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  • FCA Reloaded by Creators factory restoration program

    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles will dip into its past with the launch of its Reloaded by Creators factory restoration program. FCA Heritage announced the new program Wednesday, which will seek out classic Alfa Romeos, Lancias, Fiats, and Abarths. The program comes with a twist. Owners do not come to FCA Heritage to restore their own cars. Instead, Reloaded by Creators seeks out the car itself. FCA will then restore the particular car to its former glory and offer it for sale to collectors. From there, the sale funds will help raise money for scouting activities to add important new pieces to FCA's...

  • Jaguar restarting production of D-Type after 62 years
    Jaguar resurrects classic D-Type for limited production run

    After 62 years, Jaguar will finally complete the D-Type's intended production run. Jaguar Classic announced on Tuesday it intends to build 25 examples of the D-Type racer to complete the originally intended run of 100 cars. The company only built 75 D-Types when production ceased in 1956, but...

  • 1942 Dodge Carryall restomod on Jay Leno's Garage
    1942 Dodge Carryall restomod stops in at Jay Leno's Garage

    Meet one of the most obscure Dodge vehicles that you likely never even knew existed. Jay Leno's Garage welcomed this 1942 Dodge Carryall, which Legacy Classic Trucks restored as an ultra-reliable restomod chase vehicle for a road-rally racer. The Carryall predates the Power Wagon and Dodge first...

  • James Hunt's 1977 McLaren M26 F1 race car. Photos via RK Motors.
    FIA Planning Historic Formula One Series?

    The FIA is reportedly considering a "masters" series for F1's senior stars.

  • BMW Group Classic buys up old BMW aero engine facility
    BMW Group Classic Buys Original Munich Plant

    BMW is returning to its roots with the purchase of a new facility for its fleet of historic vehicles--returning to a building once used to build airplane engines in the early decades of last century. ALSO SEE: The Story Behind The World's Fastest Nissan GT-R: Video The German automaker has acquired...

  • Backroad Gold title card.
    Travel Channel's Backroad Gold Joins The Classic-Car Reality Show Herd

    The Travel Channel's newest show is the latest in a line of programs focusing on classic cars.

  • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

    The Boss 429 is one of the rarest Mustangs around.

  • Steve McQueen's 1939 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport - image: Mecum Auctions
    Steve McQueen's 1938 Harley-Davidson Heads To The Auction Block

    A 1928 Harley-Davidson WLD Solo Sport formerly owned by Steve McQueen will cross the block November 23.

  • 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau - Image: RM Auctions
    Ford's Oldest Known Survivor Sells For $264k

    Last month, we told you that a rare 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau would be crossing the block in mid-October, at the RM Auctions sale in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Built in the first batch of cars to come from Ford’s Mack Avenue plant, this Model A is believed to be the oldest surviving...

  • Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1/2. Photo via Talacrest.
    Le Mans-Winning Aston Martin DBR1/2 For Sale

    Talacrest is a name best known in the classic Ferrari world, but this time around, it's peddling the 1959 Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1/2 driven by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby. To call this car priceless is to ignore the whole point of a sale--but it's certainly a piece of motorsport...

  • Jaguar C-Type runs at the Oldtimer Grand Prix - image: Jaguar
    Jaguar Celebrates Its Heritage At The 2012 Goodwood Revival: Video

    The Goodwood Revival is all about preserving history, and Jaguar’s heritage is rich with racing success. In 2012, Jaguar Heritage Racing was formed to supplement the activities of the Jaguar Heritage Trust, which itself is tasked with preserving historically significant Jaguar models. As the...

  • 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau - Image: RM Auctions
    Oldest Ford Motor Company Car To Cross The Block (Again)

    The oldest known surviving product of Ford Motor Company, a 1903 Model A Rear Entry Tonneau, has had only five owners since it left the factory over a century ago. On October 11 an 12, one bidder will have the opportunity to become buyer number six as the car is again scheduled to cross the block...

  • #1 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Chevrolet Corvette

    Last week we brought you the incredible story of a historically significant racing Corvette, believed lost to history but then found in storage in St. Petersburg, Florida. As one of three Corvettes campaigned by Briggs Cunningham at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, the car has a potential value in excess of $1 million. The find, in all its dusty glory, was scheduled to be shown at last weekend’s Corvettes at Carlise event. Following a brief semi-public showing on the eve of the show, the car was mysteriously removed from the exposition for “security purposes.” That seemed just...

