In this video from the Petrolicious Made To Drive series, John Campion explains what it’s like to drive and own a March 881 Formula 1 car from 1981. The March is decked out in Guinness livery and was driven by Irishman Derek Daly back in the car’s heyday. It’s a rolling salute to Ireland.
People use the term ‘race car for the street’ to describe all kinds of cars, but it’s hardly ever actually true. Motorsport demands so much of a car that it could never truly meet the rigorous demands of daily use. Race cars are optimized for smooth racetrack surfaces, not the pockmarked streets of workaday life.
I know you’re in pain. Years of indignities, losses, betrayals and broken promises have left you empty and wondering if there’s anything left to be hopeful about. I feel much the same. But come with me. There is a better way. We can find peace together, in an old Volkswagen GTI.
It’s not inaccurate to say the car video space is awfully crowded these. It seems like everybody with an iPhone, a Reddit account and a pipeline for cars is out to make it big on YouTube. So much so that it’s rare to see anything truly original anymore. Enter Future Classics, a new video series shot on Super 16mm…
Also probably the only story you’ll see today about a Venturi, but who’s counting?
There was a time when an AMG wasn’t just some car you bought from a dealership. Not long ago you, could take your Mercedes and a large stack full of cash to the tuners at AMG—then a separate company from Benz itself—and they would make you basically whatever you wanted, even if that meant stuffing a 6.0-liter V8 into…
One of my beefs with car culture—parts of it, at least, not all of it—is the way it emphasizes the biggest and the best. Especially in America, where horsepower and quarter mile times are king. Everything has to be SS or M or AMG or V, top shelf, for it to be any good. This is the wrong way to think.
Early Range Rovers have managed to stay stately looking no matter where automotive design trends go. Over in England, you can find really old ones with just two doors that are especially cool. And if you look hard enough, you just might find one with royal blood.
The BMW 8 Series is back. Or at least, it will be soon. This is a profoundly odd development for anyone familiar with one of BMW’s most ambitious and fascinating failed experiments, a car that was an expensive high-tech powerhouse yet never reached critical mass. The thing is, the 8 Series is magic. This video shows…
I’ll come right out and say it, the 2005 Ford GT is a masterpiece of a modern exotic car. It looked and drove amazing then and it has not aged one bit. Now you can buy a very rare example that was owned and modified by Ford GT designer, Camilo Pardo.
Things have gone from bad to considerably more bad for Fiat heir Lapo Elkann, who was arrested in New York this Sunday on charges of faking his own kidnapping and ransom because he allegedly needed cash to pay for a coke- and pot-fueled party binge with an escort. (As one does.) Now he’s been reportedly cut off by his…
What do you drive when you’re born in Le Mans and used to race cars? Since Group C prototypes are somewhat impractical on French roads, you go for something compact, naturally. Like a Renault 5 Turbo 2.
“There was never a great plan to build it into what it is,” is a funny way to describe how you end up with a twin-turbo V8 restomod Pontiac Firebird in your garage.
If you think a sweet new Caterham represents the purest driving experience, try a Lotus Super Seven from half a century earlier. It’ll be a conversation starter everywhere you go.
Taking the paths you choose, learning to work with the car as a family, and discovering the Southwest off-road in the 1950s before people really did that. That’s what makes this Willys Jeep CJ so special to Larry Shank.
Not many remember that BMW’s New Class success story started long before those 2002 coupés hit the streets, with equally nimble sports sedans launched in 1962. As BMW celebrates its 100th anniversary with tall kidneys, it’s time to revisit those forgotten gems.
When your dying uncle doesn’t want his greedy ex-wife to sell his Porsche 930 Turbo for scrap after he can’t protect it anymore, you can end up with one of the very few original Porsche Turbos in Australia. “MAD 930" is a fitting plate.
The one-of-a-kind 1961 Kelly Corvette is proof to all car enthusiasts that anything is possible with enough luck, a great dream and lots of dedication.
People will start to realize soon enough how great the fourth-generation of the Lotus Esprit is, so I suggest building one while you can afford a donor car. And please make it as awesome as this.
Italy’s most famous road race, the Mille Miglia, is a thousand miles. (It’s in the name and everything.) This unique 1949 Fiat Topolino 750MM Zagato packs 13 air-cooled horsepower, but it went for it anyway.