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Dash arrives for iOS, could greatly improve your driving

Dash, the breakthrough driving app for Android, has officially made its debut on iOS. Having been in a beta testing program for some time, Dash is …

A few of the coolest police cars on the planet

Police cars are faster, more athletic and even better looking than they have been in generations.<p>Nobody likes getting a ticket. It's expensive, embarrassing and annoying. And when the officer ambles back to an ancient Ford Crown Victoria, more than a few of enthusiasts have had the tantalizing …

McCall's Motorworks Revival ignites Monterey 2014 in spectacular style

What makes the Monterey car week so exciting is that it's not just one event – it's made up of numerous festivities that make the whole area south of San Franciso and San Jose a special place to be in mid-August. There's the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, of course, but also The Quail: A …

Wide Open Throttle Returns with Live Coverage of Monterey Car Week

<i>Wide Open Throttle</i> returns in a big way with two episodes airing this week featuring extensive coverage of all the action taking place at Monterey Car Week. If that weren’t enough, both episodes will air live, with an expert panel of hosts including Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief Edward Loh and …

Wall Street

What you need to know about counterfeit Brembo brakes

Overseas, factories churn out fakes with virtual impunity.<p>In Hong Kong, there's a barely-underground cottage industry of slightly crooked entrepreneurs blatantly producing counterfeit brake parts and packing them in authentic-looking Brembo and AP Racing boxes. You can read see more on a latest …

Classic Cobra Strikes Monterey! - Epic Drives Ep. 28

Here’s a Smart EV drag-racing a Mustang and a Boxster

In a drag race challenge between a Smart EV, a Ford Mustang, Audi A5, and Porsche Boxster, which car do you think might win? If you guessed the …

Sports Cars

2014 Pebble Beach: Ford GT40 concept car sells for $6.9 million

A rare 1965 Ford GT40 concept car has sold for more $6.9 million at Monterey Car Week, a "very good value" in the words of the auctioneer.<p>RM Auctions had pegged the value at $8 million to $10 million.<p>The Ford advertised at Friday night's auction as "Lot 134, 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype, …

2014 Pebble Beach: Steve McQueen Ferrari sells for $10 million

A vintage Ferrari once owned by Steve McQueen sold for more than $10 million at Monterey Car Week.<p>The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, chassis number 10621, engine number 10621, went to the highest bidder Saturday night at an RM Auctions event.<p>The rare, restored GTB/4, known in the car trade as a "4-cam," …

Sports Cars

Renovo Motors Coupe buzzes into Monterey with electric power and vintage style

The Shelby Daytona Coupe is one of the best looking vehicles ever to go racing from any era; it's not exactly known for its amazing fuel economy, though, with a big V8 creating tons of muscular power. Electric car company Renovo Motors aims to revolutionize this American classic by keeping its …

Ford outs first RHD new Mustang prototype

You might assume that, after fifty years, Ford had tried everything with the Mustang, but there’s one remaining big challenge for the muscle car: …

Factory Five Racing Cobra Heads to Pebble Beach on Epic Drives

With the simple recipe of a large engine and lightweight car, the Shelby Cobra instantly became one of the most iconic cars in history. The Shelby Cobra has been replicated by the aftermarket and on this episode of <i>Epic Drives</i>; host Arthur St. Antoine drives a Factory Five Racing Type 65 Mark IV …

Classic Cars

Renovo Motors Coupe: A $500K, All-Electric Shelby Daytona Replicar

The annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend has been described as an old-car party for the well-heeled, with an occasional new-car debut sprinkled in. As such, there’s probably no better place for a car such as the all-electric Renovo Motors Coupe—a car that blends vintage packaging with …

Saleen’s Modified Model S, The FourSixteen, Debuts At Pebble Beach Concours

After first announcing plans for an electric car last December, Saleen Automotive has finally revealed its zero-emission project, a modified version …