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14 08, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 14th

By | 2017-08-14T15:19:55+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Hey, it’s two 1980’s Land Cruisers together! And they’re not even in a nondescript warehouse with a bunch of other old cars. That’s right, not one, but two contributors at Stanceworks have old Land Cruisers and just like MHCC, they have an FJ60 and an FJ62. And they take them on awesome adventures, just like we want to do with ours. This time, these two FJs hit the road and explore the twisty, rocky trails of Big Bear, CA. With a weekend full of cruising and camping in one of Mother Nature’s many playgrounds, what’s not to like? […]

7 08, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 7th

By | 2017-08-07T15:39:23+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Never before has a finer collection of beautiful British Racing Green cars crossed an auction block together. RM Sotheby’s is auctioning off an insane collection of hugely valuable and insanely gorgeous vintage Aston Martin race cars in Monterey, CA later this week. With a mix of cars ranging from the most-raced Aston Martin in the world (with over 650 races during the past 80+ years), to a gorgeous DB4 GT Prototype, to what very well might be the biggest auction of the whole weekend: the first DBR1 ever built, and the car that was driven to a number of victories by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby, Jim Clark, and Bruce McLaren. Best yet, there are so many more beautiful Astons for sale and Petrolicious did a wonderful breakdown of all of them and why they’re important. […]

1 08, 2017

Auto Lieben – A Celebration of German Cars

By | 2017-08-01T12:58:47+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Events|0 Comments

This past Sunday, we brought out a couple of our favorite Heritage cars – the ’87 Porsche 911 and a the bright orange VW Thing – to Auto Lieben at Afton Alps. What is Auto Lieben? Well, it’s a car show that celebrates German engineering from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, and Porsche, as well as a curated collection of vintage Volkswagens. Although it’s easy to see why modern cars like the Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 911 Turbo S, or Mercedes-AMG GT would steal the show, it was cars like the Carrera GT, the BMW Z1 from the early 1990s, and the Mercedes 280SL Pagoda that stole our hearts. In its third year running, it was blessed with beautiful, warm summer weather and we’re looking forward to going back again next year. Until then, have a look at our photo gallery to see what you might’ve missed if you weren’t there. […]

31 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 31st

By | 2017-07-31T14:57:37+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

I’ve always had a soft spot for the AMC Javelin. Straight from the factory, they had an awesome, hunkered down stance that looked the business. Even better still, was the Mark Donohue’s Penske Javelin Trans-Am car that he campaigned in 1971. It’s lower, covered in a gorgeous and patriotic red, white, and blue livery, and completely stripped out. The fine lads at Stanceworks saw this rad ride recently and I’m thankful they’re sharing the pictures. This thing is just dripping with subtle aggression, especially when you see the tachometer that redlines at 9300 RPM. […]

24 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 24th

By | 2017-07-25T09:26:30+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was just over a month ago, but I’ve been waiting patiently for this particular set of photos from photographer Larry Chen. Not only is he one of the best action and motorsports photographers out there right now, but he’s also the official photographer of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This is one of those events that has been on my bucket list to shoot or spectate for a long time and seeing Larry’s photos just cements that desire in my mind even further. Since the majority of the event is run outside of normal park hours to allow tourists to access the mountain during the day, this is one of the more grueling events to participate in or spectate, but the sacrifice of getting up at 3:00 am every morning and freezing your butt off does come with some rewards, like watching the sun rise over the clouds from the top of a mountain while purpose-built race cars fly by. Yup, I’m sold. […]

18 07, 2017

Oddities, Eccentricities, and Aberrations – July 2017 Edition

By | 2017-07-18T14:21:22+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s been a little while since we dragged up the weirdest automotive finds from the darkest corners of the internet but we’re kicking things off again with a doozy! If you like boats but don’t want to deal with that pesky truck and trailer, we’ve found the perfect solution for you! Just drive your boat! That’s right, this off-road and off-land ready vehicle can go straight from the highway to the waterway. Sure, it costs more than your average house, but as we always say “you can’t drive your house!”. This 2015 WaterCar Panther is everything a boat lover could ask for with a 3.7-liter Honda V6 and a manual transmission for proven reliability. And don’t mind the painter’s tape designating some of the buttons. Once you’ve made this Panther yours, you won’t need those labels for long… […]

17 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 17th

By | 2017-07-18T07:38:13+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

You can never have too much of a good thing, right? Well, Goodwood is a very goodthing (see what I did there?) and one of my favorite sites shared not one, not two, but three awesome galleries of photos capturing the events of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I already shared one of them a couple weeks ago, but they just posted two more over the weekend that you need to check out. First, photographer Jordan Butters shares his experience by talking about how Goodwood is just a mind-blowing assault on the senses for pretty much any car nerd out there, and then a follow-up post showcasing all of the gorgeous and historic race car liveries spotted at the event. […]

11 07, 2017

Mount Washington Hillclimb – A Climb To The Clouds

By | 2017-07-11T15:48:22+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Driving Experience|0 Comments

As a photographer, I’m fortunate enough to be able to see and do some pretty amazing things sometimes. Most recently, I packed up and headed to Gorham, New Hampshire which is nestled in the foothills of White Mountain National Forest, and more specifically, just a stone’s throw away from Mount Washington. It’s a beautiful part of the country, littered with pristine golf courses, thrilling ski resorts, and the reason why I was there: the Mt Washington Auto Road. This special road would play home to the Subaru Mount Washington Climb to the Clouds Hillclimb, an all-out, maximum attack time trial to the top of the mountain. While plenty of smaller hillclimb events happen all over the country, this particular event only takes place once every three years. The tight, bumpy, and often treacherous road may not draw as much attention as the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, but it’s often considered the more harrowing of the two, with rough, lumpy pavement and a number of deceptive, blind corners that can easily catch a driver out. […]

10 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 10th

By | 2017-07-11T10:18:22+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Like many never-ending project cars, it all starts with the best intentions. When Chris Gonyea bought this ’71 Alfa GTV on the cheap, his plan was to restore it. It didn’t have the correct engine, and the engine it did have needed a refresh. The car’s ratty paint was actually hiding two other bad repaints from earlier in its life. There was rust starting to form in a few areas, and many of the car’s components were showing their age. After driving the car as is for a few years, Chris started tearing into the car, starting with the engine and working his way through the list of issues as time and cash flow allowed. But instead of continuing to spend money making the car look nice and getting to that unfortunate point where the car is so nice that you begin to feel guilty driving it, Chris got the running gear sorted and started to enjoy the car as it was intended to be used from the start: by driving the heck out of it every chance he got. Stanceworks covered Chris’s build story and what he’s up to with the car now in detail over on their site and I highly suggest you check it out. […]

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