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  • Hot Wheels Legends tour winner: 2JetZ

    Hot Wheels representatives have traveled the United States as part of the company's Hot Wheels Legends Tour to celebrate the toy cars' 50th anniversary. Along the way they looked for the next Hot Wheels model. They've found it, and now one fan will have his car immortalized. The brand announced last Wednesday it had selected Luis Rodriguez and his 2JetZ custom hot rod as the winner in a search for a custom car worthy of the Hot Wheels treatment. Judges selected Rodriguez's car out of 3,600 entries. The 2JetZ will be made into a 1:64 scale Hot Wheels toy car to be released next year. Judges...

  • Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Stamps
    Hot Wheels stamps help celebrate 50 years of the toy car

    Hot Wheels is rounding out its 50th birthday celebrations this year. Although not nearly as cool as the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Chevrolet Camaro, commemorative Hot Wheels stamps are something any fan can afford. The U.S. Postal Service announced a collection of Hot Wheels stamps to mark the toy...

  • BMW E30 M3
    Everything you need to know about the BMW M3

    When enthusiasts think German sports car, they often think BMW M3, and there's a good reason for that. The M3 came to life as a race car first, and a street car second. Donut Media's latest "Up to Speed" episode focuses on the M3 and traces the iconic sports car's history back to its DTM racing...

  • 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
    The Chevrolet Camaro was a direct response to the Ford Mustang

    The world is full of emulators, and the automotive industry isn't short on them. In fact, the Chevrolet Camaro might be the greatest of all time. Chevrolet developed, engineered, and brought the car into the world to do one thing: rival and beat the Ford Mustang. Donut Media takes us back through...

  • Mazda NA Miata Restoration Program
    Evolution of virtue: How Mazda Miata became purist's sports car

    The Mazda Miata remains a go-to choice for those seeking a no-frills driving experience today. Over four generations, the Miata may have gained and lost various facets of itself, but it's always been a fun-to-drive sports car on a budget. But, where did it all begin? Thanks to Donut Media, we have...

  • John Lennon's Rolls-Royce Phantom V
    Rolls-Royce opens show with a little help from John Lennon's Phantom V

    Attention Londoners: Please send pics. When Rolls-Royce opens their exhibition at Bonhams, called "The Great Eight Phantoms," John Lennon's personalized Rolls-Royce Phantom V will be in attendance. The special guest appearance coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's...

  • 2000 Acura Integra shipped from California to Ohio

    I live in Ohio, specifically, Northeast Ohio. It's not easy to find nice things in this part of the country. That should be all you need to know about why I didn't start looking for cars in my home state—salty roads mean rusty cars. It's a shame. I was stupid a few years ago and sold my all-original 1993 Honda Prelude VTEC to instead pick up a 2001 Honda Prelude, only to sell the 2001 a year later. I needed something more reliable and practical, I told myself. So, I bought a 2017 Toyota 86. My logic is all sorts of flawed sometimes. After a bit of buyer's remorse, I knew deep down I...

  • Speed family Mustang collection
    Explore the Ford Mustang collection that began with a pet pony

    Many enthusiasts dream of collecting prized vehicles throughout their lives, but not many begin with a simple trade. That's exactly how the Speed family came to collect Ford Mustangs, though. The Speed siblings (what a last name in conjunction with the family's passion) recall their father, Gilbert...

  • 2017 Mini Cooper
    What do you call your Mini? The world's most popular name is...

    No one is quite sure what came first: the automobile, or a name for it. Giving cars people's names is as old as carmaking itself. Sure, some cars already have a name (Civic, Elantra, Tacoma) but those are mostly boring. Other cars have alphanumeric mashups that defy logic (XT5, Q30, X4 M40i) and...

  • New York City skyline
    Video: BMW Guggenheim Lab, Improve City Living And Travel

    If you could make living, working and travelling around your city a better experience for yourself and others, you'd take the opportunity without hesitation, wouldn't you? Now is your chance. BMW Guggenheim Lab is an initiative launched by German carmaker BMW and art and culture organisation, the...

  • Fast food
    Is Car Culture Keeping Americans Overweight?

    A few years ago we reported on the trend that many new cars aren’t designed to accommodate America’s seemingly ever-expanding waistline, with even popular models like the Chevrolet Corvette ill-prepared to carry two occupants each with a weight of over 200 pounds. Alarmingly, it's not...

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