WHAT WAS THE FIRST SPORTS CAR AND WHO SEZ?

WHAT WAS THE FIRST SPORTS CAR AND WHO SEZ?

We wanted to know which sports car would be considered the very first sports car.  So we started asking really smart car guys we knew.

Nobody seemed to know.  But we got some great answers…

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KEN EBERTS CHRISTMAS CARD 2016 IS TIMELESS

KEN EBERTS CHRISTMAS CARD 2016 IS TIMELESS

Just got the Christmas card from Ken and Liz Eberts.  This year it is specially poignant.

I mean, given all the erratic strife in 2016, it’s a warm touch to reach back.

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HAS HAROLD CLEWORTH PAINTED THE GREATEST AUTOMOTIVE ART EVER?

HAS HAROLD CLEWORTH PAINTED THE GREATEST AUTOMOTIVE ART EVER?

Harold Cleworth paints an emerald green 1959 Cadillac in front of some Southern California house.

No, it’s not your house and it’s not your emerald green 1959 Cadillac.  But it’s an image your mind will own forever…

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HOW DONALD TRUMP MIGHT REDECORATE WHITE HOUSE TO UNITE NATION

HOW DONALD TRUMP MIGHT REDECORATE WHITE HOUSE TO UNITE NATION

The White House is gilded enough that Donald Trump may feel quite at home when he gets there. There is gold and filigree and ornate framing of art. The decor wears the mantel of history.

Presidents get to select or influence which art adorns the 132 rooms.  That’s where we come in…

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NEW CMC DIECAST MODELS INCLUDE MERCEDES TRANSPORTERS FOR SILVER ARROWS

NEW CMC DIECAST MODELS INCLUDE MERCEDES TRANSPORTERS FOR SILVER ARROWS

CMC has been thinking big in diecast 1:18… Just in are Mercedes Transporters for two eras of Silver Arrows… and each includes a Silver Arrow!

Even their celebrated Maserati 300S comes with its own stage…

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FRENCH MODELER FORKS INTO 1:18 SCALE AFTER 30 YEARS AT 1:43

FRENCH MODELER FORKS INTO 1:18 SCALE AFTER 30 YEARS AT 1:43

Ilario stands at the precipice.  What will collectors say as the world’s foremost modeler in 1:43 creates his first replica in 1:18?

It’s like Bob Dylan picking up an electric guitar in 1965…

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DID EPISODE 1 OF GRAND TOUR LIVE UP TO FAN EXPECTATIONS?

DID EPISODE 1 OF GRAND TOUR LIVE UP TO FAN EXPECTATIONS?

Episode 1 of the Amazon salvation of the Top Gear franchise picks up where the BBC deposited it.  Good enough to want more, not good enough to expect more.

Made us ask “What really did we expect?”

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WHY MOVIE “2001” IS IMPORTANT TO THE CAR CULTURE

WHY MOVIE “2001” IS IMPORTANT TO THE CAR CULTURE

Stanley Kubrick made “2001: A Space Odyssey” in 1968. That means the actual year of 2001 was 33 years away.  That must have seemed plenty long enough for head-spinning advances in space travel.

But by the time  civilization actually reached 2001, we were just happy to have a reusable Space Shuttle…

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ILARIO COMPLETES TRILOGY OF FAMOUS BUGATTI 57S ATLANTIC

ILARIO COMPLETES TRILOGY OF FAMOUS BUGATTI 57S ATLANTIC

French modeler Ilario has completed all three versions of the most storied of the four Bugatti 57S Atlantic ever built.  Each model represents a chapter in the narrative arc of this car.

From the years before a horrific train crash, during its complex resurrection, and then its triumphant restoration to 1936 splendor.

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CHARLES MAHER AUTOMOTIVE ART: GRAB THE POPCORN

CHARLES MAHER AUTOMOTIVE ART: GRAB THE POPCORN

Get the best director you can, the best editor you can, spare no expense!  Give us a video of the automotive art of Charles Maher.

Here is a music video featuring this artist’s work…

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VOTE! OF COURSE VOTE FOR PREZ, BUT ALSO SUPERCAR OF ALL TIME

VOTE! OF COURSE VOTE FOR PREZ, BUT ALSO SUPERCAR OF ALL TIME

What is the most superlative of all the supercars since the dawn of car heaven?

Your learned opinion counts, so your vote counts.

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CHRYSLER ATLANTIC DEFINITELY WORTH A DOUBLE-TAKE

CHRYSLER ATLANTIC DEFINITELY WORTH A DOUBLE-TAKE

When the Chrysler Atlantic debuted at Pebble Beach in 1995, half of the car culture swooned and half dismissed it “as a caricature drawn after awaking from a dream.”

