Author Archives: Ken Altes

1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner in S. Austin

Written by Ken Altes

1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner in S. Austin with a retractable top. At the time, this was the only hardtop convertible in production. “The Skyliner top has six reversible electric motors, four lift jacks, a series of relays, ten limit switches, ten solenoids, four locking mechanisms for the roof and two locking mechanisms for the trunk lid, and a total of 610 ft of wiring.” (wikipedia)

Happy Pups Well-Cared for at Austin’s Petrol Lounge

Written by Ken Altes

In N. Austin, a bunch of pampered bucket-list cars rest comfortably awaiting their masters’ arrival. Ready to play, they are watered, exercised and bathed. Here is an assortment of them. Heavy with Ferraris and Porsches, the cars range from a 1920ish Rolls Royce to American muscle. Perhaps, most stunningly, there are two (2) Ferrari F40s. Check out Petrol Lounge.