2012 Camaro V6 asks Mustang: who's the boss?

The V6 pony-car battle rages anew, as the hairdressers square off with their shears. (Kidding!) The V6 Camaro gets another power bump, this time a real one. Seems that SAE technicality wasn't enough to put that Mustang issue to bed. » 4/13/11 11:00am 4/13/11 11:00am

Google Street View Catches Mad Max V8 Interceptor

Google Street View traveled into the future to a post-apocalyptic, dystopian Australia to catch Mad Max and his Pursuit Special V8 Interceptor at the Silverton Hotel in New South Wales, Australia. » 3/13/09 4:00pm 3/13/09 4:00pm

1932 Ford "Willet Special" Has Suprise Powerplant

Instead of going with a top ten list like everybody and his brother, the Detroit Autorama narrows things down to 8 finalists in the hunt for the prized Ridler Award. This group of fresh hot rods live in what's called "the Great 8". We've already seen the winner of this years Ridler Award, the Ferrambo, but we're going… » 3/10/08 9:20am 3/10/08 9:20am

The Norman Timbs Buick Special


The folks over at Jalopy Journal dug up a real gem the other day, the Norman Timbs Buick Special . The car was built in the late forties by the racecar designer and cost the princley sum of about $10,000 to put together. The aluminum body over tube frame stretches out to 17.5′ long (same as my Lincoln) with a 117″… » 1/22/08 10:15am 1/22/08 10:15am

A Very Special Buick: GM's Oldster Division Looks to Yesteryear for a…

While Mr. Wert attends some manner of press event at the Buick Home for the Aged, the Detroit News maps the crossroads at which the GM brand finds itself. How will the Buick brass navigate the "damaged" brand (said Bob Lutz) to a more prosperous future? One way is by resurrecting the "Super" tag that once denoted… » 3/21/07 11:27am 3/21/07 11:27am

TVR Bucks Balance Sheet, Builds Limited-Edition Typhons

Who says TVR's money problems are catastrophic? Sure, the UK builder of mad sportscars laid off 300 workers eariler this year, but it did hire 63 of them back, allegedly due to a surge in demand. And look here — the company's Russian, teenage-billionaire owner says TVR is dead set on reentering Le Mans with a new… » 10/06/06 8:09am 10/06/06 8:09am