Twenty years later, it deserves a second looksee.

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DESIGNER OF FIRST T-BIRDS & MUSCLE CARS WILL OPEN UP TO YOU!

DESIGNER OF FIRST T-BIRDS & MUSCLE CARS WILL OPEN UP TO YOU!

John Samsen was a major design force for the first T-birds and the Barracuda.  The dude liked to paint what he saw in his head.

Want to share the pictures in his head?

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ZOMBIES ARE ATTACKING THE CITADEL RIGHT NOW!

ZOMBIES ARE ATTACKING THE CITADEL RIGHT NOW!

Zombies Attacking!  You need help to transform them into interesting and engaging humans.

The right signs will convert every visitor into a wonderful and grateful guest!

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I MET AN OLD MAN WHO HAD THESE PICTURES AROUND HIS HOUSE…

I MET AN OLD MAN WHO HAD THESE PICTURES AROUND HIS HOUSE…

This is a story of an old man who is a pure classic.  Classic human being.  He had class when he was young, and that class is now vintage.

I saw pictures on his walls that showed me how much he had noticed in his life.

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MODELS WITH REALITY TV STORIES: ROLLS-ROYCE BALLOON CAR AND ACCIDENTAL BUGATTI ATLANTIC

MODELS WITH REALITY TV STORIES: ROLLS-ROYCE BALLOON CAR AND ACCIDENTAL BUGATTI ATLANTIC

Have you seen it all?  Been there, done that?  Feeling jaded about releases of precision scale models?  You don’t have any more room?

Ilario has just released two exquisite models with stories that beat reality TV.

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OWNER’S MANUAL FOR LOVERS OF CLASSIC & VINTAGE EUROPEAN CARS!

OWNER’S MANUAL FOR LOVERS OF CLASSIC & VINTAGE EUROPEAN CARS!

For owners of Classic & Vintage European cars enthusiasts, the MMR Glovebox Almanac is an essential. It is a up to date directory of services and sources personally recommended by serious car enthusiasts.

Of 30,000 published, fewer than 500 left…

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FIVE CARS THAT “FALL FORWARD” IN AUTUMN’S CAR SHOWS

FIVE CARS THAT “FALL FORWARD” IN AUTUMN’S CAR SHOWS

Days getting shorter, car shows getting fewer, but some real showstoppers still showing up.

Car show doyenne Pam Hirschhorn points out five to keep your eyes peeled for.

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LEGENDARY MOMENTS IN RACING HISTORY ON YOUR WALL STAGED BY HOLLYWOOD

LEGENDARY MOMENTS IN RACING HISTORY ON YOUR WALL STAGED BY HOLLYWOOD

You should have thought of this! But you didn’t, so we will explain how to possess historic racing scenes in exceptional IMAX detail.

You didn’t invent drones either, so ok…

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CAN *BUGATTI ATLANTIC* STUN YOU AS MUCH AT 1:43 SCALE?  MAYBE

CAN *BUGATTI ATLANTIC* STUN YOU AS MUCH AT 1:43 SCALE? MAYBE

You won’t be able to rip your eyes off it!  Top modeler has recreated the Bugatti 57S Atlantic in 1:43 scale.

Fits on your desktop, but fills your universe…

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WHO ARE THE TOP CELEBS IN THE CAR CULTURE TODAY?

WHO ARE THE TOP CELEBS IN THE CAR CULTURE TODAY?

There is TMZ and Entertainment Tonight and National Enquirer for showbiz celebs.  But who are the celebs of the car culture?

We asked major sports car and motorsports authority, Peter Bourassa…

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IT’S WHAT GOOD KARMA WILL GET YOU, MAN…

IT’S WHAT GOOD KARMA WILL GET YOU, MAN…

Blessed with good KARMA, Henrik Fisker is going to see his Karma come to fruition on the roads in 2017.

It’s like the sports car industry donned a pair of Speedos…

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BOFFO! DISCOVERY CHANNEL SCORES HUGE WITH HARLEY-DAVIDSON SERIES

BOFFO! DISCOVERY CHANNEL SCORES HUGE WITH HARLEY-DAVIDSON SERIES

*Harley and the Davidsons* drew the biggest audience in 3 years for a premiere cable miniseries.

For three nights it let America revel in the birth of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle …

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EXACTLY HOW MUCH FUN WILL YOU HAVE IN THOSE REALITY DRIVING EXPERIENCES?

EXACTLY HOW MUCH FUN WILL YOU HAVE IN THOSE REALITY DRIVING EXPERIENCES?

You are moments away from crawling into and then blasting away behind the wheel of a tuned Ferrari 458 – and told to “let her out.”

Jeesh, when was the last time you really experienced your lungs breathing???

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