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Autos: Enthusiasts

Stunning 1955 Chevy 210 from Australia that took 21 years to build!

Wednesday  18:29,   20 june 2018

This humble scribe has been lucky enough to come into contact with thousands of high-quality feature cars over the last 15 years or so. For Aussie Bill Sharkey, the journey to trophy-winning completion took a whopping 21 years, with a lot[...]

Your Complete 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans Preview

Tuesday  22:26,   19 june 2018

The 2018 race has one factory LMP team, too many star drivers to name, and a balance of performance issue.Of the 60 cars that will take the start on Saturday, the vast majority have been subjected to dreadfully inaccurate BoP settings enforced by[...]

Motor Mouth: Karma’s once-promising bright future looks to have arrived

Tuesday  18:07,   19 june 2018

What does it take to sell an electric car? The reborn Karma will soon find outHow do we sell electric vehicles? Actually, given the current state of electrified sales in North America, the question might more aptly be stated as, “How do we[...]

Eye Candy: 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

Tuesday  16:52,   19 june 2018

In 1974 I flew to London, England, in search of this beautiful, exotic car. Occupation: Retired concert producer, promoter and[...]

Find of the Week: 1994 Citroën XM

Monday  05:46,   18 june 2018

<p>This one comes from a real manufacturer. But you probably won't see another one on the road with you.</p>If you've ever watched an old movie set in the "near future," the one thing that always looks strange is the cars. Designers try[...]

Shelby American has its mojo, and swagger, back

Friday  18:57,   15 june 2018

Shelby American has its swagger backHis cars had it too. And his company, Shelby American, which backed up that swagger by winning races all over the world in the mid-1960s. Shelby embarrassed men like Enzo Ferrari and Zora Arkus Duntov along the[...]

Ultimate Mopar Swap- Installing a 700hp Hellcat Crate Engine in a 2017 Ram Rebel

Friday  17:51,   15 june 2018

This is the ultimate Mopar swap.Ever since Mopar released its Hellcat V-8 as a crate engine last year, Ram enthusiasts have considered the possibility of another supertruck that could revive the performance passions the iconic SRT-10 models produced [...]

Rebooted Hummer H1 Aims for Perfection or a Zombie Apocalypse

Thursday  18:15,   14 june 2018

Lux H1 fun with 500 hp starts at $218,499MSA says its custom-built Hummer takes all the greatness of the H1, ditches its weaknesses, and adds plenty of sorely needed luxury bits. It is available in five configurations: a four-door hardtop pickup,[...]

Eight Import Brands That Bit the Dust in Canada

Thursday  18:14,   14 june 2018

Since the dawn of the automobile age, more than 1,000 car companies have opened and subsequently shut their doors for good. Looking for parts for your Stanley Steamer? Even the Internet is not going to be of much help now.Despite the seemingly[...]

Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Thursday  17:33,   14 june 2018

Is the new look an improvement?For 2019, Volkswagen has made the Jetta more competitive with segment stalwarts like the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The German entry offers a new 1.4-liter engine, a more spacious cabin, and the same MQB[...]

RUF's New Chassis Changes Everything in the Custom Porsche World

Thursday  17:32,   14 june 2018

Why would you pay $500,000 for a pimped out 964 chassis when you can have RUF's new carbon fiber monocoque?On the other hand, if your V8-powered 911 concept–the 997-based RGT-8–won't comply with European emission regulations right after a cold[...]

This 8-second, sixth-gen Camaro could very soon be the fastest of its kind in the country

Wednesday  17:56,   13 june 2018

What exactly qualifies as stock when chasing a record?&nbsp;Steven Rankins, the owner and operator of 42 Autosports, is known for imports and road course racing. He's also a car nerd. He studies his material thoroughly and doesn't make an[...]

Say No to the Seven-Speed Manual

Wednesday  17:09,   13 june 2018

Adding the extra cog removes some of the funI have yet to find a seven-speed manual gearbox that I like. Yes, I understand that they offer an increased ratio spread and lower the revs on the highway. This helps acceleration as well as refinement and [...]

Sedans Don't Make Sense Anymore

Wednesday  17:09,   13 june 2018

With sales plummeting, major nameplates being cancelled and the world collectively switching to crossover, the modern sedan is fading toward irrelevancy. It’s about damn time. Good riddance. Now, I’m not a big fan of crossovers, but they make sense. [...]

The Car Gods Have Graced This One-Off Custom Alfa-Romeo 4C With Incredible Good Looks

Tuesday  20:51,   12 june 2018

An Italian design house has taken an already-gorgeous Alfa Romeo 4c and somehow turned it into something significantly prettier called the Alfa Romeo Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001. If you prefer your jaw to remain bruise-less, right about now[...]