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Famous Paul Newman Race Cars Displayed Together For First Time

Famous Paul Newman Race Cars Displayed Together For First Time

Built for speed, a collection of 10 cars raced by Paul Newman, who was a legitimate racer before he made famous spaghetti sauce and salad dressings will be the centerpieces at the 8th annual San Marino Motor Classic, a premier Concours d’Elegance held in Southern California.

by 04/06/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, Racing
Barn-Found: Golden Sahara II w/ Video

Barn-Found: Golden Sahara II w/ Video

How many wacky kustoms did George Barris build? We all know about the Batmobile, the Monkeys GTO, and the gaggle of morbid yet cool Munster cars. But what is the Golden Sahara II? What happened to the first Golden Sahara? Forget George Barris, we’re thinking hello George Jetson! Based on a 1953 Lincoln Capri, the Golden Sahara II was a technologically futuristic (for the times) kustom that features a Barris signature bubble top, a long slabbed and low-riding chassis, and tons of one-off design elements. The donor car was close to Barris’ heart because it was his daily driver before […]

by 03/24/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
The Color Wheel Of Race Car Liveries

The Color Wheel Of Race Car Liveries

What’s in a color? For racers of early automobiles their national pride was closely tied to the hue of paint sprayed on their car. In the early years of motorcar racing it was difficult to tell one car from the next… even with numbers, spectators had a hard time cheering for the right racer because the cars looked too similar. When we say early we mean it. There’s a saying that the first race took place soon after the second car came across the first at some crossroads. Going International In 1900 there were enough cars racing at the Gordon […]

by 03/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
50th Anniversary Mustang Bullitt Celebrates Famed Movie

50th Anniversary Mustang Bullitt Celebrates Famed Movie

Easily one of the Top 10 car chase movies of all time… and that’s being conservative, the iconic detective thriller “Bullitt” is celebrating its 50th anniversary. A Dark Highland Green Mustang fastback was the runaway star of the show and Ford will produce a special Mustang Bullitt edition based on the all-new 2019 Mustang to pay tribute to the cinema phenom.

by 01/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, History, Star Cars, Videos
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
AC Schnitzer: Famed BMW Tuner Is Celebrating 30 Years Of Leading-Edge Performance

AC Schnitzer: Famed BMW Tuner Is Celebrating 30 Years Of Leading-Edge Performance

Raising an eyebrow among the BMW crowd can be a tough ask… AC Schnitzer has been raising the adrenalin output of BMW enthusiasts for three decades… that’s saying something. The renowned tuning house is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 so we’re taking a peek back at how it got started and what they’re doing to stay on top.

by 05/12/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Garage Life, History
Video: McLaren – See The Trailer Of The Upcoming Bruce McLaren Biographical Film

Video: McLaren – See The Trailer Of The Upcoming Bruce McLaren Biographical Film

A motorsports legend like no other, New Zealander Bruce McLaren was one of the few men to do it all. He was an inventor, self-taught engineer, Formula 1 driver, skilled mechanic, race car designer, team owner, development driver, and businessman. There’s a movie about his incredible life coming out soon and we have the trailer.

by 04/11/2017 0 comments Art, Car Culture, History, People, Racing
Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” Mustang Chase Car Found

Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” Mustang Chase Car Found

According to the “Los Angeles Times” the star of one of the most famous chase scenes ever put on film, the Highland Green 1968 Mustang Fastback from the movie “Bullitt,” has been found… in Baja California, Mexico. It seems the Ford’s been living ‘La Vida Loca’ south of the border, enjoying carne asada and margaritas for the last 49 years.

by 03/15/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
The Chevrolet Corvair: Flop or Success?

The Chevrolet Corvair: Flop or Success?

With sales of more than 1.7 million units, how can the Corvair be considered a flop? It was the Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1960 for goodness sake. On numerous “worst cars of all time” lists yet gaining respect as a collector car, the Corvair is a conundrum on four wheels.

by 06/03/2016 2 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
Feuer Rettungswagen: 1963 VW Single Cab Fire Rig

Feuer Rettungswagen: 1963 VW Single Cab Fire Rig

This ain’t your granddad’s flower power festooned VW Bus. This 1963 single-cab is an all-original vintage fire rescue rig straight from the homeland: Historischer Loschzug Pelfum, Germany. It’s complete down to the last fitting and owner, Jason A., told us with a chuckle that the pump almost out-powers the Bus: Pump 36, Bus 40. Yikes.

by 07/01/2014 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, History