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  • ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!

    ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN: DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!

    The all-new, ultra-luxe Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV will take you off the beaten path in real style, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Eleanor is leading the way. Head forward, gossamer wings outstretched, that iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament providing the perfect sight-line as we claw our way up Snow King Mountain. Considering her surroundings, […]
  • BRABHAM BT62: THE ROAD TO LE MANS!

    BRABHAM BT62: THE ROAD TO LE MANS!

    Brabham Automotive has confirmed that they will return to international sports car racing and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Adelaide-based automotive manufacturer, which last year launched the record-breaking BT62 track car, is announcing its return to Le Mans. It has committed to a factory racing team and a multi-year motorsport program with development […]
  • MARK II – CHEVY’S MYSTERIOUS 427!

    MARK II – CHEVY’S MYSTERIOUS 427!

    The real 427 Mystery Motor, unlike the Z11, was not available in a car or to the public. You had to have serious NASCAR cred to get one of the 20 built. In the 1960s, Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen always seemed to be one step ahead of GM Chairman Fred Donner’s missives disallowing factory involvement in […]
  • DUECE COUPE: OLD SCHOOL; NEW SCHOOL!

    DUECE COUPE: OLD SCHOOL; NEW SCHOOL!

    Ronnie Staples’ flamed classic ’32 Ford has gone through a number of engine-transmission combos over the years, but it’s all sorted out now and ready for serious cruising thanks to a modern five-speed. Ronnie Staples is a serious carguy with a very large garage filled with Pro Touring customs and hot rods that he drives […]
  • ‘19 VW Golf R: R IS FOR RAPID!

    ‘19 VW Golf R: R IS FOR RAPID!

    ‘Reserved in appearance, practical in shape, and so much fun to drive – for a price’, blogs Dan Scanlan. The term “hot hatch” was born when Volkswagen put a hotter engine and more aggressive rubber and suspension in its front-wheel-drive Rabbit econobox hatchback back in 1974. Since then, many have done hot hatches – three- […]
  • RM SOTHEBY’S & THE PETERSEN: KUSTOM KULTURE & PRECIOUS METAL!

    RM SOTHEBY’S & THE PETERSEN: KUSTOM KULTURE & PRECIOUS METAL!

    A trip to one of the most eclectic auctions this year – RM Sotheby’s at the Petersen Museum – and coming face-to-face with the iconic ‘Rat Fink’, relieves Jim Palam’s decades-old car guy guilt. Here’s his photo-report. It was weighing me down, this Car Guy guilt I’ve been lugging around since I moved to California […]
  • ‘18 MCLAREN 570S SPIDER: FAST & FURIOUS!

    ‘18 MCLAREN 570S SPIDER: FAST & FURIOUS!

    McLaren’s magical open-top 570S Spider simply redefines the term ‘sportscar’, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker We’re cruising for caffeine. Carmel, south of San Fran, down Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur. God’s driving road. Thirty-odd miles of serpentine twists and turns. Frothy Pacific to the right, towering rock faces to the left. We’ll be […]
  • NISSAN GT-R50: GODZILLA ITALIAN-STYLE!

    NISSAN GT-R50: GODZILLA ITALIAN-STYLE!

    Nissan has confirmed the production design of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign – the ultimate expression of the GT-R – and has opened the order books for the 50-vehicle limited run. The GT-R50’s exterior is virtually unchanged from the prototype first shown in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. Pricing of the […]
  • ‘19 MERCEDES-AMG GT C ROADSTER: CRUISING ON ISLAND TIME!

    ‘19 MERCEDES-AMG GT C ROADSTER: CRUISING ON ISLAND TIME!

    This $157,000 rocketship is the perfect drop-top to drive to the slice of Florida paradise that’s Boca Grande, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. When you have a stupendous sportscar for the weekend, like the 550-horsepower Mercedes AMG GTC Roadster I’m driving, you need a great destination to cruise to. Sebring or Palm Beach Raceway […]
  • MIKE COOK: LOSS OF A LEGEND!

    MIKE COOK: LOSS OF A LEGEND!

    Mike Cook had spent a lifetime immersed in the British automotive industry as a PR and advertising executive, in the hobby as a racer, and later in his retirement as an archivist for Jaguar Land Rover. He passed away this week. When I was a magazine editor in the 1960s and 1970s, I often interfaced […]