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73-year-old racer dies after crashing his MG at Lime Rock

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Racing Vintage racing provides fans with the opportunity to watch some of the greatest cars from yesteryear still competing on track against some of their contemporaries. Unfortunately, like any form of motorsports, racing in classics can never be completely safe, a reality sadly illustrated during this weekend’s Lime Rock Park Historic [...]

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Volvo PV444 turns 70

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Volvo Volvo has made all manner of vehicles over the course of its long history, including coupes, convertibles, hatchbacks, sedans, wagons and SUVs. But the vehicle that started it all was the PV444. Or rather, we should say, the PV444 is what re-started it all. Because while it wasn’t Volvo’s first [...]

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The sunniest Ferrari collection you’ve ever seen, shot for Forza mag

Filed under: Classics, Performance, Videos, Supercars, Ferrari There’s a stable of about 40 beautiful prancing horses hiding in a Tennessee garage. These thoroughbreds aren’t out to win the next Triple Crown, though. Instead, this is one of the best collections of Ferraris in the world where you would probably least expect it. Photographer and auto [...]

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Toyota celebrates 30th anniversary of Land Cruiser 70 with Japan rerelease [w/videos]

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Truck, Japan, Videos, Toyota It’s a common refrain among auto enthusiasts to bemoan the current models being sold for being overly complex and expensive and to wish that automakers would just make vehicles like the old days. Sure, they might not have been as safe or efficient, but there was often [...]

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Here’s what a front-row seat looked like in 2014 Mille Miglia

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Coupe, Performance, Europe, Videos, Jaguar, Celebrities, Luxury From 1927 to 1957, the Mille Miglia was one of the great, romantic European road races of the golden era of motorsports. The cars were fast, beautiful and loud but also extremely dangerous and regularly claimed drivers’ lives. After two fatal accidents in ’57, [...]

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’67 Chevy Corvair convertible vs. ’86 Pontiac Fiero in cult classic showdown

Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Coupe, Videos, Chevrolet, Pontiac Every few a decades, the folks running General Motors lose their minds briefly try to market a car that public doesn’t see coming and often aren’t ready for. In the ’60s there was the rear-engine, air-cooled Chevrolet Corvair, then the mid-engine Pontiac Fiero in the ’80s and [...]

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Xcar takes a closer look at the electrifying Renovo Coupe

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Misc. Auto Shows, Electric, Luxury Xcar Films went to Pebble Beach and gave ex-Intel engineer and Renovo Motors CEO Christopher Heiser a platform to talk about his new electric supercar based on the Shelby Daytona Coupe. The relevant nuggets: 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque from direct-drive twin [...]

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Lamborghini Miura and Countach driven back to back in bid to make Autoblog staff jealous

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Lamborghini For the Autoblog staff, we’re in the honeymoon phase following the Monterey car week and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In terms of big, huge, labor-intensive events on the horizon, we’re free until the beginning of October, when we’ll ship off to Paris for its annual motor show. That [...]

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We obsessively covered the 2014 Monterey Car Week

Filed under: Concept Cars, Motorsports, Classics, Auctions, Misc. Auto Shows, Design/Style With each passing year, things just get more and more interesting at the annual Monterey Car Week. As we’ve seen yet again, it’s not just about the historic automobiles anymore – new vehicles certainly have big presences at the various events. Beyond that, with [...]

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2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a symphony of classic racers

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Racing With about 550 classic racecars lapping Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca over the course of the weekend, the Monterey Motorsports Reunion might be one of the largest vintage racing events in the country, maybe even the world. It was certainly one of the highlights of the lavish Monterey festivities last weekend. [...]

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas assemble by the shore at Pebble Beach

Filed under: Motorsports, Classics, Convertible, Performance, Misc. Auto Shows, Ferrari, Design/Style, Racing Seeing one Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people because so few exist, and those that do generally trade hands for tens of millions of dollars. At this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, there are 20 of these [...]

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