Craigslist Find: Camaro Needs Your Help!  [LINK]
The pictures tell a thousand words, mainly because there aren’t many words needed to describe the farm freshness of this 1973 Camaro. Judging by the fact that it’s nearly the same color as the ground around it, it’s been there for a while. Depending on how much ambition a builder has, a car like this could be turned into a few different things from a parts car or a HOT ROD Garag... [Read More]
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All New Steeda Limited Street Category Is Set to Debut At The NMRA World Finals  [LINK]
  I have a feeling Limited Street is going to be the next big thing for street legal drag racing. – Eric Holliday – 2016 NMRA Crew Chief of the Year Earlier this year NMRA racing officials announced a new category, dubbed Limited Street, and it was aimed at the street performance market with reasonably sized power adders and conventional style engine combinations. Adding to the re... [Read More]
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The prancing horse’s emotions in motion: Fortuitous close-ups from Ferrari’s official 70th anniversary party  [LINK]
F40 and Ferrari’s factory — take one. All photos by the author. [Editor’s Note: Matteo Giacon happened upon the official 70th anniversary party for Ferrari and wanted to share what he saw that day with us. As always, we’re happy to oblige.] Once in a decade, there is a moment of the year when it is possible to see a literal herd of prancing horses gathering together to cele... [Read More]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1954 Packard Convertible  [LINK]
From the seller’s description: Very Nice 1954 packard Convertible. Not the Caribbean, just the convertible. 32000 miles, was out of service a number of years, last inspeciton sticker on the car is 1965. This car has the aluminum head 359 engine and automatic transmission. Itis completely mechanically refurbished featuring rebuilt original engine and Chrysler 727 transmission replacing the Ge... [Read More]
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Life Behind BAR  [LINK]
Five of us are in an inflatable boat, engine at idle, maybe 150 feet from the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup catamaran, which is sitting still in the crystal-blue water in Bermuda’s Great Sound. We are waiting for something to happen. Suddenly, a yell, and the Rover BAR boat takes off. Its hull quickly lifts off the water like a woman raising her skirts before she tiptoes across a puddle... [Read More]
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The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Race Car is Now For Sale  [LINK]
A cool $259,000 is the starting price of the race-ready Camaro GT4.R, now available for sale to the public. Based on the Camaro ZL1 production car, the GT4.R is built to meet global GT4 regulations thanks to Chevrolet’s technical partner Pratt & Miller Engineering, who constructs and sells the race car. The two race teams that have purchased the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R have competed in an... [Read More]
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The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Race Car is Now For Sale  [LINK]
A cool $259,000 is the starting price of the race-ready Camaro GT4.R, now available for sale to the public. Based on the Camaro ZL1 production car, the GT4.R is built to meet global GT4 regulations thanks to Chevrolet’s technical partner Pratt & Miller Engineering, who constructs and sells the race car. The two race teams that have purchased the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R have competed in an... [Read More]
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1970 Monte Carlo with 1,000-Plus Horsepower  [LINK]
In ancient times, Detroit Raw supplied the youth market with hot cars, defined it with them, but they easily handed off the muscle car powertrain to a bunch of mature sheetmetal, including the Monte Carlo, a car that wasn’t necessarily meant to be a hot rod of any stripe. In the weed-smoky ’70s, our pal Berserko Bob had one. Not some small-block/slushbox wheezer, either. His Monte had ... [Read More]
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Bakersfield’s Youthful Banger Gang Is Disturbing The Peace In Style  [LINK]
Youth. Anyone who’s attended Famoso Raceway’s March Meet or the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion during the last decade has seen them. You can’t miss the whippersnappers prominently positioned near the finish line. Are they the real deal or merely posers playing the role of traditional, blue-collar, junkyard-scrounging hot rodders twice each year? Are their primered, primitive Mod... [Read More]
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Need for Speed Payback Coming Soon!  [LINK]
The Need for Speed video games are synonymous with taking the world’s poster cars, and using them to evade the police. Earlier this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ghost Games announced the latest installment of the franchise: Need for Speed Payback, and judging by the trailer and developer claims, it’s sure to be the best Need for Speed title yet. The 2015 self-titled... [Read More]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1948 Chrysler Windsor  [LINK]
Partially restored 1948 Chrysler Windsor for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: I bought this car in the San Francisco Bay Area when I was 22 years old, my first Classic Car, in 1978… See the last picture of when I owned in 1978. When I moved to Southern California in 1980, I brought it with me. I absolutely loved this car, with its very special Transmission, refered... [Read More]
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Four-Links – Circuit Safari, cherry Jeep, 101 Dalmatians, Birmingham  [LINK]
Nissan’s doing something interesting in Australia. Rather than running their vintage race cars past grandstands full of spectators, they’re packing the spectators onto buses and running both the buses and the vintage race cars on the track at the same time. They’re calling it “circuit safari.” (via) * eWillys came across a couple photos of wooden off-roaders — ... [Read More]
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Diesel Long Term Verdict  [LINK]
