The Iconic Porsche 962 C Has Been Restored to its Original Condition
Ken Block Drives A 700-Horsepower Audi Prototype Like It’s Meant To Be Driven
Ken Block recently made the transition, from Ford to Audi. His relationship with the German premium brand took him to Audi Tradition, in Ingolstadt, Germany. The facility, which comprises of some unassuming, at first glance, buildings, houses the most legendary cars from Audi’s rich motorsport history. The cool part is that all of them get driven every now and then and Ken Block had a go in the rarest and ultimate Audi rally car – the Sport Quattro RS 002.
Stunning Recreation of the Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototype Is Born
Lamborghini has resurrected the Countach LP500 prototype in this recreation based on the original, a car that was first revealed to the press at the 1971 Geneva Motor show. However, during subsequent testing, the supercar was destroyed.
But now, after 25,000 painstaking hours of restoration, Lamborghini has brought back the original LP 500 from the dead to celebrate the iconic car’s 50th anniversary. The car seen here is using the underpinnings of a Aventador LPI 800-4.
Here’s a List Of Nine Non-Exotic Rare Cars That Hide In Plain Sight
When you talk about rare cars, you probably think of high-end Bugattis, Ferraris, Porsches, etc. No one would think of a regular production car to be a rare one, unless it is a vintage. But, surprisingly, many cars are actually quite rare and get lost in the crowd without getting noticed. Unless you have a keen eye or you’re a diehard petrol head, you too may not have noticed them. Doug DeMuro lists nine such rare cars that you might have walked or driven by without giving it a second look.
1969 - 1986 Ford Capri - The European Pony Car That Came Before the Mustang
When you think Ford, you think the GT40 or the Mustang, both of which American models with great heritage. Before the Mustang became global, however, Europe had its own equivalent of the pony car. The Ford Capri was a rear-wheel-drive, 2+2 coupe that could be both a commuter and a weekend warrior. Although the Capri name, as we know it, has been retired, it has a long history and we are about to share with you everything we know about the car, sometimes referred to as “the European Mustang”.
The Story of the 1956 Mack Trucks Arctic Expedition to Build the DEW Line
11 Mack trucks, each with a 28-liter V12 Cummins diesel engine under the hood, hauling over three million pounds of cement and steel into the freezing Arctic Circle, 1,500 miles away from civilization.
Sounds a bit crazy, doesn’t it? But amid the bleak 1950s, when North America was under the threat of a nuclear showdown with the Soviet Union, the West’s solution was the so-called Distant Early Warning Line, or DEW Line, which consisted of 63 manned radar stations about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
And, well, construction material had to be hauled into the freezing terrain somehow.
So keep reading to find out the story of the amazing 1956 Bulldog Convoy in the Arctic, which involved 11 Mack trucks filled to the brim, a couple of bulldozers, and a team of unbreakable men.
The Mercedes-Benz Logo - A Complete History
The Real Truth Behind The BMW Logo
In March 2020, BMW unveiled its new logo, a flat, minimalistic version of the one it has been using since 1997. While the new design offers a cleaner version that strays away from the old-looking 3D effects and shadows, it is just the latest version of a logo that has been around since 1917 and one that triggered many controversies regarding its origin.
The Alpina Story - From Typewriters to BMWs
The story of Alpina began in 1962, when a young engineering student named Burkard Bovensiepen mounted a Weber dual carburettor to his BMW 1500. The carburettor system was manufactured in Burkard father’s precision component factory and the way it changed the performance of the 1500 caught a lot of attention from a lot of people. The rest, as they say, is history.
If It Wasn’t For The Cayenne, Porsche Probably Wouldn’t Exist Today
It’s hard to fathom the fact that the Porsche Cayenne has been around for almost two decades. During this time, Porsche’s first-ever SUV rose in popularity and became the brand’s best-seller, bringing in the required cash to keep the likes of 911 alive and kicking. This video explains very neatly how the Cayenne saved Porsche or better said, how Porsche saved itself with the Cayenne.
It’s been 16 years since General Motors pulled the plug on the Oldsmobile division as of 2020, but the company founded by Ransom E. Olds back in 1897 still holds an important place in the American automotive history. It produced more than 35 million vehicles and was noted for its testing of groundbreaking technology and designs under General Motors. It also designed some of the most iconic American cars, including the Rocket 88, Starfire, 442, and Toronado. When it was shut down in 2004, Oldsmobile was the oldest surviving American car company and the fifth oldest on the world, surpassed only by Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Skoda, and Tatra.
Ford Mustang Mach 1 History - A Legendary Timeline Greatness
Originally available in just one trim and a GT Equipment Group that eventually became the familiar GT version, the Ford Mustang quickly evolved into a multi-model pony car. By the late 1960s, Ford was already offering two Shelby models, two Boss versions, and various region-specific variants. With five performance models in showrooms for the 1969 model year, Ford decided to introduce a sixth version: the Mach 1.
The first iteration of the Mach 1 remained in production in various forms until 1978. When the second-generation Mustang was discontinued, the Mach 1 nameplate was phased off for decades and didn’t return until 2003. After a short-lived stint with the fourth-gen ’Stang, the Mach 1 once again disappeared until 2020. Just like the Bullitt and the Boss, the Mach 1 is a unicorn Mustang. With the nameplate revived for the 2021 model year,, it’s the perfect time to have a look at its history and what made this badge famous.
Sir Stirling Moss: A Closer Look At The Legend
One of racing’s most recognizable and revered figures, Sir Stirling Moss passed away peacefully early on Easter Sunday at his home in Mayfair announced his wife, Lady Susie Moss. Stirling was 90 and had withdrawn from public life in 2018, 56 years after the accident that made him retire from professional racing.
Nowadays, when finding ways to criticize racing, be it on two or four wheels, one of the easy targets are the drivers or the riders, usually bemoaned by fans for being too PR-friendly, too stern and lacking the charisma and flamboyance of the likes of James Hunt, Barry Sheene, or Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Imagine, then, that back when Moss was racing, in the thrillingly dangerous ’50s and ’60s, he was seen by his peers as one of the best on the track and also one of those that lived life to the fullest off the track. Now, after his death on April 12th, tributes began pouring in for the ’larger-than-life’ Moss and rightly so for there really won’t be another racer (he hated to be called a ’driver’) quite like Moss.