The Bentley Speed 8 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed - image: Bentley

Bentley's Le Mans-Winning Speed 8 Returns To Goodwood

In 2003, Bentley won its first overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1930. Piloting a Bentley Speed 8 prototype, drivers Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Guy Smith took the win, followed by a second Bentley Speed 8 driven by Mark Blundell, David Brabham and Johnny Herbert. Critics... read more

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Dan Gurney in 1965 - image: Lothar Spurzem

Dan Gurney To Discuss Ford GT40 At Amelia Island Concours

While the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is best known for its superb selection of historically significant and interesting automobiles (and its perpetually idyllic... read more February 22, 2013 by

George Barris' Asteroid Corvette - image: Carlisle Events

George Barris' 'Asteroid' Corvette To Make Carlisle Appearance

The C2 Corvette, introduced for the 1963 model year, was already a radical and futuristic departure from the styling of the previous car. That wasn’t enough for some... read more February 15, 2013 by

Aston Martin's centenary celebration includes vintage racing at Brands Hatch - image: Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s Centenary Celebrations Continue

To mark its first 100 years, Aston Martin has already introduced new Centenary Edition models and flown a Vanquish coupe via helicopter to the top of the Burj Al Arab hotel... read more February 4, 2013 by

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


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