15 04, 2019

Lap Around the Web – Apr. 15th, 2019

By |2019-05-29T09:32:21-05:00April 15th, 2019|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

If you’re going to own one of the most beautiful Italian cars ever made, it only makes sense that you’d keep the car in one of the most beautiful places in Italy as well. That’s just the case here with this ATL Alfa Romeo 1900 that is stored and driven in Lake Como, Italy. For those not familiar, ATL (which stands for Autotecnica del Lario) was a small Italian coachbuilder in the 1960s and ’70s and the Alfa Romeo you see here might’ve been one of their most beautiful creations. Powered by a 1.9L 4-cylinder that produced around 100 hp, this car was built to be as light and nimble as possible. Coming in at 1750 lbs thanks to its birdcage-like chassis and thin-gauge aluminum skin, the ATL-built 1900 is able to make the most of its modest power. It’s speculated that ATL built just eight examples of this car and it’s anybody’s guess how many of those survive today, but after a loving restoration in the 1980s, this particular car still gets driven regularly around the beautiful rolling hills surrounding Lake Como. For more about this gorgeous car, including more incredible photos, head over to Petrolicious. […]

27 08, 2018

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 27th, 2018

By |2019-02-26T10:12:49-05:00August 27th, 2018|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

If you have been living under a rock for the past week, you might not have heard that Car Week invaded the Central California coast last week with a slew of auctions, car shows, rallies, and races that brought out some of the finest cars in the world. While the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance always cranks the snob factor up to 11, the Tour d’Elegance seems a bit more approachable, sending a number of the cars that would later take over the greens of Pebble Beach onto public roads for a cruise around town for all to see and enjoy. Car shows are cool and all, giving you a chance to get up close and poke around plenty of rare cars that you’ll probably never see again, but to see and hear them moving under their own power on public roads just heightens the cool factor all that much more, in my humble opinion. To see more of these gorgeous cars on the move, head on over to Classic Driver or Petrolicious. It’s also worth checking out this gallery from the Quail Motorsports Gathering on Petrolicious as well. […]

16 10, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Oct. 16th

By |2017-10-16T14:36:26-05:00October 16th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

I can always get hyped on the McLaren F1. To this day, it’s still my all-time favorite car and when it was new, it had more in common with an alien spacecraft than just about any other car on the market at the time. And maybe that’s why I’m so excited that there’s still a brand-new, as-delivered 1997 McLaren F1 out there with just 138 miles on the odometer. Sure, when it’s a shame that it’s never been driven because it’s an icon amongst analog supercars, but for whoever is looking to cash in, selling this pristine machine is likely to net them more profit than I can ever hope to make over the course of my adult life. If you have the means and are shopping for the perfect McLaren F1, here’s your opportunity. […]

7 08, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 7th

By |2017-08-07T15:39:23-05:00August 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. […]

13 06, 2017

What/Where/When: Your Guide to Watching the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

By |2017-06-13T18:06:45-05:00June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This weekend marks one of the biggest, most historic, and grueling races of the year: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This, the 85th running of the race, will be the center stage for some truly epic racing rivalries. Among the prototype cars in LM P1, the teams to watch this year will be Porsche and Toyota, without a doubt. Toyota’s factory-backed Kazoo Racing team was looking dominant last year until a mechanical failure in the closing stages of the race cost them the win, handing over victory to Porsche instead. Meanwhile, the LM GTE class will continue to be a fan favorite as production-based cars like the Ford GT (that took 1st, 2nd, and 4th in last year’s race) go wheel to wheel against other factory-backed efforts like the Ferrari 488 GTE, Corvette C7.R, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, and Aston Martin Vantage GTE. […]

1 05, 2017

Lap Around the Web – May 1st

By |2017-05-09T13:49:12-05:00May 1st, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Having done a bunch of amateur racing in formerly street-legal production cars, I think it’s always a little tempting to take them out on the road for shakedown runs, or even just the thrill of running errands #becauseracecar. And for rich folks, it gets a little easier to scratch that itch with most prestigious automakers building track day specials of their already sporty models, like the Ferrari 458 Speciale, the McLaren 675LT, and the Porsche GT3RS. Heck, if that’s not enough, those companies will gladly fleece you for a few million dollars and give you track-only models like the Ferrari FXX K, McLaren P1 GTR or Aston Martin Vulcan. But none of those cars are capable of being driven directly to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and winning outright. Luckily, Porsche was willing to bend some rules for one of their best customers, and took one of their Martini-liveried 917’s, shaved the fins off the rear bodywork, fitted antilock brakes and mufflers, and lined the interior in leather before selling it to Count Rossi to drive on the street. Unfortunately, after being turned down for registration throughout most of civilized Europe, the only place Rossi was able to legally drive it on the street ended up being Alabama, where the car has spent most of its post-racing life. For more info and photos on this incredible car, head on over to Drive Tribe. […]

3 04, 2017

Lap Around the Web – April 3rd

By |2017-04-19T13:40:09-05:00April 3rd, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

In case you hadn’t noticed, the market for ’80s cars is heating up right now. While Countachs, Testarossas, and even E30 M3s have seen dramatic increases in value recently, all sorts of other oddball ’80s sports cars are trending upward in value right now. Fact is, the cars are just cool. All the hard lines and sweeping angles make the cars look fast just standing still, and all the kids that grew up with posters of these cars on their wall are reaching their prime earning years as adults. GQ recently hosted an awesome panel discussion between a number of automotive experts, enthusiasts, and taste makers to talk about just what makes these cars from the ’80s so darn cool right now.   […]

19 07, 2016

Lap Around The Web – 7/20/2016

By |2016-07-19T13:15:33-05:00July 19th, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

We’re suckers for stylish, rough and tumble SUVs like the Land Cruiser, Bronco, and Grand Wagoneer. Perhaps no vehicle better exemplifies that look than the classic Jeeps of the 70’s and 80’s, especially some of the special editions that The Drive recently featured. Between the bright colors and funky patterned graphics, these Jeeps offer just the right amount of flair to stand out in the great outdoors. […]

12 07, 2016

Lap Around The Web 7/13/2016

By |2016-07-12T08:48:27-05:00July 12th, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Jay Leno has one of the best jobs in the world - getting paid to drive all sorts of cool and weird cars, many of which he already owns. This week, he compares two of our favorite cars from Aston Martin -  the new manual transmission V12 Vantage S and the all-new DB11 - with the help of former Stig, Ben Collins. This marks some of the first ever road or track tests we've seen for either of these cars and it's definitely worth watching the video! If you've been to any of our Formula 1 viewing parties, you'll know that Mercedes has been running away with the championship, despite some fighting between their two star drivers - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Although Rosberg is currently leading the driver's championship by a narrow margin over Hamilton, The Drive put together an interesting piece on why Hamilton will likely win this year's championship on his way to becoming the best driver in Formula 1 history. Give it a read and let us know if you agree. Clive Mason/Getty Images   Since we're on the topic of comedians who happen to be huge car guys, it's worth mentioning that Jerry Seinfeld just put out another episode of his spin-off miniseries called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Without Comedians or Coffee, Just Cars that breaks down just what it is that makes Italian cars so appealing and seductive. While most of the cars he talks about are fast, rare, and expensive, most of [...]

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