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Icon's Corvette ZR1-Powered 1948 Buick Is Just Hilarious Fun

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Step 1: Take a barn find 1948 Buick Super Convertible. Step 2: Give it the Corvette ZR1 supercharged V8 with almost 700 horsepower. Step 3: Call it Derelict. Not Derelicte, just Derelict! Read more...

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Honda V-12 clears its throat, building the Alaska Highway, ’61 Plymouth, Heart Like a Wheel

The image above, of the 1965 Honda RA272, isn’t all that striking – especially after the nice images of it under the bright lights that we recently saw – but the sound of that 1495cc 48-valve transverse mid-mounted V-12, as pointed out this week by MotorsportRetro.com, well, that makes up entirely for such a […]

Video: Heaven is an AE86 In the Rain

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In New Zealand, motorsport runs as deep through the country as sheep-herding, fishing, and Hobbits. Practically every weekend of the year, you can find a hillclimb, street sprint, or track day somewhere in the country. So we went toShow More Summary

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – swamp buggy racin’,

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

In our story this week on swamp buggy racing, somebody questioned why thousands of people would sit by the side of a giant mudpit to watch a bunch of good ol’ boys plow their jacked-up rigs through the muck and mire. Maybe this video – featuring Herbert McCurry and shot just a few years […]

Documentary on “Back to the Future” DeLorean restoration to coincide with film’s 30th anniversary

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Screenshot from Back to the Future. Of the seven cars that portrayed Doc Brown’s DeLorean-based time machine over its various iterations in the Back to the Future trilogy, all but a couple still exist in some form, but only one has gone through a full and painstakingly researched restoration, one that will take center stage in […]

This is the World's Most Interesting Vauxhall Viva

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

New Zealand is quite possibly the most car-crazy per capita country in the entire world, as we at TST recently learned by touring the whole country for two weeks. Most importantly, Kiwis take incredible pride in doing everything themselves, from body work, to making parts, to repurposing parts that never should have worked the way they do. Show More Summary

Good clean fun: slingin’ mud at the inaugural Swamp Buggy Jubilee

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

All photos courtesy Florida Memory. Bookie McCurry knew his mud and he knew his rigs. He’d won four Swamp King titles out of five years at the wheel of his jacked-up stacked-up swamp buggy, a stripped-down Dodge Power Wagon weapons carrier fitted with chained tractor tires and dubbed Short Cut. No surprise that the locals […]

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – chicken shed Ferrari, Laurel and Hardy in a jeep, DeLorean’s legacy, Fireball 500

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

What looks like a Ferrari on an Alpine highway is neither a Ferrari nor anywhere near the Alps. Instead, it’s a much cooler story: that of panelbeater Rod Tempero, who turns out highly crafted replica bodies – including the one of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO above – without blueprints out of a chicken […]

Jeff Gordon Smashes NASCAR Pole Record At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Good news for Gordon fans: he's not only on pole, but he set a Sprint Cup track record for Las Vegas Motor Speedway doing it. According to USA Today, Gordon's car hit a speed of 194.679 mph in a 27.738-second lap of the 1.5-mile speedway. I wouldn't be surprised if the back end of his car is now plaid. Read more...

2015 BMW X4 Video

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

BMW's X4 is an all-new vehicle for 2015, but don't call it an SUV; the automaker calls it a sport activity coupe despite its four doors and tall ride height. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says our test X4 M Sport's...

2015 Subaru Impreza Video

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

For 2015, Subaru's compact car takes a big step forward in terms of its multimedia system, said Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. The Impreza is updated this year with lightly revised exterior styling and a new control layout inside. Check out...

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Vic Hickey Baja Olds, racing at Brooklands, Iso Grifo, Devil on Wheels

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

It looks like an Oldsmobile Cutlass, but underneath it’s a Vic Hickey-built tube-frame mid-engine off-road monster, and Jay Leno got to drive it for the most recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. In the comments on our story about the pending Brooklands restoration, Gavin in the UK sent over this link to some […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Yes, it’s tall, narrow and boxy, but don’t let that fool you. The brilliant thing about Alfa Romeo’s Giulia sedans is that they were blessed with the very same twin-cam engines, five-speed gearboxes, four-wheel disc brakes and brilliantly tuned suspensions that made its coupes and spiders so much fun to drive. This 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super for […]

Iconic Bug Love: 1994 Volkswagen Concept 1 brochure

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

All brochure images from the collection of Mark J. McCourt Volkswagen did a genius thing when it decided to proceed with building the Concept 1 show car in the early 1990s: it tapped into an incredibly deep and emotional font of goodwill that was shared by millions of people around the globe: this is the […]

Four-Links – Saturday cinema edition

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Instead of our regular Four-Links this week, let’s do a video edition, starting with the above Chevrolet docuvertisment featuring a trio of Corvairs and a pair of Chevrolet trucks crossing the Darien Gap, the same stretch of jungle that Mark Smith and the Expedicion de las Americas would later cross. Headquake, the RC […]

Take A Ride In America's Most Phall—Er, I Mean Unique Race Car

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The DeltaWing is a modern marvel, with its staggered wheelbase and distinct appearance that makes it look like Ace and Gary's crime-fighting packagemobile. It's one of the most novel ideas in racing today, but what is it like to be onboard for a lap? Read more...

2016 Volvo XC90 Video

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Volvo's large SUV was last redesigned 12 years ago; for 2016 the XC90 — debuting at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show — is all new with a plug-in gas-electric hybrid powertrain. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the new XC90...

2016 Toyota Mirai Video

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

"Toyota delivers on a mission announced in 2010 to deliver a hydrogen fuel-cell electric sedan by 2015 priced around $50,000. Well, here it is: the all-new Toyota Mirai," Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays said last week as he got up close...

2016 Fiat 500X Video

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Fiat's new SUV is a bit smaller than the brand's 500L tall hatchback, and Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the 2016 Fiat 500X is the most capable but conventional-looking Fiat so far. The brand's newest offering made its debut at....

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Video

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays is literally sitting in the lap of luxury in his latest video from the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Mercedes wants to make Maybach a separate sub-brand, and the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 is the automaker's first...

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