Gordon Murray, The Man Behind the McLaren F1, Has An Amazing Garage
He masterminded the McLaren F1, a supercar that’s still relevant today as far as performance and brilliant engineering goes. He also helped Brabham secure two Formula 1 world titles and younger folks might know him as the creator of the bonkers 650-horsepower, Cosworth-motivated T.50 supercar.
By now, you know we’re talking about Gordon Murray, the ultimate car guy in our book and the owner of an impressive garage filled to the brim with lightweight sports cars.
An Appreciation To Robert Opron
An automobile is, at its core, a tool. It takes you from A to B, preferably without breaking the bank or your back while doing so. But some cars do more than carrying you around. The likes of Giugiaro, Zagato, Bertone, Ghia, and many more, made sure that cars are also kind to the eye, some, even, gorgeous to look at. Robert Opron also deserves a spot among the greatest car designers of the 20th century as the man behind such iconic cars like the Citroen SM.
`Queen of the Nurburgring` Sabine Schmitz Passes Away At 51
Twice a winner of the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring, former Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz loved the world’s longest permanent race track more than just about anything in the world and also knew it better than her own pocket. She may have never reached the peaks of motor racing by competing in Formula 1 or Indycar but nobody ever dared to deny her prowess around her home track that she raced on even while battling the disease that ultimately took her away from us.
The Man That Gave F1 a Voice
Legendary motorsports journalist and commentator Murray Walker has left us on Saturday, March 13 2021. As big a car enthusiast as you’ll ever come across, Murray was brought up in a family of bike racers and nurtured a lifelong dream of being behind the mic at snooker tournaments. With a career spanning five decades, he became as recognizable as any F1 world champion although he began in radio even before F1 as we know it today was a thing.
Matt Farah’s Garage Is Downright Ridiculous
Matt Farah has a car storage facility that you wouldn’t believe. Known largely for his YouTube channel, The Smoking Tire, Farah opened the Westside Collector Car Storage for car owners in the Los Angeles area who don’t have enough room for their beautiful rides in their personal driveways. The facility is a first-class parking garage that can house anything from cars, motorcycles, boats, and even snowmobiles. It also features state-of-the-art amenities that ensure that those prized vehicles are well taken care of.
Jay Leno Channels Superhuman Strength to Save Classic Chevrolet Corvette from a Rolling Lexus IS300
Jay Leno saved a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette restomod from getting hit by a wayward Lexus IS300 that musician Rick Springfield forgot to put in park.
The 70-year-old comedian and the 1980s rockstar were filming an episode of Leno’s CNBC series Jay Leno’s Garage when the mishap happened. The scene could’ve ended a lot worse for the two celebrities and their precious rides, but thanks to Leno’s quick reaction, disaster was definitely averted.
The Story of Doug DeMuro - What You Need to Know
Unless you live under a rock, you know who Doug DeMuro is. For those who don’t, Doug is a YouTuber based out of California known for his creative, detailed car reviews. Appearing in front of the camera in modest attire to review exotic, luxurious cars, Doug has a way of connecting with his audience. And, the testament to it is his four million-subscriber base on YouTube which was built in less than a decade.
Well, here’s a video by Motor Heads that tells us the story of the cargo shorts-wearing internet sensation and everything you need to know about him.
Social Media Influencers and Cool Cars - The Shameless on Rodeo Drive
It’s one thing to be a social media influencer and carry actual influence in the real world. It’s another thing to be a faux social media influencer who parades around a place like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, acting all that despite probably not being anywhere close to even being “that.”
It’s a testament to how the word “fame” is viewed these days that you can see people posing for photographs with exotic cars, gobs of money, and the occasional honey or two, all for the sake of posting said photos on Instagram and watching the “likes” and comments come pouring in. It’s a real thing that happens in today’s world, and if you need more convincing, check out this 13-minute video from YouTube channel effspot. It’s a shameless look at a shameless way of becoming famous. Then again, no one’s stopping them, right?
LeBron James Looks Good in a Porsche 918 Spyder, But He Can Barely Fit in It
LeBron James is one of the most famous people in the world. The Porsche 918 Spyder is one of the most recognizable supercars in the world. Put those two together and you might as well add a neon yellow sign with the words “NOTICE US!” into the mix.
That’s exactly what happened to the four-time NBA champion, who was spotted cruising down a highway in Los Angeles in a Porsche 918 Spyder. Naturally, an eagle-eyed individual took to Instagram to post of his chance encounter with the King, who graciously reciprocated with a shaka sign or, as it’s sometimes known, a “hang loose” sign before speeding off into the distance.
All The Cars Sean Connery Drove As James Bond Ranked
Sean Connery passed away on October 31, aged 90. The beloved actor leaves behind an impressive legacy with numerous awards and filmography, including more than 60 movies. Sir Sean Connery gained recognition as the first actor to portray James Bond, being featured in six installments of the famed franchise. Connery wasn’t necessarily a big car guy, but he drove quite a few cool vehicles as James Bond.
Hollywood’s Hottest Precision Driver Has a Love Affair With Porsche
Years ago, Lara’s days were busy as she was doing all the high-paced driving for top-rank female Hollywood movie stars such as Julia Roberts, Mary Louise Parker, and Jennifer Connelly. They all looked tough on the big screen, but she was toughing it out for real, during takes. Now, Lara’s still as busy as ever, although now she’s gained a different kind of notoriety, as a female Porsche lover in a world where most people who buy Porsches and adore the brand from Stuttgart are men. That’s why you’ll find her on Instagram as @thatporschegirl.
Ferrari Dino Designer Aldo Brovarone Has Died
For over three decades, Ferrari maintained a really special relationship with one particular coachbuilding and design house, Pininfarina. Many famous models bearing the Prancing Horse on their trunk lids and engine covers were born as a result of this partnership and Aldo Brovarone, from his position as Head of Styling at Pininfarina, has been credited with many of these designs including the Ferrari Dino 206 GT and the Ferrari 365 2+2. While a career spanning five decades can hardly be put into words well enough, we thought it’s worthwhile to look back on Brovarone’s legacy as a designer since the Italian passed away at age 94.