Tag Archives: Classic Cars

The Skyline GT-R team actually operated independently inside Nissan

After decades of lusting, Americans can finally own one of the most delightful pieces of forbidden fruit: the Nissan Skyline GT-R. The Skyline and the GT-R have always been a special car, but they weren't always a Nissan. As we're refreshed on in the latest episode of "Up to Speed" from Donut Media, the Skyline actually started life under Prince Motor...

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Watch a VW Beetle engine be rebuilt in 6 minutes

Wouldn't it be nice to have a proper work space in which you could wrench on your pride and joy? To have the tools and the time to do so is a wonderful luxury to be enjoyed whenever possible. Perhaps you're short on one of those things. It's most likely going to be the time aspect of it all. Fortunately, the good folks at Hagerty have the time to spend...

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The "Wolf of the Autostrada" is the best car film of the year

There are a lot of films and videos made about cars in a given year. A number of them are good, and most of them are...mediocre. As someone who makes mediocre videos on a consistent basis, I'm not a bad judge of what makes a car film good. It takes no sort of expertise, however, to tell you that the "Wolf of the Autostrada" is much more than simply good...

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McLaren now has a service station for your F1 in the US

With just 106 examples in existence, we can understand why it's taken McLaren more than two decades to open up its first dedicated F1 service center in the United States. It means local F1 owners, of which there are believed to be 20 individuals, will no longer have to ship their cars to the United Kingdom to have major work done. Considering how much...

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Class-winning Le Mans racer rolls into Jay Leno’s Garage

If someone ever utters the phrase, "Do you want to see my class-winning Le Mans race car?" to you, the answer is always yes. It's unlikely that you'll hear such a phrase, however, unless your first name is Jay and your last one Leno. Such a phrase was said to Jay, and thankfully he answered correctly. That's why we get to watch him and his pal Bruce Meyer...

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Mock C2 Stingray racer built from C1 Corvette heading to auction

Barrett-Jackson auctions see many Chevrolet Corvettes pass the block, but this one is a little different. While this car, called the Centurion, looks like a modified C2-generation Corvette, it's actually a C1 Corvette underneath. According to the car's information document, the C2 Corvette racer look-alike is based on a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette and is meant...

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Porsches restores its oldest 911

Porsche is ready to show off the oldest 911 predecessor in its possession after three years of meticulous restoration: a 1964 901. To understand the significance of the car, we must present a brief history lesson. When Porsche engineered the 356's successor, the company began production of the 901. However, just weeks into production, Porsche had to rename...

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In London, Design Museum goes beneath the skin of Ferrari

Some might say, oh, here's another Ferrari exhibition, haven't there been enough already in 2017 celebrating the company's the 70th anniversary? Well, no, there have not. Since mid-November and running until April 15, 2018, the Design Museum in London is hosting a spectacular Ferrari exhibit, but not one that is of the typical kind...

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Dodge tapped Chrysler’s missile division for the Daytona and Plymouth Superbird

Some of the world's most interesting cars have the greatest stories behind them. The Dodge Daytona and the Plymouth Superbird are no different. At their core, they were built to shame Ford and Chevrolet in NASCAR, but Dodge was so adamant to ensure the car's success that it went through great engineering measures. Like, bringing on an individual from...

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