If you’re a Volkswagen purist, chances are you loathe them with every fiber of your being. On the other hand, if you’re an avid hot rodder, you probably think they’re the baddest rides on the street. But love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no doubt that customized Volksrods have grown in popularity over the years.
The Geneva Motor Show plays host to some of the world’s biggest car debuts. Unfortunately, not all of these debuts are fit for our shores. The following vehicles from the Geneva show are the ones for which we are most jealous. These six cars will make the Top Gear boys wish they still had their French driver’s licenses back.
On Monday, Apple and Volvo made waves in the automotive world by announcing CarPlay, which is effectively iOS for your car’s touchscreen. It will be interesting to see how owners respond to this new system, and if it will proliferate to other automakers. But in the meantime, it got us thinking, which automaker is the most like Apple? It’s not as easy as you think.
These days, most autos are all about being “new and improved,” with fancy features like continuously variable transmissions and cylinder deactivation. Even in this constantly changing world, however, there’s still a place for vehicles that have a long, established past behind them. In honor of this fact, we present the following five models that may be considered “long in the tooth” but are still going strong.
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 GTI has proven itself to be one of the most fun little hatchbacks on the planet. Even more so its hopped-up Golf R counterpart. But take the high-revving Golf R, put it in the hands of German tuners ABT Sportsline — and you have a Golf fit for the track.
Germany’s ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V.) is kind of the equivalent to North America’s AAA, but that significantly understates its power and influence. Now, ADAC is embroiled in a vote-rigging controversy that has resulted in the resignation of leaders, and the return of awards from several OEMs.
When the original Batmobile rolled across the auction block at last year’s Barrett-Jackson auction, there was a familiar, gold bespectacled face on the stage to help sell the iconic ride. It was George Barris, who took over construction of the original car from Dean Jeffries in 1965. With all that cash, and with all the legitimate credits to his name – the Voxmobile, the Batmobile, the Beverly Hillbillies’ jalopy and hundreds of other cars – what would possess a guy to tarnish his own reputation by reinventing history, taking credit for things he never built? There’s some pathological need to be involved with every automotive creation in the last 50 years that defies explanation.
There’s supposed to be a clear difference between cars designed for the street and those built for the track. The line between the two gives us both the excitement of race day and a reasonable chance of coming home from the corner store alive. Sometimes, however, the distinction between the two types of vehicles grows ever-so-blurry, as the following cars show.
It’s time again for the largest (by square footage) auto show of the year — Chicago. And while some may see it as a re-hashed Detroit show, there are a lot of hot new reveals that the windy city brings to the table.
Check out what day one had to offer:
- Auto Shows
- Bold Rant
- Bold Ride of the Week
- Bold School
- Brilliant Mind Behind
- Classified of the Week
- eBay Car Of The Week
- Event Highlights
- Future Ride
- Hot Rods
- Jaw Dropper
- Most Popular
- Race Ride
- Sold Ride
- Spied Ride
- Tech Ride
- The List
- Weekly News Recap
- Weird Ride
- Wheels Wallpaper
- Who am I?
- Your Ride
4x4 Aston Martin Audi BMW Bold School Bugatti Cadillac Camaro Chevrolet Classic Car Concept Car Corvette Coupe Dodge eBay Car of the Week Ferrari Ford Future Ride Green Jaguar Jaw Dropper Lamborghini McLaren Mercedes-Benz Muscle Car Mustang Nissan Popular this Week Porsche Racing Shelby Sports Car Supercar SUV The List Toyota Tuner Unveiled Video Volkswagen Wallpaper Weekly News Recap weird ride Who am I? Your Ride