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Biker Miraculously Survives a 250-Foot Plunge Off a Mountain Road

In addition to capturing moments of road rage, an action cam mounted on a motorcycle rider’s helmet can occasionally record a straight-up miracle, as was the case with Matthew Murray who ended up plummeting 250-feet off a mountain road after a problem with his bike’s steering.Read more...
Tags: Science, Accidents, Bikes, Motorcycles, Survival, Mountain Road, Matthew Murray


BMW is cooking up an M2 Competition Package

Roundel fans, rejoice. While BMW is busy focusing on bringing more crossovers to the U.S., the M side of its business still wants more sports car options. By hook or by crook, the M side seems to have snuck one past the money men: BMW is prepping a Competition Package for its M2. A leaked internal document that was initially discovered by the... [Author: [email protected] (Jeff Glucker)]
Tags: Automotive, Bmw, Jeff Glucker


Someone asked for a fuchsia McLaren 720S, so the brand made it

Pebble Beach hosts hundreds of outrageous automobiles, but we doubt there will be any other car finished in a hue quite like this fuchsia McLaren 720S. McLaren Special Operations (MSO) undertook the project to build this bespoke 720S commissioned by enthusiast Michael Fux. Fux is an entrepreneur with a serious penchant for one-off cars. He's... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Mclaren, Pebble Beach, McLaren Special Operations MSO, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Sean Szymkowski, Michael Fux Fux


Peninsula Classics Best of the Best 2017: A 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta with coach-work by Pininfarina takes this year’s prize

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best was created in 2016 by the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group to add a layer of celebration on top of the world’s most important vintage car awards. It’s a complement to The Quail Motorsports Gathering which...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Cars, Pininfarina, Maserati, Vintagecars, ClassicCars, Peninsulahotels, Quailmotorsportsgathering, Pebblebeachconcours


2019 Audi e-tron, Pagani Huayra BC, BMW Concept Z4: This Week's Top Photos

We spotted the 2019 Audi e-tron quattro in prototype form testing on public roads. With a fast roofline, wide stance, and mid-size proportions, the e-tron quattro looks similar to the concept shown in Frankfurt. A Bugatti Chiron named "Panda" has been delivered to its owner in Saudi Arabia. The logic behind the car's name is pretty obvious to... [Author: [email protected] (Joel Feder)]
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Frankfurt, Automotive, Audi, Photos Of The Week, Bugatti Chiron, Pagani Huayra, Joel Feder


7 Things You Need To Know About The New BMW Z4

With the Z4 concept having gone official, we're taking a look at what we know about BMW's roadster thus far
Tags: Autos, Bmw


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1948 Buick Roadmaster

Flxible-built 1948 Buick Roadmaster funeral car for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: Buick-Flxible premier funeral car with three way turntable. Only 29 made, as far as we can find out the last one left. Model FB27-748M. Body #16008 delivered to WS Mann & Company in Burlington, Kansas on September 24, 1948. The Buick frame number is 14912699 and the engine number was 51061997. Engine is gone, fender skirts are gone, otherwise very complete. Very solid except for some rust in...
Tags: Autos, Buick, Hemmings, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Find of the Day, Beaters, Barn Finds And Junkers, Forties, Buick Roadmaster, Hearse, Hearses And Flower Cars, Flxible, Buick Flxible, Burlington Kansas, Funeral Car, WS Mann Company


Expensive Braided Carbon Wheels for Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

As if Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, costing several hundred thousand Euros including an 80 grand paint job, wasn’t exclusive enough, the German sports car maker announced the launch of a new high-end option for this model. It’s a set of 20 inch braided carbon fiber wheels, available as an option from the beginning of 2018 for 15,232 EUR! You don’t spend that 15 grand on looks, that’s for sure. We know of 500 Euro rims that look nicer than these things. No, with braided carbon fiber w...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Porsche 911, Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series


Not one, but two, Ferrari F40s are for sale this week

What a week it is. Aside from the plethora of posh vehicles set to be on display at Pebble Beach, two auction houses will kick off their events on August 18, 2017. Sure, there are going to be plenty of stunning cars that cross the block, but how about this: two Ferrari F40s are up for auction. Not one, but two. Both Bonhams and RM Sotheby's have... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Auction, Pebble Beach, Ferrari F40, Sotheby, Bonhams, F40, Sean Szymkowski


