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A Weekend in Sonoma and My First NASCAR Race

SONOMA, California — Have you ever attended a NASCAR race? Better yet, when did you last tune in to a motorsport event on television? If you are anything like me, it was probably that time you were cruising through the channels in search of another sporting event. With that being said, I recently had the...

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New Saleen Sportruck XR with 700 Horsepower Teased

Steve Saleen revealed his latest creation—the Saleen Sportruck XR for off-road fans. The California builder is known for modifying Mustangs and creating supercars like the S7, teased his latest truck on Facebook. The new Sportruck XR follows the standard Saleen Sportruck (seen above) that’s also based on the Ford F-150 that was introduced last year....

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Six Coachbuilt Jaguar Coupes from Goodwood Festival of Speed

All of the great grand tourers were turned into one-off coachbuilt stunners at some point. The cars from Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia, and Aston Martin were common bespoke fodder, offering a blank canvas to anyone with a big enough checkbook. Jaguar is less known for their design-house specials, but don’t tell Cartier that. At this year’s...

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Porsche Design Chronograph 70Y Sportwagen Timepiece Priced at $9,911

It’s time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Porsche sports cars—with a cool new watch. The Porsche Design Chronograph 70Y Sportwagen PCA Edition is a members-only-offering available to the Porsche Club of America. Lucky members can shell out $9,911 for the extraordinary limited-edition timepiece to match their hot set of wheels—literally. The focus is its...

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Competizione Joins RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction

Monterey, California is a good place to buy a Ferrari this August. Auction house RM Sotheby’s has just announced three more entries for its 2018 Monterey auction and all of them wear the Prancing Horse badge. By far the most valuable of the trio is a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione. Chassis 2163...

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Is Hyundai N Planning a Standalone Model?

So far, Hyundai’s N division has produced high-performance versions of the i30 and Veloster. Now, the sub-brand wants to make its own standalone vehicle, reports Auto Express. Thomas Schemera, Hyundai’s vice president of high-performance and motorsport operations, told the outlet that a bespoke model would inject some more emotion into the brand. “I can tell...

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Bentley Offers Luxurious Open-Pore Walnut Veneer by Mulliner

What do you call nuts on a wall? Walnuts. What do you call walnuts in a Bentley? Simply divine. Bentley and its private commissioning division, Mulliner, offer a new classic wood veneer for interiors of the Bentayga, Flying Spur, and Mulsanne called open-pore walnut. The wood is sourced from an extraordinary tree type that combines...

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Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition Heads to Comic-Con

The Hyundai Kona has suited up in full Iron Man attire for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. But it turns out this is more than just a show car. The small crossover, which receives a number of cosmetic touches that hark back to the popular movie series, will enter a limited production run later this...

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Gooding & Company Announces Custom-Bodied Maseratis, Ferraris for Pebble Beach Auction

It’s a race to the top at the Monterey Car Week auctions this year, with the stakes growing by the week. Gooding & Company has just announced four more star cars for its 2018 Pebble Beach sale, each one a custom-bodied Italian. The first of the group is a 1955 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spider, estimated to...

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2018 Monterey Car Week: The Automobile Guide

Time to get those seersucker suits dry-cleaned and dust off your sun hats—Monterey Car Week is almost upon us once again. What began nearly 70 years ago as a small concours and road race has evolved into a massive, annual weeklong extravaganza in late August, with events scattered across the Monterey Peninsula. It can be...

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