While I find plenty of 1950s Detroit cars in quick-inventory-turnover self-service wrecking yards during my travels, they tend to be the ordinary post sedans that were built by the millions during the heyday of the three-on-the-tree manual transmission and nuclear-attack symbols on car radios. The more sought-after convertibles, coupes, and four-door hardtops are tougher to find in such yards, which makes today's 1957 Buick Special Riviera in a yard in northeastern Colorado an A-List Junkyard Gem. Of course, this was the era of Alfred Sloan's "Ladder of Success" and the lowliest Special outranked even the nicest Olds Ninety-Eight on the Swank-O-Meter.
It's no longer a $900 car, but a junkyard engine brought the 1990 300SE back to life.
Ducati has inked a deal to become the exclusive motorcycle supplier for MotoE. The company announced the historic deal at Italy's Misano World Circuit just ahead of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix this weekend. The electric class of the MotoGP World Championship will see an all-Ducati field starting in 2023.
'Stupid idiot!': Max Verstappen blasts Lewis Hamilton - hours after claiming pair had buried hatchet
Max Verstappen labelled title rival Lewis Hamilton a “stupid idiot” on Friday, flicking the Mercedes man the middle finger as the two drivers went wheel-to-wheel in practice for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix.
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In this episode of the Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Consumer Editor Jeremy Korzeniewski for a robust week of reviews and news discussion. They start with what they've been driving, and it's a pretty impressive list. The Toyota Tundra and Rivian R1T hold down the truck end of things, with Hyundai Kona N Line and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing making an appearance on the enthusiast side. The updated Polaris Slingshot rounds things out. Next, they pivot to news, where Maverick guarantees a little more truck talk. That's followed by GM's new 1,000-horsepower monument to crate motor displacement, Stellantis searching for battery partners, details of the new Honda Civic Si and Tesla's massive third-quarter performance. Then, they spend a listener's money. Send us your questions for the Mailbag and Spend My Money at: Podcast@Autoblog.com.
Not bad for a power wheels!
Hop onboard as two of today's most capable supercars battle it out on the Green Hell.
Design icon makes an official statement “distancing himself” from the limited-production supercar
Is this what we call supercar privilege?
Celebrate the spookiest time of the year with this gear for your car.
McLaren Formula 1 driver to take 1984 Dale Earnhardt Cup Car for a spin in Texas.
Air travelers seeking rental cars are faced with higher prices and lower-quality rentals thanks to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, J.D. Power said in its 2021 North America Rental Car Satisfaction Study, which placed Enterprise atop the heap of companies that otherwise saw near-universal declines in their ratings even compared to a year ago, when the pandemic was in full swing. Enterprise ranks highest in overall customer satisfaction, with a score of 861, followed fairly closely by National and Alamo. Overall customer satisfaction for the industry is 830, down from 841 in 2020.
Even though it's not 1971 anymore, we search for the perfect vehicle to assault the cross-country record.
A grand prix is supposed to be special. More than two in a year will make that special fade quickly.
If you asked us here at Autoblog which BMW is our favorite to drive, the M2 CS would top more than a few lists. Road Test Editor Zac Palmer describes it as “the BMW everybody wants and yearns for,” and most of us tend to agree. With its 3.0L twin-turbo V6 making 444 horsepower, it is quicker than both the M2 and M2 Competition, though with a price tag approaching six figures it is quite a bit more expensive too.
The Round of 8 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs continues Saturday at Kansas Speedway (3 p.m. ET, NBC). Here's what you need to know.
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Subaru declared October 22 “National Make A Dog’s Day” a couple years ago, because of course it did. Today is October 22, and Subaru is celebrating it once again in hopes that folks get out there and quite literally, make a dog’s day. How is this related to Subaru, you might ask?
Herta a key piece of the rumor that has Michael Andretti angling to buy Alfa Romeo F1 team and possibly bringing Herta along for the ride.