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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.


Barrett-Jackson to feature the four-ton "Thundertaker" at April Palm Beach sale

On: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 1:18PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Thundertaker custom Cadillac hearse test 2

Not that many people say this very often, but it's probably a good thing that I'm not rich. I would, naturally, spend a large amount of my money on cars, which is not a bad thing, it's just that the cars I'd spend money on wouldn't exactly endear me to the rest of my family.

Granted, having the world's largest collection of station wagons wouldn't be the worst thing for them to inherit, but even with the recent—and forecast—increase in values for wagons, chances are that they'd just break even if they sold the lot.


Gooding & Co.'s Amelia Island auction sells seventeen of Seinfeld's finest for $22,244,500

On: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 1:07PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Gooding & Co.'s Amelia Island auction sells seventeen of Seinfeld's finest for $22,244,500 test 1-1

I've never understood the fascination people have with Porsches, and I'm apparently not alone. Hell, the world is filled with idiots that don't even know it's pronounced poor-SHA. (And that's everywhere, every time, jerks. No exceptions.)


 

Haunted Highways: Ferrari F40

On: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 1:59PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Haunted Highways:  Ferrari F40 test 1-1

If you sit back and think about just how many different model cars have come off the assembly lines, it's amazing that we remember any of them at all. Sure, you personally might remember your first car, but, by and large, not too many of us are really emotionally vested in a 1987 Buick Skylark the way you might be. But then there are cars that come along every once in a great while that we as a collective civilized world can appreciate. Cars that are so striking, and so stunning that men and women who have no automotive knowledge whatsoever become awestruck and mesmerized by the mere sight of one of these mighty machines. That list of cars is very short, but it can be argued that at the top of that very short list lies one car, and one car only—the Ferrari F40.


Haunted Highways: The GMC Syclone

On: Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 3:24PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Haunted Highways:  The GMC Syclone test 1-1

Some cars and trucks are just ahead of their time. Sometimes, the world is just not ready yet for an idea; it's either too soon, too much, or just too unusual for the world to deal with and, as such, that idea usually either dies, or goes into hibernation until the world catches up. Such was the life of one of the quickest and fastest trucks ever produced. The GMC Syclone was not a high-selling success, but this tricked-out pickup truck brought new meaning to the word "Hauling."


Haunted Highways: The BMW Z8 - A Masterpiece From Munich

On: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:46AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


 BMW Z8 test 2

In 1997 BMW debuted a concept car called the Z07. It was an instant success on the show circuit, and not being a company to rest on its laurels BMW quickly got the Z07 onto the production line only two short years later and dubbed it the Z8—and the world was instantly better for it. The Z8 was built from 1999 through 2002 and was given the model code E52. It seemed that Bimmer had an idea that its newest flagship was going to be a success, as it guaranteed potential owners that it would continue to build replacement parts for it for the next 50 years. Presumptuous? Perhaps, but not as much as some may think...


What the Truck?! 1998-2003 Dodge Dakota R/T

On: Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 10:57AM | By: Teddy Field


1998-2003 Dodge Dakota R/T test 2

Back in the late '90s, small trucks were big business. Little rigs like the Ford Ranger, Chevy S-10, and Toyota Tacoma, offered customers lots of capability for a fittingly small price. The Dodge Dakota, on the other hand, was unashamed of its full-size aspirations, offering more room, towing and payload capacity than its diminutive rivals. V8 power was available too. And, in the case of the Dodge Dakota R/T, it had a torque-happy 5.9L V8 that even had muscle car drivers saying "what the truck?!"...


Flashback: Chevrolet Silverado 454 SS

On: Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 10:39AM | By: Teddy Field


Flashback: Chevrolet Silverado 454 SS test 1-1

Back in 1990, engines were still measured in cubic inches, and single-digit fuel economy didn't matter. It was a glorious time; to celebrate, Chevrolet unleashed a big-block sport version of its wildly popular Silverado pickup truck. This black beast had sinister looks, a wild exhaust note, and an ozone-chomping 454 cu-in V8 under the hood. America's Heartbeat had definitely skipped a few beats...


The Cars Shine At Alfa's Un-museum

On: Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 3:13PM | By: Jon Summers


Alfa Museo test 2

A stroke of luck allowed a recent visit to the recently re-opened Alfa-Romeo museum, located just on the outskirts of Milan, in Arese, near the site of the now-demolished old factory.


2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: Ferrari Featured Marque; Mustangs On the Lawn

On: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 3:44PM | By: Jon Summers


Ferrari Family Portrait test 2

Each year Pebble Beach committee tries hard to invite vehicles which truly represent the full breadth and depth of automobility: this year there was a class of significant Mercury lead sled customs. The featured marques were du Pont and Ferrari. It was most enjoyable to see a class of Shelbys, and thus a row of Mustangs, on the Pebble Beach lawn amongst all the Ferraris!