Five Cars from Gruppo Bertone
Gruppo Bertone, founded in 1912 in Turin, Italy, was known for its car designs and coachbuilding. The company had many designers who became as famous as the company itself, including Giorgetto Giugiaro, Marcello Gandini, and Franco Scaglione.
Dodge Throughout Its Decades
In 1914, the Dodge brothers started their own automotive company after mass-producing bicycles. Ten decades later, the company is still manufacturing performance vehicles.
The Story of All American Racers and Its Eagles
Dan Gurney and Carroll Shelby founded All American Racers in 1965 and soon made history with their legendary Eagle race cars in Formula 1, IndyCar, Trans-Am, Can-Am, and IMSA.
Product Review: My Dip Kit Hydro Dipping Kit
Hydro dipping is a water transfer painting process that is used to get a graphic design onto any three-dimensional surface, for anything from car parts to cellphone cases. My Dip Kit sent a couple of their hydro dipping kits. Find out how they work.
Porsche’s Lost Champion: Giving Adolf Rosenberger His Due
Adolf Rosenberger was a successful racer in the 1920s in Mercedes and Benz cars and later became one of Porsche GmbH’s founding fathers. Though soon his Jewish heritage proved to be a liability, and his history in the automotive world faded.
La Signorina F1: The Story of Maria Teresa de Filippis
During Maria Teresa de Filippis’s racing career, she proved to be very competitive, winning races across Italy. In 1958, she became the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 World Championship event.
I Don’t Support the FIA’s Appointment of Carmen Jordá
The FIA recently appointed Carmen Jordá to the Women in Motorsport Commission. But the decision isn’t good for what the commission stands for.
Leena Gade: The First Lady of Le Mans
Leena Gade is known as the First Lady of Le Mans. Her spectacular resume includes being a three-time Le Mans–winning race engineer and a winner of various awards.
Electric Cars Will Be the Way of the Future
Why should we accept that electric cars and not gas-burning vehicles are the future? It’s not like the major automakers believe they will be or anything.
Five Cars by Carrozzeria Zagato
Ugo Zagato and his Carrozzeria Zagato company are known for producing some of the most famous, lightweight, aerodynamic, and sporty cars. The Zagato name has appeared on Alfa Romeos, Aston Martins, Ferraris, Lancias, and more.
Product Review: Dr. ColorChip Squirt ‘n Squeegee Kit
The Dr. ColorChip Squirt ‘n Squeegee Kit makes touching up your car’s paint easy. But how exactly does the touch-up paint system work, and how does it perform?
Speed, Style, Quality, and a Dash of Luck: the Story Behind the Quadrifoglio
The legendary four-leaf clover on some Alfa Romeos carries a history of both victory and tragedy. The Quadrifoglio badge became a symbol of luck for the brand. But what is the story behind it?
Ferrari Throughout Its Decades
Ferrari: a name that evokes images of exoticism, power, and victory. To help celebrate the Maranello-based company’s 70th anniversary, here is a list of vehicles from each of its decades.
What Happened to Automotive Styling?
There’s no doubt that automotive styling has changed throughout the years. But what happened to it that resulted in most cars looking like jelly beans?
Five Cars Designed by Giovanni Michelotti, the Founder of Freelance Car Design
Giovanni Michelotti, the “founder of freelance car design,” had more than 1,200 of his designs make it into production during his career. His portfolio includes designs for Alpine, BMW, Hino, Maserati, and Triumph, among others.
The Rebelle Rally: the All-Female U.S. Off-Road Navigation Rally
The Rebelle Rally is an all-woman off-road navigation rally through Southern California and Nevada, covering about 1,250 miles. It’s not a race for speed or the shortest distance, but rather a test of navigational skills using vehicles that can be daily drivers, maps, a compass, and no GPS or cellphones.
A Quick Seat Cushion Repair
When the foam seat cushion in your car is badly disintegrating, it may be tempting to buy a whole new seat. But sometimes you just want a quick and simple solution that works.
Racing in the Shadows: The Story of the Shadow Racing Team
Don Nichols’ Shadow Racing team fielded innovative race cars in both the Can-Am and Formula 1 series. The legendary black-and-white cars weren’t always successful, though.
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