19 02, 2019

Lap Around the Web – Feb 18th, 2019

By |2019-02-22T13:29:03-05:00February 19th, 2019|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Mazda his pretty well-known for their efforts at LeMans with the mighty 787B of the early 1990s but before that, they raced the car you see above. This was Mazda’s 1982 entry and it marked their last production-car based racing entry to see the famous French race. Known as the Mazda 254i, this Group 5 racer didn’t achieve the success Mazda was hoping for, instead finishing 14th overall during its sole run at LeMans. A second 254i was campaigned as well but failed to finish the race. These cars were raced sparingly for a couple of years before they fell off the map, although the LeMans finisher, unfortunately, was totalled in a racing accident. It took 35 years for the sole surviving 254i to surface again and luckily, it’ll be receiving a full restoration and a new life. To learn more about this quirky Mazda 254i race car, head over to Japanese Nostalgic Car. […]

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. […]

19 12, 2016

Lap Around The Web – Dec. 19th

By |2016-12-21T08:16:38-05:00December 19th, 2016|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

This week, we’re going to break things down with a collection of our favorite videos from the past week. And instead of saving the best for last, we’re gonna kick things off with a bang. Most of us here dork out over Evo Magazine for one reason or another. Whether it be the never-ending parade of drool-worthy cars, the insightful and entertaining writing style, or the epic photography (which I personally think bridges the gap between journalistic and artistic), there’s always something to love when flipping through the latest issue. Recently, Evo published their “Evo Car of the Year” issue and alongside it, an incredible video that sums up the test beautifully while adding in extra sights and sounds that simply can’t be replicated in print. Make sure to check out the rest of our video features below, but this is one video you can’t miss, and one we look forward to every year. […]

20 09, 2016

A Showcase of Passion – Wheels of Italy 2016

By |2016-09-20T15:34:25-05:00September 20th, 2016|Community, Events|1 Comment

Every summer, I look forward to the Wheels of Italy show. It’s usually one of the last big car shows of the season and highlights all sorts of Italian cars, motorcycles, scooters, and bikes, as well as Italian culture in general. I think one the main things that draws me not only to the show, but Italian vehicles in general, is the passion that goes into them. While that passion is usually more obvious in older Italian cars than in newer, more mass-produced machines, it nonetheless serves as a foundation that binds all of these cars, new and old, together. […]

9 08, 2016

We Pick The Coolest Cars Going to Auction in Monterey Next Weekend

By |2016-08-10T12:27:08-05:00August 9th, 2016|Cars We'd Like to Own, Events|0 Comments

We’re always enamored by all the rare, weird, and expensive cars that seem to pop up for sale at all of the big auctions around the country, and there are none bigger or more hyped than the auctions during Monterey Speed Week. RM Sotheby’s, Mecum, Russo and Steele, Gooding & Co, and others pop up throughout the long weekend in Monterey and Carmel, California fueled by the egos and checkbooks of some of the richest car collectors in the world. Since none of us have any skin in the game, each of us picked a couple of our favorite cars from each of the big auctions going down next weekend. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments! Lauren Bisimoto-tuned 2014 Honda Odyssey As a car person, I hate minivans. But throw over 1,000HP into one and I suddenly become extremely obsessed with it. Plus, just think of how many car parts you could fit in the back! […]

8 03, 2016

Amelia Island Auction Top Picks – MHCC

By |2016-03-09T08:11:01-05:00March 8th, 2016|Cars We'd Like to Own|1 Comment

Car we’d most like to drive across the country in: 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France Not only is this Ferrari 250 TdF drop-dead gorgeous but it has actual racing pedigree at Spa, Monza, and in the actual Tour de France that this car gets its name from. We’d happily use this car for vintage events like Mille Miglia to tear across the Italian countryside in the utmost style. RM Sotheby’s didn’t provide any auction estimates but style like this certainly doesn’t come cheaply. […]

27 01, 2016

Our Top Picks at the 2016 Scottsdale Auctions

By |2016-01-27T17:57:51-05:00January 27th, 2016|News|0 Comments

  We thought with the auction season kicking off in Scottsdale this week we would cover a few of our highlights from what the various auction houses have to offer. While our picks are not necessarily the high dollar vehicles, we’ve assembled a list of interesting cars that we’d love to own. The Scottsdale auctions originally started in 1967 when Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett presented “Fiesta del Auto Elegance” to raise money for local charities. Today, the Scottsdale auctions are held by many of the auction houses, while events are held all week long and the bigger lots are auctioned off over the weekends. […]

13 08, 2015

The Best Automotive Weekend of the Year!

By |2015-08-13T09:52:16-05:00August 13th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Monterey Car Week has officially kicked off and the best is yet to come this weekend   Without a doubt Monterey Car Week, the combination of the Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, half a dozen collector car auctions and a myriad of other classic car festivities is the best one-stop-shop for all things automotive.  Unfortunately we will not be going and no one has offered to pack us in their suitcase — yet.   We’re still waiting for that offer, but even if we don’t attend there are plenty of places to see recaps of the many events. In the event that you want to cash in some frequent flyer miles and head out there this weekend, or if you simply want to know more about the event, we’ve included a few of the Monterey activities that we’re most excited about. Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance – America’s most prestigious classic car show   Looking to see the most elegant, stylish and historical cars ever created all in one spot?  Look no further than the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance – that’s French for competition of elegance – if you’re curious.  This annual staple of Monterey Car Week pits the finest in pre-war and post-war automobiles against each other in what’s considered to be the America’s, if not the world’s, most prestigious car show.  As the name suggests, the show takes place on the Pebble Beach golf course and attracts 15,000 spectators all paying at least $300 to [...]