It’s rare to see a Bentley driven on anything other than perfect pavement or occasionally across a perfectly manicured lawn. This Bentley is something special though. It trades its four wheels for a pair of tracks that lift it well off the ground while also giving it the ability to traverse any terrain imaginable with ease. The 550+ HP twin-turbo W12 engine under the hood has no problem transferring that power to the ground either. Leave it to the Russians to try something this oddball with a Bentley, but I’ve got to say, it’s pretty darn cool if you’ve got more money than sense. Make sure to turn on subtitles when you watch the video below, and click the link to see more info about this ridiculously over-the-top Bentley on Road & Track.
Watching a vintage race is a great way to pretend you’re living in a simpler time. The cars usually look cooler and sound better, and their drivers are usually a little more relaxed and easier to engage with when they’re hanging out in the paddock. When Speedhunters’ photographer Trevor Yale Ryan shot yet another vintage racing event at Weathertech Laguna Seca Raceway recently, he thought he’d challenge himself to shoot it with period-correct equipment and brought out his film camera. The results are equal parts dreamy and authentic and it’s a look that I really love. Given how difficult it can be to shoot motorsports, this looks like a fun challenge to try someday.
If you’re at all interested in Porsches, you’re probably at least vaguely familiar with “Luftgekühlt”. The German word for “Air-Cooled” has been co-opted as the name for what might just be the ultimate Porsche event in the country. The main event, held in Los Angeles for each of the last 6 years, is organized by racing driver Patrick Long and commercial mastermind Jeff Zwart. The show cars are heavily curated and positioned perfectly to suit the show’s location. As Luftgekühlt grows, it has had to pick bigger and bigger venues to accommodate all of the Porschephiles who drive from all around the country to attend. This year, it was held at Universal Studio’s back lot, which is an incredible historically significant venue and one hell of a cool backdrop for a bunch of old Porsches. To see what you missed out on from the best annual Porsche show in the world, check out Jalopnik for their event coverage or visit Petrolicious to see their set.
There’s a lot that goes into detailing a vehicle than most people realize. Especially today with modern chemicals and treatments, you could spend more than a week cleaning your car to try and make it as close to perfect as possible. After seeing what a good detail and a ceramic coating did for their Baja Bug, Vin, from Hoonigan Garage decided it was time to get his Ford Raptor cleaned up. He left his truck, and a camera, with a professional detailer to see what it takes to bring a car back to perfection after being used for everything from daily driving to overlanding adventures.
Lastly, I shared the first video from the guys at Gears and Gasoline last week, as they started their 10,000-mile road trip in a pair of $5,000 cars. The duo made it from Virginia to the Florida Keys before circling back up to Tennessee. Now, they pick up where they left off at the start of the Tail of the Dragon where they enjoy the famous road’s hundreds of twists and turns before continuing their journey to Detroit and into Nova Scotia, Canada.