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High Roller: BMW Announces a Rolls-Royce SUV
In the category of “now we’ve heard everything” comes the announcement that Rolls-Royce will develop an ultraluxury SUV.read more
AAA, LeMans, USAC, and the Tragic Year of 1955
Sixty years ago, when the calendar flipped to begin 1955, the American Automobile Association began its 54th season as the major sanctioning body for auto racing in the United States.
AAA ran racing with an iron hand and drivers with aspirations of competing at the Indianapolis 500 were forced to work their way up the AAA sanctioned ladder of midget and sprint car events before receiving authorization from AAA officials to compete in the most prestigious race in the country.read more
Breeding Out the Car Enthusiast
The most basic elements of owning and maintaining a car – specific to every single make and model on the road, oil and electricity and engines, and they are now slipping out of the reach of our clean, unstained fingers, in search of a modern, computerized type of car ownership.read more
Will Electric Cars Replace Diesels in France?
France wants to rid its roads of old diesel cars – the country has announced that it is adjusting fuel taxes to be less favorable to diesel and offering a remarkable incentive to encourage owners of older diesels to buy electric cars.read more
MINI Cooper’s Big Adventure
While the Mini Cooper line has managed amazing feats through cinema history, and proven a stalwart companion to the small city driver, it’s never gotten a chance to test its chops off-road, and, looking at the Mini Cooper Paceman Adventure, you have to wonder why.read more
Rico Abreu and the Chili Bowl
Rico 2015We have been to the Chili Bowl previously, and are itching to return, but this year we had to settle for watching a live video stream. But even via the miniature speakers of an Ipad we could hear the crowd chanting Rico! Rico! Rico! after 2014 USAC champion Rico Abreu won the 29th running of the world’s largest indoor motor race.read more
Has Your Jeep Been Recalled?
In June of 2013, 1.56 million 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty and 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee models were recalled, to mitigate a condition which can cause the vehicles to catch fire after being rear-ended – is yours one of them?read more
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
As the calendar turns from one year to the next, a typical fan of racing – at least in the northern parts of the country – is waiting for the return of warmer weather. But in some areas, the cold winds of winter do not stop racing, they just move it indoors.read more
Reevaluating the Word ‘Drive’
Plight of the suburban driver. For, in all honestly, it is fair to call the act ‘driving’ at all? Would it not be better suited to the term ‘accident avoidance’?read more
Death to Diesels?
Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying “In France, we have long favored the diesel engine. This was a mistake, and we will progressively undo that, intelligently and pragmatically.”read more
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Moment of Decision: John's 1963 Corvette Resto-Mod: Choosing whether to Restore or Resto-Mod an older Corvette isn’t always easy.
I have a certain appreciation for the Edsel. I was not quite six years old when the car was introduced, and as part of the introduction the dealers were offering an incentive: Come test-drive the new Edsel and receive a scale model of the car. My father took the test drive, and I got the scale model.
Rat Rods and Concours winners
This is the book I’ve been waiting for. For an automotive enthusiast early to the classic car hobby, but late to the motorsport scene, Speed Read F1 by Stuart Codling answers the easy questions I should have learned a long time ago.
This third installment begins an exploration of Ford Motor Company’s involvement in also building airplanes during WWII by focusing on the story of its facility in Willow Run, MI.
Henry Ford was able to indulge a long-standing interest in mass-producing airplanes when in 1941 the Ford Motor Company garnered a contract to produce complete B-24 bombers at a specially-built plant in Willow Run, MI.
It may not be well-known but there is more history of automobile manufacturers who have also produced aircraft, of which Honda is only the most recent example.
This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.
On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. Had he been born 100 years later, he would have seen an automotive industry the likes of which early automakers could hardly dare dream, and yet, had he been born 100 years later, that very auto industry might never have come to pass.
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