Category Archives: Bold School

The Build Team Responsible for the Viper Defender TV Car: Interview

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In 1994, Chrysler pulled out one of the biggest marketing stunts to date — a TV show. It wasn’t just any TV show though, it was called Viper, and at the helm of it all was one very special car; the Viper Defender. Viper ran a total of four seasons from 1994-1999, and it cemented its place in history as a cult classic for gearheads.

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1968 Marcos Mantis XP: A Car That Just Wasn’t Meant To Race

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What you see here is a Marcos Mantis XP, an ultra-light racer built to take on Le Mans in 1968. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s okay, Marcos only built one. And the sad news it, it never got to have a crack at la Sarthe, but its story is quite a unique one.

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BMW Restoring Classic 507 Convertible Owned by Elvis

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Elvis Presley was a man known for his taste in American cars, including pink Cadillacs, as well as foreign luxury rides like Rolls Royce and Mercedes-Benz. Lesser known was his ownership of a 1957 BMW 507 convertible, now in the midst of being restored by the German automaker. Continue Reading »

Hot-Selling Hatch: Ford Fiesta Becomes UK’s Best Selling Car

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How long does it take to climb up the ranks and become the UK’s top selling car? Answer: Just under four decades. After 37 years on the market, the plucky Ford Fiesta became Great Britain’s best-selling nameplate this month when overall sales topped 4,115,000. Continue Reading »

A Record 40 Million Vehicles Recalled in 2014– Feds Want More

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If it seems like auto recalls are on the rise– you’d be correct. 2014 marks the year that the auto industry recalled more cars than any other year in the history of the automobile. And according to reports, the government is looking to ratchet that up. So what does that mean for the consumer, as well as the industry? Continue Reading »

This Car Could Become the World’s Most Expensive Ferrari

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When it comes to rare classic cars, it seems like the ante is constantly being upped. Just when you think a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso or an Aston Martin DB4 set some record, another car shows up and the well-heeled collectors are there to put up top dollar for such rare vehicles.

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Lamborghini Islero S: One of Ferruccio’s Favorites

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The Islero was more or less the last of the line that started with Lamborghini’s very first car, the 350GT, in 1963. It featured a 4.0-liter version of the brilliant Giotto Bizzarrini-designed V-12 with six twin-choke Weber carbs and was tuned to 340 horsepower in “S” spec cars. Like the 400GT it replaced, it was also a luxuriously equipped GT car with air conditioning, power windows and a full leather interior.

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Restored Iconic Land Rover Celebrated at UK Style Event

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There are few 4×4 vehicles that car enthusiasts revere more than a Land Rover. It has all the trappings of classic British charm, mixed with heaps of off-road credibility and a long history of service the world over. Perhaps that is why some of the UK’s preeminent customizers took to restoring one. Continue Reading »

Lamborghini Diablo: Born in Italy, Designed in Detroit

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Everyone likes to credit the Italians — especially Lamborghini — for creating some of the most eye-catching, jaw-dropping supercar designs to date. And for the most part, that credit is very much deserved. But there is one car in particular for which Lamborghini can’t take all the credit.

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Building Horsepower: the Pros and Cons of Turbochargers

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“Turbo” is one of the most abused words in the English language. It’s used by marketers as a catch-all term for anything that’s supposed to act fast, from software to cold remedies. In reality, however, a turbo can seriously boost the amount of power an engine can turn out. The cost may or may not be worth the gains though, depending on the factors that we’ll look at in this article.

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