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  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

    The Shelby Supercars Tuatara makes its North American debut at Pebble Beach. [MotorAuthority] We drive the 2012 Hyundai Equus 5.0. [MotorAuthority] The CEO of Toyota didn't initially want to build the 2013 Lexus GS. [MotorAuthority] Toyota is preparing to set a new Nurburgring electric car record. [GreenCarReports] Mercedes-Benz announces the 2012 SLK55 AMG. [MotorAuthority] A phantom motorist in New Orleans has received 215 seatbelt violations. [TheCarConnection] Nelson's 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance favorites. [MotorAuthority] The BMW Leipzig factory will be powered by wind...

  • 1934 Avions Voisin C-25 Aerodyne
    1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne Wins 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

    Score it a great day for lovers of vintage French four-wheeled style: the Peter and Merle Mullins 1934 Avions Voisin C-25 Aerodyne has taken the Best in Show award at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The meticulous restoration of the car is only part of the beauty: from the fender struts...

  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Scaglietti Daytona Spyder
    2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: Marty's Favorites

    How do you get to Pebble Beach? It's not as simple as finding your way past the 101, to Asilomar and 68, then over to 17 Mile Drive. For collectors of extraordinary cars, the road to Pebble Beach can take years to find, let alone conquer. First, you have to seek out a car that makes you want to...

  • Shelby Supercars Tuatara
    Shelby Supercars Tuatara: 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

    The 275-mph Tuatara supercar from Shelby Supercars made its official global debut in Shanghai, China earlier this month, but today was the Jason Catriota-penned stunner's North American debut. Shown on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn, the Tuatara stood out even among a crowd of...

  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
    2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: Nelson's Favorites

    It seems like the winner at Pebble Beach is chosen through a mixture of politics, personal history, effort required in restoration (though not necessarily that of the owner), and money spent--but picking a winner of any kind out of the stellar assortment of cars arranged here this week is bound to...

  • 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    NFL Coach Sells His Mercedes-Benz SL 500 To Cafeteria Worker For $20

    Ray Horton, ex-secondary coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers and new defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals, did a pretty generous thing recently: he sold his 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 to a long-time cafeteria worker that served the coaches and staff for just $20. The car is worth closer to...

  • Rodeo Drive Father's Day 2011

    Italian Exotics aren't exactly uncommon in Beverly Hills. But when three blocks of the most famous shopping street on the West Coast are closed to traffic to showcase them, it's an event. This past Father's Day, the Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance celebrated "The Art of Italian Motoring" by featuring Italian designed cars ranging from pre-war touring cars to modern exotics and just about everything in between. On the southern end of the street, Fiat was showcasing the new 500, with both the coupe and the cabriolet being shown in all available colors as well as an opportunity to take a short...

  • Craigslist 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible Donk
    Ugly Car Guide: Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Donk

    It's a little early in the week to be cruising Craigslist for your next illicit car fling--or is it? We won't judge, but we will go bro-to-bro to steer you clear of this 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible, donked out for the player with $20,000 in cash. Here's how homebrewed cars go wrong...

  • McLaren MP4-12C
    2012 McLaren MP4-12C Kicks Off North American Retail Tour

    Fresh from its first North American appearance at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C is getting ready to set out on a continental tour of its new retail network. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 supercar will hit up its new dealerships to drum up interest in the car...

  • 1927 Miller
    Pebble 2010: A Miller for the Ages

    In a past life, I wrote about the Miller 91 that Car and Driver editor Karl Ludvigsen found in a dank barn in France, and brought to the U.S.--and later saw installed in the National History Museum. Today, it's another spectacular Miller that made its way to the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours...

  • 1955 Ghia Streamline X "Gilda" 2 Door Fastback Coupe
    Pebble 2010: Ghia, In All Its Glory

      Design studios rarely receive the kind of comprehensive museum treatment of established car brands. It's no easy thing to assemble a cohesive group of cars that eventually were sold by different car companies, each with a different purpose in mind. As one of the honored marques at this year's...

  • 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic
    Pebble 2010: 1937 Bugatti 57S Atlantic

    The Bugatti 57S Atlantic was, in many ways, ahead of its time. Even now, over 70 years later, it features elements just beginning to make their way into the average passenger car, such as aluminum body panels. This example, on display this weekend at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance...

