Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King

A culture of souped-up cars, luxury cars and collector cars has flourished in Miami for decades. This weekend it will all be on display.

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A Classic New England Rally Is Revived, Minus the Mud

For four years in the 1950s, the Great American Mountain Rally tested drivers and their cars, on steep slopes and through snow and mud.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #great-american-mountain-rally-revival, #new-england-states-us

A Jeff Koons Paint Job on a BMW Canvas

A limited edition collaboration between BMW and the artist is unveiled. “I wanted to make a car that, when it drove by, would go pop-pop-pop.”

#antique-and-classic-cars, #art, #automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #frieze-art-fair, #koons-jeff

They’ve Driven Everything, but the Miata Keeps Them Smiling

Auto industry people have a special affection for Mazda’s petite (and affordable) roadster.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #mazda-motor-corp

Boom Times for Classic Car Auctions Conducted Online

Bring a Trailer had a huge year, but rivals big and small are planning to grab a piece of this market, which the pandemic has accelerated at a breakneck pace.

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Custom 1951 Mercury Sells at Auction for $1.95 Million

The Hirohata Merc, a prime example of the custom car scene that blossomed in midcentury Southern California, notched two records in its sale.

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A Custom Mercury, With a Batmobile in Its Family Tree, Heads to Auction

The “Hirohata Merc,” commissioned in 1952 and one of the most famous custom cars of its era, is up for sale for the first time in over 60 years.

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Hagerty Goes Public to Pursue a Simple Mission: Save Driving

The Hagerty brand insures collectible autos — two million of them — and its articles and videos draw crowds. After going public, it has bigger plans.

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An Auto Show for the Raddest Cars of the ’80s and ’90s

Nostalgia mixes with tape decks and car phones at RADwood events that aim to capture “the essence of a bodacious era.”

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A Hot Rod Before Its Time: Ford’s Model A, With a Boost

This car was built almost exclusively with 1930s mechanical components, but it has been driven as fast as 70 m.p.h.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #nineteen-hundred-thirties

A New Mercedes SL Stresses Horsepower and Verve

Across seven decades, the roadster has radiated a sporty elegance, and a new generation adds a dash of modern driving technology.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #daimler-ag, #mercedes-benz

Primp Your Ride

Larry Kosilla, one of the top car detailers in the country, gives Ferraris, Lamborghinis and old barn finds the beauty treatment.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #car-washes

A Nostalgic Quest to Buy a 1986 Toyota MR2

The pursuit of a car wistfully recalled from the writer’s youth begins with an exhaustive online search and ends with an auction victory and a special delivery.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #bring-a-trailer-media-llc, #collectors-and-collections, #computers-and-the-internet, #toyota-motor-corp

Collectors Who Caught the Bug

Volkswagen’s original Beetle, cute and petite, still thrills aficionados.

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High Octane and a Stick Shift: Standout Cars as an Era Starts to End

Hitting the road and track with Cadillac’s roaring Blackwings, a Porsche 911 GTS and the rare BMW M2 CS.

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Why Electric Cars Could Make American Roads Resemble Cuba

As the nation shifts to electric vehicles, picture well-kept but long discontinued gas-powered pickups, especially in areas where charging stations may be sparse.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #cuba, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #volvo-car-corp

Selling Hot New Cars at Pebble Beach, the Land of Classics

There’s money in the air at Monterey Car Week, so where better to sell a rare new Bugatti or Ferrari?

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In ‘Back to The Future: The Musical,’ the Car Is the Star of the Show

A devoted fan of the 1985 movie helped the London production’s creative team recreate the iconic time-traveling DeLorean, down to the last detail.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #back-to-the-future-movie, #back-to-the-future-the-musical-play, #delorean-motor-co, #gale-bob, #london-england, #movies, #theater, #zemeckis-robert

Coast to Coast in a Classic Car

Bugeye Sprites and other small roadsters might not seem up to the task, but collectors with some time on their hands have eagerly made the trek.

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Tom Hanks Sells 4 Vehicles From His Collection

His marquee item in the auction, an Airstream trailer bought in the “Sleepless in Seattle” era, brought in over $200,000.

#airstream-division-of-thor-industries, #antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #bonhams-1793-ltd, #collectors-and-collections, #hanks-tom, #toyota-motor-corp

The Dream Cars of the Car Designers

Saturday mornings are for celebrating stylish sheet metal in the parking lot of a storied hobby shop in metro Detroit.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #cadillac-division-of-general-motors-corp, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #design, #detroit-mich, #ferrari-spa, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors

Those Mundane Old Hondas and Toyotas Have Suddenly Become Collectible

They are the cars that seemed to be in everyone’s driveways a few decades ago. Now they are hard to find.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #bring-a-trailer-media-llc, #cars-and-bids, #collectors-and-collections, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #millennial-generation

As Stick Shifts Fade Into Obscurity, Collectors See Opportunity

Cars with manual transmissions, even late models, are holding their value as the collector market hunts for rarity.

