Up close and personal with James Hunt’s 1977 McLaren M26 Formula 1 car

Earlier this month, James Hunt‘s final race-winning car – a 1977 McLaren M26 – was sold at auction in Abu Dhabi for $1.2 million. But before it winged its way to its lucky new owner, we were privileged enough to spend some quality time alone with it at the Dubai Autodrome. » 12/05/13 6:32am 12/05/13 6:32am

1977 Ford Thunderbird Was Built For Flight

It seems logical to think a 3910 pound vehicle with less than 200 horsepower regardless of engine choice isn't exactly a car ready to "take flight". » 5/27/12 4:00pm 5/27/12 4:00pm

What April Fools Day Automotive Headline Do You Want To Read?

Instead of wowing you with our story about the return of the Pontiac Aztec for 2015 or reporting this time the El Camino is actually returning to the US for real (we would never actually joke about such a thing) this April Fools Day we want to hear your idea of the perfect fake automotive story. » 4/01/12 9:00am 4/01/12 9:00am

Float through deep space in a 1977 Toyota Celica

We've seen car commercials imply the vehicle they are advertising could do some pretty unbelievable things, but this 1977 Celica commercial is the first time we've seen a car float through space. » 1/28/12 12:30pm 1/28/12 12:30pm

Strange Ebay find is part Plymouth truck, mostly Corvette and entirely…

Ever seen a Corvette and wished it looked more like a vintage pickup truck? We haven't either, but that seems to be the line of thought that brought this odd vehicle to life. Currently listed on Ebay, this third generation 'Vette has the face of a vintage pickup truck and the body of an aging beauty with way too many… » 9/17/11 11:00am 9/17/11 11:00am

Settle the whose Jeep is better debate with banjos and hoonage

When Jeep introduced the new longer wheelbase CJ-7 as a compliment to their CJ-5 model they opened the door for spirited musical debates between CJ enthusiasts like the ones seen here. Whether you thought your CJ-5 was the toughest rig around or your CJ-7 could take a smaller Jeep anytime, it was clear there was… » 8/20/11 9:00am 8/20/11 9:00am

For $19,500, quoth the raven, never lift

In The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allen Poe imagines a diabolical death machine involving an arcing scythe. If Poe were alive today, he might find this Nice Price or Crack Pipe Porsche 930 equally fiendish for its pendulum-like handling properties, but would he also find its price horrific? » 6/09/11 8:00am 6/09/11 8:00am

See the two sides of the 1977 Chevy Blazer

These days if a car company wants to showcase the interior and suspension components of a vehicle while it is driving down the road, the technology is readily available to do so. As this vintage Chevrolet Blazer commercial demonstrates, back in 1977 if you wanted to show off the interior and suspension components of… » 5/14/11 9:00am 5/14/11 9:00am

'Bird Watching

Spotted in Southern Ohio, this 1977 Pontiac Firebird looks like it hasn't seen road use in some time. If this old Pontiac could talk, we have a feeling it might have some good stories to tell. (Photo Credit: Dok1) » 1/30/11 12:30pm 1/30/11 12:30pm

It's Not A Mercury, Dammit!

If you ever needed proof that the Mercury marque suffered from puzzling, left-handed FoMoCo branding strategies over the years, the first-gen Capri will serve nicely. Sold by Mercury dealers in North America, but not as a Mercury... what the hell? » 6/06/10 1:00pm 6/06/10 1:00pm

Surf Bunnies Laugh At Your Old Buggy's Air Cleaner? 1977 Olds 442!

Never mind that surf music in 1977 served as a mocking reminder of how much cynicism, diminishing expectations, and napalm had flowed since the early 1960s, because the new Olds Cutlass Supreme 442 changed everything! » 5/08/10 11:00am 5/08/10 11:00am

What Would Hefner Drive? Malaise Era Car Ads From the Pages of Playboy

The Baksheesh Table at the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons was fairly groaning under the weight of all the beer bribes— they love their beer in Michigan— but one team mixed it up with a December 1977 Playboy » 4/24/10 3:00pm 4/24/10 3:00pm

The 1977 Caprice and a Cast Of Thousands: Now THAT'S More Like It!

Even as The General placed a huge bet on the obsolete-from-the-start Chevette, he also hedged his bets with the good ol' full-sized Caprice. What better way to celebrate the bigger, bulkier Caprice than with song? » 1/10/10 10:00am 1/10/10 10:00am

1977 Chevrolet Corvette

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Finally, another Corvette! » 1/10/10 9:00am 1/10/10 9:00am

1977 GMC VanDura

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. GM's Malaise Era big van didn't change much for decades, so it's easy to overlook. » 11/22/09 9:00am 11/22/09 9:00am

1977 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. It appears that every R107 ever built is still alive today. » 9/20/09 9:00am 9/20/09 9:00am

PCH, Divina Commedia Edition: Toyota-Powered Fiat 1100 or Lancia Beta…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! As you saw in last week's episode, we love Italian Hell Projects! » 9/05/09 5:00pm 9/05/09 5:00pm

1982: It's A Malaise-O-Rama $2188 Sale At Bert Weinman Ford!

Now, Bert Weinman Ford in Chicago was sacrificing those new '82s at below dealer cost, but who cared when you could pick up an air-conditioned '77 LTD Country Squire 9-passenger wagon for $2,188? » 6/21/09 1:30pm 6/21/09 1:30pm

Project Car Hell, Bruiser Benz Edition: 600 SWB or 450SEL 6.9?

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! After yesterday's Engine Of The Day, we must go with M100-powered machinery today. » 5/31/09 5:30pm 5/31/09 5:30pm