James Dean in his Porsche 550 Spyder, nicknamed Little Bastard

Today In History: James Dean Wrecks His Porsche 550 Spyder

Fifty-five years ago, on September 30, 1955, Hollywood heartthrob and devoted gearhead James Dean was en route to a car race in Salinas, California. He was driving his beloved Porsche 550 Spyder, with mechanic Rolf Wuetherich in the passenger's seat. Just outside Cholame, California, a Ford Custom... read more

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Mazda celebrates 20 years of roadsters with special edition in Japan

When Mazda launched the Miata, or Roadster as it's known in Japan, in 1989, few suspected it would go on to become the best-selling open-top sports car of all time, but over... read more July 31, 2009 by

2010 Mini Cooper Cabrio

Mini sells 1.5 millionth new generation model

Just weeks after celebrating Mini’s 50th birthday, another milestone was reached today as the 1.5 millionth car rolled off the Oxford production line, since the launch... read more July 6, 2009 by

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Audi celebrating 100th anniversary with huge sculpture at Goodwood

Centennial celebrations have been a common occurrence of late as the industry as a whole begins to push past the 100-year mark. This year marks Audi's 100th, and it's... read more July 2, 2009 by

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Video: Blind winner of Ford's '10 Unleashed contest tells his story

Few cars currently in production can claim a 45-year run, and even fewer have managed to maintain excitement among drivers and fans like the Ford Mustang. This year marks the... read more June 25, 2009 by

Mercedes Benz G-Class

Mercedes updates the G-Class for 30th birthday

Adding value to a successful design that's been essentially unchanged for 30 years might seem like an unecessary fix, but Mercedes has seen fit to add a few interior updates... read more June 19, 2009 by

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Official details and photos for Mini's F1-Commemorative ‘World Championship 50’ edition

What was previously just a rumor and then confirmed in late May has now become official: the Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) World Championship 50 special edition. The car was... read more June 10, 2009 by

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Audi unveils '100 years of Audi' package for Europe

Centennial celebrations have rippled through the industry over the past several years, with General Motors, Bugatti, Mercedes Benz and Fiat among those celebrating some form... read more June 8, 2009 by

Mini's Mayfair and Camden special editions

Mini unveils Mayfair and Camden 50th Anniversary special editions

Thoroughly modern yet pleasingly reminiscent of the original Mini, the latest generation offers a price, economy and handling package few can match. And today Mini decided to... read more May 22, 2009 by

Beatlemania Mini Cooper S

Mini celebrates 50 years with special Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour' Cooper S

Mini is resurrecting one of its most famous models, a car that once belonged to Beatles member George Harrison. Decked out in psychedelic paintings, the legendary Beatle Mini... read more May 15, 2009 by

The very first Mini ever built

Mini celebrates 50 years of production at UK's Oxford plant

Tomorrow, May 8, 2009, marks 50 years to the day since the first Mini rolled off the production line at Plant Oxford, formerly known as Cowley. It's been a long and winding... read more May 7, 2009 by

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire

Bugatti unveils more ‘Centenaire’ special edition Veyrons

Early last month we revealed details about Bugatti's new special edition variant of the Veyron, the 'Bleu Centenaire'. Designed to mark the company's 100th anniversary, we... read more April 27, 2009 by

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Audi celebrates 100 years with unique Tachoscope timepiece

Celebrating an anniversary with a timepiece is a classic tradition, one symbolic of the years that have led to the moment. Audi's celebration of its 100th anniversary is no... read more March 25, 2009 by

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Aston Martin LMP1 racer debuts at Paul Ricard Circuit

In 1959, racing legend Carroll Shelby along with Roy Salvadori raced to overall victory at Le Mans in an Aston Martin DBR1, followed by another DBR1 in second place - both... read more March 10, 2009 by

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Official details: Bugatti Veyron 'Bleu Centenaire' 100th anniversary special

Bugatti is no stranger to limited editions of its Veyron, with the Sang Noir, Pur Sang, Hermès, Pegaso and Grand Sport (pictured) to name just a few. Now a new model has... read more March 3, 2009 by

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Mercedes unveils special-edition G-Class SUVs for 30th anniversary

Thirty years is a long time in the automotive industry, but the more things change, the more they stay the same - in 1979, the second oil crisis was in full swing, Detroit... read more February 16, 2009 by


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