Category Archives: Automobiles

1960s American Dream Cars wow crowds at tony Pebble Beach Concours

1960 DeDia 150 'Bobby Darin' Coupe, 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'EleganceThey just don’t make dream cars like they used to. And the crowds thronging a special display class at Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance attested to the popularity of outrageous, over-the-top fantasies of what cars could look like half a century ago. Called “American Dream Cars of the 1960s,” the group of 10 ranged from a Thirties-inspired…

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2018 Nissan Titan, Titan XD and Frontier Midnight Editions Debut | Edmunds

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Report: China’s Great Wall wants to acquire Jeep

2017 Jeep New Compass TrailhawkA Chinese automaker named after the country’s most iconic structure says it wants to own the most quintessentially American of automakers: Jeep. One week ago, a report claimed an unnamed Chinese automaker had placed a bid to buyout Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, a move that would fulfill CEO Sergio Marchionne’s dream of merging with another automaker…

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All of the wheels, all of the power; meet the new 2018 BMW M5

2018 BMW M5Perhaps you’ve heard rumors that the new BMW M5 would be all-wheel drive. Or whispers that it would be more complicated than grad-level calculus. Or even hints that it may lack a third pedal for the first time in more than three decades. BMW on Monday confirmed all of the above. But there’s more. Oh, so much more. DON’T MISS: BMW details the 2018…

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All of the wheels, all of the power; meet the new 2018 BMW M5

2018 BMW M5Perhaps you’ve heard rumors that the new BMW M5 would be all-wheel drive. Or whispers that it would be more complicated than grad-level calculus. Or even hints that it may lack a third pedal for the first time in more than three decades. BMW on Monday confirmed all of the above. But there’s more. Oh, so much more. DON’T MISS: BMW details the 2018…

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VW revives its iconic Microbus as a self-driving electric van

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz ConceptIn a single announcement, Volkswagen has managed to please just about everyone. The company is reinventing its famed Microbus, and will produce it as an all-electric, self-driving van that’s intended for road trips, ride-sharing, and even small businesses. When the small, utilitarian people mover first debuted nearly 70 years ago, the…

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2018 Nissan Midnight Edition trucks turn out the lights

2018 Nissan Midnight EditionsBlack-painted wheels are all the rage, but that’s not what makes Nissan’s announcement that it is extending its Midnight Edition package to its pickup lineup for 2018 so newsworthy. Instead, it’s that the automaker has confirmed that the Frontier mid-size pickup is back for another model year. An all-new version is on the horizon, and it’s long…

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1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer Wins Best of Show at Pebble Beach

A deep blue 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer snagged the top trophy at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Francis Curzon, the 5th Earl of Howe, who co-founded the British Racing Drivers’ Club and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1931, was the original owner of the car.

“We’ve had the car for several years,” said owner and collector Bruce R. McCaw, of Bellevue, Washington in a statement.

“The question was whether or not to restore it. I always hate to restore something that doesn’t need it. But we finally found enough pictures that we knew the car needed to be restored.”

According to McCaw, the car’s blue paint was inspired by a dress made of peacock feathers in the 1850s. A 7.0-liter supercharged straight-six engine powers the beautiful Mercedes-Benz.

Steve Babinsky of Lebanon, New Jersey restored the vintage roadster with its long hood and low-cut doors. It retains its original Marchal lighting equipment and chrome-plated wheel lugs.

“This Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer is a combination of speed, style, and power,” said Concours chairman Sandra Button.

“Somehow these three elements—along with those fantastic torpedo running boards—become the very definition of elegance.”

This year’s Concours drew 204 cars from 15 countries and 31 states and the event also raised more than $1.6 million for local charities.

Celebrity guests spotted among the spectators included Jay Leno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Strahan, and Jerry Seinfeld.

The 68th Pebble Beach Concours will be held on Sunday, August 26, so you still have plenty of time to restore your own classic for next year’s festivities.

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Awkward: GM may get into the ridesharing game, despite partnerships with Lyft & Uber

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV added to Maven car- and ride-sharing fleet in Los Angeles, CaliforniaIn January 2016, General Motors announced a major partnership with Lyft–like, $500 million major. Before the year was through, GM had revealed that it was developing a fleet of self-driving taxis with Lyft; that it would rent cars to wannabe Lyft drivers on the cheap; and, weirdly, that it would do the same for would-be drivers at Lyft’s biggest…

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