  • Morgan EvaGT

    From the hydrogen-powered LIFEcar concept to the Aero SuperSports to its history of wood-framed cars, Morgan spans an incredible variety of technology and aims with its cars, all wrapped in a classically-styled package. For this month's 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Morgan is turning its eye once again to the future with its new EvaGT. With a more aggressively aerodynamic design that still draws on its classical roots, a taste of the greener side of driving, and still-solid acceleration figures, the EvaGT is shaping up to be an all-rounder of a concept. The vehicle is unique for...

  • 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
    2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: Facts and Figures

    It's almost time for the most prestigious classic-car event in America. This weekend, High Gear Media will be covering the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance from stem to stern--with some driving time with a pair of exotics, a side trip through The Quail's impromptu collection of singular...

  • Honda S600
    Guess The Car: Inside Out

    Indeed, last week's Guess the Car featured the fantastic Honda S600. That has to be one of my favorite Hondas of all time, and getting to see one in person at the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance was a real treat. If you have no idea what the Honda S600 is, go out and learn a bit about it. It is in...

  • Mercedes-Benz at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
    Automotive Lifestyle: Concours d'Elegance

    Being a car nut is a pretty entertaining way to live one's life. The internet has masses of information for petrol heads to dig through, and there are hours and hours of YouTube videos to watch that range from turbocharged Smart cars, to the latest antics aired on Top Gear. Still, none of those...

  • 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
    1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Sells For Record $30+ Million

    Bugatti has set a new world record for a car sold at auction with a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic fetching more than $30 million this past weekend at a Gooding & Company auction. Formerly the coveted pillar of the world renowned Williamson Bugatti Collection, the Atlantic was the 2003 Pebble...

  • California Mille 2010
    California Mille 2010 In Downtown San Francisco

    Last weekend marked the beginning of the 20th anniversary of the California Mille, a 1,000 mile driving and social event for pre-1958 cars throughout Northern California. In the tradition of the Mille Miglia in Italy, it is more than just classics being driven around--did I mention there was a...

  • 2007 Volvo V70 4-door Wagon 2.4L AT FWD Angular Front Exterior View

    With college getting closer, many students are looking around for their perfect car. This often means they are looking for the best car for the least amount of money, but one that is cool enough for the student parking lot. The perfect car needs to be both safe and reliable. The average college student doesn’t have the coin to be repairing the car every week and parts need to be available at the local Pep Boys. Old cars are better because they have a certain “coolness” and can be fixed by a blind monkey with a hammer. Safety is an issue, because our student will inevitably hit a tree...

  • 2010 Mercury Milan 4-door Sedan Premier FWD Grille
    Ford Confirms Mercury Small Car For 2011

    Last month we reported Ford CEO Alan Mulally was in full support of keeping Mercury alive and that the future of the mid-level premium brand would be in smaller cars and crossovers. Today we get confirmation that the first of Mercury’s future models is coming in 2011 and will be based on...

  • 1999 Ford Escort ZX2
    1999 Ford Escort: My 30-MPG Ride

    I am a proud owner of a very fuel-efficient car, a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2. For a small vehicle, I'd have to say it has style, many standard features, a decent amount of room, and it has a little spice. With those traits, I am plenty glad to own this vehicle. Did I mention that it gets 30 MPG...

  • 1999 Volkswagen New Golf GLS
    Why a Stick and Not an Automatic?

    You know, for as long as I have been driving cars, there is one thing I want more than most any other feature -- a stick, a manual transmission. Now I have been mocked, derided, scoffed at and generally given short shrift for being so enamored with manual transmissions. I can recall a girl friend...

  • AC Cobra MkIV Roadster
    America’s Iconic Motors Boosts AC Cobra To 800 Horsepower

    One of Britain’s oldest car companies AC Cars recently announced plans for a new iteration of its classic Cobra roadster, with new car unveiled for the first time back at April’s Top Marques Monaco. The new MkVI recreation of the original AC Cobra has been designed from the ground up and will...

  • 2011 Bentley Mulsanne
    It's a Wrap: 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

    The 2009 Pebble Beach Concours may be history -- but that's par for the course for the car show held each year in August at the Lodge at Pebble Beach. Every year, Pebble Beach is about history, and the classic cars that defined their generations. This year, a 1937 Horch 853 took home top honors as...

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