Test Track Tease

Too much time was spent on the aerodynamic lines and tire choices and engine configuration, and at the end of our 120 seconds, we had an orange Dune Buggy meets Subaru meets 1920s Bugatti looking monstrosity in bright orange.

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Car Magic

Author Zidrou and illustrator Sebastien Chebret come together to create a fantastical and yet not-so-fantastical look into the mind of a car-loving child with a big imagination, in Bobby’s Got a Brand New Car.

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Should the Manuals be Saved?

It’s a campaign begun years ago, as automatic transmissions began to become standard equipment on new cars, replacing, um, standard transmissions. “Save the Manuals” is the rallying cry.

But I don’t buy into it.

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What the hell am I looking at? A Day at the Lane Motor Museum

Call me jaded, but these days I’m starting to get to a point where I’ve seen a ton of really rare and valuable cars. This is a pretty good problem in life to have. Ferrari 250 GTO and 250 Testarossa? Sure, been there done that. Bugatti Chiron? Old news, saw it a while ago. I know there’s a ton out there I have yet to see, but sometimes you need a good reminder of just how true that statement is. If you’re like me and want to check out something besides your average muscle car and hot rod show, head down to Nashville sometime and prepare to be amazed.

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Trends From the New York International Auto Show

The New York International Auto Show, hosted at the Jacob Javits Center, is at the end of the international auto show tours. Still, the New York Auto Show is one of the big ones, one of the most important industry events, and one of the auto shows that helps predict, determine or play out the future of the car industry.

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Motorama

  • Nissan Is Named
    On June 1, 1934, the Japanese based automobile manufacturer Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha changed its name to Nissan Motor Company.
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  • Who the Heck is Bertha Benz?
    Today, in 1944, Bertha Benz died. And anyone who loves cars, knows cars or has ever sat in a car, you should care.
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  • What Will 1,000 HP Get You These Days?
    It is little wonder that the first vehicle to claim over 1,000 horsepower was not the Bugatti Veyron. It was not some F1 monster engineered in a sterile room. It was not the product of Elon Musk’s overactive imagination. It was the Sunbeam 1000 hp Mystery, and it raced in 1927.
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  • Dynamite Dymaxion
    This week, in 1933, R. Buckminster Fuller, made a name for himself in the automotive world when he applied for a patent for his Dymaxion car. To call the Dymaxion a car would be generous. Though the automotive industry was still in its youth, the Dymaxion was a vehicle unlike anything even the most imaginative automotive minds had ever seen, and though it would see little commercial or critical success, the Dymaxion Car is undoubtedly a symbol that genius and madness both required a boundless imagination.
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  • The Rise & Fall of Automobile Racing at Dorney Park
    In the early 1980s, one of those cutting their teeth in auto racing at Dorney Park was John Andretti, nephew of Mario, who would go on to a winning career in both CART Indy cars and NASCAR Cup cars. Also in the early 1980s, Ray Evernham, who went on to become a Daytona 500-winning crew chief and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, broke his sternum in a Dorney Park TQ Midget crash.
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News

  • What Does the Hertz Bankruptcy Mean?
    Hertz, the 102-year-old and iconic car rental company, filed for bankruptcy protection on May 22, the repercussions of which have affected, and continue to affect, the auto industry and the markets for new and used cars.
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  • All Speedways Great and Small
    Construction of the temporary indoor speedway had just been completed. The next morning, the same crew that built it began dismantling it.
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  • CSS Staff in the News
    CarShowSafari.com’s Motorsports Editor Bob Marlow has been nominated for this year’s Junie Dunlavey Memorial Spirit of the Sport Award by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA).
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  • Race Cars, Classic Cars, and a Solar Power Scam
    In December 2018, the FBI raided the California offices of DC Solar and the home of company owners Jeff and Paulette Carpoff, and aside from the usual seizure of computers, files, and corporate books, the agents found $1.7 million in cash! The FBI suspected the Carpoffs of running DC Solar in the fashion of a Ponzi scheme.
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  • Finding the Perfect Vendors
    In this latest installment of So You Want to Have a Car Show, we discuss some of the most important vendor options to consider and the best ways to entice attendees and encourage them to stick around.
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There’s lots to explore at Car Show Safari News, including our editorial section of reviews, commentary, personal experience stories, and more! At the CarShowSafari.com Editorial News Page, we cover everything from top tips on how to host a successful car show to thought-provoking editorial news commentary on modern ridesharing apps. Here, you’ll find our recurring blogs and columns, including So You Want to Have a Car Show, dedicated to making every automotive event the very best it can be and the Car Mudgeon series, which gets frank and funny about topics that affect every auto enthusiast. 

The Editorial Page helps to set Safari News apart from other listing sites and automotive news outlets. Not only do we share the news as it takes place, but we work to give it context and meaning, and to provide the resources and information enthusiasts and the hobby deserve! Our team of expert writers are first and foremost car lovers, and we look forward to sharing their informed, unique, and sometimes unexpected thoughts and opinion with our readers! 

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