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The Wrenchmonkees take on the Triumph Thruxton

Custom bike building is a long game. It’s easy to make a short-term splash, but difficult to keep the momentum going over several years. In Europe, there are a handful of companies with the requisite grit and vision, and the Wrenchmonkees are one of them. This Triumph Thruxton is the 68th bike to …

Motorcycles

F1 Champ Button to Pilot Rolls-Royce Street Cars

There’s finery that comes with an F1 lifestyle. Dan Gurney met his wife, Evi, while racing the 804 for Porsche. James Hunt had his pick of stewardesses. Jackie Stewart had the hat. McLaren driver Jenson Button’s got a cavalcade of ten Rolls-Royces to pootle around in during upcoming Formula 1 races.<p>…

Rolls-Royce

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

Expanding the nameplate's appeal logically and without compromise.<p>You had to see this coming. You just <i>had</i> to: Chevrolet scalped its hardest-core Corvette model ever, the 2015 Z06. The automaker is debuting the topless heathen at the 2014 New York auto show. “But the C7.R race car isn’t a …

Sports Cars

Review: 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible makes a convert

It wasn’t until I spent a weekend behind the wheel of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible that I began to understand the allure of the Corvette.<p>When you are behind the wheel of a Corvette, you are driving. There is nothing else. The contours of the road, the surrounding traffic, the passing …

TOTD: Which Convertible Supercar Would You Own?

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 is rated at least 625 hp and 635 lb-ft of torque. With today’s leaked details of the Corvette Z06 convertible making the same power, we want to know which convertible supercar you would own on today’s Thread of the Day.<p>While the …

Sports Cars

Porsche gives GT3 owners extra year of warranty, new engines in production April 22

While the auto industry reels from massive recall after massive recall, Porsche has quietly been working on a fix for an issue that's forced owners of the new 911 GT3 to park their track-ready rockets for fear of an engine fire. Thanks to a leaked letter from Porsche to a GT3 owner (which has been …

How Mercedes' sterling reputation hurts Sprinter sales

If you've ever visited Germany, you know that Mercedes-Benz doesn't exactly carry the high-end cache in its homeland that it does in the US. While the Three-Pointed Star is still certainly known for its luxury sedans and sports cars, the brand also represents most of the taxis on the road, and its …

First 2015 Corvette Z06 sells for $1,000,000

Rick Hendrick is the buyer, and the proceeds go to charity.<p>Rick Hendrick is accustomed to winning, and he's accustomed to dropping seven figures at Barrett-Jackson. As a result, the stock-car racing mogul will add the first production 2015 Corvette Z06 coupe to his collection after posting a …

Sports Cars

Toyota retires robots in favor of humans to improve automaking process

Mitsuru Kawai is overseeing a return to the old ways at Toyota factories throughout Japan. Having spent 50 years at the Japanese automaker, Kawai remembers when manual skills were prized at the company and "experienced masters used to be called gods, and they could make anything." Company CEO Akio …

Ford Transit Skyliner Concept is a Gulfstream for the road

If you are afraid to fly or just want to arrive at your ultimate destination in absolute comfort, then the Ford Transit Skyliner concept might be the perfect vehicle for you. Built by Galpin Auto Sports and based on a 2015 Transit, the van is basically a private jet on wheels. It even has a touch …

Watch and listen to Jon Olsson drift his Rebellion R2K up a snowy peak

Jon Olsson is a Swedish freeskier and alpine ski racer who also happens to own one of the wildest custom cars in the world. Called the Rebellion R2K, it is based on an Ultima, has a body that looks like an Audi R18, and it packs a claimed 600 horsepower into a package weighing around 2,205 pounds …

2015 Chevrolet Cruze: Quiet Competence, Continued

The bow-tie brand's small sedan gets a new face ahead of an impending redesign.<p>Not all Chevrolet Cruzes are created equal—at least, not this year. China is getting an all-new Cruze, one that shares some similarities to the upcoming next-generation global model, which eventually will make its way …

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Camaro Z/28 Aero Improved With Addition Of The "Flowtie"

Engineers working on the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 are wildly addicted to the idea of improving the aerodynamics of the car. This is a machine that …

