Australia's Holden car company got its start building bodies for imported GM chassis but became a full-fledged automaker when it started designing and building its own cars. From racing to the open road, Holden proved itself tough enough for Australia's unforgiving terrain, and even sent a few models stateside for GM.
Michael Bream of EV West in San Diego, California is giving classic cars a new lease on life — with zero emissions. Bream and his small team got their start building an electrified BMW 3-series for the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, setting records and beating international auto manufacturers, showing what a group of dedicated people can do. In addition to racing EV West now does conversions for customers, and business is booming.
Magic: The Gathering, e-books, and lithium-ion batteries — the story of Tesla is a strange tale that doesn't start with Elon Musk. While Musk was an early investor in the company, he wasn't the founder, but his hand in the company helped push it to the EV pioneer we know today. Donut Media goes through the history of Tesla and the revolution it launched in the automotive industry — and how it changed transportation forever.
Falling in love can be hard — especially when your crush is an Alfa Romeo GTV. The rust, wonky electronics, hard-to-find parts, and temperamental motors make for an involved relationship — which is part of what attracts Matthew to his Alfa Romeo GTV. This is the story as old as time itself — the bond between a boy and his car.
The opening round of the 2019 Formula One World Championship is just over a week away, and that means teams are shaking down their new cars. After several rough years, McLaren is looking to break into the top of the F1 pack with their new MCL34. Driver Carlos Sainz took McLaren's top car around the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain for the first test of the season, and a camera mounted on the rear wing captured all the action.
With an MSRP of almost $1 million, you're probably not in the market for Porsche's last hypercar — but Donut Media has everything you need to about the 918 Spyder anyway. Only 918 examples of the ultra-fast and tech-packed hybrid were built, and every part of the 918 is the best of everything Porsche had learned up to that point building some of the most successful racing cars ever made. The history of the 918 goes back to the '80s and Porsche's first supercar, the 959, through failed F1 engine programs, stalled Le Mans prototypes, the Carrera GT, and finally, one of the best-performing cars ever to hit the street.
Timeless automotive design. Rolex wristwatches. The artworks of Andy Warhol. Three subjects that vary wildly, yet elicit similarly passionate responses from those who care about them. Assouline's Impossible Collection series recognizes this, providing a thorough, in-depth look at each topic through insightful interviews, powerful prose, and gorgeous imagery. Each hand-bound tome tips the scales at nearly 20 pounds, arrives in a bespoke presentation case, and measures well over two feet wide when opened — demanding a central spot on your coffee table, if not its own dedicated stand.
There aren't many shoes that are versatile enough for a formal occasion but also look great with a pair of jeans. But The Newton is up for both occasions and plenty in-between. Each pair is Goodyear welted for flexibility and maximum durability and they're lined with leather for increased breathability, and have a comfortable footbed and a leather outsole that's built to stand the test of time. And even when that outsole wears thin, they can be easily re-soled by a repair service -- extending the life of your favorite pair. Available in black and oak leather.
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In 1989, Acura debuted the first NSX concept at the Chicago Auto Show. Its unveiling revolutionized the supercar segment with its all-aluminum body and spacious interior. As its 30th-anniversary approaches, Acura hit the archives to compile a tribute to the legacy of the NSX, as well as a slick look into its future.
In an undisclosed warehouse, RM Sotheby's is housing 130 cars dubbed the Youngtimers Collection. The selection of automobiles includes rare rides from the 70s, 80s and 90s like a 50th Anniversary Nissan 300ZX Turbo and a Porsche 928 GTS. In this exclusive peek inside, automotive journalist Chris Harris gives a tour of this dream garage.
Before it became the star of a blockbuster trilogy of films, the DeLorean was the brainchild of the rockstar of the auto industry — John DeLorean. A former GM executive, DeLorean left (or was fired) from GM and wanted his revenge in the best way possible: By launching his own car. A deal with the UK, a plant in Ireland, and finally a trial and acquittal for laundering drug money killed his car. But the DeLorean would go on to have an amazing rebirth and a special place in the hearts of cinema-loving car fanatics.
Hot rods have been an American institution since the advent of the automobile. With the rise of the electric car, there was some worry about the decline of the DIY culture around cars. That's turned out to be a totally unfounded concern — and this Tesla-powered 1981 Honda Accord proves it. Using a Chevrolet Volt battery pack and Tesla electric motors, the Teslonda can go 0-60 as fast as a Bugatti Chiron for a lot less money.
It's no Bugatti, but this LEGO Silverado is impressive none the less. The truck was built at the LEGO Model Shop in honor of the upcoming film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and took 8 builders over 2,000 hours and 334,544 bricks to complete. Although it's an exact replica of Chevy's 2019 model on the outside, there's no engine, so driving through a post-apocalyptic Bricksburg is out of the question.
Not everyone will get the chance to sit behind the wheel of a real Formula 1 race car in their lifetime but if you've got 500 hours and an abundance of cardboard, you could be closer to that dream than you think.
Tesla builds some of the most technologically advanced cars on the planet — but there's still plenty of humans on the assembly line. In this time-lapse, a Tesla Model 3 goes from empty shell to a fully-functioning EV in 48 seconds.
In the US, the armed forces have sports teams. In the UK, the armed forces go rally racing in former military Land Rovers. The Armed Forces rally team started when the military was asked to help recover cars in the Scottish Rally, and from there became a competitive team. Patina tagged along with the team as they prepared their Land Rovers for the upcoming RSAC Scottish Rally.
Aluminum-based antiperspirants can cause all kinds of health problems while natural deodorants like this one leave out the aluminum and contain ingredients that are actually good for you. And the herbal blend of Lavender, Sage, and Rosemary essential oils smells great and neutralizes odors. Jojoba oil is also part of the mix, a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory that's easy on sensitive underarm skin.
