2007

  • 1979 Jeep CJ-7 Golden Eagle

    Go to any Jeep Jamboree, and you’ll see hundreds of modified Wranglers and CJ’s. Jeep owners revel in outfitting their Jeeps for even more extreme off-road duty or simply changing the aesthetics to make them their own. It’s a natural extension of the car guy experience, and it’s a phenomenon a savvy brand can tap into with timely and tasteful special editions. However, Jeep didn’t start dreaming up its own special editions until it had sold civilian Jeeps for 15 years, and even then they were few and far between. That all changed in the 1970s, when Jeep, then...

  • Michael Jordan's Mercedes-Benz SLR 722 Edition
    Michael Jordan's 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition is for sale

    Judging by his purchase, legendary basketball player Michael Jordan has excellent taste in cars. However, the basketball star has parted ways with at least one car from his collection: this Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition, and it can now be yours. The extra-special SLR surfaced for sale on...

  • 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld - Image via Russo and Steele
    Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld heads to auction

    It's no secret Jerry Seinfeld is a bit of a Porsche fanatic. After all, the famous comedian and television star is as much a car guy as he is a funny guy, and Porsches make up the vast majority of his collection. Brace yourselves because one of his prized Porsches will soon be up for grabs. Auction...

  • 2007 Ferrari F430 formerly owned by Donald Trump - Image via Auctions America
    Ex-Donald Trump Ferrari fails to sizzle at auction

    It may have been once owned by the current President of the United States, but that little fact failed to ignite a serious bidding war on this 2007 Ferrari F430 formerly owned by Donald Trump at an auction this past weekend. The final bid at the Auctions America sale held in Fort Lauderdale came in...

  • 2007 Range Rover Sport owned by David Beckham
    David Beckham-Owned Range Rover Sport Heads To Auction

    Are you a football fan? No I don't mean the version we play here in the States, but rather the version enjoyed by the rest of the world. If so, you probably have one of two opinions of David Beckham. You love him because he was a great player, or you hate him because he helped beat your favorite...

  • Ferrari F430 Enzo conversion
    Man Ruins Ferrari F430 By Trying To Make It An Enzo

    It never ceases to amaze us what some individuals will do to their cars to turn them into something entirely different, but this latest conversion probably takes the cake. While usually the donor cars aren’t worth much in the first place, the owner of this crude Enzo conversion started off...

  • 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera

    The Porsche 911 is currently under the watchful eye of NHTSA. Not the new 991 version, but the 996 and 997 cars running for model years 2001 through 2007. What's the issue? Well, it seems a coolant hose fitting may be prone to failure. When that goes, so to does the coolant that is supposed to flow into the engine and... cool it. Specific models affected seem to be those cars fitted with the 3.6-liter GT1 engine. Apparently it could be around 10,000 units. If the coolant hose fitting does fail it could lead to serious engine issues. Additionally, spilling coolant all over the road isn't...

  • The Paddock: 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
    A Quick Trip Through The Paddock: 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    Imagine every incredible vintage racing car you've ever wanted to see. Now imagine them all in one place. That's the paddock at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion. There are too many incredible cars to see in a single day--too many to really see in a week--but if you can stop your head from swiveling...

  • Pre-1940 Sports, Racing, and Touring Cars: 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
    Pre-1940 Sports, Racing, and Touring Cars: 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion always draws a fascinating group of competitors--men and women willing to turn their painstakingly restored classic race car into a brand-new restoration project. Of all the vehicles, it's the oldest, rarest ones that continue to amaze us. The very survival of...

  • 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion; Class 9A: 1966-1971 Trans-Am Cars
    1966-1971 Trans-Am Cars: 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    We're at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion today as part of our coverage of the Pebble Beach Concours weekend, and today's classic races have already brought out braces of Can-Am cars, Jaguars new and old, and these Trans-Am cars from the heyday of the muscle car, from 1966 to 1971. Created by...

  • 2007 Volvo S80
    Volvo S80 Recalled For Power Steering Flaw

    Volvo is issuing a recall for S80 sedans manufactured during the 2007 model year. The problem? A flaw in the power steering system that could result in a crash. Specifically, Volvo says that the power steering reservoir return hose on some 2007 S80s may have been incorrectly routed. As a result...

  • 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster
    1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Set For Auction At Monterey

    A rare Mercedes-Benz 540K will be auctioned off in Monterey, California, in August.

