There is something magical about a V12 engine. They are under the hoods of some of the most-exclusive high-performance cars in the world. Think Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin. The sound of a V12 engine is unlike any other engine type, with a turbine-like whirr that is absolutely addicting. There is a downside with a […]
There is something magical about a sports or GT car with a V12 under its hood. The V12 is the mythic engine layout that has won hundreds of races.
The world in the mid-1970s was very different than it was just five years previous. Drivers’ tastes had changed;
Prices may continue to soar at collector car auctions, but the June report of the Hagerty Market Rating sustained its largest decline in the past 14 months.
The Bandit was black with gold trim, as everybody knows, in the adventure comedy Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds in the role that cemented celebrity fame for him and the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Seeing a great thing happening, Pontiac was quick to issue a Bandit Edition of its swoopy Trans Am, […]
The 24 Hours of Le Mans on 15/16 June 2019 and the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife just one week later put drivers, engineers and team managers under stresses seldom experienced in such a concentrated form. With spectacular images, the new Porsche documentary Endurance outlines the background, challenges and tireless efforts. British director James Routh, famous for […]
The plan was to plop an air mattress in the 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus and sleep in a van down by the river. It wasn’t a good plan; it was hardly a plan at all. The Deluxe Station Bus painted orange and trimmed in white with white steel wheels and mirrored hubcaps contained three […]
Just a week after finally staging the Spring Carlisle show and swap meet, Carlisle Events was back at it June 26-27 with its annual Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals. More than 700 cars turned out for the event, which featured special displays on the Nova, Monte Carlo, GM vehicles of the 1970s and the LS6 454 engine. […]
In a way, Briggs Cunningham was like the East Coast Carroll Shelby. He built race cars — even homologated a few. He had a Big-3 OEM deal at Le Mans, where his team won class. In another sport, Yachting, he commanded a sloop that won the America’s Cup. He didn’t need to be the salesman […]
For all his quirks, Henry Ford was a great American. He loved Americana. He gave the American middle class a new way to travel and in so doing, complete freedom of movement – affordably. He was friends with other great inventors, including Thomas Edison. Reluctantly, he helped Roosevelt beat the Axis powers in WWII as […]