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Archive for: September, 2012

Pebble Beach 2012 – The Car Park Concours Every year Nicolai (my Director) and I walk through the parking lot on the way to the various amazing events during the Pebble Beach weekend and talk about doing a show on the extraordinary cars we see OUTSIDE the actual show! So this year we did it with our friend Rob from...

For Brian Mackey of Mackey’s Hot Rods in Huntington Beach, California, the BUILT from eBay challenge became more than a fun project with a very tight deadline — it became personal. Team Hot Rod’s 1968 Chevy van is a tribute to Richard “Spider” Smith, a friend of Mackey’s grandfather who served as an aviator in World...

I’ve always preferred the “notchback” form of the VW 1600 to the more common squareback and fastback, but you just never see them. Most arrived here via Canada or came home with G.I.s stationed overseas, as they weren’t formally sold in the U.S. The current California registration on this 1965 VW 1600 is a big...

Going into the 6th round of the Formula Drift Championship in Las Vegas, I was feeling great about my chances at this venue. I’ve had top 4’s and top 8’s here and felt great knowing I had the car and the crew to get on the podium. It would appear my weekend would end differently then I anticipated. My amazing crew...

Take one part military truck, one part early 4×4, and one part tractor, and you get the Dodge Power Wagon. Based on the WWII Dodge 3/4-ton truck, these were built for the civilian market from 1945 through the late 1960s. They were the go-anywhere workhorses of the Dodge line, and their PTOs allowed you to run all kinds...

The Detroit Electric automobile company produced about 14,000 pure electric vehicles during its 32-year run from 1907 to 1939. This Model 75, made in 1918, is one of only several hundred still on the road today. In 1918, when this Model 75 was produced, electric vehicles were already going the way of the horse. The...

Without a doubt, racing at almost any level is an expensive sport. Accounting for the cost of the vehicle, hi-performance parts, countless hours of tinkering to make it faster — all add up to a significant wad of cash. What if you had a strict budget of $2,000 to work with making your car competitive and not look like...

If the words “African barn find” and “Zimbabwe vehicle registration stickers” don’t stimulate your imagination like an ivory backscratcher in the eye, then this filthy fintail station wagon is probably not for you. Mercedes didn’t build a factory wagon in the 1960s, but this period conversion looks like a natural...

WFCS 2.1: Pebble Beach 2012 – The Concept Lawn Top 5 One of my favourite automotive lifestyle weekends of the year is at Pebble Beach for the world famous Concours. It attracts such a diverse crowd who are all there to be within inches of the worlds most expensive cars. And this year once again we got to stand on the...

So today is the day – we go LIVE with Season Two of The Worlds Fastest Car Show on eBay Motors! So to kick it off to our fans I am doing this Live blog – so please join me as I give an insight into the upcoming shows and all the fun adventures we got up to! Here is our live chat transcript with Justin Bell for our...

This past year has been an amazing one since we launched The Worlds Fastest Car Show Season I on eBay Motors. One of the most gratifying experiences has been having people email/tweet/facebook post and come up to me in person to express how much they have enjoyed our unique content – what more could we ask? You see...

Hello to you all and many thanks for having me here on eBay Motors as a Blog contributor. So, to make sure you know why I am here, let me tell you a bit about myself. The world of cars and motor racing has been my life since birth. My father is Derek Bell who (I am very proud to say) was one of the most successful...

Whether you’re rockin’ to the great Jimi Hendrix, bumpin’ to R&B icon Usher, tapping your foot to the melodic Grover Washington Jr., or simply unwinding with Wagner, your car stereo system is a big part of your driving experience, allowing instant connectivity to all your favorite music. Shopping for a new car stereo on...

The Refreshed 2013 VW CC is Suitable for Business or Pleasure Likes: Sporty Coupé styling Torquey for a 2-liter engine Smooth 6-speed manual gearbox Dislikes: Long front overhang throws off the stance of the car Low sport car-like height makes it unfriendly to tall people 200 horsepower not exactly blowing it out...

Most people probably don’t think of second-gen Camaros as top-level collectibles. The vast majority of their 12-year production run took place in the depth of the smoggy 1970s, when performance took a back seat to huge bumpers and early emissions controls. But interest in pre-1974 examples is growing, and cars like...

The eBay Motors Facebook page just keeps on rolling! Not too long ago we hit 300,000 fans and now we’re happy to say we are over 400,000! We wouldn’t be here without the enthusiastic support of you, the eBay Motors community, and we thank you for this humbling milestone. Here at eBay Motors we’re as passionate about...

More and More People are Selling Cars on eBay Motors, Should I use eBay to Sell My Car Too? by Brittany Larson As internet use continues to grow, individuals and companies now are able to sell goods and services through a multitude of online channels. One of the fastest growing ways to liquidate vehicles, either for...

Updated Oct 10, 2012 Luxury That’s Ready for the Track Pros: Supercharged V8 power Surprisingly capable handling Yacht-like interior luxury Cons: Outdated 6-speed transmission Interior not quite as roomy as you’d expect Electronics need an update Buying a large luxury sedan used to mean lots of cushy, roomy...

In our ongoing effort to reach out to the eBay Motors community in as many ways as we can, we’re happy to announce the launch of the eBay Motors Podcast, a new monthly series through which we’ll explore the ins and outs of listing and buying on eBay Motors, along with focusing on special events and various marketing...

They’re not fast, safe or powerful, but vintage Japanese pickups do make great light-duty haulers. They’re reliable, economical, easy to drive, offer great visibility and boast tons of personality for their size. In short, they’re the perfect thing to declare to the world, “I’m not compensating for anything.” They’ll...

Of the four vehicles involved in the BUILT from eBay challenge, the ’66 El Camino chosen by Team Lowrider’s Duran’s Quality Painting may have been the one in the worst shape on the outset. When it was delivered, the El Camino’s driveshaft was in its truck bed and the engine was completely done for. The close-knit crew...