Hand-built between 1978 and 1981 as a homologation special for sports-car racing is the iconic, mid-engine BMW M1, considered to be the one and only exotic supercar ever built by the Bavarian automaker. The E26 M1 is among the rarest BMW models built with a total of 453 produced. Of those, 399 were designed for street use and the rest were built for the sole purpose of racing.
The prices for exotic cars from the 1980’s and 1990’s have gone ballistic in the past year, but there is still a European car out there that can be had for used Camry money, and that is the Lotus Esprit Turbo.
“Dry lake” means something different in Southern California than it does in the rest of the world. Speed-obsessed hot rodders since the late 1940s have viewed the flat, dusty expanses of prehistoric lake beds as perfect places to go fast, fast enough to break records, and to do so in an automotive style that created an entire subculture.
Time to come down to earth after all the top-drawer concours cars and lofty auction prices last week in Monterey. So let’s go four-wheeling!
After attending the festivities in Monterey for a week, we thought it was time for a more-sensibly priced sports car, so for Pick of the Day, we have a car that is always hot in Monterey, the fabled Porsche 911.
I think it was my love for Cruella De Vil’s car in the 1990’s 101 Dalmatians movie that cemented my love for old cars with huge rolling fenders and long classic lines. Cruella was the villain in the movie that you just loved to hate and, of course, her ride was undeniably badass.
With Monterey Classic Car Week coming right up with its gang of pricey collector-car auctions, we thought the time was right to present our own ultra-exotic automobile from the listings on ClassicCars.com. Continue reading
In 1969, only 237 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet R-code cars were made. One of those Cobras Jets is listed on ClassicCars.com by a private seller who says, “It’s really cool that you could go to the dealership back then and buy a car with wings, spoilers, black and chrome all over, hood pins, and shaker hood. It’s just that you can buy it like that back then is really cool.” Continue reading
The great Triumph TR6. The TR6 was the last of the old British roadsters and is one of the easiest to live with as well.
The Pick of the Day is a 1970 Triumph TR6 located in San Antonio. Texas, and features the desirable early style bumpers that I like much more than the “battering rams” added later to comply with U.S. crash regulations. Continue reading
Old Ford Model Ts were all over the place after World War II, just waiting for restless ex-GIs to transform them into outrageous hot rods. From racing at drag strips and salt flats to cruising on Main Street, T-buckets have endured through the decades, and they are still being reinterpreted today. Continue reading