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Valet mode captures joyride in red Corvette

Filed under: Chevrolet, Driving, Classics A man in California is among the first to catch a valet behaving badly in his 2015 Corvette using a controversial built-in recording feature. Continue reading Valet mode captures joyride in red Corvette Valet mode captures joyride in red Corvette originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:33:00 [...]

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Video: Fiat Abarth Zagato lovechild is a double bubble worth the trouble

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Fiat The Italian automotive industry is filled with legendary names: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Lamborghini, De Tomaso, Pagani… but the names Fiat, Abarth and Zagato belong up there right beside them – especially when they came together on a vehicle as singular as this one. It’s a 1957 [...]

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Report: Peter Max staring down $1M lawsuit over Corvette collection sale

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Auctions, Government/Legal, Chevrolet, Ownership Pop artist Peter Max recently sold off his collection of 36 vintage Chevrolet Corvettes – one each from 1953 to 1989 ­- for an undisclosed amount. The new owners have already announced plans to restore some of them and auction the models off sometime soon. Up [...]

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Video: Meet Buster, this 1968 Porsche racecar transporter from Mercedes

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Truck, Videos, Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Racing If you’re thinking about Porsche and Mercedes-Benz when it comes to motorsports, your first thought is probably on the two German brands battling on the track. However, for decades, whenever Porsche’s factory team went to compete, a custom Mercedes was right along with them [...]

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ETC: 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona could be world’s first great ‘condo find’ [w/video]

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Supercars, Ferrari, Luxury, Weird Car News Barn finds are the absinthe of the collector car world right now. They’re highly intoxicating and a bit of the ‘flavor of the month.’ An actual barn isn’t necessary, just some form of out-of-the-way long-term storage that involves a car being out of circulation [...]

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Read This: Young Roger Penske almost became a professional racecar driver

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Celebrities, Racing, Read This Roger Penske stands among the most successful team owners in motorsports history. The man seems to have the Midas touch in racing no matter what the discipline with victories in Trans Am, IndyCar, NASCAR and endurance racing over his illustrious career. Plus, he has built a fortune [...]

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Motorsports: Ayrton Senna’s Toleman TG183B F1 car up for sale

Filed under: Classics, Racing Everyone remembers the Candy-liveried Toleman in which Ayrton Senna scored his first podium, taking second place at the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix. We remember the JPS-livered Lotus in which he won his first grand prix the following season, the Camel-livered Lotus in which he challenged for the title, the numerous Marlboro-livered [...]

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Video: Jay Leno goes hot rodding in a 1952 MG TD

Filed under: Aftermarket, Classics, Convertible, Performance, Ownership, Technology, Videos The latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage is all about hot rods, but this isn’t the usual ’57 Chevrolet or ’32 Ford. Instead, Jay has a pan-Atlantic speedster with a 1952 MG TD body mated with a stroked, fuel-injected V8. As he describes it, this droptop [...]

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Auctions: Incredible French barn finds could fetch over $18M [w/video]

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Auctions, Europe, Maserati, Ferrari, Videos We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that these treasure troves still really do [...]

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Video: Petrolicious looks charming on a Vespa

Filed under: Classics, Europe, Motorcycle, Videos There’s something very welcoming about the curvaceous, Italian shape of Vespa motor scooters. Practically everyone who looks up when they hear the distinctive put-put sound greets it with a smile and a wave. That charm definitively isn’t lost on Peter Maas and his 1962 Vespa GS160 that still wears [...]

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Auctions: Burt Reynolds’ personal 1977 Trans-Am from Smokey And The Bandit for sale

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Auctions, Pontiac, Celebrities, TV/Movies Smokey and the Bandit is one of those quintessential 1970s car movies with insane premises but tons of fun. After all, the basic plot of the film is about distracting the police to transport cases of Coors beer cross country. While Burt Reynolds receives top billing, [...]

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Official: Ferrari Classiche brings priceless crashed 250 GTO back to life [w/video]

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Ferrari, Racing When a car is worth millions of dollars, you don’t simply write it off when it’s damaged – you have it painstakingly repaired. But when that car’s worth tens of millions, there’s hardly any expense to be spared in its restoration. So after a rare Ferrari 250 [...]

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Video: Meet the king of Cobras

Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Performance, Racing, Ownership, Videos Carroll Shelby is undoubtedly the father of the Shelby Cobra, but Lynn Park might be the model’s reigning king. He estimates he’s owned 50 Cobras in his life and judging by his garage, he doesn’t part with them too easily. For its latest video, XCar Films interviews [...]

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Video: What a 28.5-liter LSR engine sounds like firing up for the first time in 100 years

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Racing, Fiat, Videos Racecars seem to keep getting quieter these days, and if electric vehicles and fuel cells ever fully take over motorsports, then the bang, pop and growl of internal combustion engines may be gone for good. This clip of a Fiat S76 land speed record racer awaking after over [...]

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