Cars

FERRARI 275 SPIDER – BIG PAYDAY FOR PERFECTION

FERRARI 275 SPIDER – BIG PAYDAY FOR PERFECTION

Hit your Ferrari arousal button!  Hit it again!  A rare Ferrari 275 NART Spider is about to roll into the public arena.

It’s gorgeous, it’s rare … it’s going to fetch a mint!

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SKIP BARBER, ADAM CAROLLA AND DON PANOZ WANT TO GET SOME THINGS OFF THEIR CHEST!

SKIP BARBER, ADAM CAROLLA AND DON PANOZ WANT TO GET SOME THINGS OFF THEIR CHEST!

The Car Culture is teeming with colorful and accomplished people. But it’s surprising how down to earth and philosophical so many are.

No surprise to Mark Greene, though. He has interviewed almost 500 MAJOR car nuts in a couple of years.

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GENEVA MOTOR SHOW REMINDS YOU HOW MUCH FUN THE 1% CAN HAVE

GENEVA MOTOR SHOW REMINDS YOU HOW MUCH FUN THE 1% CAN HAVE

One Year Doth Pass… What hath the design dragons wrought as feverish dreams were stoked by unlimited treasury and quest for immortal glory?

Please pass the strudel… 2016 Geneva Motor Show has opened!

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IF YOU’RE SUPPORTING TRUMP, YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO BE DRIVING A DODGE!!

IF YOU’RE SUPPORTING TRUMP, YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO BE DRIVING A DODGE!!

The base of Trump supporters , it turns out, is also the owner base for Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer and Pontiac Grand Prix .  If you own a Prius, you’re 126% more likely to want Ted Cruz than everyone else.  How do we know this?

Because somebody did a big fat study, that’s why!

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YOU’RE SMART! CAN YOU REALLY MAKE $$ IN DIECAST SCALE MODELS?

YOU’RE SMART! CAN YOU REALLY MAKE $$ IN DIECAST SCALE MODELS?

Every serious collector of diecast and scale model cars I’ve ever enjoyed meeting knew that collecting did not hold out much if any promise of return on investment. You collected because you loved to collect the models. You had a better chance of making money investing quarters in a parking meter.

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HOW FRANKLIN MINT ROCKED SCALE MODEL COLLECTORS WITH FICTITIOUS MODEL

HOW FRANKLIN MINT ROCKED SCALE MODEL COLLECTORS WITH FICTITIOUS MODEL

In 1998, 1:24 scale model collectors who were big fans of Franklin Mint got a surprise.  A model was coming out that had an amazing story associated with it.  Given the erudition of  these collectors, surprising that none had heard of the subject car.

The provenance of the car was enthralling, and so was the car’s design…

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JUST BACK FROM HAVANA: JURASSIC PARK FOR CARS

JUST BACK FROM HAVANA: JURASSIC PARK FOR CARS

Thanks to generations of blockades in diplomacy and trade, cars driven proudly in Havana today were new in the 40s and 50s.  Good friend Bob Mepham just returned from his most recent trip.

He returns bearing excellent photographs and commentary…

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TOP 10 ESSENTIAL GEAR FOR SHOWING YOUR CAR AT CAR SHOWS

TOP 10 ESSENTIAL GEAR FOR SHOWING YOUR CAR AT CAR SHOWS

Russell Larcombe knows a about a great deal about car shows.  He is the founder of UK Wheels Events, which means he chronicles car events throughout the UK.  He also manages several car shows in Britain.  We asked him what would be essential items for the average bloke to have with him if he is going to show his car.

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THE BIGGEST LEAP INTO THE FUTURE? SILVER ARROW STILL A STUNNER

THE BIGGEST LEAP INTO THE FUTURE? SILVER ARROW STILL A STUNNER

1933, Big Depression. Pierce-Arrow needs a kick-ass car to draw in the only people with money left, the 1%. A new company president turns to a 26 year-old designer Phillip O. Wright.

“Kid, you gotta come up with something like nobody’s ever seen before, can you do it?”

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WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN?! MUSTANG VOTED HOTTEST CAR AT 2015 SEMA SHOW

WHY DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN?! MUSTANG VOTED HOTTEST CAR AT 2015 SEMA SHOW

Mustang grabbed the award for Hottest Car at this year’s SEMA. This makes it a galloping four years of dominance.

What did the judges see that got them so “hot”?

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OBSESSION ALERT! BRITS HAVE BEEN BUSY BUILDING INSANELY GREAT SCALE MODELS

OBSESSION ALERT! BRITS HAVE BEEN BUSY BUILDING INSANELY GREAT SCALE MODELS

You haven’t seen this guy for years. You walk into his den and on some table is a 2 foot exact replica of a LaFerrari.

You step over the snoring tattooed lady for a closer look…

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*WILD & CRAZY* – OVER-THE-TOP OPULENCE FOUND IN 70’s CADILLAC!

