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“A giddy lot, these rallyists:” following the 1960 Monte Carlo rally

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

After our recent assemblage of East Africa Safari Rally videos from British Pathe, we initially thought to pull together a similar compilation of BP videos focusing on the Monte Carlo Rally. Then we saw that the film producer has released no less than 45 film clips covering the rally from 1930 to 1970 to YouTube […]

2014 Toyota Prius Video

If we said the Toyota Prius hybrid is as remarkable as any ol' Ferrari or Lamborghini, some of you might be dismissive, to put it politely. But Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley argues that, in its fifth year, the fuel-sipping 2014...

Video: Rally North America US50 in a Jeep SRT, Part 2: Missouri to Colorado

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Two weeks ago, we brought you the first half of our coverage of Rally North America's biggest event yet : the US50 Rally, from West Virginia to Missouri. Then last week, we showed you what our Jeep SRT is like at a hot, elevated track day. Today, let's see more sights, meet more folks, and share the conclusion of Rally North America! (and cops. Lots of cops). Read more...

Video: A Look Behind the Scenes of RM Auctions

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

RM Auctions is one of the biggest auto auction houses in the world. It’s been home to some of the biggest auction buys in recent memory, including a 1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Scaglietti Spider that sold for $6.4 million back in 2012. ForShow More Summary

How Does a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Handle a Hot Track Day?

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I recently had the pleasure of spending two weeks and 4,000 miles on Rally North America in one of the greatest vehicles to ever come out of the US of A: the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It's comfortable, fast, and full of practicality. But how does it handle a road course, at 4,500 feet of elevation, when it's 95 degrees out? Let's find out. Read more...

The Worst Timing For Rain In The History Of Rain

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For those unfamiliar with Summit Point, turn 4 is a fast, downhill, 90+mph right-hander that can be taken flat out in a spec Miata. Nicknamed "The Chute", it's butt puckering in the dry, but get smacked in the face by Mother Nature as you're hitting turn in, and it's terrifying. Read more...

The car enthusiast is dying

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

As someone who is just about to turn 30, I am not exactly in the age bracket to reminisce on cars of the 1970s and 80s. But even back in my day, being a car enthusiast was ‘cool’. It was a badge of honour amongst those of us that loved cars indiscriminately. So it saddens [...]

Audi introducing 48-volt electrical system to boost power and efficiency

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Audi will upgrade part of its vehicles’ electrical system from 12 to 48 volts, allowing it to integrate new technologies and increase the power and efficiency of its cars. Audi recently showcased some of the 48-volt electrical system’s potential in its RS5 TDI and A6 TDI concepts. Both of those vehicles are fitted with an [...]

“The roads aren’t exactly European, to put it mildly”

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

While fixing a link to a video in an old post, we came across a trove of British Pathe videos highlighting the East African Safari Rally throughout the 1960s. While they probably don’t tell us more about the rally than we already know – the roads were harsh and very few entrants crossed the finish […]

2015 Subaru WRX is a mature middle child

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Earlier in the year, we got to sample the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX STI ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MJ09.... ). It's the wild child of the Impreza family, and it might actually prove to be a bit much for the average person when it comes time to pick a daily driver. Read more...

This New Wheel-Locking Invention Could Be Brilliant If It Works

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Locking wheel nuts could help prevent theft of your precious rims and tires, but they're not ideal, and in certain situations, can be easily defeated with just a few tools. But if this new electronic wheel locking system actually works, it might take away your wheel-theft worries for good. Read more...

What Generations X, Y, and beyond will make of the old car hobby

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Photo by the author. (Continuing the conversation from the other day about the pending generational shift in car collecting, Hemmings Director of Marketing Dan Stoner, who participated in last week’s panel discussion, penned the following.) I found myself compelled to contribute to a discussion in an online automotive aftermarket forum a few months ago: Someone […]

Electric supercar, Renovo Coupe, revealed for first time

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Blog

The Renovo Coupe, an electric super car developed by startup company Renovo, has been unveiled for the first time and looks set to be a strong Tesla rival.

Elon Musk Gets Bucket Of Water Dumped On Him, So Many Questions Arise

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk was recently challenged by Bill Gates in that super-annoying ALS charity thing you're seeing everywhere now. It looks like he chose to dump himself with ice water, rather than paying the $100, but from this video we honestly can't be sure. Read more...

Here’s What Happens When Two Women Drive Around In a Ferrari

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A few months back, I posted a video that shows me driving around in the Ferrari, desperately trying to get attention from women. And it shows women completely ignoring my efforts. The whole thing is depressing, and disappointing, and in the end, I crash the Ferrari into a day spa while screaming: "DO YOU NOTICE ME NOW?!?!? HUH?!??!" Read more...

Car Thefts Are Down A Stunning 95 Percent In NYC Since 1990

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You know those old 1980s movies like Death Wish 3 where New York City comes off as some dirty, crime-ridden, lawless hellhole? Sometimes when I look at crime stats from that era, I think it really was like that. The good news is crimes across the board have dropped in the Big Apple, especially auto thefts. Read more...

Flxible, a wire, and the dream of a driverless future

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Photo from the Mohican Historical Society. By the early 1960s, we’d pretty much collectively abandoned the idea of autopilot for passenger cars. All the rage just a half-decade prior – along with giant tailfins and jet-inspired styling – the notion of handing control of our cars over to a central authority via guide wires embedded […]

Video: This Homebuilt 1975 Corolla is as Fast as a C7 Z51 Corvette!

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Mark Still is a professional fabricator for the movie industry, but didn't know what a sorted sports car should feel like. So when he finished his 400 HP, Supercharged 1UZ Corolla, he rang up The Smoking Tire and asked for some feedback. How could we say no? Read more...

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