Throughout The Car Industry
WOOO!! Gas Monkey Garage founder Richard Rawlings has just bought a car that’s almost as flamboyant as he is (almost). The legendary hotrod builders known as The Ring Brothers have just auctioned off their 600hp creation at the recent Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. And Rawlings decided to “get him some of that”...
Tags: DeTomaso Pantera, Richard Rawlings, Gas Monkey Garage, Ring Brothers
Cars and motorcycles are more than just transportation if you look at them right. I don't know what it's like in other countries, but in the United States, vehicles have always been symbols with motors. They get you from place to place, but they also allow you to make a statement about yourself.
Everyone is different, and motor vehicles are used for various different purposes. There are those who are looking for luxury, some have the need for speed, and, for others, utility is the most important thing.
Since cars are for driving, your writer will usually review only cars he has driven, and not driven on a sanitized manufacturer-prescribed route, but on roads and in a context of his own choosing. In talking about the Superformance GT40, this habit is broken, simply because this is such a remarkable car. Although boasting a 200mph+ top speed and a sub-4-second 0-60 time, this is not a modern supercar. Rather, it is an accurate replica of a near-half-century-old racing car. But it is fully road legal, California smog compliant, and cheaper to buy than a BMW i8. Sounds like the best sixties psychedelic trip ever, right ?
Posted In: Classics, Car Reviews
Tags: Superformance, GT40, Ford GT40
When you have something stolen from you, before long you come to the understanding that you are never going to see the property again. You may report the theft to the police, and you may have some hope, but it starts to fade after a couple of weeks go by.
Rock and roll and motor vehicles go hand in hand, like rum and coke, gin and tonic, and Jack Daniels and Budweiser (you can see where my head is during the holiday season). There have been countless songs written about cars of all kinds, and they have prettied up many a rock video.
I must admit that I have an affinity for the muscle cars that were hot when I was just coming of age.
Yes, I like the muscle cars that are out right now, and, in fact, I bought a new Camaro earlier this year. At the same time, those killer originals from the fifties, sixties, and seventies have a certain something that can't be explained in words.
Here are some quick takes on the potential dramas and traumas of buying and selling used cars...
Tags: Barn Finds, Bandit Trans Am, Peter Max Sued, classic cars
Henry Ford has gone down in history as one of the most important industrial innovators of all time. Ford was born on July 30, 1863, and, as you might imagine, one of the fathers of American automaking was born in Michigan, the state that became the epicenter of the industry.
Over the last 20 years or so, sport utility vehicles have taken the country by storm. You have countless different options available to you if you want to be able to grip the road during winter snowstorms, and many of these vehicles are actually quite luxurious.
It's interesting to think about the path that a car may take after it has been produced. The new car is going to leave the factory and wind up at a dealership. It may sit there for a while, and various different people will get behind the wheel to take it for a test drive.
Eventually, someone is going to take the car home, and it will begin its life as a trusted workhorse.