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Mercedes-Benz To Produce Pickup Truck, Meet The X-Class

Mercedes-Benz To Produce Pickup Truck, Meet The X-Class

In a better-late-than-never move Mercedes is jumping into the pickup truck game, becoming the only German automaker currently producing a pick-em-up. Before you get your engines revving too much, it is unclear if this rig will be bound for American shores or a Euro-only proposition. The X-Class certainly has the look.

by 07/20/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

We’ve all heard stories of husbands buying their wife a power drill for her birthday or wives getting their hubby a foot bath for his birthday. We are wondering if such a scenario is playing out in the Ken Block household as the head hoonigan has gifted his wife a Coyote-swapped classic Bronco.

by 07/19/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Star Cars, Sweet Builds
Auto Display Car Feature: 1978 Porsche 930

Auto Display Car Feature: 1978 Porsche 930

The 930 is one of the most blatant examples of the trickle-down theory where race car technology is adapted for street cars intended for public consumption. During the late ’60s Stuttgart integrated turbo performance into its racing program and when they needed a homologation car, the dominoes that led to the 930 began to fall.

by 06/30/2017 0 comments Cars
Swap Madness: Old School Opel Kadett Gets A Turbo Honda J-Series V6

Swap Madness: Old School Opel Kadett Gets A Turbo Honda J-Series V6

Here’s a Kadett worthy of a salute. It’s a 1979 Opel Kadett coming at us from Hokksund, Norway. The car and its innovative swap were executed by OakHeart Racing. The diminutive coupe had been motivated by a turbocharged Volvo inline-four but has recently taken a side trip to the land of the Rising Sun.

by 06/28/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

No matter how you look at it, this highly-tuned weapon of speed has the numbers to impress. It pegged a 2,500 horsepower chassis dyno, blasted 244 mph in the ½ mile, 6.98 seconds in the quarter mile, and it’s still “street legal.” We caught up with it at the recent Import FaceOff event at Woodburn Raceway in Oregon.

by 06/14/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car, Racing
Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Two down, three to go. Our Shinefest car show series kept the gleam alive last Sunday as the parking lot was full of cool cars and the sun was in full effect. It was the second of the five shows we have planned for this season and there was an intoxicating mix of vehicles in attendance. Check out the results.

by 06/07/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events
50 Years Ago Today, Mazda Introduces Rotary Power

50 Years Ago Today, Mazda Introduces Rotary Power

Mazda, known as Toyo Kogyo Corporation at the time, needed to create a unique technology that would differentiate it among a rapidly globalizing Japanese automotive industry in order to stay independent. In 1961, Mazda licensed NSU Motorenwerke AG and Wankel GmbH’s rotary engine technology and the rest is history.

by 05/30/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, Racing
Dodge Challenger Demon SRT: When 707 HP Isn’t Enough

Dodge Challenger Demon SRT: When 707 HP Isn’t Enough

“We’ll see your 707 horsepower and raise you 133.” There seems to be dueling engineering groups at Dodge, each plotting a plan to outdo the other in the hyper muscle car market. Currently, the Hellcat has been replaced by the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon SRT. At a base price of $84,995, that’s about $100 per horsepower.

by 05/23/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Robert Shick’s 1964 Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Robert Shick’s 1964 Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

We’d seen the Cortina prowling previous Caffeine & Gasoline shows but the cosmic tumblers never aligned. That all changed May 3rd. We spotted the owner, Robert Shick of Dupont, WA, when he was showing someone the engine. The more we saw, the more we were enamored with the British Blue Oval. This car’s feel-good story starts on eBay.

Lamborghinis In The Spotlight At Caffeine & Gasoline

Lamborghinis In The Spotlight At Caffeine & Gasoline

The long-awaited springtime sun finally made its presence felt as our May Caffeine & Gasoline was the warmest and brightest of the year. The place was packed. The great thing about these open house car show events is you never know what’s going to roll up the driveway. Check out our coverage and see for yourself.

by 05/17/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events