After the 24 Hours of Le Mans, I missed my flight and ended up stuck in Paris for an extra day. Since I was in Paris, I decided to at least venture into the city for dinner. Lo and behold, the Toyota storefront on the Avenue des Champs-Élyseés was considerably more interesting than the ones here in America.
At the end of the 1970’s International Harvester had a choice to make; abandon their efforts in the SUV game or revive the “Scout” brand a third time. Allegedly some wild prototypes came out of those brainstorming sessions, like this 1980 Hurst Shawnee which you can have for $175,000.
That’s right, you can go and bid on this intact 1944 P-51D Mustang that has not flown since the 1970s for same price as an entry level base Ford Mustang! This oxidized example of North American’s legendary WWII fighter has been untouched for over ten years but has been stored out of a elements in a hangar. »
Who needs an actual scaled-down racer like a Baby Grand or a Legends car when you can just take an arcade model of a NASCAR racer and and plop a 1,700-cc Volkswagen engine in it? »
You can keep your Porsche 944 Turbo Cups with all their turbo lag and misery. I prefer the smoother, more predictable powerband of the naturally aspirated 944s, and the biggest engine Porsche ever put in a 944 is my holy grail. That, of course, is the 944 S2, and one of just seven IMSA Firehawk 944 S2s is for sale. »
Need a Daytona Prototype, a Prototype Challenge or a Prototype Lites car for TUDOR United SportsCar? Love bright orange? 8 Star Motorsports is short on funding this season and just put a ton of their IMSA-legal toys up for sale. Their crunch is your gain, amigo. »Oh, and if you're not interested in an orange prototype…
This 1998 Buick La Sabre is the automotive embodiment of every grandfather I know; family-friendly-if-conservative demeanor up front, batshit backwoods construction project inspired by a few swigs of cough medicine out behind the house. »
Most of us just string up a few lights and start grilling, but what if it was possible to make more use of the inside space on a race hauler? Say, if there were some ingenious way to connect two haulers together into a two-level Haus of Party? Say hello the race hauler/party bus combo that we deserve. »
Stumped on holiday gifts? Have more cash than usual sitting around? Why not buy that special someone a race car? Here are five of the most interesting finds we found across the Intertoobz. »
If there is ever a car that epitomized everything that's right with this world, it would be this 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback rally car. It is my spirit animal, and it calls to me. »
1984 introduced the world to Ayrton Senna, who piloted this 1983/4 Toleman TG183B/Hart Turbo to score his first points in Formula One. Senna made a name for himself piloting this backmarker car above where everyone felt it should finish, and now Chassis #05 can be yours. »
The Internet is a wonderful thing. It brought us Jalopnik. It brought us Black Flag. And most of all, it brought us shopping without the need to put on real pants. Skip the crowds this week and buy a race car online instead. You'll thank us later. »
Professional racing is almost done for the year, so now is the perfect opportunity to think about getting on a racetrack yourself. Fun cars often go from being bundles of joy to nuisances to store in the dark depths of winter, so now's your chance to pick up a worthy track beast on the cheap. »
Before anyone even heard the name "Tacoma," Toyota was selling excellent little pickup trucks here in the US. Rising to fame as Marty McFly's dream ride in Back To The Future, the 1980's Toyota Truck is still an absolute icon and this one is nothing short of showroom-perfect, with just 23,351 miles on the odometer. »