Reader Greg Beaulieu forwarded this website that captures the golden age of American Motels, each a different example of mid-century architectural design and tourist trap aesthetic. They’re catalogued by state, so see if your favorites are listed.
* It took a while, but we’re finally starting to see Japanese modified car styles appearing on American cars, specifically muscle cars like this in-progress Dodge Charger that Stance Is Everything recently captured up in Canada.
* The photo above reportedly shows Soichiro Honda bailing from a wreck while racing at Japan’s first auto racetrack, Tamagawa Speedway, according to a profile of the track on The Gentleman Racer this week.
* Jaguar’s Classic Workshop in Coventry has made headlines for its continuation lightweight E-Types, but it also restores customer cars, as we see in this Bloomberg photo spread.
* Finally, Lambrettista.net shared the story of Cesare Bataglini, who in 1956 drove around the world on his Lambretta scooter.