Ford Mustang, Stronger at 54

On April 17, 1964, Ford unveiled a car that would fundamentally shift the auto industry into the new age, and with it, change buying practices, target new demographics and ultimately shake the foundation upon which capitalism was built.

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Easy Win for Speed Read F1

This is the book I’ve been waiting for. For an automotive enthusiast early to the classic car hobby, but late to the motorsport scene, Speed Read F1 by Stuart Codling answers the easy questions I should have learned a long time ago.

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Top Gear vs The Grand Tour: Who’s the Winner?

When Jeremy Clarkson was given the sack by the BBC, it resulted in there being two high-concept car-related television programs where previously there had been one. With the benefit of having now seen two series each from The Grand Tour and from Top Gear, we are prepared to declare which one is best.

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The Green Light for Green Tech

The New York City International Auto Show has long been the stage for dramatic releases, automotive innovation and exciting foreshadowing for an industry consistently trying to outdoor itself. This year, however, was more 1968 than 1965, more 1959 than 1953, the in-between years we will look back upon as when things were actually happening, rather than when world automakers were saying they did.

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Shoe Leather in Search of New Cars

What is new today is tech: A truly remarkable percentage of what we saw in New York may have looked like what we have seen before, but were either production-ready or pre-production gas-electric hybrids or full electrics.

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The Chevy Jolt: The Corvette Goes Electric

While General Motors has said recently that it plans to introduce 20 all-new battery and fuel cell electric vehicles by 2023, most of them built on a new modular platform currently under development, the stunning news this week is that one of those cars will be the 2023 Corvette.

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Happy Birthday, Janet Guthrie

I could tell you that her driving suit and helmet are at The Smithsonian Institute, or that she became one of the first athletes in The Women’s Hall of Fame. I could list a hundred races, speeches and boundaries forever changed by her influence.

But I won’t do that. I won’t tally her accomplishments like a grocery list, honoring her checkpoint by checkpoint as a celebration of her many years. That’s not what this is about.

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The Art of the Art of Mopar

Your first instinct, when you open The Art of Mopar, by Tom Glatch, is to dive into the deep end of Tom Loeser’s incredible light-painting photography. It is a good instinct, but if you limit yourself to window shopping the bright expanses of American flank and muscle, you are missing out on something truly spectacular.

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Editorial

  • Ford Mustang, Stronger at 54
    On April 17, 1964, Ford unveiled a car that would fundamentally shift the auto industry into the new age, and with it, change buying practices, target new demographics and ultimately shake the foundation upon which capitalism was built.
    Read more...
  • Easy Win for Speed Read F1
    This is the book I’ve been waiting for. For an automotive enthusiast early to the classic car hobby, but late to the motorsport scene, Speed Read F1 by Stuart Codling answers the easy questions I should have learned a long time ago.
    Read more...
  • Top Gear vs The Grand Tour: Who’s the Winner?
    When Jeremy Clarkson was given the sack by the BBC, it resulted in there being two high-concept car-related television programs where previously there had been one. With the benefit of having now seen two series each from The Grand Tour and from Top Gear, we are prepared to declare which one is best.
    Read more...
  • Car Collectors of the Future
    We are in a new renaissance of the automotive industry, and this one is louder, faster and more lasting than any that have come before. In fact, it might actually be too lasting.
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  • The Art of the Art of Mopar
    Your first instinct, when you open The Art of Mopar, by Tom Glatch, is to dive into the deep end of Tom Loeser’s incredible light-painting photography. It is a good instinct, but if you limit yourself to window shopping the bright expanses of American flank and muscle, you are missing out on something truly spectacular.
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Motorama

  • Happy Birthday, Janet Guthrie
    I could tell you that her driving suit and helmet are at The Smithsonian Institute, or that she became one of the first athletes in The Women’s Hall of Fame. I could list a hundred races, speeches and boundaries forever changed by her influence. But I won’t do that. I won’t tally her accomplishments like a grocery list, honoring her checkpoint by checkpoint as a celebration of her many years. That’s not what this is about.
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  • Strong and Fast – NASCAR is Founded
    Despite the need for an obvious distance between cars and cups, one of the most important, influential and long-standing elements of the car industry is deeply indebted to the prohibition era and the rum runners who provided America’s degenerates with drink for so long. This week, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.
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  • How the ‘Vette Was Won
    This week, on January 17, in the year 1953, General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette at the Motorama Auto Show in New York City and the world had no idea the impact that one such strange little car was going to have.
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  • “We Need to Build Our Own Car”
    George R. Bryant was a somewhat typical Indy Car owner of the 1960s, a successful businessman who, having made his fortune, turned to his passion for racing.
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  • 100 Years of Car History
    It is important, and uniquely interesting, to look back at where we came from, and to explore just what a century of time means in one of the fastest-growing, most influential industries on earth. Let’s take a look back at the world, the automotive world and the world at large, at the beginning of 1918, one hundred years ago.
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