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A 1960 Corvette That Vanished for 40 Years After Le Mans Is Auctioned Off

Since its chance rediscovery in 2011, the heavily altered racecar has been the subject of seemingly endless legal twists and turns and acrimonious confrontations.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #le-mans-auto-race, #rm-sothebys-inc

When One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Transmission

Building cars from old fridges and junkyard parts, these tinkerers make the most of castoff materials to build an array of wild and impressive cars.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #do-it-yourself, #salvage

Jaguar’s Dynamic Duo, the E-Type Coupe and Convertible, Gets One Last Parade

To celebrate 60 years of the E-Type, the British automaker is selling six pairs and will drive them from Coventry to Geneva, as a tribute to their introduction.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #geneva-international-motor-show, #jaguar-land-rover

Auctions of Cars, Watches and Furniture Heat Up

The value of collectibles — like coffee tables, whiskey, Air Jordans and Pokémon cards — has soared.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #collectors-and-collections, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sneakers, #trading-cards, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

A Legendary Designer Strikes Out on His Own to Redesign Legends

For two decades, Ian Callum led the look at Jaguar Land Rover. Now he’s reimagining some vintage cars, including the Jag Mark 2 and a classic Corvette.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #callum-ian, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #england, #jaguar-land-rover

A Postwar Mercedes, Still Overshadowed by Its Racing Cousins

The Adenauer Benz helped lift the automaker after its work for the Nazis. Today, pristine models go for a small fraction of Gullwings from the same era.

#adenauer-konrad, #antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #mercedes-benz, #restoration-and-renovation

How Car Collecting Powered Through the Pandemic

The virus hastened the rise of online sales, as connoisseurs of vintage vehicles found more time to spend with their socially distanced hobby.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #collectors-and-collections, #e-commerce, #nonnenberg-randy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

English Charm, Italian Flair and a Global Fan Base

The Jensen Interceptor, introduced in 1949, has been reborn numerous times since. Restorations are common, and there are whispers of another incarnation.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #great-britain, #jensen-interceptor

An S.U.V.? Ferrari Sees the Writing on the Road

The Purosangue, whose details remain closely held, will be out next year. But the carmaker’s evolving lineup, too, points to a (slightly) more inclusive approach.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ferrari-spa, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks

Look but Don’t Touch: Supercars That Have Barely Been Driven

The power and prestige of cars like a 1990 Lamborghini might compel some owners to take a Sunday drive. But with odometers this low, the investment would take a hit.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #collectors-and-collections, #luxury-goods-and-services

Chevy’s Little Engine That Could

For six decades, a small-block Chevy has powered the dreams of hot-rodders and Corvettes, and plenty of other cars, even a Ford Mustang.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #chevrolet-division-of-general-motors-corp, #engineering-and-engineers, #engines

A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.

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Driving Older Cars: Light on Tech, Heavy on Fun

“There is no nanny system. It is just you and your steering wheel and your right foot and the road.”

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #automobiles, #center-for-automotive-research

Test Drive: The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

Put through its paces on a motor club’s racetrack, the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S growls with a gaudy 640 horsepower and handling that lets even amateur drivers feel like superheroes.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #monticello-motor-club, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #porsche-ag

‘A Sports Car That You Can Wear Into a Bar’

Wristwatches and fast cars: precision machines that have grown together for a century, drawing crowds and connoisseurs.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #art, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #ford-motor-co, #formula-one, #richard-mille-horometrie-sa, #roger-dubuis-sa, #rolex-sa, #tag-heuer, #watches-and-clocks

Bugatti Chiron: Perfection at a Stratospheric Price

The Bugatti Chiron commands a fortune, but for serious car aficionados in the 1 percent, it represents perfection. Perfection that can top out at 261 miles an hour.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #automobiles, #bugatti-motors, #leno-jay, #luxury-goods-and-services

Aston Martin’s James Bond Car Comes to Life

Aston Martin is re-creating the Bond DB5, as seen in “Goldfinger,” with all the (responsible) spy gear it could stuff into it.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #aston-martin, #automobiles, #bond-james-fictional-character, #goldfinger-movie, #movies, #porsche-ag

I Bought a Car From Northern Italy as the Pandemic Took Hold

The little blue coupe’s journey shows how ordinary things played out in extraordinary circumstances.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lombardy-italy, #quarantines

Specialty Shops Turn Classic Cars Into Electric Head-Turners

A growing array of specialty shops are turning classics into silent brutes with tire-burning torque and vintage style.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-efficiency, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

A Chatty Auction Site Is Taking the Classic Car World by Storm

Bring a Trailer has 100,000 registered bidders and listed 11,000 cars in a banner 2019, while the traditional auction market shows signs of cooling.

#antique-and-classic-cars, #auctions, #bring-a-trailer-media-llc, #e-commerce, #nonnenberg-randy