Volkswagen Next-Generation Phaeton in Future Plans

Despite the belief of many that the Volkswagen Phaeton full-size luxury sedan was the answer to a question nobody asked, VW development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser said that an Volkswagen Phaeton is a Go – Motor Trend” target=”_blank”>all-new Phaeton was in the works, and despite superficial …

Volkswagen

This is What's Inside the World's Fastest Car

The parts required to go 1000 miles per hour.<p>(<i>Rendering by Sinelab</i>)<p><b>a) Fin</b><p>It gives the car straight-line stability, but to do so the fin itself must be straight. The team aims for a maximum variance of 2 mm from top to bottom.<p><b>b) Upper Chassis</b><p>To withstand the stress of supporting the fin and jet …

Listen to a LaFerrari and Enzo wail in a tunnel

Somewhere, Il Commendatore is smiling.<p>In a tunnel in Monaco, a silver Ferrari Enzo, the last of the 'old school' normally-aspirated hypercars, sits next to the new king from Maranello, the F70 LaFerrari. The Enzo, its 6 liter V12 barking through an open exhaust, sounds the business—but it's the …

Sports Cars

Clean 1966 Plymouth Barracuda

This 1966 Plymouth Barracuda is said to be an all-original, 103k-mile example that’s been freshly serviced. It’s a 273 CID V-8 car with A/C, and …

1970 Datsun 510 2-Door

This 1970 Datsun 510 is said to have only 35k miles and looks quite clean inside and out. All electrics are said to work, and the floor, trunk, and …

William Clay Ford, Sr.: 1925–2014

Ford family patriarch William Clay Ford died Sunday at his home in Grosse Pointe Woods, a Detroit suburb. The cause of death was pneumonia. He was 88, and five days from his 89th birthday. Mr. Ford’s passing marks the end of an era at Ford Motor Company. He and brothers Henry II and Benson were the …

Ford Motor Company

BaT Exclusive: Clean 1970 MGB GT

This 1970 MGB GT (chassis GHD5UA 188521G) was restored by a previous owner at a shop local to the current seller. The car was re-painted in the …

Classic Drinks: The King Cole Cocktail Will Make You a Merry Old Soul

An Old Fashioned with Fernet Branca and pineapple? Yeah, I thought that might get your attention.<p>I first had the King Cole at a Washington, DC bar called <b>2 Birds 1 Stone</b> (a place that's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area). At the time, I didn't know that the drink was a classic. I …

Ask a Bartender: What Hot Cocktails Do You Make?

This time of year, nothing tastes better than a hot toddy—or spiked cider, or mulled wine, or anything else that properly warms your insides. We asked bartenders across the country about their favorite hot cocktails; here's what they had to say.<p>"Coal Miner's Daughter meets a hot toddy. It's made …

Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail Recipe

Pomegranate molasses is a gem of an ingredient that often gets overlooked. This sweet and tart syrup adds the perfect pop of flavor to cocktails—especially whiskey based ones.<p>Since the molasses packs a tart punch, a hint of orange juice brings a bit of sweet acidity to balance it out. Bourbon …

Income Tax Cocktail Recipe

Sometimes, all you need to do in order to create a new cocktail is to add bitters to an old cocktail. The Income Tax is nothing more than a Bronx with bitters. But that's okay; the bitters add such a depth of flavor that the cocktail earns a new moniker.<p>The origins of this drink are obscure; it …

Red Rooibos Tulip Cocktail

Every time I go home for the holidays, I come back obsessed with something food-related. My mom is an amazing cook, and she is also incredibly …

12 Ways to Use Maple Syrup in Cocktails

Real maple syrup is always delicious poured on a stack of pancakes, but come fall, we begin to feel the urge to include it in <i>everything</i>, including our drinks. Luckily, the stuff is great in cocktails, whether paired with spicy bitters or rich bourbon, roasted fruit or apple brandy.<p>Looking for a …

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

6 Glam Cocktails to Shake Up for the Oscars

Okay, okay -- so maybe your Sunday best for the Academy Awards doesn't include a custom-made Dior gown. But that doesn't mean you can't celebrate the …

Cocktails: five recipes to quench your thirst

The Melbourne food and wine festival will be hosting cocktail-makers from across Australia for the next three weeks, as part of the programme at the Immersery, the festival’s kitchen, bar and rain garden. From Thursdays to Sundays, top Melbourne bars will be collaborating with their interstate …