For tens of thousands of American men who served in WWII, the boat-on-wheels that carried them to the battle was one of the most ingenious inventions of the war: the Higgins LVCP (landing craft, vehicle, personnel). Yet it’s only one of the many amphibious military vehicles that have distinguished themselves in military history.
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The Russians are a hardy bunch, and are often forced to endure some of the world’s toughest conditions. This might shed some light on what is perhaps their best contribution to the driving world: the Lada Niva. Designed to function in the harshest regions on earth, it has been providing soldiers, police officers, journalists, and adventurers with tough, reliable transportation for almost 40 years.
One of our readers, Terry, has been a longtime lover of all things Mustangs. When an opportunity arose back in 2011 to take a rust bucket of a Mustang convertible and transform it into a pristine show car — Terry jumped on it.
Now, his stunning baby blue Mustang Convertible looks like it came straight from the factory. It’s even garnered a number of awards at the local and national level. Read his full story:
Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” The answer is, “plenty,” especially when it comes to automobiles. A long-lasting moniker suggests pride, heritage, and timeless appeal. As proof, we offer the following seven vehicle lines, all of which have proudly carried the same name for decades.
Traditionally, US carmakers have a different approach to performance vehicles than our friends across the pond. The Europeans favor what may be called the “supermodel” philosophy: keep the package small and shed as much weight as possible. We Yanks, on the other hand, don’t mind a few pounds as much, so long as a good chunk of that mass is taken up by a bad-ass engine. Sometimes our school of thought has borne greater fruit; other times theirs has. But, during a glorious four-year period in the 1960s, there was no doubt that the New World had it all over the Old.
When he was a senior in high school, our reader Chris came across the prettiest Pontiac he had ever seen — a 1969 GTO. Like any gearhead, Chris knew he had to have it. So, in 1992, he picked up this stunning machine and never looked back.
After a full restoration, loads of mechanical and aesthetic adjustments, Chris now takes his GTO on the road to show it off for anyone curious enough to take a look. Read his full story here:
In the early days of Top Gear, host Jeremy Clarkson reviewed many cars that would go on to become future classics. One of the most shining examples is this December, 1992 episode, where Jezza got behind the wheel of the GMC Syclone, which predated the Ford F-150 Lightning in the world of hot-rod pickups.
We took a hop and a skip on over to the 6th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance in South Florida. Normally, we’re not the Concours type, but there were some sights (and sounds) that really caught our fancy while we were on the lawn of the beautiful Boca Raton Resort.
Check out these sportcoat-wearing wealthy fools and their equally wealthy rides:
The Camaro: GM’s “Mustang Killer”
In the mid-1960s, GM executives were shaking in their patent leather wingtips. The cause of their fear wasn’t the Vietnam War or the growing youth movement — it was a vehicle introduced by their arch-rival Ford. Called the Mustang, it captured both the imaginations and the bank accounts of millions of Americans, who fell in love with its all-American good looks, sporty handling, and its $2,368 base sticker price.
You may consider Maserati to be a lavish luxury brand, fit for the well-heeled, but the Italian automaker has a storied history in auto racing. An early racer was the Tipo 26, which won the 1,500cc class of the 1926 Targa Florio. The racing program grew, and won the Indy 500 in 1939 and 1940, and would follow with decades of strong presence in motorsport. The program could trace its roots back to 1914, and at this year’s Monterey Motorsport Reunion (Aug 14-17, 2014), a century of Maserati racing will be celebrated with a glorious gathering of racecars.
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