Nostalgia Highway

Acura’s rare first SUV reimanged with Super Handling All -Wheel Drive

(December 6, 2019) TORRENCE, Calif. — Acura will throw it back to the '90s this weekend with the debut of a restored and reimagined 1997 Acura SLX — the brand’s first SUV and first AWD vehicle — at the RADwood Car Show in Orange County on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Built specifically for RADwood, the SLX’s original 3.2L V6, 4-speed automatic and conventional 4x4 drivetrain were swapped out for Acura’s latest and greatest performance technology — a 350-horsepower, race-tuned 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo, 10-speed automatic transmission and the 4th generation of Acura’s torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, all sourced from a third-generation Acura RDX.

Remembering the radically designed AMC Pacer

By Christopher A. Sawyer
The Virtual Driver

(December 5, 2019) Forty years ago on Dec. 3,1979, the last American Motors Pacer rolled off the assembly line. Now, before you say "Party on! Excellent!" in your best Wayne and Garth imitation, spare a thought for what the auto industry was facing, and what AMC was trying to do with its meager resources.

Maserati celebrates 60th anniversary of the 5000 GT 2+2 Coupe

(December 3, 2019) Sixty years ago, the Maserati 5000 GT, a 2+2 coupé, was presented at the Turin Motor Show and was the undisputed star of the event. Maserati now celebrates the anniversary of this extraordinary car, built to the specific request of the Shah of Persia, Reza Pahlavi. Just 34 cars of this model were built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena, with bodywork added by Italy's top coachbuilders of the period.

Ten Ford GTs to be offered at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

(November 28, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will throttle up the excitement for Ford Performance and Shelby American vehicles, fueled by the thrilling new Hollywood film “Ford v Ferrari” in theaters worldwide. From classic Shelby Mustangs like the 1967 Shelby GT500 to a 2017 Ford GT, some of the best examples of Ford and Shelby performance vehicles will cross the auction block this January at No Reserve.

Legendary Fiat 600 Multipla conquers London

(November 24, 2019) LONDON — The Fiat 600 Multipla, a triumph of Italian style and forerunner of all MPVs, will be starring in "Cars: Accelerating the Modern World" exhibition at the V&A museum in London. The exhibition, which opened Saturday, Nov. 23,  focuses on the impact of the car and includes car models that have represented real social and economic accelerators throughout the twentieth century.

Barrett-Jackson begins 'Road to 50' with Scottsdale auction

(November 16, 2019) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— Barrett-Jackson will begin its “Road to 50” in celebration of the company’s Golden Anniversary in 2021 when it returns to WestWorld of Scottsdale for its 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction Jan.11-19. Recently honored as USA Today’s 2019 No. 1 Best Attraction For Car Lovers, Barrett-Jackson will once again be the barometer of the collector car market.

On the block will be such vehicles as a 2019 McLaren Senna and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 COPO . They will cross the block with No Reserve.

Fifth annul Future Collector Car Show set for Jan. 12 in Phoenix

(November 14, 2019) PHOENIX — ClassicCars.com has announced that its Arizona Auction Week car show dedicated to the next generation of car collectors will now be called the Future Collector Car Show and will take place at 5415 E. High Street in Phoenix, Ariz. The free show will be held on Jan.12 beginning at noon and will host a variety of current and future collector cars such as late-model American muscle cars, German performance sedans and Japanese sports cars.

Mitsubishi Model A selected historic car by Japan Automotive Hall of Fame

(November 11, 2019) TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motor Company (MMC) has announced that the Mitsubishi Model A, which gave origin to car building, has been selected by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (JAHFA), a non-profit organization, as a Historic Car — one that has stamped a mark of excellence in Japanese automobile history.

Ringbrothers unveils 700 horsepower 1969 Mustang Mach 1 at SEMA

(November 6, 2019) LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2019) — World-famous custom car builder and high-quality billet parts manufacturer Ringbrothers unveiled its newest, one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang, the 1969 Mach 1 known as  “UNKL” at the 2019 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show this week.

“UNKL” is the first Mach 1 to leave the Spring Green, Wis., shop after a series of memorable Mustang builds. The widened body and unique race-inspired theme make the most of road and race technology in one car.

Brand New Muscle Car granted license to build 'Gone in 60 Seconds' Eleanor

(October 23, 2019) TULSA, Okla. — Brand New Muscle Car has announced that it has been granted a license to build official licensed "Gone in 60 Seconds" ELEANOR Star Cars by Denice Halicki, producer of the 2000 movie "Gone in 60 Seconds." Halicki owns the copyrights and trademarks in "GONE IN 60 SECONDS" and the Star Car Character "ELEANOR."

The 2000 "Gone in 60 Seconds" which was a remake of H.B. Halicki's 1974 movie "Gone in Sixty Seconds" starring ELEANOR and are Licensed under Denice Halicki's company Eleanor Licensing LLC.