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Scottish 'lochs and glens' challenge vintage vehicles
Scottish 'lochs and glens' challenge vintage vehicles
The London-to-Brighton rally may be older and more famous, but organizers of the Flying Scotsman Rally noted that theirs is "the UK's biggest reliability rally for vintage cars." The event includes 700 miles of travel over the course of three days, and...
Haas is what F1 needed, rivals admit
Haas is what F1 needed, rivals admit
Haas has been hailed as the shot in the arm Formula 1 needed - even by its midfield rivals — after its impressive start to its maiden grand prix season.
For auto junkies, visiting Old Car City USA is a must
For auto junkies, visiting Old Car City USA is a must
Deep in the Georgia woods, about an hour north of Atlanta, there lies a sight that excites and delights old car junkies from the world over. Spread out across 34 acres in the tiny rural community of White is a vintage car scrapyard that serves as the f...
Soup it up: Giving classic cars steadier ride
Soup it up: Giving classic cars steadier ride
Ever wonder how much of a difference it might make to bolt an updated suspension beneath your classic muscle car, or in some cases, a relatively modern muscle machine?
Auctioneer hawks vintage cars - with modern assist
Auctioneer hawks vintage cars - with modern assist
As his father mowed the grounds, Rodger Paisley, barely a teenager, would sit on a porch of the Chester County, Pennsylvania, estate owned by an Army colonel, mesmerized by his war stories and an impressive mustache that curled upward at both ends. Whe...
Porsche teams with Pirelli on modern tires for its vintage cars
Porsche teams with Pirelli on modern tires for its vintage cars
One of the toughest decisions for classic car owners concerns tires. That's especially true when dealing with sports or performance cars that are driven by enthusiasts.
Jerry Seinfeld on what makes his rare Porsches so irresistible
Jerry Seinfeld on what makes his rare Porsches so irresistible
Jerry Seinfeld is used to making people laugh. So perhaps it’s little surprise that buried in a Gooding & Company press release touting the Amelia Island auction of 18 cars owned by the comedian, there's one line that makes you cough up your coffee.
A quick education on buying classic cars
A quick education on buying classic cars
Spring is upon us, and quite predictably I have found another car to add to my garage. My primary excuses were: I just sold two cars; my latest project is finished; and this was a good deal on what could be a ready-to-go "driver." Consequently, my actu...
In northern Minnesota, they race cars on icy lakes
In northern Minnesota, they race cars on icy lakes
The man is wearing a camouflage coat with a camouflage hood that covers a camouflage baseball cap. His blue eyes do not blink even in the dusty shower of the hard white wind. A cigarette hangs from his mouth and releases little smoke clouds that are bl...
Cuba's vintage cars won't join rum and cigars in the US
Cuba's vintage cars won't join rum and cigars in the US
Well-heeled Americans eager to check off Cuba on their bucket lists can bring home Cuban cigars, small-batch rum and handicrafts.
What is the most expensive 968 in North America?
What is the most expensive 968 in North America?
As the advocate for the PCA 968 Register, I often receive membership applications from current owners looking to become part of the group. A few months ago, an application came in from Spenser in Maryland. As I worked to put his "welcome to the registr...
Jaguar Land Rover consolidates classic car programs
Jaguar Land Rover consolidates classic car programs
Jaguar Land Rover runs several programs offering services to owners of older models from the respective Jaguar and Land Rover brands. All of those programs are now consolidated in the new department Jaguar Land Rover Classic. The department, which rep...
In numbers: The Monaco Grand Prix
In numbers: The Monaco Grand Prix
Did you know that drivers will make over 3,600 gear changes during the race? Or that Ferrari have not won in the Principality for 15 years? We present the key stats and figures ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco 2016.
New award to crown 'Best of the Best' of classic cars
New award to crown 'Best of the Best' of classic cars
There are dozens of notable classic car shows held around the world - each with their own "best of show" winner - but a new award may have the final say.
F1 set for new elimination-style qualifying format
F1 set for new elimination-style qualifying format
Formula One racing will implement a new elimination-style qualifying format, potentially in time for the 2016 season, after it was unanimously approved by the F1 Commission following a meeting in Geneva.
Behold the big, beautiful Le Mans grid for 2016
Behold the big, beautiful Le Mans grid for 2016
Here is your 60-car grid for the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. The big test day before the 84th running of the race kicked off June 5, giving teams a chance to shake down their cars on the full 8.47-mile Circuit de la Sarthe before the race in two weeks.
The engine that could make Red Bull a winner poised for its 1st big test
The engine that could make Red Bull a winner poised for its 1st big test
An extraordinary amount of focus will be on Red Bull at this weekend's Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix.
Porsche Museum exhibits transaxle models
Porsche Museum exhibits transaxle models
On the one hand, they are ideal sports cars, and on the other, an aberration in Porsche history: the transaxle models. In 1976, Porsche introduced the transaxle powertrain configuration in the type 924 and embarked into new territory.
