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Fused Mustangs showcased at Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

Split personality: 2015 and 1965 Ford Mustangs combined to showcase technology | Ford photos
Split personality: 2015 and 1965 Ford Mustangs  showcase technology | Ford photos

Fifty years of Ford Mustang history will be displayed in a unique side-by-side show car that on permanent display at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, which is located on the campus of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

The display fuses the driver’s side of a 1965 Mustang with what appears to be the passenger’s side of a 2015 model but is actually the driver’s side of a right-hand-drive Mustang as sold in the UK, Australia and several other markets. Continue reading

LeMay-America’s Car Museum celebrates BMW centennial

Volunteers 'spruce up' the museum's BMW Isetta for display | LeMay-America’s Car Museum
Volunteers ‘spruce up’ the museum’s BMW Isetta for display | LeMay-America’s Car Museum

The LeMay-America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, will host an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bavarian Motor Werks starting this weekend. “Propelling a Century of Innovation” – a subtle nod to the company’s origins as an aircraft-engine manufacturer – features landmark cars and motorcycles from throughout BMW’s history. Continue reading

1928 Isotta Franchini is best of show at Pinehurst

1928 Isotta Fraschini 8ASS owned by Peter Boyle | Pinehurst Concours Photo

For the second time since the inaugural event in 2013, a car owned by Peter Boyle has won Best of Show at the Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance in North Carolina.

Boyle won in the inaugural year with a 1938 Steyr roadster. He won last weekend with his 1928 Isotta Franchini 8A SS. Continue reading

For sale: 240-mph McLaren supercar, serious inquiries only

069 was one of the last McLaren F1s produced | McLaren Special Operations photos
069 was one of the last McLaren F1s produced | McLaren Special Operations photos

For sale: Slightly used (only 2,800 miles) McLaren F1, chassis 069,

60th of 64 street-legal versions produced between 1993 and 1998. Serious inquiries only.

McLaren Special Operations may not have placed such an advertisement, but it has distributed a news release to inform that McLaren F1 069 is available for sale. While the news release includes no asking price, a McLaren F1 — 073 with an upgraded Le Mans-spec engine — sold at the RM Sotheby’s auction last summer in Monterey, California, for $13.75 million. Continue reading

Talbot-Lago, Stutz earn Best of Show at Keels and Wheels

Best of show European J Cantore
European Best of Show, 1938 Talbot-Lago Figonio et Falaschi | Keels and Wheels Concours Photos

A teardrop-design 1938 Talbot-Lago Figonio et Falaschi won European Best of Show and a 1929 Stutz Lancefield took American Best of Show at the 21st annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’Elegance held April 23-24 at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas.

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Silverstone Classic vintage races to salute James Hunt

Freddie Hunt and the car his father, James, raced | Silverstone Classic photos
Freddie Hunt and the car his father, James, raced | Silverstone Classic photos

The 40th anniversary of James Hunt world championship will be celebrated at the 26th annual Silverstone Classic vintage racing weekend July 29-31 at the British racing circuit where the media day last week drew some 150 historic racing cars, including several formerly driven by Hunt.

Also on hand was one of Hunt’s sons, Freddie, driving his father’s 1976 championship-winning McLaren M23. Freddie and his brother, Tom, will curate the display of cars raced by their father at the Silverstone Classic this summer. Continue reading

Driven: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle convertible

2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-line SEL convertible
2016 Volkswagen Beetle R-line SEL convertible

I really wanted to like the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle convertible as much as my grandchildren did, and they loved riding in the car with just the sky above their heads.

But there’s more to this business of critiquing a vehicle than enjoying the fact that its roof goes up and down, or even that it looks pretty cool in its Platinum Gray Metallic paint. Squint and you can see some Porsche 356 in the new Beetle’s styling. Continue reading