  • 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle spy shots

    After testing for the past year in front of spy cameras around the world, the next generation of Volkswagen's iconic New Beetle will be unveiled April 18th at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. VW will also be showing the car simultaneously in Berlin, New York City, and live on MTV. According to VW's director of marketing, Luca de Meo, the car is assured success: "We are certain that the car’s one-of-a-kind styling combined with the latest technology will be very well received by customers." That's a bold statement, especially considering the somewhat funky looks of the 2012 New Beetle...

  • 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle spy shots
    2012 Volkswagen New Beetle Set For Shanghai And New York Auto Show Debuts

    We were treated with a teaser of the upcoming 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle during the recent Super Bowl XLV, and we’ve been seeing barely disguised spy shots of the car for the past several months, but now a new report claims the car will finally be revealed next month. Of course, next month...

  • Umair Khan PITTs another racer
    Video: Starting Grid PIT Maneuver Leads To Comeback Drive

    What better way to start the day than a video of a starting-grid crash? Better yet, a PIT maneuver performed right in front of the flag stand. Lined up, waiting for the light, these United Arab Emirates Touring Cars are at the front of the grid, ready to attack the opening lap. The Honda Civic FD2...

  • 2011 Honda Civic Concepts
    Rumors Say Next Honda Civic Si Drops Revvy 2.0, Gets 2.4-Liter Four

    Half the fun of driving the Honda Civic Si or its true sports car stablemate, the S2000, is the high-rpm engagement of VTEC (yo!) and the surge of power that comes with it. It's not an ideal flat torque curve that delivers the goods; it's the rush. But that may change for the next-gen Civic Si. The...

  • Car thief breaking into car. Image courtesy of Rocky Mountain Tracking.
    The GPS Vehicle Tracker: Is It Time We All Had One?

    If you haven't heard of Rocky Mountain Tracking or its Smart Tracker GPS device, we don't blame you. The relatively small operation is one among many such services, including the by-word for the field, LoJack. But it's no less effective for being small. This past Friday, January 28, a 2007...

  • 2005 Ford GT
    Ford GT Successor To Go Hybrid?

    Electric-assisted drivetrains are here to stay, and they've even made some inroads into legitimate supercar territory with the Porsche 918 Spyder, and in mechanical-hybrid terms with the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. But could a hybrid power the next Ford GT? That's the story slinking around the Web...

  • 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle spy shots

    Have you ever wanted to drive a gigantic black beetle through a temperate rain forest? Volkswagen may just have you covered with the next New Beetle if this teaser video is any indication. Of course, the actual car won't look much like a six-legged insect at all, eschewing the arched top for a more aggressive windscreen angle that's truer to the original Beetle, according to the latest spy photos. The front and rear will also sport classic-themed but modern treatments that bring the overall look more in line with the classic. The video teases the date of the new New Beetle as February 6...

  • Jaguar Featured Marque for 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the E-Type and 60th anniversary of the C-Type's LeMans win, Jaguar will be the featured marquee at the 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this August. Formerly known as the Monterey Historics, this is the third time that Jaguar will be the featured...

  • 2005 Ford GT
    Ford GT Successor In The Works?

    Production American supercars can be counted on one hand, and with the death of the Viper, all of them are Corvettes. But Ford may be getting back into the game with a new version of the Ford GT, according to the altest reports from the Detroit Auto Show. In an interview with Derrick Kuzak, Ford's...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
    Volkswagen Partners With Rock Legend Fender For Premium Audio Systems

    Volkswagen has announced that it has joined forces with a legend in the audio industry, Fender, with which it plans to launch a premium audio system for select 2012 models. The first model to be equipped with the Fender audio system will be the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta in GLI trim, and will be...

  • Possible Volkswagen Jetta Coupe design slides
    Official Design Slides Reveal New Volkswagen Jetta Coupe

    An all-new Volkswagen Jetta Coupe is coming, and we have the first tangible evidence that goes some way towards confirming it. At a press event on the eve of the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Volkswagen showed off a series of computer-generated renderings for a new coupe with styling almost identical...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
    V-6 Powered Volkswagen Jetta R In The Works?

    For anyone still lamenting Volkswagen’s decision to ditch its guttural 3.2-liter V-6 in the transition from the MkV Golf R32 to the current MkVI Golf R, there is some hope on the horizon. Volkswagen may launch a new V-6 powered R car but this time ‘round the Jetta sedan is expected to...

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