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The Prinz Heinrich Benz, from the Mercedes-Benz Museum collection - image: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz 'Prinz Heinrich' Models On Display At Amelia Island

In the early 1900s, automobile racing was beginning to take off on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States, among the most significant early events were the Vanderbilt Cup races, first run in 1904, followed by the Indianapolis 500, which began in 1911. In Europe, the first Grand Prix was... read more

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Chrysler's 'Farmer' spot for Super Bowl XLVII

Chrysler Scripts More Memorable Super Bowl Ads: Video

For Super Bowl XLV, in 2011, Chrysler hired Eminem to deliver a loud and clear message: the American auto industry, most noticeably Chrysler and its affiliated companies... read more February 4, 2013 by 


 
The route for Mustangs Across America's 50th Anniversary tour

Mustangs Across America Announces 50th Anniversary Drive Dates

Ford’s beloved pony car, the Mustang, turns 50 years old in April of 2014. To honor the event, Mustangs Across America is planning a seven-day trip that will take... read more February 1, 2013 by 


 
Stars from Formula Vee pose for a group photo - image: Volkswagen

VW Celebrates 50 Years Of Racing With Formula Vee Reunion

Volkswagen’s debut in motorsports officially began in Daytona, Florida, in August 1963. That’s when the first sanctioned Formula Vee race was held, launching a... read more January 29, 2013 by 


 
Clark Gable's 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL - image: Barrett-Jackson

2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Recap

If you spent last weekend glued to Speed, watching the Barrett-Jackson Auction live from Scottsdale, Arizona, you probably came away with the same confused outlook we did... read more January 21, 2013 by 


 
Custom 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 to be awarded in the Hagerty Fantasy Bid drawing - image: Speed

Like The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500? Here’s Your Chance To Win One

In stock form, the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang cranks out an impressive 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque, will reportedly top out at 200 miles per hour and can... read more January 10, 2013 by 


 
2013 Dodge SRT Viper

Detroit Auto Show To Again Feature 'The Gallery' Of Luxury Cars

While the Detroit Auto Show will again serve up something for everyone, those shopping for luxury and ultra-luxury cars may object to waiting in line behind a gaggle of... read more January 7, 2013 by 


 
The Ford GT40 on track

2013 Goodwood Revival To Honor 50 Years Of The Ford GT40

In 1963, the Ford Motor Company came very close to acquiring Ferrari, which was (discreetly) up for sale. Ford spent a significant amount of time and money conducting due... read more December 20, 2012 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible first drive

Volkswagen Confirms Advertising For Super Bowl XLVII

In 2011, Volkswagen’s unforgettable Super Bowl XLV ad (featuring a young Darth Vader, amazed at the sudden emergence of his mystical powers) earned the brand the Number... read more December 19, 2012 by 


 
The vault at the Petersen Museum  - image: Petersen Museum

The Petersen Automotive Museum’s Secret Vault (Temporarily) Opens To The Public

If you’ve never been to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, the only word we can think of to sum it up is “impressive.” Regardless of where your... read more December 18, 2012 by 


 
Mayan skull carving at Cobá, Yucatan Peninsula [photo: John Voelcker]

Mayan Apocalypse: 10 Cars To Lease (Just) Before The World Ends

If the Mayans were correct, the world will come to an end in just 17 days. Though the specific event is open to interpretation, colliding with a planet called Nibiru, being... read more December 4, 2012 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class spy shots

Mercedes Using Kate Upton To Introduce The CLA Class At Super Bowl XLVII

If you don’t know who Kate Upton is, chances are good you’re not in the demographic that Mercedes-Benz is trying to attract with its upcoming upcoming CLA Class... read more December 4, 2012 by 


 
The George Barris-designed Batmobile - image: Barrett-Jackson

Barrett-Jackson To Auction Off The Original TV Batmobile

If you grew up in the late 1960s or early 1970s, you know this absolute truth: there is only one Batmobile, and it was driven by the only real Batman, Adam West, on the... read more December 3, 2012 by 


 
Porsche Design's Chronograph 1 - image: Porsche

Exhibit Honors 40 Years Of Porsche Design

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche is best known as the designer of the iconic Porsche 911, but his artistic vision extended far beyond the world of the automobile. In 1972 F.A... read more November 14, 2012 by 


 
Scenes from the 2012 Rides 'n Smiles

Rides 'n Smiles Recap - Driving Fast For A Great Cause

To outsiders, the life of an automotive journalist is second only to the life of fictional spy James Bond. After all, we get to travel to exotic locations, drive the latest... read more November 13, 2012 by 


 
1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau - Image: RM Auctions

Ford's Oldest Known Survivor Sells For $264k

Last month, we told you that a rare 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau would be crossing the block in mid-October, at the RM Auctions sale in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Built... read more October 16, 2012 by 


 
 

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