Escondido is best known as the home of the world famous San Diego Zoo. But on Friday nights, from April through October, another breed of Cougars, Impalas, Roadrunners and Mustangs takes over. Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido, Calif. comes alive with classic cars and trucks of all varieties.
Before Jaakkola was old enough to earn a driver’s license, he visited car shows and immersed himself in 1950s movies. In 1998, when he reached Sweden’s legal driving age of 18, he purchased his first car, a 1965 Chrysler 300—despite his father’s protests. “As long as you live in this house, you will not buy an American car,” his father once warned.
Cars in movies are more than props. They commonly serve more like wardrobe, shedding light on a character—or they act as plot devices to build drama or get a laugh. In the case of this tricked-out 2003 Hyundai Tiburon used in HBO’s Entourage series, it’s a non-stop rolling punch line about Lloyd’s desire to be noticed and appreciated.
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.
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.
A general search for a McLaren vehicle on eBay reveals a couple dozen MP4-12C supercars. The MP4 (or simply 12C) is the follow-up to the legendary McLaren F1. It’s hard to know precisely how many 12C cars were produced between 2011 and 2014, but probably a few thousand. However, we know that the production for the outrageously cool subsequent McLaren P1 plug-in hybrid supercar is set for 375 copies. So seeing a P1 up for sale on eBay is extraordinary.
The all-new 2015 Lexus NX compact SUV is not your father’s ho-hum Lexus. The sedate Japanese brand distinguishes its new model with sharp lines, a polarizing front-end, and unique driving position. The NX is available as the 200t turbocharged variant and the 300h hybrid model—which swaps some power for class-leading fuel efficiency. With the turbocharged […]