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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. While some cars sold for impressive amounts, like the $1.1 million paid for the first production 2014 Corvette Stingray, or the... read more

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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 


 
Dr. Ulrich Bez's Vantage GT4, showing Aston Martin's centenary logo

Aston Martin's Centenary Logo Celebrates 100 Years Of Glory

Aston Martin began producing sports cars in 1913, and since then has become something of an iconic luxury brand, indelibly linked to the world’s best-known fictional... read more October 3, 2012 by 


 
Goodwood Revival via 2013 Subaru BRZ

2012 Goodwood Revival Sets Attendance Record

This year’s Goodwood Revival set a new attendance record, with some 146,000 racing, vintage car and vintage aircraft fans (most dressed in period costume) entering the... read more September 19, 2012 by 


 
The SLS AMG GT3 at the Verva Street Racing festival in Warsaw, Poland

Mika Hakkinen, Street Racing In An SLS AMG GT3: Video

Sometimes, street racing is a good thing, as is the case with the Verva Street Racing spectacular, held annually in Warsaw, Poland. Visitors gets to see some of the... read more September 19, 2012 by 


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

Oldest Ford Motor Company Car To Cross The Block (Again)

The oldest known surviving product of Ford Motor Company, a 1903 Model A Rear Entry Tonneau, has had only five owners since it left the factory over a century ago. On October... read more September 10, 2012 by 


 
Aston Martin's Vanquish, V12 Zagato and V12 Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin Kicks Off 'Power, Beauty, Soul' Tour

Not content to wait for buyers to grace its showrooms, Aston Martin is taking three of its cars on an ambitious tour of Europe. Over the next three months, Aston... read more August 24, 2012 by 


 
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster - image courtesy of Gooding & Company

Pebble Beach Auctions Generate Serious Sales Despite Sagging Global Economy

If you read (or watch) the news, doom and gloom over the economy on both sides of the Atlantic is nearly inescapable. While the world may be on the brink of economic ruin... read more August 23, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, to be raffled for the National MS Society, Michigan chapter

Ford Marks 20 Years Of SVT Performance With Past And Present Mustangs

Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, or SVT, has been making Mustangs (and other Ford products) faster since the debut of the SVT Mustang Cobra in early 1993. To honor the 20th... read more August 15, 2012 by 


 
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