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  • Volkswagen Jetta GLI manual transmission ad

    Driving a car equipped with a manual transmission these days is something of a rarity among the public, but this rarity has turned into something positve for owners of manual-equipped cars. It seems the decline of three pedals and a stick has produced numerous headlines declaring would-be thieves were thwarted for their lack of knowledge. Volkswagen tapped into those feelings for its latest advertisement. Showcasing the new Jetta GLI (a Golf GTI with a trunk), the ad places two men inside the car talking about their love-hate relationship with music. For some reason. After that weird...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
    Slug bug is still a hit: The game outlasts the Volkswagen Beetle that inspired it

    When the final Final Edition Volkswagen Beetle comes off the line this June, one thing is sure to outlive the iconic Bug: punch buggy. Also known as slug bug, punch buggy dictates that the first person to see a VW Beetle on the streets and call out the color gets to punch an occupant in your own...

  • Petersen Automotive Museum sci-fi car exhibit
    Geek out with the sci-fi cars exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum

    Science-fiction fans, prepare to nerd out over the Petersen Automotive Museum's latest exhibit. Called "Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy," the exhibit gathers some of the most iconic cars from film under one roof. Not only are the cars on display, but also the...

  • Ford Escort scale model made from precious materials
    Scale Ford Escort Mk II made from silver, gold and diamonds

    Building scale model cars is a wonderful way for enthusiasts to pass the time and "own" the cars of their dreams. They're usually built from plastic kits, but one jeweler took his love affair for the Ford Escort to new heights. The scratchbuilt Ford Escort Mk II seen here is done in 1/25 scale and...

  • 2019 Honda Civic Type R made from Lego
    This Lego Honda Civic Type R weighs as much as the real thing

    Lego enthusiasts in Australia have crafted an entire Honda Civic Type R out of the tiny plastic bricks to help celebrate the local launch of the “Lego Masters” television show. The team of nine spent over 1,300 hours to build the life-size model and used close to 320,000 individual Lego...

  • Porsche Esports Supercup virtual one-make championship
    Porsche launches virtual one-make race series with real prize money

    Porsche is expanding its one-make championship series to new realms—the digital one, that is. On Monday, the German performance marque announced the Porsche Esports Supercup, which will be a one-make series for video gamers. The virtual world championship is no joke, as it shares its Supercup...

  • Roborace Hot Wheel Robocar model

    Roborace has plans to take humans out of the cockpit in a futuristic machine-versus-machine race series, but before that happens, it's putting its Robocars in the hands of people—quite literally. That's because the latest Robocar is a 1:64 scale model in the form of a Hot Wheels toy. Hot Wheels and Roborace announced the new toy car on Tuesday, and it's an exact depiction of the Robocar self-driving electric racer. The Robocar is still in development, with Roborace working with its DevBot prototype to hone the self-driving systems. The Robocar makes for a pretty great Hot Wheels toy and...

  • 1957 diner for sale on eBay
    Antique 1957 stainless diner for sale and it's the stuff of nostalgic dreams

    Pining to live the 1950s lifestyle, but feel like it's 60 years too late? Never fear. Live your 1950s #BestLife and celebrate Americana with an authentic diner for sale. The diner, known as the Crossroads Diner for decades, closed shop in 2018 and resides in New Jersey, but the eBay seller claims...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts Mustang RTR
    Ford and Vaughn Gittin Jr. find a 4-leaf clover to drift and celebrate St. Patrick's Day

    Ford got into the spirit of St. Patrick's day on Friday with the reveal of a Grabber Lime green color for the Mustang Shelby GT500, but it also sent professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. out to find four leaf clovers. Not the kind that lurks in the grass, but the type found across America's...

  • #SnowPony, a Ford Mustang made entirely from snow
    Frozen asset: Family builds lifelike classic Ford Mustang out of snow

    The waning days of winter are a bleak time for everyone ready to move out of nature’s freezer, but it’s even worse for vintage car fans itching to pull their rides out of hibernation. One Nebraska family, however, found a way to have a little fun before the white stuff is gone for the...

  • Bugatti Baby II
    The Bugatti Baby gets a reboot to celebrate brand's 110th birthday

    Long before miniature cars for toddlers to drive around in were made popular, Bugatti had already done it in 1926. To celebrate the brand's 110th birthday, the French luxury brand decided to make another one. Taking a page from the original Bugatti Baby, the Baby II was revealed Monday at the 2019...

  • 1936 Auto Union Lego race car
    Help make this Auto Union Type C race car a Lego kit

    Numerous well-designed Lego kits have arrived in the past year, but one fan needs some help to get his/her own project off the ground. The proposed kit is a 1936 Auto Union Type C race car. The build has been posted to the Lego Ideas portal by a user who goes by the handle redera00. The portal...

