Watch a Polish E30 BMW hoon with Gymkhana style

Ken Block's Gymkhana videos are proof of the amazing tributes to hoonage that can be created when you have a full race team, a professional camera crew and plenty of money from your sponsors to throw around. We're pretty sure this Polish hoon fest was created without any of these things, but it came out pretty cool… » 12/04/11 11:00am 12/04/11 11:00am

When Argentina ruled the Nürburgring

There are two great moments in Argentine motoring history centered around the Nürburgring and then there’s a third, a fourth-place finish at a race you’ve never heard of. Of course it’s the latter that’s the pride and joy of Argentine car enthusiasts: the story of the Torinos at the 1969 Nürburgring 84 Hours. » 8/03/11 3:00pm 8/03/11 3:00pm

"One wild supercar": The 1969 Ford Torino 428 Cobra Jet

A preview of things to come, Car and Track heads to Ford's test track to check out the new for 1969 Ford Torino 428 Cobra Jet in this vintage road test. Although the car wasn't completely ready yet, the 428 cubic inches of TNT were in place under the hood. It didn't take long for host Bud Lindemann to determine the… » 6/19/11 1:30pm 6/19/11 1:30pm

Mother's Day edition: 1975 Ford Torino Wagon

Welcome to Found Off The Street, our look at cars found on the cape that rust liked so much it decided to summer there; Cape Cod, MA. Today we have a 1975 Ford Torino wagon. » 5/08/11 9:00am 5/08/11 9:00am

Jesus and Mary-Certified Gran Torino for $4,600!

Ford may be racking up the accolades at the Detroit Auto Show this week, but Nice Price or Crack Pipe remembers a time when they weren't just award-winning, they were Gran. » 1/12/10 7:00am 1/12/10 7:00am

Lebowski Fest Ringer Fling, Featuring A Plymouth Fury III

Last weekend we found ourselves amongst the Achievers in Louisville for the 8th Lebowski Fest. Among the attractions was the ringer fling, a green Plymouth Fury acting as a stand-in for the Dude's Gran Torino. » 7/15/09 10:30am 7/15/09 10:30am

American Cars: Photographs By Kevin Gray

Today we're showing the work of a Los Angeles-based pro photographer who heads down on the street to find his subjects: battle-scarred American cars in their natural habitat! » 7/05/09 12:00pm 7/05/09 12:00pm

DOTS-O-Rama Sunday, San Francisco Edition: Torino, Tradesman, Sapporo,…


This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Next up are some high-quality photographs, courtesy of Wimbles. » 2/15/09 12:00pm 2/15/09 12:00pm

Fenix's 1972 Gran Torino


Car: 1972 Gran Torino
Character: Fenix (Laz Alonso)
Engine: 429 CJ
Upgrades: Hurst shifter, Hays clutch, Hooker headers, K&N Filter, Coys C-67 Gun Metal wheels » 2/11/09 9:30pm 2/11/09 9:30pm

Junked 1974 Ford Gran Torino: You're Out Of Your Element!

We know, The Dude's Gran Torino was a 1973 model, but this '74 would have done an equally good job as Jeff Bridges' movie ride. Hollywood stardom eluded this Malaise Ford sedan, however, and now it awaits a trip to the Schnitzer Steel facility at the Port Of Oakland.


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Project Car Hell, Graverobber Edition: 1970 Cougar or 1972 Torino?

Yesterday, we saw the Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72 Hell Project competition go to the '72 Volvo 1800ES by a Nixon-over-McGovern-style landslide, with 73% of the vote favoring the Volvo over the '72 Cougar. Today we're going to punish reward Graverobber for his run of incredible PCH tirades (such as this… » 7/16/08 5:20pm 7/16/08 5:20pm

Shopping For An Argentine Rambler? Renault Torino Available In…

We love weird South American versions of North American cars, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a car with a more complicated family tree than the Renault Torino. Conceived as the result of AMC-Renault cooperation, based on the '65 Rambler American Rogue, with body redesign by Pininfarina and power by Kaiser, the… » 5/19/08 8:00am 5/19/08 8:00am

Spada TS Codatronca Production Announced, Tie Fighters No Longer Cool

Mr. Vader, the latest in your ever expanding fleet has arrived. We thought the Spadaconcept Codatronica was but a glimmer in the eye of some crazy Italians. After months of development work and the creation of a production company, Spadavetturesport has announced production readiness for the Spada TS Codatronca. The… » 5/14/08 6:20pm 5/14/08 6:20pm

Definitely Not Jeffrey Lebowski's Torino: Welcome To Chile!

This DOTS Bonus Edition thing has really taken off, with photos coming in faster than I can post them (be patient- my jumble of files rigorously organized system will result in everyone's shots appearing sooner or later). We've seen North American cars and a few in Europe, and now it's South America's turn. Chilean… » 5/14/08 2:00pm 5/14/08 2:00pm

It Can Roar As Well As Whisper: 1969 Ford Torino!

So Ford grabbed the same incredibly wholesome dancers they used to sell the '69 Mustangs when it came time to try to move some '69 Torinos off the showroom floors. Compare the nauseating perkiness of this ad to the worldly white-collar hoon in the '68 Torino ad. But look at all the engine choices you got! Make ours a… » 2/19/08 11:00am 2/19/08 11:00am

SEMA 2007: Purevision Gran Torino

While we could not locate Steve Strope the man at the SEMA, we did find his 1972 Ford Gran Torino. The latest from Purevision packs a 514 cubic inch Ford crate engine and a 4-speed top loader backed by a Gear Vendors overdrive that translates four into eight speeds. The heavy rides on Bonspeed wheels sized at a mere… » 11/02/07 2:30pm 11/02/07 2:30pm

Torino Of The Day: Dragonmobile!

What with all the talk about Starsky and Hutch Torinos, Personal Dilemma Torinos, and Celebrity DUI Torinos around these parts, we've been keeping our eyes open for good examples of the old classic Ford. Today, we've struck gold: Dragon Torino! This '74 blows away the Dragon Image Per Vehicle record with its airbrush… » 10/25/07 2:45pm 10/25/07 2:45pm

PCH, Personal Dilemma Edition: 1968 Ford Torino GT

Since I decided against buying my friend's '65 Falcon Wagon in my first Personal Project Hell Dilemma, I've had to keep my eyes open for a project suitably cool/hellish enough. Fellow Jalop Ben Wojdyla went ahead and solved his personal dilemma- well, at least the initial part- by buying the '64 Continental of his… » 10/19/07 5:00pm 10/19/07 5:00pm

Fifth Gear Races General Lee Against Starsky & Hutch Grand Torino


This week's episode of Fifth Gear featured an epic battle of 'merican muscle. Specifically, we get to watch Vicki Butler-Henderson take a couple laps in two automotive icons of TV — the General Lee and the Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino. All we've got to say is watching that Charger chug down the straightaway, barely… » 10/19/07 3:15pm 10/19/07 3:15pm