• German Car
    1969 Volkswagen Beetle: Hemmings Find of the Day

    Worse, many surviving examples have been customized by past owners, meaning those who wish to drive a stock Bug need to source both starting point and the parts needed to return it to as-delivered form. This 1969 Volkswagen Beetle, for sale on Hemmings.com, appears to be in (mostly) stock form, and benefits from a recent […]

  • American Car
    2016 BMW X1 Earned Top Safety Pick+ Rating From IIHS

    On sale now at BMW dealerships, the 2016 X1 earned the award “after a redesign boosted its performance in the small overlap front crash test,” the IIHS said in a statement on Thursday. ARLINGTON, Virginia — The 2016 BMW X1 small luxury SUV earned the highest 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute […]

  • Audi
    Every 2015-2016 Car Light Truck, With Specs: UPDATED

    Many efficiency-focused gasoline cars and some hybrids have achieved stellar window-sticker fuel-economy ratings, only to fall short in the real world. Diesel cars may keep a lower profile than hybrids or battery-electrics, but they’re a good option for drivers looking to reliably save fuel. Diesels generally don’t have that problem. In fact, they’ve been known […]

  • Bentley
    From the Toolbox

    It performs a function that is seldom necessary today. This week’s stumper is a pair of specialty pliers designed for a specific purpose. Initially looking like 6-1/2 inch snap ring pliers, this tool has slotted jaws instead of the normal clamps that would hold interchangeable points for snap rings. The slotted jaws are intentionally skewed […]

  • British Car
    “The Love Bug Collection” sells in Indianapolis

    Even those with little interest in racing can recognize the white Volkswagen Beetle with red and blue stripes, wearing the number 53 in its meatball, as “Herbie, the Love Bug.” The star of six Disney motion pictures, countless Volkswagen Beetles have been modified over the years to portray the anthropomorphic automobile, and screen-used examples tend […]

  • Auto Tech
    1954 Oldsmobile 98 custom – Hemmings Find of the Day

    It might not be Barris material, but there’s little doubt it’s authentic, with a design language that incorporates a good amount of the vernacular, and it seems to have been well preserved with no updating since. Even without any provenance attached to it, this 1954 Oldsmobile 98 custom for sale on Hemmings.com is a good […]

  • Cars Brands
    The Belgian Socialist Investigating the Auto Industry Now

    The 46-year-old Belgian Socialist is leading a European Parliament committee set up in December as a response to Volkswagen AG’s cheating on tests of smog-causing emissions. Van Brempt says her goal is to draw common lessons about better EU lawmaking and put more effective rules in place rather than to point fingers at regulators or […]