  • #1 and #3 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Chevrolet Corvette
    Briggs Cunningham Corvette Withdraws From Corvettes At Carlisle: Report

    Widely hailed around the Internet as a historic event, this afternoon's planned showing of the Briggs Cunningham No. 1 Chevrolet Corvette has been canceled just a half hour before the planned start. The cancelation, according to Autoweek, is due to a sale and related security measures. Lance...

  • Jari-Matti Latvala, getting by with just three gears
    Rallying Is Harder With Only Three Gears: Video

    Under the best of circumstances, rallying is among the most extreme forms of motorsport on the planet. Drivers spend an entire stage running on the very edge of control, piloting cars on surfaces ranging from gravel to snow to sand to mud to pavement (or any combination of these). Mistakes can be...

  • 1963 split-window Corvette barn find. Image via Corvette Forum user Bruce at Billet.
    1963 Split-Window Corvette Barn Find: 33 Years In Storage

    When a California man passed away recently, he left behind a barn full of stuff. Amongst the stuff was a 1963 split-window Corvette (pictured below) in what appears to be fairly good, if neglected, condition. There is, of course, the usual three-decades coating of dust, and what looks like a fair...

  • Ferrari 512 BB LM in-car at 2012 Le Mans Classic
    Ferrari 512 BB LM, 365 GTB4 Sound Fantastic At Le Mans Classic: Video

    We can vouch, first hand, just how incredible an aural experience Le Mans Classic is. It's also a visual experience to rival anything set in the modern era. In these videos, we get an angle on the experience that only a relative handful of those at Le Mans Classic get to taste: the actual in-car...

  • 2012 Le Mans Classic
    2012 Le Mans Classic Mega-Gallery

    Walking around the paddock areas at Le Mans Classic hurts. Your neck is sore from constantly swiveling back and forth, your feet are sore from walking over the same several miles of historic asphalt a dozen times, and your heart is sore from the aching desire to own, to drive, to even sit in just...

  • Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin's Blower Bentley 4 1/2 Liter sells for record price at Goodwood

    The Bentley four-and-a-half liter is a racing legend. Known as the "Blower" Bentley, the big-engined, supercharged hot rod was, at the time, an incredibly powerful beast at 240 hp. These days, it's a vintage relic from the dawn of modern racing--the 1930s. The example you see here belonged to Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin, one of the famed Bentley Boys, until today, when it sold for a new record price for a Bentley at auction at £4.5 million, or about $7 million U.S. The new record price surpasses the £2.8 million ($4.4 million) price brought by a Bentley Speed Six at Le Mans Classic in...

  • 1967 Ford GT40 Mk1. Photo courtesy of RM Auctions.
    Steve McQueen 'Le Mans' Film Car 1968 Ford GT40 Heads To Auction At RM Monterey

    It's hard to believe, but Pebble Beach and its assorted festivities are just around the corner again. On August 17-18, two fantastic examples of the Ford GT40 will cross the auction block at RM Auctions' Monterey event--one of which was used to film Steve McQueen's film Le Mans. The McQueen film...

  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sells for record $35 million. Image via Talacrest Limited.
    Yet Another Ferrari Sets Record Price: This Time, A $35 Million Pastel-Green GTO

    You could be forgiven if you've lost track of the train of Ferraris that have claimed the title of "world's most expensive car" over the past few years. It's a surprisingly long list. But recently, a new record was set, and it's a whopper: A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, painted in a rather unsettling...

  • Barn find 1961 Corvette, parked since 1968  Image: eBay Motors
    Epic Barn Find: 1961 Corvette, Parked Since 1968

    Barn finds are often the stuff of urban legend, and tales usually begin with, “I knew a guy who knew a guy who had a friend with a 13 mile 1978 Corvette parked in his garage since new.” Connecting the dots to find the car often proves to be impossible, or the tale has been handed down...

  • The Lotus Type 102. Image: Paul Melbert
    Lotus Type 102, Sans Owner, To Appear At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    Vintage F1 cars driven at events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed are often piloted by their owners, who may not be comfortable with the idea of another driver, no matter how experienced, behind the wheel. When the 1990 Lotus Type 102 in Camel livery takes to the track for this year’s...

  • Jacques Villeneuve drives his father's 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 at Fiorano
    Gilles Villeneuve Honored By His Son, Ferrari At Fiorano Circuit

    Today, Ferrari and Jacques Villeneuve took the wheel of the famed 312 T4 at the Fiorano Circuit in honor of Gilles Villeneuve, who died in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix on May 8, 1982. The 312 T4 Jacques Villeneuve drove at Fiorano was the same car his father piloted during the 1979 F1...

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