How did Nico Rosberg avoid the carnage to ease to victory at the Chinese Grand Prix?
How did Nico Rosberg avoid the carnage to ease to victory at the Chinese Grand Prix?
While there was absolute bedlam behind, punctures, debris flying all over the place, pit stops, collisions and overtakes galore, Nico Rosberg strolled serenely to a sixth consecutive victory, well out in front and out of sight. He has won three races t...
The state of the world collector car market: What's next
The state of the world collector car market: What's next
We may be nearing the close of the age of the motor car as we know it. What started in 1886 when a Benz first traveled through the streets of Germany may be coming to an end. Soon we may have the first true "auto" mobiles on our roads — driverles...
What's the real meaning behind the EPA's race car regulations?
What's the real meaning behind the EPA's race car regulations?
Recently, a bit of text interpreted from a months-old, 629-page proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation caused a huge outcry in a section of the automotive world. The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a group that advocates for...
How a Petunia bloomed into the Ford GT
How a Petunia bloomed into the Ford GT
Automaker mergers were all the rage in the late 1990s. Daimler-Benz absorbed Chrysler in 1998 and a few months later, Ford acquired Volvo.
10 of the world's favorite vintage cars
10 of the world's favorite vintage cars
Vintage cars are icons of the past that still fascinate us today. Germany celebrates the world's classic models at the Techno-Classica fair, held through the weekend. Here are some of the highlights you can expect to see there.
Vintage race cars take to the track for 1st Jarama Classic in Madrid
Vintage race cars take to the track for 1st Jarama Classic in Madrid
The Peter Auto organization kicked off their 2016 season at the Circuito del Jarama just north of Madrid, Spain, with the first ever Jarama Classic. For the track, the event represented the start of the 50th anniversary celebrations, highlighted by the...
Classic cars will live on in Paris amid ban
Classic cars will live on in Paris amid ban
Enthusiasts of historic vehicles in France have convinced the city’s government to make an exemption for specific classic cars, according to a new release from the Federation Interationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA). Per the FIVA, vehicles 30 y...
Unforbidden fruit: 5 cool classic cars you can now import
Unforbidden fruit: 5 cool classic cars you can now import
As each year passes, American car enthusiasts look forward to certain foreign vehicles hitting their 25-year birthday. And since the New Year has passed, the low-hanging fruit is ripe and ready to pick. Here are five favorites that forbidden fruit love...
The state of the world collector car market: The past
The state of the world collector car market: The past
We may be nearing the close of the age of the motor car as we know it. What started in 1886 when a Benz first traveled through the streets of Germany may be coming to an end. Soon we may have the first true "auto" mobiles on our roads — driverles...
The drivers competing to become Formula 1's next global stars
The drivers competing to become Formula 1's next global stars
Formula 1 is undergoing a generational shift this year, with a new crop of drivers staking their claim to be the next set of global stars.
The world's last great vintage race should never change because of safety
The world's last great vintage race should never change because of safety
Three major crashes happened on the second day of the 74th Goodwood Members' Meeting, and while everybody will live to tell their tales, that was down to luck as well as Goodwood's crew doing their jobs flawlessly. And that's why it doesn't need to cha...
EPA backs down from rules that threatened converting road cars to race cars
EPA backs down from rules that threatened converting road cars to race cars
The EPA has responded to criticism that it hid proposed rules that could make the conversion of road cars into competition-only race cars illegal.
How to consign a million-dollar vintage car, from garage to gavel
How to consign a million-dollar vintage car, from garage to gavel
Sales predictions this year are cautiously optimistic. Usually election years spark a lull in pricing because potential buyers are uncertain about the future, but great cars will always earn multimillion-dollar price tags, said Ian Kelleher, the car sp...
University research study ranks greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time
University research study ranks greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time
It’s an age-old debate often had between Formula 1 fans: who was the greatest driver of them all?
Back to the future: Porsche's navigation radio for classic cars
Back to the future: Porsche's navigation radio for classic cars
What to do if you want 21st century radio electronics in your classic air-cooled Porsche, and you want it to look like something built in the appropriate era? The German automaker offers a Porsche Classic Navigation Radio that drops into the single-DIN...
Mercedes, Ferrari opt for different tire approaches for Bahrain
Mercedes, Ferrari opt for different tire approaches for Bahrain
Pirelli has revealed the Formula 1 teams' tire choices for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the second round of the 2016 season.
The time Ayrton Senna almost became an IndyCar driver
The time Ayrton Senna almost became an IndyCar driver
March 21 marked what would have been Ayrton Senna's 56th birthday. He's arguably the greatest Formula One driver that ever lived, but there was a time when he considered leaving everything in F1 and joining the IndyCar ranks.
