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Exceptional, Classic British Racing

Exceptional, Classic British Racing

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Sep 2014 / 10 Comments Read More

In late July, I was lucky enough to witness classic car racing for the first time. The Silverstone Classic is a massive gathering of classic car lovers from around the UK, and I don't think there's a better introduction to the spectacle of vintage metal anywhere else in the world.

Elegant Aston Martin DB6 Designed for Speed

Elegant Aston Martin DB6 Designed for Speed

By Ronald Ahrens / 29 Aug 2014 / 8 Comments Read More

It can’t exactly be said that Aston Martin was seeking a lift when it announced the DB6 at the 1965 London Motor Show. Rather, it was a relief from lift of the aerodynamic kind that figured as a raison d’être for the new car. The outgoing DB5 was a rollicking automobile, not to mention its stature as a screen star, being James Bond’s equivalent of the Lone Ranger’s Silver. 

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These Are the Top Ten Car Movies of All Time

These Are the Top Ten Car Movies of All Time

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 29 Aug 2014 / 36 Comments Read More

There was some consensus regarding what your favorites were, and as a bonus, a few of you volunteered some very cool-sounding films we were not aware of, so we’ll be checking those out in the future. Without further ado, we’re reporting back in the spirit that you took the question. Here’s what you came up with, so don’t blame us if you don’t agree!

Sabra Coupe is Rare and Relatively Unknown

Sabra Coupe is Rare and Relatively Unknown

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 Aug 2014 / 6 Comments Read More

The car, upon starting, has a mellow growl about it. The exhaust note is typically pronounced as you would expect from an un-catalyzed, straight-pipe-exhaust vehicle of this era. And its four-cylinder Ford 1701cc Cortina engine revs surprisingly freely, accelerating this super-light car about with a fair bit of authority.

Twenty-Five of the Best from Monterey

Twenty-Five of the Best from Monterey

By Yoav Gilad / 27 Aug 2014 / 11 Comments Read More

If you don't know that two weeks ago was Monterey Car Week, then you just haven't been paying attention. We've shared a few stories covered from different angles and frankly, the week is just a cavalcade of events showcasing amazing cars that, as my esteemed colleague Mr. Jonathan WC Mills explained, make you say, "Look at that!" But the one thing that we haven't really discussed is the sheer amount of people that show up...

A First-Timer's Pilgrimage to Laguna Seca

A First-Timer's Pilgrimage to Laguna Seca

By Jonathan WC Mills / 25 Aug 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Full caveat, I've never been to Monterey Car Week. Nor, before this last week, to Laguna Seca. I realize this is a blot against my credentials as a lover of all things automotive, but I'm quite pleased to have scratched the event off my bucket list. I'm also happy to report that the week more than lived up to my expectations, in particular the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion...

Pebble Beach's Best in Show Winner Represents a Monumental Shift

Pebble Beach's Best in Show Winner Represents a Monumental Shift

By Yoav Gilad / 22 Aug 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

In many ways, this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was just like every year prior. The blue-blazer-wearing, straw-hatted crowd strolled in as classical music gently wafted over the audience and manicured lawn. The OEMs occupied the lower-level suites in the lodge that allowed their guests to sit in style and avoid sullying their Tod’s. The coffee was warm and unburned, landscape foggy grey, and cars buffed to perfection...

The Sun Sets on a Classic Motoring Event

The Sun Sets on a Classic Motoring Event

By Máté Boér / 20 Aug 2014 / 15 Comments Read More

The sun has now truly set on the Velodrom Millenáris, if the rumors are true. Some say the track will be demolished soon to make way for a modern sport arena and this would imply the end of this event. But we simply can’t afford to lose our small scale Goodwood Revival, as there is no other event in our country where anyone can get a taste of rare historical machines in an appropiate background.

Show Cars Aren't Limited to Monterey's Greens

Show Cars Aren't Limited to Monterey's Greens

By Yoav Gilad / 18 Aug 2014 / 5 Comments Read More

Last year, as I walked back to my car following the Pebble Beach Concours, having lost count of all the amazing cars I'd passed in the mulch-covered parking lots alone, it occurred to me that someone could easily spend the entirety of Monterey Car Week without attending a single event and still get their fill of an incredible range of cars.

Citroën Head of Design Robert Opron was Defiant, Perseverant

Citroën Head of Design Robert Opron was Defiant, Perseverant

By Johni Parker / 18 Aug 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

When Mr. Flaminio Bertoni asked to see his work, Robert opened his portfolio with drawings of Simca designs. Bertoni then threw them on the ground, spread them with his cane and said they were "worthless." Robert collected his drawings, indicated that he found Flaminio's behaviour unacceptable, at which point Flaminio replied, “you interest me.”