Few vehicles in history have been as recognizable, as prevalent and as loved as the VW Beetle. If you ever got punched in the arm by a friend who shouted “slug bug” when he or she saw a Beetle, you can relate to just how easy they are to spot. The iconic shape and fun […]
The Pick of the Day looks to be in unusually fine condition
My favorite uncle bought this in the fall of 1973.
You may not earn an invitation to Amelia Island or other major concours d’elegance with this Pick of the Week, but you certainly would be a hit at a Concours d’LeMons.
The Porsche 911 Targa with its integral roll bar was as much a product of necessity as creativity. Safety advocates in the 1960s were targeting convertibles as inherently dangerous at the same time that Porsche was planning to produce its new 911 with a drop top. The imaginative solution was… viola!… a built-in roll bar […]
Panel trucks have been around for over a century, and they are relatives in many ways to the sport utility vehicles that have become so abundant on modern roadways. The idea behind the panel was to provide secure cargo-carrying capacity with a fully enclosed body. Ford was an early pioneer in the movement, and one […]
James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, dubbed “the most-famous car in the world” after its appearance in the 1964 film Goldfinger, springs back to life as Aston Martin creates a limited run of DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars. Just 25 of the iconic DB5 coupes will be built, the company says, all in Birch Silver like the […]
It was back in 1970 that General Motors opened its British proving grounds, Millbrook, in Bedfordshire, where the facility was dedicated to the testing and development of Vauxhall and Bedford vehicles. Now owned by Spectris, the Millbrook Providing Grounds is celebrating its 50th anniversary, albeit on a lower-key, pandemic basis so far. Spectris, which is […]
Silverstone Auctions staged its first “live online” collector car auction and reports a sell-through rate of 89 percent with £4.64 million (nearly $5.69 million) in overall sales. Topping the auction were a 1962 Jaguar D-type short-nose re-creation that sold for £390,500 ($478,525) and a 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 Group B that brought £306,000 ($374,980; Silverstone […]
Daniel Abt, 27, a German factory Formula E driver for Audi, was sacked and fined over the weekend when he substituted a ringer to drive a virtual race for him. He now joins NASCAR’s Mister N-word, Kyle Larson, as the newest member of the “virtual racing troublemaker’s club.” Like many pro racing series during the […]