F1 urged to back 'untapped' US market
F1 urged to back 'untapped' US market
Williams investor Brad Hollinger believes Formula 1's leaders should make a more concerted effort to tap into the potential offered by the United States. American Hollinger is now the second largest shareholder at Williams with 15 percent after acquiri...
You have to be mad to race a Saab at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
You have to be mad to race a Saab at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Nobody told Saab expert Paul Perry that he might look out of place rounding the back straight of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in his two-stroke 1966 Saab 96. Nobody told the Swedes that they don't exactly show up in the paddock of the Rolex Monterey Motor...
First look at IndyCar's speedway safety flaps
First look at IndyCar's speedway safety flaps
IndyCar has released drawings of the new safety flap system that will be required for the first time at the 100th Indy 500 in May.
Lewis Hamilton plays down Mercedes form in testing
Lewis Hamilton plays down Mercedes form in testing
Lewis Hamilton has brushed off claims that his Mercedes team are in a league of their own going into the new season.
F1's new Azerbaijan track could be the fastest street circuit in the world
F1's new Azerbaijan track could be the fastest street circuit in the world
Formula 1's newest track, the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, looks to be a pretty quick one. In fact, it's expected to be the fastest street circuit in the world, with cars hitting an estimated top speed of 211 mph on its main straight. That's all so...
'Halo' cockpits are coming to Formula 1 for the 2017 season
'Halo' cockpits are coming to Formula 1 for the 2017 season
Formula 1 drivers will have an additional level of protection for the 2017 racing season.
FIA may have to force driver halo through after vote
FIA may have to force driver halo through after vote
The FIA may have to force the halo through on safety grounds to get the cockpit protection device on Formula 1 cars in 2017.
It's better to have a vintage race car you don't need to worry about
It's better to have a vintage race car you don't need to worry about
As much as vintage racers hate to admit it, we aren't creating history when we compete; we are merely celebrating it. So if you're going vintage racing, is it smarter to drive something faster and more durable? In other words, something less vintage?
A secret Detroit warehouse is home to the rarest American cars ever made
A secret Detroit warehouse is home to the rarest American cars ever made
Getting to the Detroit Historical Society's reserve collection almost sounds like the beginning of a sci-fi conspiracy novel.
How to find rare and elusive parts for your classic car
How to find rare and elusive parts for your classic car
Henry Noble writes, "I originally did not plan on putting fog lights on my 1973 BMW 2002tii because I did not want to drill holes in my newly chrome-plated bumpers, and I doubted that I would ever be driving my car in fog, rain, or snow, or if the sun ...
Aston Martin makes return to Formula 1 with Red Bull tie-up
Aston Martin makes return to Formula 1 with Red Bull tie-up
Aston Martin will return to Formula 1 this season with Red Bull in a partnership linked to a road car project collaboration. Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey is working with Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman on a hypercar ...
F1 steps into the unknown in Baku
F1 steps into the unknown in Baku
A small piece of history will be made this weekend as Azerbaijan plays host to F1 competition for the first time with the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.
Audi rejects Formula 1 in favor of Le Mans and DTM
Audi rejects Formula 1 in favor of Le Mans and DTM
Audi's long-rumored entry to F1 appears to have taken another blow, after Stefan Knirsch, the firm's new member of the board in charge of technical development said that the sport "was not a topic" for the company.
Touge California heads to Mazda's museum garage
Touge California heads to Mazda's museum garage
The second all-Japanese vintage-car road rally, Touge California, will take place with 11 of the 28 entries wearing Mazda badges, so it seems only fitting that Mazda North American Operations will serve as title sponsor and co-host with the Japanese No...
'Incredible' Ford GT tops Ferrari for victory at Le Mans
'Incredible' Ford GT tops Ferrari for victory at Le Mans
Ford is back atop the podium at Le Mans after a fierce battle June 19 with archrival Ferrari.
Italian billionaire loves American classic cars
Italian billionaire loves American classic cars
Italian billionaire Nicola Bulgari is on a crusade to remind Americans that they build the best cars in the world and always have.
Pebble Beach bringing together every Ford GT40 champion
Pebble Beach bringing together every Ford GT40 champion
In 1966, Ford GT40s accomplished the astounding feat of finishing 1-2-3 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ending a six-year winning streak by Ferrari and settling a grudge held by Henry Ford over a snub from Enzo Ferrari.
Texas classic car museum revving up for enthusiast enjoyment
Texas classic car museum revving up for enthusiast enjoyment
As a matter of fact, just a little more than a year ago, he opened a restaurant and car museum dedicated to that passion, Vintage Grill & Car Museum.
Mazda's future is hidden in these completely mad vintage racecars
Mazda's future is hidden in these completely mad vintage racecars
Jason H. Harper writes, "With all of 155 horsepower, the Miata MX-5 leaves two squiggly rubber smears imprinted on the asphalt as I peel out on a quiet two-lane road somewhere south of San Francisco. The new Miata is the least powerful sports car I've ...