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Maximum Monterey Part 2: Mecum markets a multitude of mega-exotics from... everywhere else!

On: Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 4:53PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Maximum Monterey Part 2: Mecum markets a multitude of mega-exotics from... everywhere else! test 1-1

Now, don't panic. I know the list of Mecum's Ferrari/Maserati apex predators alone won't spend all of your quarter-billion-dollar inheritance from your granduncle Archibald, but I promise you will be able to spend it all in one place, between August 18th and 20th, to assemble the greatest collection of modern mega-dollar performance cars as his will requires.


Ferrari 458 Italia: A new stallion worthy of the name

On: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 5:35PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ferrari 458 Italia:  A new stallion worthy of the name test 1-1

When it comes to Ferraris, any new addition is celebrated by its many adoring fans like a new child in the family. The only sad part about adding a new Ferrari is that more often than not, it comes at the cost of losing one of our favorites. The new Ferrari 458 Italia is no different.  With its arrival, we must now cast off one of the most beautiful and crazy fast stallions from Maranello, the F430. From 2005-2009 the F430 scorched streets and racetracks all over the world with its 483-horsepower 4.3-liter banshee-imitating V8 that pushed that car in to a terminal velocity of 196 mph. You had your choice of either a traditional six-speed manual, or an F1-style six-speed electro-hydraulic paddle shifter. It was a car that was called by some (including your author) as the most captivating Ferrari since the mighty F40. With such large tires to fill, the question is:  Is the new 458 Italia up to the task?   


Forget Monterey's Concorso; Music City's Frist Center is this year's hottest spot to see Italy's finest forms

On: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 9:20AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Forget Monterey's Concorso; Music City's Frist Center is this year's hottest spot to see Italy's finest forms test 1-1

You think you're ready for it, but then it happens:  She—the gorgeous, curvaceous, fantasy-fueling she of your wildest desires—is right there in the room with you! Nothing you've  ever  seen her in can prepare you for just how perfect she looks in real life. And now, at long last, you have been given a chance to approach her and live out your dream of spending one-on-one time with this finest of God's most incredible creations.


Looking for all the minimalist excitement of an Ariel Atom at a discount AND don't fear death? Then have I got the vehicle for you!

On: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 1:01PM | By: Andrew W Davis


1966 Velorex 16/350 test 2

People in my profession—and outside it, too, I suppose—have always railed against government “interference” in the production of vehicles. Sure, the seat belt was a good idea, but airbags, “safety” bumpers, and—more recently—the laundry list of electronic nannies like automatic braking and stability control?


 

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: A 1200-horsepower road-going tomahawk

On: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 3:01PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Bugatti Veyron 16.4  Super Sport:  A 1200-horsepower road-going tomahawk test 1-1

So that’s it. You created the biggest, baddest, meanest, most brutalizing road-going supercar of all time. It costs over a million dollars, can run 0–60 quicker than most family sedans can go 0–30, and has exactly one pony over 1,000 horsepower being produced from its behemoth 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine. Oh, and the car can hit 253 mph before it runs out of steam. That should be enough. Honestly, that should be enough. Yet, it’s not.


Acura NSX: Under-appreciated undeservedly

On: Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:24AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Acura NSX: Under-appreciated undeservedly test 1-1

When it comes to exciting cars of yesteryear few cars are as under-appreciated as the legendary Acura NSX. Whether it was being mistaken for a Ferrari or taking knocks for not having enough power as other cars in its price class, the NSX did not get nearly the credit it deserved. But, with a little more insight, we might just be able to get the NSX the credit it absolutely deserves.


Ford GT: Not just another retro car

On: Wed, May 4, 2016 at 11:25AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ford GT:  Not just another retro car test 1-1

They don't make 'em like they used to, right? Well, it seemed that no one was aware of that in 2005, when the retro car craze was at its peak. Everywhere you looked, there was a new Mustang that looked like an old Mustang, a new Dodge Magnum that looked like an old Hemi station wagon, a new GTO to recall the Goats of days gone by, and even a new Thunderbird to remind you how good the original really was. But, just when you thought you couldn't possibly see one more car that reminded you of a car you already saw years prior, Ford brought the house down with one of, if not, the best retro-themed car ever built:  The Ford GT.


eBay Motors' Top 5 sales top 9.5 million dollars, including a $1M+ Mustang! USA! USA!

On: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 10:57AM | By: Andrew W Davis


eBay Motors' Top 5 sales top 9.5 million dollars, including a $1M+ Mustang! USA! USA! test 1-1

You know the drill. I spend WAY too much time on eBay Motors looking for the most expensive cars sold over a given period, and I amaze you with what people will spend on cars you'll likely never see.

[Sorry, that was rude. Just book a flight to Los Angeles, camp out in the ritziest part of town, and I'm sure at least a version of one of these cars will pass by your sidewalk encampment.]


Two Beetles or not two Beetles: With this pair, only you (and maybe some Brazilians) will know

On: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 3:00PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Two Beetles or not two Beetles: With this pair, only you (and maybe some Brazilians) will know test 1-1

My parent's first cars—and second (I think)—were both VW Beetles. This should come as a shock to no one, seeing as how ubiquitous the car was for decades—right up to the 1990s, it would seem, as my high school girlfriend had one right up until her father made her get a more “practical” car (a Geo Metro!).


Ferrari F355: The truest form of the Ferrari experience

On: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 9:09AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ferrari F355:  The truest form of the Ferrari experience test 1-1

So rarely does a car come along that actually makes a significant change in its parent company. Sure, if you believe the commercials, every single new car is some big, grandiose example of how the company is transforming and evolving into something bigger and better. But the truth is, a lot of those cars are just "filler" cars, and really don't do much except affect the bottom line. But the ones that truly make a difference are the ones we remember, especially when that company is one that doesn't create cars, it creates dreams. The F355 was not only a dream come true for teenagers and millionaires everywhere, it also helped revitalize the Prancing Horse to international automotive supremacy.


Just how far gone is TOO far for a car TWO: Flushing away $99k or shrewd entree into a major payday? The new owner lets us know!

On: Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 10:50AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Just how far gone is TOO far for a car TWO: Flushing away $99k or shrewd entree into a major payday? The new owner lets us know! test 1-1

You're not a real automotive enthusiast until you've let a project car you had all the plans in the world for go to someone else for a song, only to find that what you sold for scrap value—if you were lucky—was something truly special.

Like WORTH A LOT special.