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31st-Anniversary 7 Series Featured in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
31st-Anniversary 7 Series Featured in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Moneyed fans of the BMW 7 Series, your chance to be one of 31 individuals who pick up a brand-new 750Li from Germany and drive it through the French Riviera is nigh. Courtesy of the folks at Needless Markup Neiman Marcus, in conjunction with the team at BMW Individual, special 31st-anniversary 7...Read More»

2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Pebble Beach: Something Cadillac, Something Bugatti

We're making a plan for Pebble Beach, and we're making it soon: TheCarConnection.com is headed to the classic concours in California on August 14, where we're bringing you the first look at a new Cadillac. Since we have to have something to make it look good for the home office while we swill...Read More»

Bertone BAT 11
BAT 11 Out of Hell?

By all rights, the BAT 11 simply shouldn't exist. The incredibly sexy sportscar, pictured above, is the work of the folks at Stile Bertone. Certainly, you've heard that name before. It's penned the designs for a long procession of over-the-top autos, such as the Lamborghini Countach. But when work...Read More»

Woody Allen Bubble Car
Breaking Wind? Bubble Cars and Aero Trucks

After being put into suspended animation following a botched operation, Woody Allen wakes up centuries in the future - as a wanted man. Looking to escape, he steals an aerodynamic bubble car in one of the most memorable scenes from the film Sleeper. For decades, the image shown above has resurfaced...Read More»

U.S. Automakers Score Big in China

Things may be slack at home, but the Big Three U.S. automakers are going gangbusters in the world’s fastest-growing new car market. First-quarter data from China shows that Ford Motor Co. saw a 47 percent increase in sales during the first quarter of 2007. Ford “has now achieved four...Read More»

Buick Teases with Hint of Invicta Concept Car

The image is little more than a series of sweeping lines and arcing curves, but use a bit of imagination and you might just see something more in this sketch, the first official hint of what will, in a few weeks, be revealed as the 2009 Buick Invicta Concept car. Indeed, it’s more than that, the...Read More»

2008 Buick Invicta concept
Buick Invicta Concept: Shanghaied in New York

It won't be displayed in the clay until the Beijing auto show on April 19, but Buick's letting more than a few whispers out about its new Invicta concept. While we're amassing for the New York auto show, Buick's eye ahead to Beijing will include a fully realized concept version of this sketch...Read More»

GM Does It in Style with Corvette, Kid Rock, Mary J. Blige, and More

If Kid Rock had any trouble figuring out where he was, Saturday night, all he had to do was check his T-shirt, brightly emblazoned, “Detroit.” The partying rock star was one of an assortment of celebrities strutting the stage at General Motors second annual GM Style event, a celebration of cars...Read More»

Buick Riviera Concept Will Morph into Next LaCrosse

It’ll be worth taking a second – and closer – look at the Buick Riviera concept car when it makes its North American debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. First seen in Shanghai last summer, it’s likely to get crowded out of the headlines by first-time previews, such as General Motors’...Read More»

Shaking Things Up at the Shanghai Motor Show

Forget the Mao suits and rickshaws. If you want to see some of the sexiest couture draped over the latest cars and concept vehicles, head to China. TCC Team, Publisher of TheCarConnection.com, was on hand for the press preview at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show, and files this report on the...Read More»

2007 Buick Riviera Concept (China)
GM Wows China – But Still Fixing America

“Our goal isn’t to survive another ten years and keep winnowing down,” General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner told TheCarConnection.com at an appearance at the Shanghai Motor Show, on Friday. The CEO of the world’s largest automaker said his top priority remains fixing GM’s troubled North...Read More»

2007 Buick Riviera Concept (China)
2007 Buick Riviera Concept

One of the most celebrated names in the history of General Motors’ Buick brand is back – at least in concept form. Company officials aren’t ready to say whether a production version of the prototypeRiviera is coming, but they acknowledge that some of the key design elements of the show car...Read More»

PODCAST: Letters to the Editor

Can Buick be saved? If Ford ready to Flex more muscles through a hip-hop DJ? Was Don Imus fired for good reason? And where the hell is Knight Rider’s KITT car? TheCarConnection.com takes its letters to the airwaves this week with a podcast of letters sent in by our readers. Listen in as...Read More»

A million doesn't go very far anymore

You wouldn't have a hard time finding Bob Petersen's "Round-Door" Rolls. Not with the wing-like rear end capped by a massive, vertical fin. Though it didn't capture the Pebble BeachBest-in-Show honors, it was one of the clear crowd favorites at the 2005 Concour d'Elegance. Not that many years ago...Read More»

Pebble Beach Weekend, Part II

It's not easy trying to relax on the Monterey Peninsula this weekend, certainly not if you're into classic cars. Yesterday, I blogged about my incredible drive in a Ferrari F430 over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Later in the day, I swapped into a 612 Scaglietti for the final leg down to...Read More»

1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster
Are you into leather?

When you're as old as I am, (older than dirt, as TCC Editor Marty Padgett often reminds me), you like to reminisce about the old days. Fact is, there are some things I'd like to forget about, such as the hard vinyl bench seats of my first few cars. They were uncomfortable, unpleasant to the touch...Read More»

1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance - Part III

Greenwich Concours d’Elegance – Part III One of the many definitions of the word “perfect’ according to Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language is: entirely without any flaws, defects or shortcomings, accurate, exact, or correct in every...Read More»

California Mille 2010
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance - Part II

It was a picture perfect day here in Greenwich, CT – sunny with no clouds in the sky and although it was in the high 70’s to low 80’s, there was that awesome breeze coming from the Greenwich sound that made it all the more pleasant. The Greenwich Concours is being held this...Read More»

1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance

Greenwich, CT - June 3rd - The annual Greenwich Concours is a great venue and my first one to judge, so I'm a bit nervous but very excited at the same time, and joining me as judges for the first time as well will be my good friend Charlie Hughes, ex-president of Mazda North America and my other...Read More»

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