*WILD & CRAZY* – OVER-THE-TOP OPULENCE FOUND IN 70’s CADILLAC!

If owning a Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham wasn’t enough conspicuous consumption for you in the mid-70s, Cadillac could crank it up.

Double digit inflation and 20% unemployment didn’t slow everyone down…

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RENAULT DROPS JAWS WITH CONCEPT CAR BASED ON LEGENDARY ARCHITECT

RENAULT DROPS JAWS WITH CONCEPT CAR BASED ON LEGENDARY ARCHITECT

Dude! Renault told their designers to come up with a concept car design to celebrate some famous French architect.

The designers nailed it!

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HERSHEY AUCTION TURNS BRASS INTO GOLD

HERSHEY AUCTION TURNS BRASS INTO GOLD

Who doesn’t twist their head around at the stately progress of Brass Era car?  The just concluded Hershey auction celebrated the spectacle of the earliest generations of automobiles.

In the Brass Era, motorized buggies stretched and articulated into something else: a car, a truck…

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“BORED TO TEARS” FERRARI BEEFS UP F12 BERLINETTA

“BORED TO TEARS” FERRARI BEEFS UP F12 BERLINETTA

Imagine the bosses at Ferrari sitting around – shooting the breeze at a lazy cafe near the Maranello factory. Sipping their fourth aperitivo, they grow tired of chewing over their awesome F12.

So someone exclaims, “hey guys, let’s build something really crazy!”

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TRUMP TO DUMP HIS LAMBO DIABLO

TRUMP TO DUMP HIS LAMBO DIABLO

Donald Trump, unpredictable leading Republican candidate for US president, is disposing of his 1997 Lamborghini Diablo.

Maybe it isn’t presidential enough for him?

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JAMES DEAN’S CURSED *LITTLE BASTARD* COMES OUT OF THE SHADOWS!

JAMES DEAN’S CURSED *LITTLE BASTARD* COMES OUT OF THE SHADOWS!

Just days from the sixtieth anniversary of James Dean’s death on September 30th, 1955, a man has revealed himself to the Volo Museum in Illinois. He has information on where James Dean’s cursed Porsche is hidden.

This is about the Porsche 550 that took Dean’s life and … maybe others…

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TOP 10 LIST OF THE MOST *MADE IN AMERICA* CARS!

TOP 10 LIST OF THE MOST *MADE IN AMERICA* CARS!

Americans prefer made in America, it’s only natural. But what does *made in America* really mean? Could an import actually be more made in American than an American brand?

We have answers, and will tell you the most *red, white & blue* cars.

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YOU JUST MIGHT BE A *CAR GUY* IF… [update]

YOU JUST MIGHT BE A *CAR GUY* IF… [update]

We have been working on creating the Ultimate List of warning signs that someone is a diehard car guy.

Here is our latest update.

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PONTIAC ENGINEERS PULLED A FAST ONE TO BUILD THE TRANS AM SD455

PONTIAC ENGINEERS PULLED A FAST ONE TO BUILD THE TRANS AM SD455

The muscle car era gave up the ghost sometime in the very early 70s. Environmental controls strangled it. But a band of Pontiac engineers put on some moves.

They built the fastest Pontiac ever. Now one of these ultra rare birds is coming to auction.

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IT ALL STARTED IN CHICAGO’S WRIGLEY BUILDING IN 1930…

IT ALL STARTED IN CHICAGO’S WRIGLEY BUILDING IN 1930…

Last weekend a ravishing 1928 Duesenberg Model J sold at an Auburn, Indiana auction for $1.4 million. But the saga begins long ago in Chicago, 150 miles away, as a Chicago industry titan made a swap with a lucky radio station manager.

Could either suspect their transaction would be carefully reported 80 years later?

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PETER BROCK, WAYNE CARINI, MAGNUS WALKER, JEFF ZWART SPEAK OUT

PETER BROCK, WAYNE CARINI, MAGNUS WALKER, JEFF ZWART SPEAK OUT

Mark Greene has already interviewed over 300 luminaries or otherwise interesting denizens of the car culture. He delves into their fascinating pasts and passions.

He invites you to meet the people behind the machines…

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1972 MASERATI BOOMERANG HAS BOOMERANGED BACK

1972 MASERATI BOOMERANG HAS BOOMERANGED BACK

You’re looking at the 1972 Maserati Boomerang.  It just sold for US$ 3.7 million at Bonham’s Chantilly Auction in France.

It still looks like the future to us, 40 years later…

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DREAMING OF A ROLLS? WAKE-UP AND SMELL THE NEW DAWN!

DREAMING OF A ROLLS? WAKE-UP AND SMELL THE NEW DAWN!

Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled a brand new model: the Dawn. Don’t yawn at the Dawn because it’s just another real expensive luxury car you can’t afford.

This is a really fab luxury car worthy of your dreams…

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