chintzy bitch.

Wednesday

29

September 2021

Friday

27

August 2021

Booze, Belts, Speed

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The American roadway death epidemic saw its greatest increase in a century, last year. The slaughter is rooted in analog issues–Booze, Belts, and Speed. Might the solutions also be analog? My investigative report for Road & Track.

Friday

20

August 2021

Monday

5

July 2021

Wednesday

5

May 2021