Wheels & Waves 2017 Report: The Best Yet, Six Years Later

A banner hung outside the ArtRide exhibition stated: ‘You are not in France, you are not in Spain; welcome to Basque Country.’ At this sixth iteration of Wheels & Waves, the sign should have read ‘Southsiders Country,’ as 20,000 guests of this festival of surf/moto culture invaded the sleepy town of Biarritz, filling all the hotel rooms, Airbnbs, and camping spots, plus every bar with a sidewalk. The Basque region isn’t a hotbed of alt.custom culture, and is a long way from Paris, Berlin, or M...
Tags: Milan, France, Spain, Pink Floyd, Motorcycles, Vietnam, Richard, Bsa, Biarritz, San Sebastian, Vincent, Paris Berlin, Pasaia, Milady, Prat, David Martinez

Ricciardo's Heroic 3-Car Overtake Wasn't The Maddest Thing To Happen At The Azerbaijan GP

The Baku City Circuit produced one of the most bonkers and action-packed races we've seen for ages
Tags: Autos, Azerbaijan, Ricciardo, Baku City Circuit

Another famous Ferrari collector denied LaFerrari Aperta

A healthy bank balance can buy you a lot of things, but it can't always get you behind the wheel of the most exclusive Ferraris. That has long been the case when it comes to purchasing an exclusive, limited-run model Ferrari, but one collector's dilemma exemplifies how stringent the Italian marque can be. David Lee, a multimillionaire watch and... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, David Lee, Sean Szymkowski

Hennessey Venom F5, Jaguar E-Pace, Mercedes-AMG GT 4: This Week’s Top Photos

This week we learned that Hennessey will be bringing out its Venom F5 hypercar by the end of 2017. It will be the first model from the new Hennessey Special Vehicles division responsible for standalone cars from the Texan tuner. We hear that its top speed will approach 290 mph. Mercedes-Benz has a great grand tourer in the form of its latest... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, Hennessey, Photos Of The Week, Mercedes Benz, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Hennessey Special Vehicles, Jaguar E Pace Mercedes AMG, This Week 's Top Photos

Faurecia: The Automotive “Make Tank”

( = || []).push({}); It’s a calm summer day in Holland, Michigan, a thirty some thousand people city in the state’s western region. A near 200 miles from Detroit, Holland is not a traditional automotive headquarters. Driving through town, past the tulip beds or one of the many churches, there are few if any clues Holland is really at the epicenter of the automotive industry. Holland might generate a reaction not unlike many quiet American communities: th...
Tags: Feature, Autos, Holland, North America, Detroit, Car Tech, Benson, Lincoln Continental, Lake Michigan, Holland Michigan, Faurecia, Carl Anthony, Human Machine Interface HMI, Future Of Transportation, Detroit Holland, Matthew Benson

Here's Where Volvo's Name And Logo Came From

We always try to bring you the most interesting car content, but today we're bringing you education as well, if you please. Swedish car maker Volvo has a very different type of origin story to most car makers
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Audi workers are frustrated with 'disastrous' indecisiveness of top management

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,Audi Oliver Blume, the head of Porsche, says, "I have a dream job and am very happy at Porsche. Nothing else comes into question for me."Continue reading Audi workers are frustrated with 'disastrous' indecisiveness of top management Audi workers are frustrated with 'disastrous' indecisiveness of top management originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. ...
Tags: Report, Porsche, Autos, Audi, Rupert Stadler, Oliver Blume, Audi Ceo

Celebrate Ferrari's Engine Of The Year Win With Glorious Exhaust Noise

Ferrari's current engine line-up has cleaned up at the International Engine of the Year Awards, so to celebrate, here's some lovely V8 exhaust noise
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This Is What A Subaru Impreza With $250,000 Of Modifications Looks Like

This 'Blobeye' Impreza has had the price of a house invested in it, and it's won Best in Show at quite a few exhibitions
Tags: Autos, Blobeye Impreza

