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First 2014 Corvette Has Already Been Crashed

First 2014 Corvette Has Already Been Crashed

Cars are not even actually on sale yet

The 2014, seventh-generation Corvette was the undisputed star of the North American International Auto Show. The cars will not be on sale to the public until the third quarter of 2013, but a member of the Digital Corvettes forum has already spotte...
14.02.2013 | 1219 views | 0 comments
Fiat Completes Journey from Cape Town to London in Record Time

Fiat Completes Journey from Cape Town to London in Record Time

Record stood since 1983

Drivers Philip Young and Paul Brace smashed the record for a drive from Cape Town, South Africa, to London, England, in 10 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. The previous record was 14 days, 19 hours and 26 minutes set by British Army Brigadier John H...
13.02.2013 | 1398 views | 0 comments
Wrecked McLaren F1 Gets UK's Largest Ever Insurance Payout

Wrecked McLaren F1 Gets UK's Largest Ever Insurance Payout

Car was owned by comedian Rowan Atkinson

Actor Rowan Atkinson says that crashing his McLaren F1 in 2011 was responsible for the largest UK auto insurance payout ever.  He has owned his purple F1 since 1997 and in that time he has wrecked it twice.  The first time c...
11.02.2013 | 7483 views | 0 comments
Kia Takes Inspiration From Superman in Chicago

Kia Takes Inspiration From Superman in Chicago

Producing Eight Show Cars Based on the Justice League

Kia has continued its partnership with DC Comics and Super Street with its latest show car based on the characters from the Justice League. The latest car is an Optima Hybrid with styling from comics artist Jim Lee based on Superman.  &ld...
11.02.2013 | 1462 views | 0 comments
New Comic Tells Story of Carl Benz

New Comic Tells Story of Carl Benz

'Carl Benz – A life dedicated to cars' goes on sale February 9

A new comic by Belgian artist Willy Harold Williamson and author Martin Grünewald is available at the Mercedes-Benz Museum Shop and for sale online that tells the story of founder Carl Benz. "Carl Benz – A life dedicated ...
05.02.2013 | 8892 views | 0 comments
Sex and Cute Animals Are the Big Themes for 2013 Super Bowl Ads

Sex and Cute Animals Are the Big Themes for 2013 Super Bowl Ads

Automakers leaning on one of the two categories

The Super Bowl is on Sunday, and it is the biggest (and most expensive) day of advertising all year in the United States. Some people do not even care about the game and just watch it for the commercials.  In a move telling of the state o...
01.02.2013 | 21641 views | 0 comments
Hennessey Venom GT Sets Record as Fastest Car to 300km/h

Hennessey Venom GT Sets Record as Fastest Car to 300km/h

Record authenticated by Guinness World Records

The Hennessey Venom GT has set the new Guinness World Record as the quickest car in the world. The 1,244hp supercar went from 0-300km/h (186.45mph) in 13.63 seconds.  The Venom GT is an odd amalgamation of a supercar. It starts as a Lotus...
22.01.2013 | 5527 views | 0 comments
Original 1966 Batmobile Brings $4.62 Million at Auction

Original 1966 Batmobile Brings $4.62 Million at Auction

Top seller at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in 2013

The original Batmobile from the television show that aired from 1966 to 1968 was the highest selling car at this year's Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction with an after-commission price of $4.62 million. This car was not a replica or secondary...
21.01.2013 | 2518 views | 0 comments
The most expensive classic cars in 2012

The most expensive classic cars in 2012

The 10 record cars

As we already saw in our article about the most valuable cars in the world, the sky's the limit when it comes to wealthy enthusiasts spending their pocket money on some old, shiny metal. And clearly, with the economic crisis it is not just...
21.01.2013 | 8369 views | 0 comments
VW Museum Adds Knitted VW Transporter to Collection

VW Museum Adds Knitted VW Transporter to Collection

Entire exterior covered in custom-made quilt

The Volkswagen Museum will have a very warm T3 Transporter in its collection until March. The entire car has been covered with a custom sweater made by employees of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.  The knitted sweater covers the entire tr...
18.01.2013 | 15541 views | 0 comments
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