/ 15 Sep 2014
Many folks think that classic cars are unsuitable for daily driving and perhaps if you own a Ferrari 625/250 TRC this is true. But isn't it a joy to drive your classic? And doesn't it make sense to maximize the feelings and fun you have when cruising or attacking canyons? I think it absolutely does.
And so it went with one Triumph besting another over the next few years until ultimately, the Gyronaut X-1 entered the scene in 1966. The fairing, designed by famed stylist Mr. Alex Tremulis (he worked for Cord, Duesenberg, Ford, and Tucker), was built by Mr. Vince Gardner (of Cord 810 fame) and would eventually set the bar for future streamliners...
/ 15 Sep 2014
Auto-Archives owns an impressive, 100,000+ collection of historic motor racing images and felt that the best way to share such an wide array of motor history was by highlighting a special group of images and presenting them in a fantastic 12x12-inch, large format book: Pit & Paddock.
By / 12 Sep 2014
Yesterday, we featured a bright yellow Brit living in the US and today we're going across the pond to its country of origin to feature a more understated Japanese import. However, this Toyota MR2 is no less worthy and seems to be very original in fact, sporting less than 46k miles on the clock.
/ 12 Sep 2014
Before the 600hp monster that is the Nissan GT-R NISMO, the R32, the Hakosuka, even before Nissan and Prince merged, came the Prince Skyline in 1957. It sported a lowly 1.5L 60hp engine and looked to all the world like a slimmed-down General Motors knock-off. But in spite of its derivative appearance it showcased Japanese manufacturing prowess to the world...
While we're well-acquainted with Goodwood and Silverstone, the Salon Privé is rapidly gaining in popularity. It is held on a picturesque estate at Syon House, Brentford, which provides an excellent surrounding atmosphere. The show's overall feel is much different to most as it's a relaxing event, one can happily wander around the gardens with a glass of Pommery champagne while seeing and hearing some of the rarest cars on earth–not a bad way to spend a day.
By / 11 Sep 2014
This particular Elite has a legitimacy all its own. The seller states, "[I] purchased [it] from the second owner in 1984. I know both previous owners and have known the car since new." He or she also states that this numbers-matching coupe comes with "many old receipts and correspondence."
Unbelievably, walking into the cavernous garage revealed seven (!) 959s, Canepa's personal McLaren P1, Outlaw 356s, a Maserati Birdcage, and a Porsche 917. The facilities are extensive and include countless jigs for full racecar rebuilds. What was the best part? The car wall. Oh, you don't have a car wall?
/ 11 Sep 2014
My father was a race car driver and could race anything on four wheels, I think that's how I learned my love for cars. Since then, I haven't looked back. This is my fifth Mini and I bought it from a man about to begin a full rebuild. But the car had no rust at all and the chassis numbers are intact on the floor! So I bought it. I just love the classic look, history, handling, sound, and usability of the car.