Originally launched as a modification shop for Rolex hunting watches — hence the name — Pro Hunter now offers a full range of specialized, sought-after sport watches from the Geneva-based firm. Each timepiece from Pro Hunter starts life as a brand new Rolex with box and papers; no refurbs or restorations here. It is then carefully customized with DLC coatings and other modifications, with inspiration taken from noteworthy vintage Rolex models, but applied towards a goal of superior style, functionality, and exclusivity. Specifically, we're offering Stealth black-hued versions of the GMT-Master II, Daytona, Submariner Date, and Submariner Military. All Pro Hunter Rolex watches are accompanied by a 5 year warranty and exceptional service directly from Pro Hunter.
Porsche's 911 has been in production for 55 years and is still immediately recognizable as the ideal Porsche. You could be forgiven for thinking that Porsche is a bit on the traditional side when it comes to its car lineup — and you'd be wrong. Straight from the official Porsche channel, this is a definitive look at the top five prototypes to come out of Stuttgart, with a few designs that are a wild departure from the Porsche we all know and love.
Ken Block loves to drive. Ken Block loves cars. Ken Block absolutely hates tires. Really, really hates tires. Ken Block hates tires so much that he does everything in his power to destroy them. Burnouts, power slides, stunts, and hooning around in general — there isn't anything Ken Block won't do to destroy a set of fresh, sticky rubber. In the 10th installment of his Gymkhana series, Block rips apart at least 20 sets of tires driving five different cars to their absolute limit.
Aston Martin's upcoming Valkyrie hypercar is anticipated to be one of the highest-performing and technologically advanced cars ever to be sold to the public. Designed by F1 aerodynamic ace Adrian Newey, currently employed by the Red Bull F1 team, the Valkyrie is an uncompromising race car for the road. But the heart of any car is the engine and legendary British manufacturer Cosworth was tasked with building the 6.5-liter V12. Carfection got an early look at the naturally-aspirated, 1,000 horsepower unit during testing on Cosworth's dyno, in all its 11,000-plus RPM glory.
With Porsche's unrivaled racing history, it should come as no surprise that all five of the five most expensive cars from Stuttgart are race cars or thinly-disguised race cars for the road. Host Ted Gushue has the enviable job getting a front-row seat to the best Porsche has ever offered as he counts down the most valuable cars ever from the manufacturer.
For 71 years, the Targa Florio saw some of the fastest purpose-built race cars in the world thunder through towns and villages on the Italian island of Sicily, all on winding public roads that dated back to the Roman Empire. Safety was the nearly the last thing on anyone's mind until the race was deemed too dangerous and stopped in 1977. But for seven decades, it brought some of the greatest names in racing to the island for one of the most unforgettable races in history.
Nissan celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Skyline GT-R with a one-off, heavily customized creation by Italdesign. In a turn from today's mass-produced cars, Italdesign designed and built the extensive body and interior modifications completely by hand. Watch the process as it goes from clay mockup to finished product by the hands of these Italian craftsmen.
Ken Block created the best-known driving series on the planet 10 years ago. Racking up millions of views and creating some of the most viral videos ever, Block has made it a mission to keep topping himself. Now you can get a backstage pass to all the action that goes on behind the camera in The Gymkhana Files, coming to Amazon Prime Video on November 16, 2018.
If heaven had a Porsche theme, it would probably look exactly this stunning collection of cars from the German manufacturer. Having a theme for any collection isn't unusual, but this secret stash of Porsche history — from vintage Speedsters, through nearly every version of the 911, to modern supercars like the Carrera GT and 918 Spyder — is. Presented in white, from the floors to the ceiling, to the cars themselves, guests must remove their shoes or wear white covers, and leave the cellphone at the door.
Matt Daw is a Canadian transplant doing custom fabrication and mechanic work on motorcycles in Brooklyn. WIRED spent a day in the shop with Matt as to stripped a vintage 1974 Harley-Davidson Sportster he just bought down to the frame in preparation for a rebuild. Matt goes step-by-step over the process, explaining each part and some advice on getting your hands dirty with an old bike.
Variety is the spice of life. Food, entertainment, education, jobs, hobbies — for everything you can think of, there are millions of ways to do it. The Porsche 911 has been the Swiss Army knife of sports cars for 50 years, winning in almost every conceivable motorsport competition from endurance racing to rallying. Porsche makes 24 models of the 911, and if you can't find one that suits you, you aren't looking for a Porsche. Here's a quick video that explains all 24 flavors in five minutes.
Ken Block knows cars. The star of the Gymkhana series has ran his wild creations from city streets to Pikes Peak, but one thing was missing — a truck. After two years in development, The Hoonitruck is ready to be unleashed on the streets.
Every year at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, teams from around the world come to break land speed records on the dry lake bed. The Vesco Turbinator II set a new land speed record for a wheel-driven car at 503 MPH. After the run, the team thought the Turbinator II had more left, and think a 600 mPH run might be possible.
Take 12 of the best performance cars in the world, one airport runway, line them all up, and let the clock decide who's the best. That's the theory behind Motor Trend's World's Greatest Drag Race, and it works to perfection. This installment's lineup includes exotics like the McLaren 720S, Lamborghini Huracán Performante, Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and Corvette ZR1, with a clear winner and some surprising results.
Motorcycle safety features have been a standard feature on most bikes for over a decade. Traction, stability control and ABS are available from nearly every major manufacturer — but BMW is taking it to the next level. The company has made a self-driving motorcycle to test its current and future safety features on, and it's something amazing to watch.