Lowriders to invade high-brow event in Pebble Beach

Born in Southern California, lowrider culture has had a significant impact on car culture at large, though the style has never quite achieved much direct attention. Because of this, a trio of high-class lowriders is set to invade Pebble Beach this week in an effort to showcase the culture and customizing style on a different stage. The three... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Pebble Beach, Southern California, Aftermarket, Sean Szymkowski


This Restored High-Mileage BMW E34 M5 Touring Is Somehow Priced At $130,000

Despite it being well-used before its restoration, and having been fundamentally changed from standard mechanical spec, the sellers of this beautiful 1995 M5 Touring are asking a small fortune
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Pennzoil exorcises the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon in moody video

Pennzoil's thrilling, high-speed video series has gone ahead and exorcised the demon—the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon, that is. As a follow-up to its heartfelt send off to the Dodge Viper, Pennzoil has taken on Dodge's new king. Fans of Dodge, Pennzoil, or simply really cool cinematics will not be disappointed. CHECK OUT: How the Dodge Demon... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Dodge, Pennzoil, Sean Szymkowski, Dodge Challenger Demon, Dodge Viper Pennzoil, Dodge Pennzoil


5 Enticing BMW Z4s That'll Force You To Lock-Up Your Wallet

From the surprisingly affordable to the desperately desirable, the BMW Z4 has become a car that could keep you absorbed in the classifieds for hours
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The 1965 Ford Shelby GT350R is going back into production

The Shelby gang's back together again. Calling themselves the Original Venice Crew, former Shelby American team members have joined forces to create an essentially new and moderately updated version of the Shelby GT350R. This crew consists of Peter Brock, Jim Marietta, and Ted Sutton—and they're channeling Carroll Shelby's spirit. Shelby hit... [Author: [email protected] (Jeff Glucker)]
Tags: Automotive, Shelby American, Jeff Glucker, Shelby, Carroll Shelby, Ted Sutton, Peter Brock Jim Marietta


Swiss hill climb organizers fined after Hammond Concept_One crash

Richard Hammond had a rather big off recently. While shooting footage for the upcoming season of the "The Grand Tour," the presenter lost control of the Rimac Concept_One he was driving and plunged down a hill, clipped a house, and had the car burst into flames. He escaped with some serious knee damage but he's otherwise intact. The organizers of... [Author: [email protected] (Jeff Glucker)]
Tags: Automotive, Crashes, Richard Hammond, Hammond, Jeff Glucker, Rimac, Rimac Concept_One


Here's What Goes Into Making A Geared Limited-Slip Differential

We had a poke around Quaife's Gillingham factory to find out what goes into a making an ATB differential
Tags: Autos, Gillingham, ATB, Quaife


Someone paid $3,750 for a Mercedes-AMG S65 that once cost $200,000

Depreciation is the ninth wonder of the world. (Compound interest is the eighth, in case you're wondering.) When it comes to picking out some of the finest automobiles, their high asking prices may not always lead to sky-high residual values. In this case of this 2006 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, it sold for less than 2 percent of its original MSRP... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Car Buying, Evergreen, Amg, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes AMG, Sean Szymkowski


BMW Concept Z4 noses the roadster in a sporty new direction

BMW took the wraps off its Concept Z4 on Thursday, hinting at the next generation of its two-seater sports car. Shown on the 18th green of The Lodge At Pebble Beach Golf Course during Monterey Car Week, the concept car previewed the production roadster that BMW says is coming in the next 12 months. The next-generation Z4 will share its platform... [Author: [email protected] (Kirk Bell)]
Tags: Automotive, Bmw, Convertible, Kirk Bell, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Monterey Car Week, The Lodge At Pebble Beach Golf Course


Porsche crafts special badges for the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

When you're going to build a car and call it "Exclusive," you're going to need to make it stand out from the other models in your lineup. Porsche is doing this with its new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series on sale this year. Limited to just 500 units, the mighty machine takes the Porsche 911 Turbo S formula and turns up the heat. The automaker is also... [Author: [email protected] (Jeff Glucker)]
Tags: Automotive, Porsche, Jeff Glucker


Apple’s ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales

 Apple’s iOS 11 includes ARKit, developer tools that make it surprisingly easy to build great quality augmented reality experiences. This could have an impact in the automotive world, since it makes it a lot easier to bring virtual showroom experiences to potential car buyers and automakers via ordinary consumer devices. Here’s an example of what that could look like: Developer… Read More
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Automotive, Augmented Reality


