If you read our magazines, you know who Patrick R. Foster is. The longtime Hemmings contributor is a noted authority on American independent carmakers, both through his website, OldeMilfordPress.com, and through books like this one. The title of his latest effort, Jeep: The History of America’s Greatest Vehicle, is as ambitious as the book itself. […]
Bulk of production to remain in Germany.
You name it, Travis Pastrana has done it. Motocross? Yep. Rally? Yep. Back flips and front flips on motorcycles? Yep. NASCAR? Yep. He's an adrenaline junkie of the highest order. And now he's here to answer all of your questions. Read more...
Photo courtesy General Motors. The decade didn’t see a carburetor on a new car from the factory. It ushered in new alliances among auto manufacturers and swept other manufacturers away. It brought performance back—in more than just looks—and to unexpected places. And next year, when the classic car show season starts up again, the Nineties […]
Kleven signed a contract with diamond company De Beers Marine Namibia, part of De Beers Group, on the building of a highly specialized vessel for deep water mineral exploration.
General Tire advertising image from the 1950s. From the author’s collection. Wow, what a hat! This black-and-white press release photograph from General Tire – circa 1955 – depicts a female model with a big “tire” hat that mimics the thin black lines shown on the tire’s wide-white sidewall. The bias-ply tire is fitted with a […]
Lego cars are among our favorite toys. They're fun for play, and if built properly, great to display. With that in mind, we've crafted a list of some of the best creations we've seen. Some are on sale now, while others are merely the work of fanciful enthusiasts. Show More Summary
Join us as we take VW's new Euro-spec Passat for a spin through the Sardinian countryside.
The California Highway Patrol and Office of Traffic commissioned UC Berkeley to study the safety affects of motorcycles riding between lanes in traffic, and found it adds no explicit danger to motorcycling in general. Read more...
1956 Lotus Mark VI, owned by guest curator Kyle Kaulback. Photos by Michael Furman, courtesy of the AACA Museum. Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman, whose four initials are integrated into the iconic Lotus Cars logo, never wanted to be an automaker or race car builder. Instead, Chapman would have preferred to remain a racer, but the […]
It looks like an early spring came to Littleton, New Hampshire, in 1960, judging by the 4/6 date that comes along with this photo that hemidave recently posted to the ForwardLook.net forum, showing the town’s Main Street looking west: The trees seem rather filled out, there’s no trace of snow on the ground, plenty of […]
Law enforcement agencies know a lot about the whereabouts and daily habits of millions of American motorists through the use of automated license-plate readers. Motorists, on the other hand, don't know much about the records police officers have collected through the use of these machines. Show More Summary
Company adds new executive position responsible for quality assurance.
Ditch that stuffy glass-and-chrome citadel you work in, pick up your ethnically diverse group of friends, a couple wine coolers, and head out to the desert to par-tay. If you want to live out that car commercial, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee really is the SUV to do it in. Read more...
“Curly” Auto Antlers. Photograph courtesy of True Gear Head. It’s not uncommon here in the Hemmings home office to walk by the desk of one of the editors and see him lifting something cool from a box of foam peanuts or packing paper. Besides the many books, die-cast models, new tools, polishes and products sent to […]
In its day, the Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC, like this 1982 example for sale on Hemmings.com, blurred the lines between performance and luxury, offering V-8 power and respectable acceleration, but with an emphasis on comfort, bank vault-like interior silence and composed road manners. Based on the W126 S-Class sedan—rather than the SL, like the outgoing SLC […]
Audi has announced that it will be recalling 850,000 A4 sedans, wagons and Allroad models across the globe due to a software problem that could prevent the front airbags from deploying. All 850,000 vehicles were built after 2012. Audi has already adjusted production of new A4s to eliminate the software glitch. Show More Summary
Pedestrian detection adds to existing collision-avoidance technology.
In his postmodern novel The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles tells us that the heroine, Sarah Woodruff, was "the perfect victim of a caste society. Her father had forced her out of her own class but could not raise her to the next. Show More Summary
The Oldsmobile Golden Rocket concept. Still image from video below. Surreal. Ethereal. Dreamlike. These hypnagogic adjectives may rarely come up in conversations with your buddies as you wrench on the car. But the next time they’re over to help you drop in that newly restored engine, switch off the How to Drop in a Newly […]