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The second installment of eBay Motors’ award-winning web series modJOBS just made its debut with a new host, a new type of vehicle, a new charity, and quite a few interesting twists and turns. Last fall, modJOBS documented the conversion of a Mustang GT into a supercharged street-burner. This spring viewers will be...

Reposted from the eBay Stories blog People growing up in the United States during the1970s shared common ground in that they seemed to follow the same people and get information from similar sources.  There were only three television channels, increasing the odds that everyone would be tuned in to the same thing at...

It sounds like an introduction to a joke: What do you get when an Israeli guy and an Indian guy try to figure out what to get their wives as a gift this holiday season?  The answer, this time, is not a punchline.  The outcome of this classic “dude” problem was solved a bit differently by the team here at eBay....

First posted by Joe MacFarland on the eBay Stories blog. Used by permission. The chance of finding a 1960s original muscle car with low mileage is about as rare as spotting the original muscleman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, revisiting Muscle Beach in southern California these days.  But our eBay Top Shared page pointed...

eBay Motors and modJOBS™ invite you to bid on a dream vehicle for the ultimate car enthusiast. The winner will get a custom built modJOBS 2012 Ford Mustang GT with some amazing extras you need to see to believe. Be sure to read below to see all the exciting specifications that make this ride so special. ABOUT THE 2012...

We’re thrilled to announce the premier of “World’s Fastest Car Show,” an eBay Motors original series hosted by Justin Bell (yes, racing fans, that Justin Bell). The “World’s Fastest Car Show” is a weekly automotive adventure web show that power slides into the intersection between car culture, entertainment and sheer...

Recognized as the largest classic car and nostalgia festival in the United States, Hot August Nights returns for another year of celebrating a simpler time from August 9-14. The event hosts thousands of classic cars, as well as concerts featuring top entertainers and music of the 50’s and 60’s, controlled cruises,...

Chevrolet Malibu seat performance engineers Daniel Cohen and Cheryl Hajciar know more about keeping hindquarters happy than a good masseuse. Cohen and Hajciar are tasked with ensuring that customers of all shapes and sizes are comfortable when sitting in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. They use high-tech tools and...

In the early 1960s Formula 1 teams from Europe began to descend upon the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with their mid-engined Cooper, Lotus and Brabham race cars. Within a few short years the mid-engine layout had replaced the traditional front-engined Indy Roadster at the Brickyard as the dominant design — a standard...

If you like eBay Motors and you like Armor All, here’s a great opportunity. Together the two companies are bringing to you the Summertime Shine Sweepstakes. Every week Armor All will award to one winner a Complete Car Care Kit. And at the end of the sweepstakes, one lucky entrant will receive a $500 gift card that can...

You can now watch the Hot Rod & Muscle Car panel discussion unedited and as it occurred at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. Participants included Steve Strope of Pure Vision Design and Car Craft Radio. Corky Coker of Coker Tire and Street Rodder Radio. Craig Jackson of Barrett-Jackson. Beau...

The list of panelists has just been released for the National Collector Car Appreciation Day webcast that will be broadcast from the Petersen Automotive Museum on July 8th, exclusively on eBay Motors. Best yet, you get to ask the questions! There will be three panel discussions, one on Pre-War Collector Cars, another...

 1915 Ford Model T The Ford Model T had been available for several years, but in 1915 it crossed the affordability barrier. Its price dropped from $850 in 1908 to $440 in 1915 (about $12k in today’s money). At that price the average worker could now afford a car and Ford sold a half million of them that year. It put...

Flying this Learjet Model 28 “Longhorn” at Kitty Hawk North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation, on February 19 and 20, 1979, the first man to set foot on the moon, Astronaut Neil Armstrong, with Test Pilot Pete Reynolds set five world records for a business class aircraft:  two for altitude achieved, two for sustained...

Best known for its iconic Marathon taxi cabs (think Travis Bickle), Checker Motors also manufactured a limited quantity of passenger cars and station wagons. The car featured here is a one of a kind Checker Limo with special treatment and options installed on the assembly line and offline in Checker Motors’...

Chevrolet total sales are expected to increase 15 percent during the first half of 2011 fueled by the passenger car sales approaching their highest percentage of Chevrolet sales in two decades. Chevrolet car sales are expected to be up 23 percent for the first six months of the year, when June sales are reported on...

The most successful manufacturer ever at the classic French endurance race has announced its intention to return to the top category to run for overall victory. Porsche will return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a works-run LMP1 sports prototype, the completely new developed race car is planned for the 2014 race....

The first McLaren car built for racing outside of Formula 1 since the McLaren F1 GTR will make its public dynamic world debut at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from 30 June-03 July in the UK. The new GT3 car, based on McLaren’s MP4-12C high-performance road car, will appear in its revised form, honed...

In the summer of 2005 legendary singer, songwriter and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney entered into an agreement with the Cadillac division of General Motors to build a one-of-a-kind CTS Sport for his personal use. As an animal rights activist Sir Paul directed that no animal products be used in manufacturing the...

Hertz has been known for years for its willingness to bring real honest-to-goodness performance cars into its fleet so those of us who love cars get a chance to drive cars we might not otherwise be able to afford. It started back about 35 years ago when Hertz brought aboard a fleet of specially-constructed Shelby...

Not only is eBay Motors commemorating the second annual National Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 8, it’s turning the entire month of July into a celebration of the automotive hobby with original videos, expert content and a consumer sweepstakes. Established by the U.S. Senate in 2010, National Collector Car...