Being the Easter Bunny must be a pretty cushy job. Unlike Santa, who slaves away the entire year producing toys for billions of children, the Easter Bunny shows up once a year with loads of store-bought chocolate. In some circles that would be considered hoarding – check your expiration dates kids.
Question: how is a 1965 Mustang like an iPhone? Answer: whether you like it or not, there’s no denying that it raised the bar and scared the crap out of its competition. GM execs were well aware of this in early 1965, when they saw the public’s response to Ford’s new pony car. They set about crafting an answer to the challenge, and would play a giant role in automotive history.
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf was just named World Car of the Year last week, and the award goes to a rather deserving little hatchback. In fact, the Golf is to compact hatches what the Jeep Wrangler is to 4x4s. Throughout its history, the Golf also went by a different name; the lovable Volkswagen Rabbit. In the US and Canada, the first-generation and fifth generation Golf went by this name, and with this Easter Sunday, we figured we would celebrate this cute, fluffy little Rabbit!
The challenge set before the design team seemed impossible. The goal, was to create a motor vehicle that would set Ford apart from its rivals as the leader in the emerging sportscar class. It had to look a little European– but not too much. It had to be equally appealing to men and women. It needed to seat four people, weigh less than 2,500 pounds, and be less than 180 inches long. Oh, and it had to sell for less than $2,500. The time to complete the project: 18 months.
Like a traveling circus that moves from town to town, yet another auto show has landed in Manhattan. Auto manufactures try to guide this circus by showing off everything from the mundane to their most exotic acts to keep the audience interested. There are parties, awards, and countless press conferences and releases. Auto journalists descend en mass to try and prop up the bland, and breathlessly overhype the most exciting cars. Car geeks show up to drool and blog about the latest and greatest, or pass judgment on perceived OEM mistakes. Finally, consumers are allowed in to check out vehicles as part of the shopping process– or perhaps just looking for something to do over the Easter Weekend.
There’s a fine line between drifting and crashing. It’s called car control, and these guys clearly haven’t found it. Filmed in Dagestan, this clip shows a group of drivers giving their best imitation of the infamous Saudi Arabian all-day any-day drifters.
Out with the old and in with the new. Land Rover verified this week at the New York Auto Show that the upcoming replacement for the aging Freelander will be known as the Discovery Sport. The company has yet to provide official specs or renderings of the car – we just have these spy shots to go by – but a production-ready debut is slated for the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October.
On the same day that Lincoln announced its plans to have five new models on sale in China by 2016, it also released a teaser video showing the Lincoln MKX Concept. Putting two and two together, we can only assume that this means the new concept vehicle will be making its big debut this weekend at the Beijing Motor Show as a thinly veiled version of the next-gen Lincoln MKX crossover.
You may remember back in November of 2013 that we featured one of our reader Jose’s very rare, and very beautiful 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA. It was a classic in pristine condition.
If you’re a fan of Discovery Channel’s hit TV show “Fast N’ Loud”, you’ll want to tune in over the next two weeks. An upcoming two-part episode, which airs on April 21 and 28, showcases what Richard Rawlings believes to be the “Holy Grail of muscle cars” – the first two Pontiac Firebirds ever built.
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As BoldRide’s Managing Editor, George Kennedy helps bring forth his voice and perspective of the automotive landscape. Before joining the BR team, George has been a senior writer at WheelsTV, a feature writer for Hemmings Classic Wheels and an associate editor at Autoblog.com. He is also a featured contributor for the Boston Globe.
Miami born BoldRide Content Director, Jeff began writing and attending auto shows while still in high school. As much as he loves the run-of-the-mill Italian supercar, his dream would be to compete in a bare-knuckle rally stage behind the wheel of a Lancia Stratos. If the classic Lancia ever does make it's way back into production he will be giving up his soul to own one.
Michael co-owns the Manhattan Classic Car Club. His idea of a dream vacation is flying somewhere to drive for a few thousand miles and, accordingly, he's racked up close to 500,000 miles driven in his lifetime. That includes five trips to the Nurburgring, and countless other races. While he's piloted more than 400 different types of cars, his first was a 1991 Trans Am.
Bill was born with grease under his fingernails and a socket wrench in his hand. Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. But he has nurtured a passion for both writing and for all things automotive during most of his 46 years on the planet. He lives with his wife and a motley crew of dogs, cats, and other furry creatures near Asheville, NC. In his spare time he can usually be found at car shows.