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Pictures of the Week 9.3.15

Luxury Cars

Steve McQueen's Last Ride Is for Sale on eBay

McQueen's 1952 Chevy camper truck, which took him to his final cancer treatment, is up for sale.<p>It's hard to think of Steve McQueen in his last days. Diagnosed with incurable mesothelioma in 1979, the beloved racer, gearhead, and movie hero was dead less than a year later, age 50.<p>Which is why this …

The Week in Review: Most Livable Cities Report Reflects Global Issues

Melbourne, Australia, topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) list of most livable cities for the fifth year running earlier this week. Rounding out the top five were, in order: Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto, and Adelaide, Australia, and Calgary, Canada, tied for fifth.<p>A noteworthy finding was …

Middle East

Ian Callum's Custom Mk2 Jaguar Is Incredible – News – Car and Drive

Ian Callum has designed a lot of cars, but never one quite as personal as this. Jaguar’s design director is an outspoken and sometimes acerbic Scot who loves his brand and loves the business of design. He’s pretty much the exact opposite of the sort of personality-free corporate drones who inhabit …

New Cars - Car News and Expert Reviews

If you wanted to get a closer look at Hyundai’s Le Fil Rouge concept car, but...<p>Despite near-universal cries for more power, the Toyota 86 has always been about...<p>You may not think an entry-level luxury sedan could claim the title of the most...<p>Although the Detroit auto show hosts some of the …

Detroit Auto Show

Top 10 Ford Model T Tech Innovations That Matter 100 Years Later

The Model T was full of clever design and engineering features, many of them quite ambitious for a low-priced vehicle. Here are the 10 most significant keys to the T's success.<p><b>Let's clear up a few</b> common misunderstandings about the Model T right away. When Henry Ford's invention entered production …

Kit Car Company Releases Truck Bed Conversion for Mk. IV Jetta, Golf

Car-based utility vehicles, like the classic Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero, have disappeared from the U.S. market, leaving those who desire something fuel-efficient, comfortable, and small to haul cargo around town with no options. One kit car company out of Massachusetts has set out to …

Top 16 Hottest New Coupes on the Market

The coupe has been with us since the dawn of the automobile and shows no sign of going anywhere just yet. Whether a coupe was penned with two doors straight from the get-go, or designers lopped off the rear doors of a sedan to expand a lineup, automakers today have a number of stunning coupes for …

Britain’s Stodgy Side Bans Latest Jaguar F-Type Coupe “Art Of Villainy” Ad

Ad Encourages Dangerous Driving, Officials say, Despite not Really Showing Dangerous Driving<p>Jaguar has made it well known that “Brits make the best villains.” Well, now Britain has reminded the world that Brits also make the best nanny-state nannies.<p>London’s <i>Guardian</i> is reporting that the country’s …

Tesla Plant Gets Retooled in Preparation for Model X

The anticipation for the Tesla Model X SUV has been building for a long time, though not quite as long as it did for the Model S before it. Now, the all-electric SUV is finally almost here, as <i>Bloomberg</i> reports Tesla is shutting down its California assembly to retool for Model X production.<p>As we …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

Alfa Romeo 4C’s Arrival Spurs New Dealers, Customer Deposits

With the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C on the way, several Alfa Romeo franchises located within Fiat dealerships have popped up all over the U.S. and Canada. The sexy coupes are expected to start arriving on lots this summer, but interested consumers may not even be able to get their hands on one since most …

Mary Gauthier De-Romanticizes Romantic Love

Mary Gauthier started gathering material for songs early in life. She ran away from home at 15 and entered her first stint in rehab. But it wasn't until she was in her mid-30s that she became a singer and songwriter. Once she got started, songs poured out that told the story of her life as a drunk …

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Zagato: Buried Treasure

Unseen for Decades, This Original Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Zagato was Exhumed From a Junk-Filled Garage<p>“When the time came to collect it, I chose to make the trip alone. I knew that the long journey home would be special, and I wanted to be able to pull over whenever the fancy took me — just to …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean Cocteau Cinema, a revival theater that he owns in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he …

30 Most Iconic Pictures & their deep insight analyzed

<b>Dust Storm by Steve McCurry</b><p>Dust storm in Jaisalmer by <b>Steve McCurry</b>. Ladies gathered in a group to stay together during tough times of the dust storm, …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Carlos Santana on Drugs, Healing and His Message for Obama

Four decades after Carlos Santana turned “Oye Como Va” into one of the most successful Spanish-language hits inthe history of the <i>Billboard</i> charts, …

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Lullabye [Goodnight My Angel] | Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles

In pictures: Underground London during the Second World War - Telegraph

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

No Cloning Around: GM Restricts Sales of Certain Camaro Z/28 Parts

After besting the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition and 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S on the track, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is undoubtedly the fastest and best handling Camaro to date. With a $75,000 price tag, the Camaro Z/28 is also limited to just 500 units this year, with another relatively …

Hennessy Camaro ZL1 HPE1000 Hits the Strip (W/Video)

Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) is known for extracting Bugatti Veyron-like horsepower figures out of lesser sports cars and its 1000-hp kit for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a prime example of that. Featured in the videos below is the new Camaro ZL1 HPE1000 undergoing a few tests on the …

Tesla Building Two Gigafactories to Avoid Timing Issues

More information regarding Tesla’s new “gigafactory” plant — that will build lithium-ion battery packs — has been released. Tesla is moving forward on two gigafactories in two different states. The move is intended as a “just in case” measure to thwart unforeseen future setbacks.<p>“What we’re going …

2014 BMW i8 First Drive: It’s a Masterpiece

M Who? Have Your Bavarian Cream Pie and Eat It, Too<p>We recently spent some time on track with the new BMW M235i. <i>Motor Trend</i>’s captive racer Randy Pobst commented, “This is the best BMW I’ve driven in ten years.” That’s one hell of a statement. I mention this because after spending a day inside the …

ClingClanger App Helps Diagnose Car Noises

An unfamiliar vehicle sound can be an unsettling feeling, but what if you could get an idea of what was wrong with your car before having it repaired? That’s the idea behind the new ClingClanger app from Noise Tech.<p>ClingClanger features a library of automotive noises owners can listen to in order …

2015 Chevrolet Trax Quick Drive

Super(-Sized) Sonic<p>Although there are only a few subcompact crossovers currently on sale in America, the segment is expected to grow significantly over the next few years. GM hopes the 2015 Chevrolet Trax will give the automaker an early boost in the segment. We got a chance to take a …