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Petrolicious eats up Rita Hayworth's 1953 Cadillac Ghia

The automotive industry has seem some wonderful transoceanic collaborations between America and Italy, from the Ford-powered De Tomasos of the 1960s to the alliance between Fiat and Chrysler today. Of course it's also seen unfortunate experiments in between like the Chrysler TC by Maserati and the …

National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Filled

Almost exactly a year ago, a gaping maw opened in the Kentucky soil. And much like Debbie Harry’s man from Mars, it ate some cars. Ignoring Cadillacs, Lincolns, Mercurys, and Subarus, the hellmouth was clearly craving fiberglass. Now, the Corvette-eating hole in the earth in Bowling Green has been …

Classic Cars

How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

Guess what! Google Maps has a hidden offline feature that can be used anywhere.<p>It may be 2015, but Zuckerberg's mission to get the whole world on the Internet has yet to be fulfilled. Thankfully, Google Maps has a dark horse ready to ride us out of the Internetless-danger zones -- OK Maps. This …

The end of the naturally aspirated engine?

NA engines were once the norm, but today, the turbos are winning.<p>Over the past 45 years or so, BMW was responsible for some of the very best naturally aspirated engines the world has ever seen. Thumb through its back catalog of powertrains and you'll find a sublime gathering of sweet-spinning, …

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Who needs a V8?

It's an issue of perception. The EcoBoost is overshadowed by big brother, but it doesn't deserve to be.<p>My soft spot for Mustangs with half the requisite cylinders is both expansive and well-documented.<p>Long before Ford announced it was shoving a turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder into the …

Sports Cars

BaT Auction #24: Bidding Ends Today!

<b>1/28/2014 Update:</b> Bidding on these eight cars ends today!<p>You can find links to all the auction listings below:<p>The overview of all these BaT Auctions …

UK Official Says Encouraging Diesel Cars To Lower Carbon Was 'Wrong'

For at least 20 years, diesel cars have been much more popular in Europe than in the United States.<p>Because diesel combustion is more efficient than …

Complete & Dusty: Matching Numbers 1969 Jaguar E-type FHC Project

This 1969 Jaguar E-type FHC is described as nice and dry but has been sitting unused since the 1990’s. Dusty but complete looking, it’s further …

Roush's EcoBoost Mustang exhaust still doesn't "sound like a Mustang"

And that's okay.<p>The 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a marvel of engineering, kicking out 135 horsepower per liter and stacking up more power than the V8 GTs could muster a decade ago.<p>It's also a sticking point for dusty old traditionalists, the kind of change-fearing bozos who can't stomach the idea …

Honda confirms ruptured air bag killed Houston driver

American<p>Hondahas confirmed that a Houston driver's death was caused by a faulty air bag installed in one of its vehicles.<p>The company said Friday that its representatives had inspected the 2002 Honda Accord involved in the fatal Jan. 18 crash and found that it was defective.<p>"Our thoughts and deepest …

Airbags

Newly Discovered 31 Rolls of Film Shot by an Unknown Soldier During WWII

Founded by photographer Levi Bettweiser, the Rescued Film Project works to recover and develop unclaimed rolls of film from the 1930s to 1990s in an effort to reveal hidden memories and significant moments from past decades. In late 2014 at an auction in Ohio, Bettweiser came across one of his …

History

2014 Porsche 911 GT3

What Porsche's done to the GT3 is stupefying.<p>Shocking news: The new Porsche 911 GT3 is terrible! It’s a huge disappointment, a broken dream. Cancel your deposit if you’ve made one, and tear up your check if you haven’t. And write to the German ambassador to demand some kind of formal inquiry.<p>No, …