I Drove The Earliest Ancestor Of The VW Beetle And It Was Great

I've been sort of obsessed lately with the murky pre-history of the VW Beetle. It's one of the most repeated origin stories in all of motoring, but that basic story has been getting some extensive revisions in recent years. What I really wanted to find was an undisputed ancestor of the Bug, and I did. And then I drove… » 11/18/14 3:30pm 11/18/14 3:30pm

A History of Fender Swoopiness

Automobile fenders are like poetry in geometry. In time the fender became an integral part of car design, but started out as a way to keep dirt and rocks from spraying vehicle occupants. Heacock Classic has uncovered a lengthy history of the fender with scads of photography to go along with it. Believe it or not, the… » 9/26/14 9:26am 9/26/14 9:26am

​Classic Car Shopping Just Got Dangerously Simple

You might remember Tailpipe.co from a few months back. It lets you search across a range of sites to find classic cars, and it promptly obliterated our productivity. But it left a bit to be desired, so after hearing our gripes they're relaunching at VintageWheels.com. We're the first to get a taste and your afternoon… » 9/10/14 1:16pm 9/10/14 1:16pm

This Crazy Badass Mercedes-Benz Belonged To The King Of Iraq

[This is the one-off 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster built by Erdmann and Rossi for the King of Iraq at this years' Classic Days at Schloss Dyck. It has a 5-liter supercharged inline-8 producing 160+ horsepower. 5,180 pounds of art deco magnificence. Photo credit: Markus Jordan/Philipp Deppe via MB.] » 8/14/14 10:39am 8/14/14 10:39am