• Auto Tech
    This Wild Pontiac Concept Car Was Way Ahead of Its Time

    I have an ironic affinity for wacky concept cars from the 1980s: This strange decade produced truly bizarre visions of the future that look unintentionally hilarious today. At first, I thought the 1987 Pontiac Pursuit might be one such concept, but besides its dated appearance, it’s a startlingly clear-eyed look at the future of the […]

  • Automotive News
    Actually Is Bonneville Back?

    Well, there may just be a movie-style miracle in the making at the legendary but beleaguered Bonneville Salt Flats… Looking every bit like the snowpack in Antarctica, the salt crust at Bonneville this year is shaping up to be a raceable surface. Photo courtesy of SCTA. America’s premier stage for setting land speed records has not […]

  • Automotive News
    1972 Plymouth Valiant – Hemmings Find of the Day

    From the seller’s description: Great for first time collector, or everyday usage. My vehicle was featured in Hemmings Classic Car Magazine – Issue #35- August 2007. This is a one-of-a-kind car that most everyone knows about or has driven at one time. Mint condition, ready for a new owner to enjoy. 1972 Plymouth Valiant V8-318 […]

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    Borgward’s Traumwagen – A dream that never came true

    To demonstrate what the future of the automobile might look like, German automaker Borgward challenged its engineers and designers to start with a clean sheet of paper, and the result was the rocket-styled Traumwagen, German for Dream Car. While 1950s concept cars are typically associated with American automakers, a few European companies were pushing the […]

  • Automotive News
    The first modern IHC truck – International Harvester’s “Slope Hood”

    Octane press has sent us a few more bonus stories that didn’t make the book’s final cut; this one focuses on the first “modern” International truck, the 1915-’23 “Slope Hood.”  Photo from John Glancy’s archives. Editor’s note: Jim Allen and John Glancy’s forthcoming book, the International Scout Encyclopedia, promises to cover everything a Scout enthusiast […]

  • Automotive News
    Mustang Club of America celebrated its 40th anniversary at Indy

    A total of 13 cars and 30 people attended, but in the four decades since, the MCA has grown considerably larger, now including 190 chapters in countries around the world. On September 1-4, the club will hold its 40th anniversary meeting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and this time around, roughly 2,000 cars (and considerably […]

  • Automotive News
    Restored or restomodded Corvette? Denver auction proves appeal of both

    Conventional wisdom says that a restored-to-original-specifications car will almost always retain more value than a restomod, which, typically speaking, is built to address a specific owner’s styling and performance tastes. Last weekend’s Mecum auction in Denver, Colorado, showed that both camps have strong devotees; of the five Corvettes in the sale’s top-10, three were restorations, […]