Autos: Enthusiasts

Mustangs at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 2017

Tuesday  23:21,   05 december 2017

One of our favorite shows of the year (and by far our favorite indoor show) is the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, known to those who have been there as MCACN. The show is held at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, a stone’s throw from[...]

Here’s How Badly Toy Cars Do in a Crash Test

Tuesday  21:31,   05 december 2017
Road & Track

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Ultrarare 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1 Four-Speed Convertible Is Driven - a Lot!

Tuesday  20:51,   05 december 2017

I knew exactly what it was: a 1970 GS Stage 1 convertible four-speed, Sherwood Green with a black bench-seat interior and black vinyl top. The drivetrain on the GS was completely numbers-matching, right down to the carburetor, distributor, and[...]

You Don't Hear a Cizeta V16T Every Day

Monday  17:07,   04 december 2017
Road & Track

The 16 cylinder Italian supercar is a bit bonkers.Welcome to Better Than Coffee, your daily dose of car sounds designed to help you kick that caffeine[...]

A ’69 Charger You’ll Either Love…or Love to Hate

Friday  20:33,   01 december 2017

The story of the 1969 Charger that (almost) every Mopar fan loves to hate. Sacred ground. The automotive world is covered in it. And if you go by naked passion alone, there’s probably no real estate more precious than in Mopar land. There’s a[...]

This Alfa Was Dropped By A Tow Truck And Then It Became The Ultimate Italian Survivor

Friday  19:21,   01 december 2017

Standing on the edge of a dry lakebed at 4:30 a.m., stars twinkling overhead, I could hear the sound of a distant engine but couldn’t quite make out from where. Scanning the black abyss that is nighttime El Mirage, a lone distant light was actually[...]

Rare Find: He Bought This Ultrarare R-Code 427-Powered 1967 Ford Fairlane XL500 Twice

Friday  18:36,   01 december 2017

Jay Cushman “couldn’t tell” if the Fairlane he spotted on the side of the road had 390 or 427 badges. He stopped for a closer look and the badge read 427. Research Research New Used New & Used Make Model "I opened the door. It[...]

My $100 Nissan 300ZX Proves Affordable Barn Finds Still Exist

Friday  01:09,   01 december 2017

I got pretty much the same reaction every time I told someone about my newly-acquired Nissan Z. “With the Diablo headlights? Those are looking good.” No. “The sleek ’70s one? Poor man’s E-Type?” Nope. I got the one that looks like an 8-bit[...]

Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Thursday  18:37,   30 november 2017
Motor Trend

This month, Chevrolet showed off the long-awaited 2019 Corvette ZR1. Making 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, the new ultimate Corvette can hit a top speed of 210 mph, according to Chevy. At the moment, there’s no[...]

Every day is O-Kei in the Autozam AZ-1 microcar

Thursday  18:37,   30 november 2017

Tiny Japanese two-seater may not be very powerful, but it's still a blast to driveKnees knocking uncontrollably, I stood shoulder-to-shoulder with one of rock’s premier guitar gods, trying vainly to come up with something intelligent to say[...]

Highlights from the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals!

Thursday  00:07,   30 november 2017

On the final approach of Chicago’s massive O’Hare Airport sits the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The massive building is host to what many consider the gathering place for the biggest and coolest indoor shows dedicated[...]

Good reads for gearheads

Wednesday  18:07,   29 november 2017

It’s almost Christmas. And for gearheads that means another holiday season of good reads wrapped up under the tree. Offered here are three book suggestions that should entertain and enlighten well into the New Year. All of these titles are published [...]

Grand Convertible: Bentley’s Topless Offering Is for the Top of the Top Percentile

Wednesday  17:25,   29 november 2017
Car and Driver

Grand Convertible: Bentley’s Topless Offering Is for the Top of the Top PercentileAs hard as it may seem for most of us to believe, there are those who wouldn't consider a Bentley Continental GT luxurious (or exclusive) enough. Now, for those select [...]

Devel Sixty is Made for Your Inner GI Joe

Tuesday  18:36,   28 november 2017

Devel Motors is at it again with a new prototype called the Devel Sixty that reminds us of GI Joe’s Mobile Support Vehicle (MSV) from the early 1970s. Except instead of eight wheels, the Sixty has only six. The black beauty with gold trim (Joe’s was [...]

Hybrid race cars develop technology with production car potential

Friday  20:23,   24 november 2017

World Endurance Championship is an incubator for innovative powertrainsToday’s NASCAR race car bears little resemblance to the cars wearing the same names in[...]