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  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition

    To mark the Camaro's golden anniversary, Chevrolet has announced a 50th Anniversary Edition trim level loaded with unique cosmetic touches. The first Camaros popped on the scene as 1967 models, so the 50th Anniversary Edition trim will be offered for the 2017 model year. Chevrolet reminds us that it actually took the wraps off of the original Camaro on September 26, 1966. By then, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang, which debuted in 1964, had already developed a cult following, but careful positioning and an aggressive marketing campaign meant that the Camaro was so well received that...

  • BMW Vision Next 100 concept
    BMW celebrates centenary with Vision Next 100 autonomous concept

    It was 100 years ago today that the company currently known as the Bayerische Motoren Werke was first registered, though it would be more than a decade until it started churning out cars. Nevertheless, BMW is keen to celebrate and is doing so with a gala event today in Munich, Germany that saw the...

  • Morgan EV3 electric 3 Wheeler prototype
    Morgan Bringing 4/4 80th Anniversary Model And EV3 Electric 3 Wheeler To Geneva

    Morgan, the British firm that builds advanced, high-tech sports cars that look like they stepped out of the first half of the last century, is headed to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with two new additions. One is a special edition of Morgan’s 4/4, the company’s first car with four wheels...

  • Superformance GT40 MkII 50th Anniversary edition
    Superformance Launches 50th Anniversary Ford GT40

    Fifty years ago, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] together with Shelby American secured a historic 1-2-3 finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a trio of GT40 MkII racers. While Ford is celebrating the anniversary with its new GT, entering the car in this year’s race, Superformance, which has...

  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic Cabriolet Edition 130
    Mercedes Celebrates The Invention Of The Car With Special Edition S63 Cabrio

    It was in 1886 that Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler came up with their separate ideas for internal combustion-powered transport and in the process created the concept of the motor car. Now, 130 years on, Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the pivotal year with a special edition version of the 2017...

  • Jeep 75th Anniversary Badge
    Jeep Turns 75 And Offers Up Anniversary Models To Celebrate

    Jeeps first started slinging mud around back in 1941. The original Willys were created to assist the war effort and the Government or General Purpose vehicles were nicknamed GPs. That name transformed into Jeep, and 75 years later the brand remains beloved by its loyal fans. To celebrate its...

  • Renault concept celebrating Swiss architect Le Corbusier

    Swiss architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, best known as Le Corbusier and a pioneer in modern design, passed away on August, 1965. To mark the 50th anniversary of his death, French automaker Renault has rolled out a striking concept car inspired by his modernist principles and theories. READ: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro First Drive In development for more than two years, the concept is the form of a grand coupe and was an exercise in allowing Renault’s design team to explore new ideas and future design trends, meaning it won’t be put into production. Signature Le Corbusier...

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    BMW Marks Three Decades of All-Wheel Drive

    All-wheel drive is ubiquitous today. But it's interesting to note that BMW's first all-wheel-drive models are probably older than most of the fifth-owner enthusiasts currently wrenching on old E30s. ALSO SEE: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro First Drive And while the technology would eventually make it way to...

  • 2016 McLaren 650S Can-Am
    McLaren Marks 50th Anniversary Of Inaugural Can-Am Season With Special 650S: Video

    It was in 1966 that the inaugural season of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup was run, and one of the most successful manufacturers in the series was McLaren thanks to cars like the M1A and M1B plus drivers such as Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. To celebrate next year’s 50th anniversary of...

  • James Dean in his Porsche 550 Spyder, nicknamed Little Bastard
    Is The Porsche 550 Spyder James Dean Died In About To Be Found?

    Tomorrow, September 30, is the 60th anniversary of the death of actor James Dean in a Porsche 550 Spyder. And on the eve of that fateful day, there are rumblings the car Dean died in may about to be found—half a century after it first went missing. ALSO SEE: Porsche Faces Lawsuit From Paul...

  • 2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport
    261-Horsepower VW GTI Clubsport 40th Anniversary Model Revealed

    Volkswagen at next week’s Frankfurt Auto Show will introduce a new, more potent GTI hot hatch. It’s called the GTI Clubsport, and it’s been built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original GTI’s arrival on the scene back in 1976. Previewed in concept form earlier this...

  • 2016 Chrysler 300 90th Anniversary Edition
    2016 Chrysler 300 Gets 90th Anniversary Edition

    In 2015, Chrysler turns 90 years old. For perspective, that means when the marque released its first car in 1925, now-standard components like air cleaners and oil filters were high-tech innovations. ALSO SEE: Barracuda Coming Back As A Dodge? Needless to say, current models are a little more...

  • BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

    They say styling is a subjective thing, but given the comments our original post on the reveal of BMW’s 3.0 CSL Hommage during May’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este generated, it’s safe to say that the automaker’s designers had got it wrong. But were we all just a bit too hasty? We ask this because at this week’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, BMW has rolled out an updated version that’s much easier on the eyes. The updated version is called the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R, with the “R” signifying that the latest design honors...

  • Morgan AR Plus 4
    Limited-Run AR Plus 4 Celebrates 65 Years Of This Classic Morgan Speedster

    The Morgan Plus 4 might be 65 years old, but it's hardly ready to retire. To mark its anniversary, the British sports car company has announced an extremely limited run of high-performance versions of the legendary roadster. Only 50 examples of the AR Plus 4 will be built, so if you're looking to...

  • 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
    Shelby Announces 50th Anniversary Daytona Coupe

    The original Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is the stuff of legend. Just six of them were built between 1964 and 1965, and in ’65 the car helped secure the Constructors’ title in the FIA World Sportscar Championship, making Shelby the first American constructor to win a title on the...

  • 2015 HSV ClubSport R8 25th Anniversary Edition
    Holden-Tuner HSV Unveils 25th Anniversary ClubSport R8

    The semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its ClubSport nameplate with a special edition version of the latest ClubSport R8. HSV is famous for building high-performance versions of the Holden Commodore, sold here as the Chevrolet SS, and its ClubSport models...

  • 2015 Kitzbühel Alpine Rally
    A Look Back At The 2015 Kitzbühel Alpine Rally: Video

    Each year, for close to three decades, the Kitzbühel Alpine Rally has been taking place in Austria and sees some of Europe’s most notable classic cars come out for some sun, a little driving and some getting acquainted with a new generation of fans. The Volkswagen Group, one of the...

  • Range Rover Celebrates 45th Birthday
    Range Rover Celebrates 45th Birthday With Family Portrait: Video

    The Range Rover is officially 45—but it's hardly over the hill. Which isn't to say the British icon couldn't climb over said hill if instructed. ALSO SEE: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Revealed: Video Land Rover unveiled its flagship on June 17, 1970, and the luxury off-roader's capabilities and...

  • #59 McLaren F1 GTR

    The McLaren F1 secured its place in motorsport history 20 years ago when five lightly modified examples wearing the GTR badge crossed the finish line of the world’s most famous endurance race in France to complete one of the most important results the event had ever seen. We are, of course, talking about the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a McLaren F1 was the overall winner. Although not as fast as some of the prototypes competing that year, the reliability of the BMW-sourced V-12 ensured the cars dominated. At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, McLaren’s five F1 GTRs...

  • Jaguar 2015 Mille Miglia
    Legendary Cars, Distinguished Drivers To Comprise Jaguar's 2015 Mille Miglia Team

    While Jaguar took a rather lengthy—meaning nearly half a century—break from the business of making sports cars, in the post-war years, the marque was as synonymous with performance as it was with prestige. DON'T MISS: Tesla's New Battery Can Power Your Home So to celebrate its 80th...

  • 2015 BMW Alpina B5 and B6 Bi-Turbo Edition 50
    Alpina Drops New Super Sedan To Celebrate 50 Years

    What started in a building that used to produce typewriters has come quite a long way. The Alpina that you know today actually came to be as far back as 1965, when Burkard Bonvensiepen began a business of tuning the BMW products of his era. This involved tinkering with carbs and revising cylinder...

  • 2015 Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Edition
    Lotus Celebrates 20 Years Of The Elise With Special Edition Model

    It was at the Frankfurt Auto Show back in 1995 that Lotus first introduced a car called the “Elise”, and now, two decades on, the automaker from the British town Hethel is celebrating the milestone with a special edition Elise. The new special edition is called the “Elise 20th...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417
    Mercedes Celebrates 1955 Mille Miglia With Special Edition SL

    Mercedes-Benz is celebrating this year the 60th anniversary of its historic win in the 1955 Mille Miglia, where Sir Stirling Moss and co-driver Denis Jenkinson heroically crossed the finish line in their 300 SLR ahead of all others. This represented the automaker’s second win in the dangerous...

  • 2015 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Edition (Japanese spec)
    Nissan GT-R Gets A Few Updates For Japan, Plus 45th Anniversary Model: Video

    Since its introduction for 2009, the R35 Nissan GT-R has continued to be upgraded and refined and with each successive model year. Typically, these upgrades are introduced first in the GT-R’s home market of Japan, so the latest version of the GT-R that has just gone on sale in Japan may hint...

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