Famous Ferrari collector denied LaFerrari Aperta

A healthy bank balance can buy you a lot of things, but it can't always get you behind the wheel of the most exclusive Ferraris. That has long been the case when it comes to purchasing an exclusive, limited-run model Ferrari, but one collector's dilemma exemplifies how stringent the Italian marque can be. David Lee, a multimillionaire watch and... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, David Lee, Sean Szymkowski, LaFerrari Aperta

This Is What A De-Catted BMW M2 Sounds Like

Find the standard M2 a little muted? You might appreciate this...
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Chris Harris Thrashes The 'End Of An Era' Ferrari 812 Superfast On Track

The hugely powerful N/A, RWD 812 Superfast is a rarity in our increasingly turbocharged world, but is it any good?
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A Fast, Fun, All-Electric Polestar Would Be The Biggest Automotive Surprise Since Tesla

If any European brand was going to be first with a mass-produced all-electric hot hatch or super-saloon, we'd have bet on Audi or Renault Sport, but Polestar could be about to spring a massive coup while the rest are fumbling their lines
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Audi, Renault Sport

2018 Audi RS 5 first drive review: green with mean

Like all animals, humans are subject to various temptations. A salad is healthier than a burger and fries, but the whiff you get within a block of an old-fashioned burger joint is irresistible. Similarly, you shouldn’t buy another project car, but when will you find another like it? Temptation momentarily struck on a back road in Andorra as... [Author: [email protected] (Internet Brands)]
Tags: Automotive, Audi, Andorra

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1975 Imperial LeBaron four-door hardtop

Original 1975 Imperial LeBaron four-door hardtop for sale on From the seller’s description: Original 9000 mi, prairie survivor. Impeccable condition inside and out. Original interior. Original drive train; engine, transmission, differential, carburetor and colling system. Original paint and chrome and bright work. Original Vintage red vinyl roof. Original chassis and underpinnings. Original power brakes, power steering, Auto Temp heating and cooling system. Plug wires, some electr...
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Original, Seventies, Imperial, Ricardo Montalban, Bill of Sale, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Find of the Day, Unrestored, LeBaron, Four-door Hardtop, Imperial LeBaron, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Chrysler Imperial, Imperial Le Baron, Chrysler Cordoba Corinthian

The Fake Spark Plug and Bearing Problem

Poorly manufactured motorcycle parts have long been a problem for motorcycle owners. Now counterfeit bearings and spark plugs are an issue. Swedish bearing manufacturers SKF recently seized and destroyed 1.5 tons of know-off bearings with a export destination in Europe and the problem is world-wide: 15 tons of counterfeit bearings were seized in a port in Europe. Passing off fakes is both damaging ...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, SKF

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

1973 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL convertible for sale. From the seller’s description: We are the 2nd owners of this wonderful, garaged 450SL with 49,600 miles. Its first owner was the owner of a car dealership in Pennsylvania. This 450SL is in excellent condition with all original equipment, inside and out. The air conditioner has been converted to R134A refrigerant and will keep you cool. The car also has Pirelli tires and a newer exhaust system. The coupe top is black and matches the black in the h...
Tags: Pennsylvania, Autos, Seventies, Convertibles, Pirelli, Mercedes Benz, Hemmings, Hemmings Find of the Day, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, German cars, Bay City Michigan, Mercedes-Benz 450SL

10 High-Mileage Used Car Heroes From The Classifieds

We've cherry-picked some of the most interesting high-milers from the classifieds
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The Slipper-Assist Clutch

While we are all aware of slipper clutches, a lot of confusion comes with a slipper-assist clutch. So what does a slipper-assist clutch do? A slipper-assist clutch’s main purpose in life is to reduce the weight of the lever action. It achieves this through using fewer springs to push the clutch plates together – the fewer the springs the lighter the action required to pull them apart and disengage ...
Tags: Motorcycles

