Tag Archives: Classic Cars

Documentary details iconic McGee/Scritchfield 1932 Ford roadster

If you had to pick one car as the quintessential hot rod, the McGee/Scritchfield Roadster would be as good a choice as any. It's one of the most legendary, historic, and iconic hot rods in the history of the hobby, and it's a car that lived numerous lives. This documentary, by the Historic Vehicle Association's ThisCarMattersFilms, traces the history of the...

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Porsche reminds us that the 911 was originally called a 901

The numbers 9, 1 and 1, arranged in that order, are today iconic among sports car fans. The arrangement is the name of the car that signifies the essence of Porsche, so clearly it's very important to the automaker. However, this wasn't always the case. In fact, if it wasn't for Peugeot, the 911 today would probably be known as the 901. As...

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Documentary details iconic McGee/Scritchfield 1932 Ford roadster

If you had to pick one car as the quintessential hot rod, the McGee/Scritchfield Roadster would be as good a choice as any. It's one of the most legendary, historic, and iconic hot rods in the history of the hobby, and it's a car that lived numerous lives. This documentary, by the Historic Vehicle Association's ThisCarMattersFilms, traces the history of the...

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Porsche reminds us that the 911 was originally called a 901

The numbers 9, 1 and 1, arranged in that order, are today iconic among sports car fans. The arrangement is the name of the car that signifies the essence of Porsche, so clearly it's very important to the automaker. However, this wasn't always the case. In fact, if it wasn't for Peugeot, the 911 today would probably be known as the 901. As...

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1942 Dodge Carryall restomod stops in at Jay Leno’s Garage

Meet one of the most obscure Dodge vehicles that you likely never even knew existed. Jay Leno's Garage welcomed this 1942 Dodge Carryall, which Legacy Classic Trucks restored as an ultra-reliable restomod chase vehicle for a road-rally racer. The Carryall predates the Power Wagon and Dodge first built the vehicle for World War II. The idea was to provide a...

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First-ever Alfa Romeo model expected to fetch over $1M

North Americans only recently got reacquainted with Alfa Romeo following a lengthy return to the continent, but only die-hard fans will know what this is. In fact, it's the brands first-ever model, the 1921 Alfa Romeo G1, and it's heading to an RM Sotheby's auction in January. After decades spent in storage, the 1921 G1 traded hands a few times, but there's...

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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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