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Lamborghini celebrates 50th anniversary of the Jarama GT

(November 11. 2020) SANT' AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Jarama GT, presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1970. The Jarama, whose name derives from an area north of Madrid famous for breeding fighting bulls, was the latest evolution of the company’s 2+2 grand touring sedan concept, with a V12-cylinder, 4-liter front-mounted engine.

A history of presidential state cars from Roosevelt to Trump


1939 Lincoln K Sunshine Special

Source: Classic Cars

(November 8, 2020) The first official presidential state car was used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and boasted a two-way radio as one of its defensive capabilities. Fast forward to today, and “The Beast” can withstand an asteroid (or so some say). British vehicle leasing company Vanarama has compiled a narrative of official state cars that have been used by United States presidents throughout the past 80 years.

Barrett-Jackson Fall Scottsdale auction sales total $24.9 million


2018 Ford GT sells for $1.2 million

(October 27, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson returned to in-person events during the Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, October 22-24, 2020, with a safe and highly successful auction. During the three-day auction, the 100-percent No Reserve docket included 442 vehicles that sold for more than $23.5 million, while 349 pieces of automobilia brought in more than $634,000 and $845,000 was raised through the sale of three charity vehicles, bringing the total amount sold on the Barrett-Jackson auction block to more than $24.9 million.

From Woodstock to Waikiki, the nostalgic pull of VW's 23-window bus

(October 23, 2020) What do touring musicians, alpine explorers and beach bums all have in common? You could catch them behind the wheel of the elusive and highly sought-after hippie classic — the Volkswagen 23-window bus. Known to U.S. buyers as the “Deluxe Microbus with Samba package," the 23-window bus was originally designed as a vehicle to tour the Swiss Alps, offering up to nine passengers maximum visibility, but was quickly adopted by families, campers and members of the counterculture. The van features a collection of unique windows including eight skylights, two curved rear windows, a retractable skylight, and a coveted split windshield.

RBW reveals pre-production electric classic roadster

(October 20, 2020) English classic motoring manufacturer RBW EV Classic Cars has revealed the pre-production model of its stylish electric classic roadster. Inspired by the MGB Roadster of the 1960s, the RBW EV Roadster takes the classic sports car design and enhances it for the modern world, whilst retaining a stylish elegance. Under the brand-new heritage body shell from British Motor Heritage, sits a patented power drivetrain system that has been three years in development.

Mullin Automotive Museum to reopen weekends beginning Nov. 6

(October 20, 2020) LOS ANGELES — The Mullin Automotive Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, Nov. 6,  establishing a new schedule of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Fans of the museum and new visitors will see Concours “Best of Show” winners such as the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, 1938 Hispano-Suiza Dubonnet H6B “Xenia,” and the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Goutte d’Eau; as well as crowd favorites such as the 1994 Bugatti EB 110 Supersport “Le Mans” and the world’s most extensive collection of Bugatti artwork, sculpture, and furniture.

The Bugatti 'Macaron' badge — A unique component made of silver

(October 17, 2020) MOLSHEIM, France —  150 grams of sterling silver. Finest embossing quality, high-gloss enamel and a 3D effect. Ever since the year the brand was founded, the Bugatti badge, the Macaron, has symbolized exclusivity, luxury, design and outstanding hand craftsmanship on the horseshoe radiator.

Custom trucks and SUVs assembled for Barrett-Jackson Fall Auction


1955 Chevrolet Apache

(October 11, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is hauling in an extreme docket of Resto-Mod and custom trucks and SUVS, all selling at No Reserve, during the 2020 Fall Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Oct. 22 -24. Among those crossing the block is a modern warrior, a 4-wheel-drive 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition Rubicon powered by an 850-horsepower Demon Challenger engine with only 10 actual miles. For classic Resto-Mod enthusiasts, Barrett-Jackson is also offering a 1967 Chevrolet C10, which features a custom chassis, leather interior and remote hidden tailgate.

Lamborghini celebrates 50th anniversary of the Urraco

(October 11, 2020) SANT' AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Urraco, unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in late October 1970. The model immediately stood out for having introduced technical solutions that were innovative for the time, thanks to the contribution of engineer Paolo Stanzani, the technical father of the Urraco and Lamborghini’s chief technical officer at the time. The styling of the project was entrusted to renowned designer Marcello Gandini, who in that period was principal designer for Carrozzeria Bertone.

The history of the VW Beetle bud vase

(October 3, 2020) To understand how a small German sedan came to represent the “flower power” generation, maybe it’s because no vehicle was as known for floral displays quite like the Beetle and its dashboard bud vase.

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