16 Jul

Interview: Rutledge Wood on His Green ‘83 Civic Wagon

This splendid 1983 Honda Civic Wagon was modified by Rutledge Wood, co-host of Top Gear USA (on the History Channel) and a NASCAR racing reporter for NBC Sports. In an exclusive interview, Wood explains the wild color scheme. “I built it to be a fun car that’s not just another one lost in the crowd of similar mods,” he said.


13 Jul

Jeep Tests New Models In Its Swampy Proving Grounds

It’s a balmy June day, and I’m wading through a swamp in the woods at Fiat-Chrysler’s proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich. The swamp is part of the Lyman trail, one of four courses on site that Jeep engineers use to validate new models.


06 Jul

Mopar Unleashes Track-Ready Drag Pak for 2015 Challenger

Mopar is bringing the millennial Dodge Challenger back to the drag strip this summer with a new track-ready package, including the brand’s first supercharged engine. Buyers can choose between two blocks: the supercharged 354 cubic inch engine or naturally aspirated 426 powerplant.


02 Jul

A Tale of Two Batmobiles

The 1966 George Barris Batmobile is probably the one you know. But it’s neither the first Batmobile, or in my mind, the purest expression of automotive Batmania. That distinction goes to Forrest Robinson’s original ground-up 1959-1963 design, an extraordinary vehicle up for on eBay from July 4.


19 Jun

The Only LaFerrari For Sale In North America Is on eBay

Ferrari has a wonderful tradition of building limited-series sports cars that are blindingly fast and exquisitely designed—but that can be driven by mere mortals on everyday streets. Think: 288 GTO, the F40, the F50, and the Enzo. The latest model, introduced in 2013, is the ultimate in accessible high-performance extravagance, at least according to its name. It’s simply called LaFerrari.


17 Jun

Who Taught Me How to Drive? My Dad

Learning to drive was one of the most significant events in my life. It granted me the freedom to go where I wanted, when I wanted, and it set me on a journey that continues today. Learning to drive taught me how to be mobile and responsible. The most influential person for me, in that American rite of passage, was my dad.


02 Jun

Can Any Car Be a Lowrider? Even a ’49 Hudson

Old Town San Diego is a great place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. So that’s where I headed for last month’s festivities. And it turned out to also be a great place to hold a small car show at the same time. While you might expect to see some Impalas and Monte Carlos at a lowrider event, who would plan on seeing a 1949 Hudson?


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