  • Model of Michael Schumacher's 1991 Jordan F1 car

    Michael Schumacher's Jordan Formula 1 car is now for sale for the low, low price of $4,495. The only catch is it's a 1:8 scale model. ACME Diecast has opened pre-orders for the wonderfully detailed scale model of Schumacher's 1991 Jordan racer, which features the 7UP livery and No. 32 from his debut at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The model's colors are even authentic to the F1 race car with its bright green and blue palette. The company added that every detail has been reproduced with care to recreate the iconic race car from Schumacher's early career. The cockpit features all the working...

  • Makr Shakr Guido self-driving bar
    Self-driving bar aiming to pour a cold one anywhere

    The automotive industry often focuses on how self-driving cars will move people in the future. We've also looked at self-driving grocery delivery services, but what about a robotic, self-driving bar? There hasn't been talk of that until now. The Italian startup Makr Shakr, which has already...

  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
    Oscar Mayer will pay you to drive the Wienermobile for a year

    Perhaps the office life isn't cutting the mustard. For those interested in breaking out of the 9-5 routine, Oscar Mayer has just the gig for you. The company announced that it is searching for the next pilot of its famous Wienermobile, and the hiring process is open and ongoing. Not only will one...

  • Lightning McQueen Cars 3 trailer
    Disney's ready to have Lightning McQueen teach you how to race

    Disney is ready to bring fans of the "Cars" films into an immersive new world. Walt Disney World Resort announced on Thursday that it will open the Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy in March. The show will even feature one of the coolest elements from "Cars 3," the racing simulator McQueen uses to...

  • Australians retake biggest burnout world record at Summer Nationals 2019
    Australia retakes world record for biggest simultaneous burnout

    Australians kicked the new year off by retaking a record the country's gearheads have long held. The land down under is once again home to the world record for the biggest simultaneous burnout. Australia reclaimed the record from Saudi Arabia, which claimed it in 2017 with 119 cars participating to...

  • Kart-powered race car bed
    Hoonigan crew turns race car bed into a real car

    Remember those red race car beds from childhood? Some even came with a steering wheel attached to let young car buffs live out their racing fantasies. Now Ken Block's Hoonigan crew has turned fantasy into reality. Hoonigan's "Garage Garage" YouTube series decided to take one standard issue race car...

  • Race of Champions 2019 Mexico City

    The Race of Champions will head to Latin America for the first time. Organizers announced Tuesday that 2019's running will take place in Mexico City after the Mexican capital won the right to host the event. The world's best racers will compete at the Foro Sol which forms part of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez where Mexico's Formula 1 race is held. Organizers will construct a purpose-built track within the Foro Sol itself, which will give spectators eyes on the action at all times. Mexico City follows Saudi Arabia, Miami, and London as a few of the former host cities for the...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Nürburgring Race Taxi
    XE SV Project 8 super sedan joins Jaguar's 'Ring taxi fleet

    Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 is currently the fastest production four-door car around the Nürburgring, with one of the cars completing a lap of the notorious German racetrack last November in a time of only 7:21.23. Jaguar is now offering the chance to experience a Nürburgring hot lap in the...

  • This Irish mansion features a go-kart track
    Buy this mansion and get your own go-kart track

    A house at a country club-style race track is pretty cool, but that means sharing track time with random others. What if there was a property for sale that included its own private professionally built go-kart track? That bit of real estate exists, and it's for sale in Ireland. The asking price?...

  • A pair of Porsche fans got married in a Cayenne
    Porsche fans to marry at 70 mph on a racetrack

    Samantha and John are both proud members of the Porsche Club of America. They love the brand so much that the pair from Charlotte, North Carolina, are trekking down to Atlanta, Georgia, for their wedding. Why? That's where the Porsche Experience Center is located, and it's where they'll tie the...

  • BMW M1 wall art
    2 wrecked BMW M1 supercars become 1 piece of wall art

    When life gives you a wrecked BMW M1, don't make M1 lemonade...make art. BMW did not make many examples of its amazing M1 supercar. In fact, just 453 were built in total between 1978 and 1981. Two of those have now become one in an effort to spruce up one owner's amazing garage, according to...

  • Lyft Oregon Trail Celebration
    Get a Lyft in a covered wagon to celebrate the Oregon Trail

    Lyft is no stranger to fun promotional tie-ins, and the latest celebrates 175 years of the Oregon Trail. This week, Lyft will offer covered wagon rides in downtown Portland, Oregon, free of charge to commemorate the historic route. Fifteen-minute rides will be given in the covered wagon with...

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