THE DUDE ABIDES. David Bright’s Sweet 1965 BSA Bobber

Written by Martin Hodgson. In the late 1950s Lucas, a large Birmingham UK-based manufacturer who built electrical components for the automotive industry, made a drastic change that would send waves across the industry. The days of the dynamo/magneto were over and coil ignition was in; sixty odd years later they’re still going strong.The post THE DUDE ABIDES. David Bright’s Sweet 1965 BSA Bobber appeared first on Pipeburn.com.
Tags: Motorcycles, Portland, Classic, Bsa, Lucas, Birmingham UK, Martin Hodgson, Chopper, Bobber, David Bright, A50


THE DUDE ADIBES. David Bright’s Sweet 1965 BSA Bobber

Written by Martin Hodgson. In the late 1950s Lucas, a large Birmingham UK-based manufacturer who built electrical components for the automotive industry, made a drastic change that would send waves across the industry. The days of the dynamo/magneto were over and coil ignition was in; sixty odd years later they’re still going strong.The post THE DUDE ADIBES. David Bright’s Sweet 1965 BSA Bobber appeared first on Pipeburn.com.
Tags: Motorcycles, Portland, Classic, Bsa, Lucas, Birmingham UK, Martin Hodgson, Chopper, Bobber, David Bright, A50


Delphi and LiDAR-maker Innoviz partner on self-driving tech

 Automotive supply giant Delphi, which recently shifted focus to target autonomous and high-tech solutions more specifically, has signed a new partnership with Innoviz, an Israeli tech company building LiDAR tech for autonomous driving. The team-up includes a new minority investment from Delphi in Innoviz, the full financial details of which haven’t been released. The commercial… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Delphi, Innoviz


Michael Fux Gets Purple McLaren 720S MSO

American entrepreneur and car collector Michael Fux has ordered a new McLaren and he’s come to the 2017 Pebble Beach to show it off. It’s a purple McLaren 720S MSO, a truly one-of-a-kind car with Fux Fuchsia one-off paintjob and white leather interior, and it’s a little bit of an oddball like its owner.  I guess ‘tacky’ is the word one would use to describe the color combo on this car, but these things are subjective. And even if it really is terrible and uncool, it doesn’t really matter bec...
Tags: Autos, Mclaren, Pebble Beach, Alcantara, MSO, McLaren Special Operations, McLaren 720S, McLaren 720S MSO, Purple McLaren 720S, Purple McLaren 720S MSO, Michael Fux, Mr Fux


2017 Monterey: The new BMW Concept Z4 picks up where the last Z4 left off

Just when you thought BMW’s efforts with the Z roadster were kaput, Munich unveils the new BMW Concept Z4 at The post 2017 Monterey: The new BMW Concept Z4 picks up where the last Z4 left off appeared first on egmCarTech.
Tags: Featured, Munich, Luxury, Auto Shows, Autos, Bmw, Sports Cars, 2017, Industry News, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Monterey Car Week, 2017 Monterey Car Week, 2017 Pebble Beach, BMW Concpet Z4


Watch In Awe As A Modified Porsche 911 GT3 RS Clocks A 7min 9sec 'Ring Lap

Manthey Racing's fettled 'GT3 RS MR' is seen belting out an incredible Nordschleife lap in this Sport Auto test
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Alluring Render Imagines The Z4 Coupe BMW Isn't Going To Make

It seems highly unlikely that BMW's new Z4 will come in coupe form, but there's no harm dreaming...
Tags: Autos, Bmw


2018 Ford F-150, BMW Concept Z4, 2019 Audi e-tron: The Week In Reverse

We slid behind the wheel of the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150; BMW revealed the Concept Z4; and we spotted the 2020 Audi e-tron quattro. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. BMW took the wraps off the Concept Z4 at Pebble Beach. Foreshadowing the upcoming Z4 next year, the concept features classic rear-wheel drive proportions, a... [Author: [email protected] (Joel Feder)]
Tags: Automotive, Ford, Bmw, Audi, The Week In Reverse, Joel Feder, Motor Authority BMW, Pebble Beach Foreshadowing


2018 Porsche Cayenne reveal slated for August 29?

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is expected to enter production by the end of this year, but we may have a debut date, thanks to a report from Car and Driver. The publication casually slipped in an August 29 reveal date for the new Porsche Cayenne in a report surrounding the future of the SUV's diesel powertrains. All available intel has simply pointed... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Porsche Cayenne, Sean Szymkowski


Porsche's New Braided Carbonfibre Wheels Could Be The Coolest Rims We've Ever Seen

Porsche’s new carbonfibre wheels are the ultimate vajazzle for the most exclusive new 911 Turbo, but there’s function to back up the form
Tags: Porsche, Autos



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