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Archive for: February, 2013

Classic muscle cars are a staple on eBay Motors and there are hundreds listed and sold every day. What makes this 1970 Plymouth Barracuda special is that the seller claims this particular model was the first ever third generation Hemi-Cuda built in August 1969. Whereas the first and second generation ‘Cudas were based...

I’ve been racing vintage Datsuns for a while now. It’s been fun running the Bobby Allison 510, a Bob Sharp 610 and a couple of BRE 2000 roadsters. The biggest car I’ve run so far has been the Fitzy 280ZX. But my latest car will be the most advanced and longest wheelbase car I’ve run so far. It’s a Bob Sharp-built...

The NISMO badge has adorned aftermarket parts and pieces for Nissan vehicles for years in addition to being the motorsports wing of the Japanese builder. Now Nissan appears to have plans to expand NISMO’s profile, ala Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division and the newly-separated-from-Dodge SRT line: Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn...

McLaren announces the performance specs of the McLaren P1 before its official debut at the Geneva Auto Show which commences March 7 – 17. 0 – 62 mph in less than 3 seconds 0 – 124 mph (0-200 kmh) in less than 7 seconds 0 – 186 mph ( 0-300 kmh) in 17 seconds, 5 seconds quicker than McLaren F1 Electronically limited top...

Philately, if you didn’t know, is the study of stamps and other postal errata. But the term is often used to describe the act of stamp collection. Now that we’ve all learned something today, let’s dig into some news for philatelists with an eye for cars as well as stamps: the United States Postal Service has just...

The All-Electric Toyota RAV4 EV Returns After a 10 Year Hiatus Likes: More room to carry cargo Lots of details to improve efficiency and reduce range anxiety Crossover qualities with electric car efficiency Dislikes: High cost of entry with a price tag $49,800 Only sold in California Yes Virginia, there is a...

Owned by: ditson2008 Trim: XLT Extended Cab Pickup 4-Door Engine: 5.4L 330 Cu. In. V8 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated MODIFICATIONS: Belltech Performance lowering kit Halo head and fog lights Cowl Performance hood 22-inch Dropstar rims with Eagle GT low profile performance tires 295/65-22 Magnuson supercharger Dynatech...

Jersey Shore star, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, has decided to say goodbye to her ride, selling her beloved 2011 Cadillac Escalade to the highest bidder. Purchased September 2011, Snooki’s love affair with her Escalade is over with only 6,295 miles on the odometer. Notice the Escalade has been tailored to the pint-sized...

What it Means for the Sport as First Woman Ever to Earn Pole Position at Daytona 500 I’ve never been a part of the rainbows and butterflies girl-power sorority, but of course, I have a strong opinion and position on women in motorsports. When Danica said she’s always approached her career with the mindset that she...

I dream of the day I that I never have to go to the gas station again. No, I’m not protesting our country’s dependence on foreign oil. I’m not sticking it to the petroleum industrial complex. I’m not trying to minimize my carbon footprint and I’m not even trying to save money. It’s just that the gas station is the most...

Likes John Cooper Works trim available Steering response helps bring more of a “MINI” feel Available All-Wheel Drive Dislikes Awkward design Limited rear passenger and cargo space Weight (especially with all-wheel drive) makes Paceman feel sluggish The 2013 MINI Paceman is the classic ‘answer to a question no one...

Billy Currington is the third artist to auction of their personal Ram 1500 truck in support of his favorite cause – Team Rubicon. Auction runs February 19 through March 1, 2013. Currington says, “It handles my boards well… It’s got tons of compartment space. I can’t say enough about the new Ram Truck.” Click the...

The Muntz Jet was conceived by California used-car salesman Earl “Madman” Muntz, the Jet looks a lot like the 1949 Kurtis Sport Car (built by Frank Kurtis of Kurtis-Omohundro Comet fame). And not without reason: Muntz liked the Sport Car enough to license the tooling. But Muntz’s convertible, produced from 1950 to...

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up only 2 percent of the automotive industry. Women in automotive classes are an even smaller percentage, even though there has never been a better time for a woman to pursue a career in the automotive industry. My name is Julia Johnson and I am one of a handful...

Owned by: simpson0025 zero gravity wind screen, pazzo shorty levers, yoshimura r77d slip on Suzuki has aggressively evolved the series from the first-generation GSX-R750, to maintain a consistently spirited expression of Suzuki’s racing technology. To deliver the pure excitement of race-winning performance to more...

Likes Noticeable improvement in ride quality and driving dynamics A demure and sleek exterior design for a crossover Rear side hinged door replaced with lift gate and spare tire moved inside Backup camera, USB port, and Bluetooth standard across all three trim levels Dislikes Seat heaters only available with the...

Photo credit of car #18 Van Diemen DP08 Mazda: Tom Turk Photo “What do you do?” That’s a broad question, huh? Well, we all do something, don’t we? It’s a question that comes up most every time strangers meet. “I’m a race car driver,” and I proceed to ask “what do you do?” The response always falls into the “delayed,...

Best Friend Gifts Karmann Ghia Will you be my Valentine? Will you be my Valentine if I give you a ’71 Karmann Ghia? Five years ago, this 1971 Karmann Ghia was gifted to a close friend who the seller, lanciaink, has known for over 20 years since junior high school. This close friend had gone through a tough year and he...

Just because the East Coast is up to their chins in snow and spring flowers are still a couple months away, we can still dream about warm summer nights and traveling the open roads on extended road trips. Perfect for that rider who craves long miles of pavement and scenic roadways is this barely used 2011...

One of the most important things you can do to keep your car running more efficiently for longer is to regularly change the oil and oil filter. Over time, oil breaks down and the contaminants and debris clog the filter, making cooling the engine more difficult and risking the life of the car. Depending on how you...

Jaguar North America has picked eight finalists for their #CAPTUREAJAG photo contest on Facebook. Click the image below to login and vote for your favorite image. You don’t have to be a Jaguar fan to vote, but a core appreciation for photography does help. Rules state you can vote up to three times a day with the...