Long before actor Steve McQueen famously hopped behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang in Bullitt or broke out of a POW camp in The Great Escape, the actor -- once dubbed the "King of Cool" -- was a rejected child, living on a hog farm in central Missouri.
I have been attending the St. Louis Auto Show for probably twenty years now. I can recall back when the Caprice-based Impala was a concept. The Viper and Sunfire as well. The Acura NSX. And I saw them all, live and in person. Over acres and acres of jam-packed floor space. Every manufacturer and n ... More >>
Attorney General Chris Koster released the St. Louis Rams' proposal for bringing the Edward Jones Dome into the "first tier" of NFL stadiums. It's a 39-page document that gets into the nitty-gritty of electrical wiring, media toilets and an innovative roof design that reminds me of the sunroof on th ... More >>
In its defense, Ameristar says its parking garages are big ones. Well, yeah, but...‚ÄčA casino patron leaving the Ameristar St. Charles made a grisly discovery early today in the casino's parking garage.Hattie Bradley, 62, lay dead inside a white Ford Mustang. Authorities say surveillance footage sh ... More >>
What better way to commemorate the passing earlier this month of native St. Louisan Donald N. Frey, creator of the Ford Mustang, than to show Steve McQueen's famous chase scene in the 1968 film, Bullitt? That's right: There isn't a better way. (Click here for Frey's obit in Sunday's New York Times.) ... More >>
Yesterday, my colleague Kristen Hinman wrote an open letter to George Clooney after observing the actor dining at Niche restaurant last Saturday.Hinman's letter (published in Daily RFT) elicited a quick e-mail from Maplewood Community Development Director Rachelle L'Ecuyer who e-mailed in to tell us ... More >>
Unreal intercepts a bit of Wash. U. correspondence and reflects on the best TV show ever.
Pugnacious defense attorney Frank "Tony" Fabbri never backed away from a fight. Then the lawyer ran afoul of the law.
Davie Metzger hopes his rig is bound for glory
We wake up a Margaret Cho-approved congressional hopeful; plus, Unreal gets the Tiger Beat facts on local car dealers and Bill Haas goes south of the border
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department keeps a tight lid on internal affairs. Even if it means breaking the law.
The high-speed sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious delivers more noise and more flash
Loot dreams, pre-teen stars, Russian immigrants and (cough) very old men have the St. Louis table-tennis scene popping off
Jim Green, ex-con and government snitch, says he and his buddies from the Bootheel took part in the plot to kill Martin Luther King Jr. Trouble is, Green's been lying all his life -- so why should anybody believe him now?
Eighteen-year-old Amy Walker was abandoned in a hospital parking lot, slumped over her steering wheel. It was the first time she had tried heroin ó and the last.
A joyride from Jefferson County to score some dope dead-ends with a murder on the city's streets
Shattering records and eardrums at the Autosound Challenge
Actually, even four-door models are fair game as we fantasize about the future of cars