Some of the acting’s a little gee-whiz, and the dubbing is way off, but Wishes on Wheels, a 26-minute journey through the mid-Fifties Plymouth assembly line process, includes plenty of excellent color footage of the Savoy assembly line from bare frame to finished car. So seamless makes you wonder why we need robots to do […]
I am utterly convinced that our descendants will look on the aggressive prosecution of “distracted driving” the way hipster kids today look at the “Reefer Madness” scare of the Thirties. As police departments across the nation weighShow More Summary
The Evora 400 is the fastest Lotus this side of the new 3-Eleven, but as XCAR explains, speed isn’t the only the only thing differentiating it from previous Lotuses.http://jalopnik.com/lotus-3-eleven... Read more...
When we went to drive the new 2016 Dodge Viper ACR we had Andy Lally review it and then drive it very fast around a track. As a racer, he also took us through how all of the crazy aero kit on the Viper actually works in the video above. Enjoy.http://jalopnik.com/2016-dodge-vip... Read more...
Nissan scolded one of its dealers Tuesday for releasing an ad showing the battering of a piñata resembling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Automotive News is reporting. The ad depicts salesmen repeatedly hitting a Trump-looking...Show More Summary
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. Read more...
There’s hardly a driver or car mentioned – even in passing – in this video report of the 1964 SCCA Sports Car Championship series race at Road America that isn’t today considered a legend. There’s Carroll Shelby and his Cobras, of course, but also Walt Hansgen in a Ferrari, Jim Hall in his Chaparrals, and […]
We see a lot of AMC Eagles in this series, as well as the occasional Spirit or Encore or even an Oleg Cassini Edition Matador, but today’s Junkyard Find is our first-ever AMC Concord. Here’s an amazingly brown ’81 sedan for some Malaise goodness. Show More Summary
This year’s MVPA Bankhead Highway convoy isn’t the club’s first big trek; in fact, twice before the club organized convoys that followed the Alaska Highway. It’s a good bet, though, that they didn’t see the sort of conditions these 11 giant Mack trucks saw in 1956 during a supply run up to the DEW line. […]
The Detroit chapter of the National Action Network says after meeting with officials from General Motors on Thursday they won’t protest the automaker for not cutting ties with singer Kid Rock, the Associated Press is reporting. The group...Show More Summary
It’s funny how it sometimes takes a while to recognize something familiar. In the mid-1980s, when my daily driver was a slightly hi-po’d 1972 VW Type 2, I was driving a work vehicle from the Detroit area to Toledo to pick up a part.Show More Summary
General Motors is revealing its updates to the 2016 GMC Sierra lineup days after Chevrolet revealed its new face for the 2016 Silverado. In a video posted to its YouTube channel (via Automotive News), GMC trotted out the new front fascias, bumpers and C-shaped LED daytime running lamps for the full-size pickup. Show More Summary
A short time ago, I left you with my impressions of the Porsche 911 GT3. Even now, I am still in love with that car (Tiffany…call me). However, love is blind and everyone’s a critic. Just after the publication of that piece, I got a text from a buddy who published an outstanding review on […] The post 2015 Lamborghini Huracán Track Test appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
I’m a big fan of goofy engine swaps, but I must admit that I get tired of seeing small-block Chevy engines in everything. Still, engine swapping is an American tradition that goes way back, and the rise of online discourse has led to...Show More Summary
Fans of Michael Paul Smith’s work, particularly those who enjoyed the excerpt we ran from Smith’s latest book the other day, won’t want to miss this well-done short film profiling Smith and revealing his reasons for creating and exploring the fictional fractional town of Elgin Park. Ride along with the Los Boulevardos Car Club […]
If you worship speed, then taking a trip to Europe always means cramming in as many car things as you can before you head back to your own dreary, boring continent. For me this year, that meant going to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But with one day free before I went home, I stumbled onto a place in Frankfurt called the Klassikstadt. And you have to go there too. Read more...
While researching our recent article on the 40th anniversary of the Chevette, we came across plenty of crash videos featuring said subcompact on YouTube, but we also came across this Dodge-created comparison video from 1977 pitting the Colt against the Datsun B210, the Chevette and Vega, and the Ford Pinto – in numbers and features […]
Or, as I call it, Virginia is stupid… Last month I spent a fantastic weekend at Pittsburg International Race Complex working my part time gig coaching in supercars. PittsRace is a great facility, lots of runoff, wonderful employees and a pretty great go-kart track. Show More Summary
Bahaaaaaah, the French. I mean, the English. Yes, the English have always been celebrated for making the world’s best Fourth Cars. There is an English manufacturer named Morgan, inspired almost exclusively by the desire to make “Fourth Cars.” They’re ash-framed and, like the best English cars, deliver vintage styling, so Morgan — Read more...
I just took my chopped, Carson-top-equipped, heavily-customized 1969 Toyota Corona coupe to a local car show and won a trophy without even washing the thing. All but the most tradition-bound angry old coots think the Kustom Korona is...Show More Summary