Way back in 1971, the year the first CPU (Intel’s 4004) was born, another milestone in man’s tool-making skills was unveiled: the white panel van with a big-ass engine stuck in the middle. Ladies, and gentlemen, meet the Supervan.
The retrofuturism movement among American car companies in the early 2000s spawned some truly awful looking cars, chief among them was of course the Chrysler PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser, and by extension the Chevy HHR, became the wayback machines of choice for boomers desperately looking for any way to relive their…
As I awkwardly jogged around the darkened basement of The Petersen Automotive Museum, arms outstretched, gripping a very homemade LED strip apparatus, battery pack slung across my chest, doing laps around priceless metal in 25-second shutter intervals, while a handful of technicians and museum personnel looked on, I…
This week on AFTER/DRIVE, Zac and Mike join host Mike Spinelli to determine whether the new GT will be the raw, race-bred driving experience like our '66 GT40, or suffer from the driving nannies that plague so many modern supercars today.
The 1966 Ford GT40 is not like most cars. Sure, its got headlights, air conditioning, and a key, but that's not my point.
If I wanted buy a GT40 for track time, rad doughnuts and sweet burnouts, I'd probably go with a replica. Oh, and it would be perfect if it matched my little bunny friend, too. Behold, the Superformance GT40.
Claude Lelouch's highly acclaimed "Un Homme et une Femme" from 1966 tells the story of (watch this space) a man and a woman falling in love. A romantic film that would be the best movie on racing ever if it was an action flick.
Hard as it is to believe, this year the Ford GT turns ten years old. Somehow an entire decade has rolled past since we were blown out of our respective chairs by the sound of a furious (and Ferrari-baiting) supercharged V8 packing 650bhp. Few denied the then-newboy was a hell of a way to celebrate the legendary,…
It's been a good year at Classic Car Club Manhattan. A healthy dose of racing, in many different flavors, kept us on our toes during the summer months. While off-track we were busy driving the GT40 through tunnels, exploring the countryside in search of the ever-elusive 'perfect road', and destroying jbh's GoPros.
I, for one, am regularly despondent over the fact that Ford quit making the GT, their street-legal successor to the legendary GT40 race car. Now custom carbuilder Galpin has something up their sleeve that could take the concept even higher.
Have you heard people blab on and on about the GT40, but you don't know what the fuss is about some old Ford? Here's a simple explanation.
Hands Down. The best Concours in North America (sorry other/hopefully-potential-future employer certain West Coast Concours). This is the people's show, ALL the people's show.
This is the original Ford GT40 Ken Miles drove first across the line at the 1966 24 Hours Of Le Mans. And it’s in front of the lens of Top Gear USA tonight. Oh yes.
So Watkins Glen put's on this event every year in September, The SVRA Vintage Gran Prix. I never heard anything about it till last year, and it immediately sparked my intrest. Vintage Race cars? Racing? Sign me up for that.
Phil Remington wasn't just into racing. He was racing. But every race ends sooner or later, and at 92, Mr. Fix It had run his last lap. He passed away Friday.
How did a lanky chicken farmer from Texas become the most recognizable speed merchant in America? By building some of the rawest performance machines ever made.