It was hard for me to not get attached to “my” 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4×4 Duramax long-termer. We’ve been through a lot together over the past 12 months and 28,155 miles—nearly a dozen national and state parks and forests, tons of road trips, and plenty of hauling. I’ve enjoyed driving the Colorado so much that despite being given the opportunity to drive s... [Read More]
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Pirelli Rolls Out New Rubber for Old Classics  [LINK]
Owning and driving vintage automobiles is cool, but finding new tires for your ride can be a bit of a challenge. Pirelli feels your pain and now offers a dedicated tire range for classic and vintage car enthusiasts. Need period correct tires for your old Beetle or pampered Lamborghini Miura—they have you covered. The Pirelli Collezione infuses technologically advanced compounds into classic... [Read More]
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Audi Prepares Its Lunar Quattro to Make a Giant Leap for Four-Wheeled Kind  [LINK]
On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind by walking on the moon. It was quite the feat but a small step nonetheless because traversing the surface proved more difficult than predicted. To move around efficiently and effectively, astronauts needed something with four wheels. So NASA and Boeing improvised the development of a collapsible, ... [Read More]
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Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Ferrari Portofino  [LINK]
The 2018 Ferrari Portofino replaces the California T as the Italian automaker’s new entry-level vehicle and it rides on a new platform that’s lighter than before. Under the hood is the same twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 from the California but tuned to 591 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. Like the California T, the Portofino features a retractable hardtop that’s stowed in the trunk; h... [Read More]
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2018 Corvette ZR1 Drop-Top Spied with an Automatic Transmission  [LINK]
Last time we caught the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 out testing, it was being flogged on the Nürburgring. A few days later, we caught it out on the ‘Ring again, this time with extra piping out back to keep its exhaust noise below the 100-decibel limit. This time around, the ZR1 was seen testing in much more pedestrian circumstances and wearing way less camouflage. As you can see, ... [Read More]
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Spied! 2018 Corvette ZR1 Caught With an Automatic Transmission  [LINK]
Last time we caught the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 out testing, it was being flogged on the Nürburgring. A few days later, we caught it out on the ‘Ring again, this time with extra piping out back to keep its exhaust noise below the 100-decibel limit. This time around, the ZR1 was seen testing in much more pedestrian circumstances and wearing way less camouflage. As you can see, ... [Read More]
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BMW X2 Teased Again During Milan Fashion Week  [LINK]
BMW once again brought out a camouflaged prototype of its upcoming X2 crossover, this time during Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. The camo job is slightly different, but unfortunately doesn’t reveal any more details about the new BMW. BMW ditched the orange and black camouflage in favor of a yellow, gray, and black color scheme that it says “highlights [the X2’s] sporty and stylish... [Read More]
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1969 Iso Grifo is a tribute to Dad  [LINK]
This 1969 Iso Grifo mixes a Chevrolet V-8 and four-speed transmission with the best of Italian styling and chassis engineering. Image by Mike Zeller. If you had money, taste, and a thirst for performance in the ’60s, you could have done worse than to select an Iso Grifo as your ride. The Grifo was a product of the Italian firm Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A (originator of the Isetta bubble car), whic... [Read More]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1990 Nissan 300ZX  [LINK]
Unrestored 1990 Nissan 300ZX coupe for sale. From the seller’s description: Mint 1990 300ZX with 12,999 miles on original engine. Aztec Red exterior with T-Tops. 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Michelin Pilot Sport Tires. Interior Leather Trim Package with Jersey Cloth Trim and Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel. Bronz Tinted Glass. Always garaged and never driven in snow or rain. Original Owner pu... [Read More]
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Chasing Grandpa: The quest to replicate a century-old cross-country roadtrip in a 1917 Maxwell  [LINK]
[Editor’s Note: Last year we mentioned that the grandson of an adventurer who undertook a transcontinental road trip in a 1917 Maxwell was planning a centennial celebration of that trip by replicating it in another 1917 Maxwell. That grandson, Richard Bessamir, completed the trip late last year and has now released a book, Chasing Grandpa, chronicling both trips, which he’s allowed us ... [Read More]
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Nissan to Launch 12 New EVs and Robo-Vehicle Service by 2022  [LINK]
The Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors partnership announced a new six-year plan dubbed Alliance 2022 with the goal of doubling annual profits to 10 million euros ($12 billion). To achieve this goal, the automakers will share common platforms and powertrains, develop all-electric vehicles, expand autonomous driving technologies to 40 vehicles, and operate new mobility services such as autonomo... [Read More]
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle  [LINK]
Restored 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: This vehicle is a real header turner from the black exterior to the cream/ red interior restored to show room quality. No rust! I am the second owner of the vehicle after finding it in the original owner’s garage where it sat for years untouched. If you are unfamiliar with the rare AutoStick ... [Read More]
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