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How to turn a Pontiac Fiero into a trackday car

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Coupe, Videos, Pontiac, Racing Imagine hitting the track in a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe that’s affordable and has pretty good parts availability. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it’s actually quite possible, if you’re willing to think a little outside the box. The Pontiac Fiero is out there [...]

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MotorWeek remembers retro icons, Supra and NSX

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Supercars, Acura, Toyota, TV/Movies It’s easy to poke a joke here and there about John Davis, the long-time host of MotorWeek. His voice is so monotonous that, from time to time, if you closed your eyes, you may think it’s generated via a computer. But you have to give [...]

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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle vs 1987 Buick GNX in Generation Gap showdown

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Buick, Chevrolet Generation Gap generally tries to adhere to a theme for each episode, and for the final video from the Lingenfelter collection, the series might have its best idea yet – limited-production muscle cars from General Motors. On one side you get a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle COPO, and [...]

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Nigel Mansell’s Ferrari F40 sells for $870k

Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Supercars, Ferrari, Celebrities If you look at the $1.35 million price tag on the new LaFerrari and wonder how Ferrari can possibly charge that much for a single car, you could look at the prices of its competitors like the McLaren P1 that lists for almost as much at $1.15 million, [...]

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Allan Hill, last resident of Detroit’s iconic Packard plant may get pushed out [w/video]

Filed under: Classics, Etc., Government/Legal, Videos The old Packard Plant in Detroit is one of the city’s icons. All at once, it represents the vibrant history of the Motor City, its rocky past decades and the chance for something new to spring up. Despite the Packard buildings sitting empty for years, there’s still life there. [...]

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Aficionauto sits down with The Hoff and KITT

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Pontiac, Celebrities, Specialty, TV/Movies The latest video from The Aficionauto is the perfect palate cleanser for Knight Rider fans after finding out that Justin Bieber is the voice of KITT in an upcoming film. Host Christopher Rutkowski says that the Knight Industries Two Thousand is one of the most [...]

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What you missed on 10.9.14

Filed under: Car Buying, Classics, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, BMW, Bugatti, Humor, Specialty, Luxury, MISC Which $10,000 ’80s coupe would you choose? In the end, there can be only one. And, while we’ve got another six days left in the balloting, one of these two vehicles is leading in the early running by about two to [...]

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The mid-engine Porsche backstory

Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Porsche, Racing As an automaker’s identity evolves over years, its signature becomes defined by any number of factors – heritage (Mercedes-Benz), image (Lamborghini), or market share (Toyota). In the case of Porsche, it was an engineering quirk that forged the German company’s most enduring character trait. Porsche would not [...]

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