Taking a ride in MIT’s self-driving wheelchair

 Over the past few months, CSAIL’s (MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) self-driving wheelchair has become a familiar sight around the MIT halls. It’s a nice little rolling advertisement for the lab’s work — and more importantly, it’s a great opportunity to test the mobility device in a real world setting. As students wander by in groups,… Read More
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Mit, Accessibility, Automotive, Mobility, Csail

Four-Links – the other Cobras, hashtag manual, assembly diagram, FIA drifts

The Gentleman Racer this week took a look at all the various re-bodied Cobras, either by Ford itself or by coachbuilders such as Ghia. * Will cars soon be relegated to museum curiosities, or will the hipster DIY ethos stave off autonomous cars, or is simply putting a hashtag #in #front #of #everything #thethingtodothesedays? * Phil Are Go provided us with a handy illustration to show why I haven’t been able to get my cars running right. * ICYMI this week, FIA now sanctions drifting events. ...
Tags: Videos, Shows, Ford, Literature, Autos, Diagrams, Motorsports, Clubs, Manual, FIA, Phil, Shelby Cobra, Drag Racing, Ghia, Drifting, NHRA

I bought an Acura Integra GS-R from across the country and it was hardly a simple process

I live in Ohio, specifically, Northeast Ohio. It's not easy to find nice things in this part of the country. That should be all you need to know about why I didn't start looking for cars in my home state—salty roads mean rusty cars. It's a shame. I was stupid a few years ago and sold my all-original 1993 Honda Prelude VTEC to instead pick up... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Automotive, Ohio, Evergreen, Acura Integra, Car Culture, Sean Szymkowski, Honda Prelude VTEC

Getting started with motorcycle welding

Most of the bikes that grace these pages that have had some welding done on them, somewhere. If you’re building your own custom bike—or even if you just like fiddling in your garage—welding is an invaluable skill to have. It’s also a slightly intimidating prospect for the initiated, so this is a two-part guide. This week, we’ll dig into the theory, explain the different types of welding, and help you figure out which machine to get. What is welding? In a nutshell, welding can be defined as t...
Tags: Australia, US, Motorcycles, Argon, TIG, Bike EXIF Guides, How To Build A Motorcycle

This Mad Opel Kadett Has A Flat-Plane-Converted Chevy V8 Under The Bonnet

The LT5 engine in this Kadett was taken from a C4 Corvette, and now produces upwards of 650bhp and revs to nearly 10,000rpm
Tags: Autos, Opel Kadett, Kadett

Yamaha R15 v3.0 retailed by multi-brand dealer in Vietnam

The Yamaha R15 v3.0 was unveiled in January 2017 in Indonesia. A Vietnamese...
Tags: Indonesia, Autos, Vietnam, Yamaha, Yamaha R15

Honda Cliq vs. TVS XL 100 – Spec sheet & Pictorial comparison

Honda Cliq is the most affordable 110 cc scooter in the market. The TVS XL is...
Tags: Autos, Honda Motorcycles, TVS XL 100, Honda Cliq

IAB spends a day at Honda Cars’ Tapukara plant

IAB visits Honda’s car plant in Rajasthan. Honda Cars India Limited...
Tags: Autos, Honda, Iab, Honda City, Rajasthan Honda Cars India

Profile of the Mahindra U321 (Toyota Innova Crysta rival) – Rendering

To launch for sale before February 2018. Based on spy shots of pre-production...
Tags: Autos, Mahindra, Renderings, Mahindra U321

Mail Pouch Tobacco: Looking For Ghosts

This morning I was trying to recall when and where I was first exposed to a Mail Pouch Tobacco barn or ad. I’ve come up with nothing concrete. My first blog post related to Mail Pouch was from 2009. I’d stopped to take a picture of a barn while we were riding in Kentucky. Could that more »
Tags: Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Motorcycles, Motorcycle, Mail Pouch Tobacco, Ghost Ad, Fading Ad, Mail pouch

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 ‘Black Magic’ by Eimor Customs

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Black Magic gets a LED headlamp. Hyderabad-based...
Tags: Autos, Hyderabad, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield Thunderbird, Eimor Customs

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