I’m not sure how else to introduce this than by saying it’s one of the coolest vehicles I’ve ever seen and I want one badly. What you see below is called a “SHERP” and I’m pretty sure I’ve shared a video of them in action before. But up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea where to get one, how to get one, or what I’d do if I did get one. Now, thanks to Matt Farah at Road & Track, I learned everything I ever wanted to know about the SHERP and found out one of the company’s few US distributors is up near Bemidji, MN as well as a several-hundred-acre test facility. Although I’m not in a position that affords me the ability to pay for a $120,000 offroad toy at the moment, I would love to get my hands on one someday. Heck, it’s only a 4-hour drive…
While everyone is talking about the new C8 Corvette that was just unveiled last Friday, there is another Corvette that is also worth mentioning: the Astrovette. For those wondering, the Astrovette was a specially-equipped C3 Corvette that was leased specifically to NASA astronauts by a Florida-based Chevy dealership for just $1. In return, the special cars received a ton of attention and are worth a small fortune nowadays. Check out the video below and it’s companion article on Silodrome to hear the story about Corvette collector, Danny Reed, who just happened to stumble across one of these special cars at a used car dealership and how he did everything he could to acquire it.
Most car enthusiasts can agree that it’s better to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. When you’re driving something with barely any power, speed is a relative thing. Sometimes you have to work your butt off just to keep up with modern cars. When you get a car like that on a road by itself, it often starts feeling faster than it actually is, as you bomb between corners, trying to maximize momentum. This phenomenon was recently tested by Speedhunters editor, Paddy McGrath, who borrowed a 49-hp 1978 Volkswagen Golf L from VW Ireland to cruise around with for a weekend. For as slow as that car is, it sounds like an absolute blast to me!
Race cars have a knack for getting dirty and it’s very rare that they get treated to a proper detail. While Formula 1 cars get cleaned between races, the people cleaning them have to be incredibly careful around all the delicate carbon fiber and high-tech electronics. Not to mention that Formula 1 cars have incredibly thin paint and lots of open voids where water can get into places it shouldn’t be. Maybe that’s why it was so fascinating to watch AMMO NYC’s Larry Cosilla detail David Coulthard’s McLaren MP4-19B. Give the video a watch!
It’s incredibly rare to see a car that competed at Le Mans in person. Seeing one in motion around a race track is always a treat, but seeing not just one, but three former Le Mans entries that raced together is unheard of. Enter The Classic Motorhub, which has three Aston Martin racecars that all competed at Le Mans in the 1930s in its collection. LM8, LM9, and LM10 all did service in one of the most grueling races in the world, back when it was just getting started. To learn more about these three incredible cars, check out the video Petrolicious put together below.