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Volvo's Famous 'Drive It Like You Hate It' Ad Reimagined: Video
Volvo's Famous 'Drive It Like You Hate It' Ad Reimagined: Video

If you're reading this from North America or Western Europe, you're probably a little groggy thanks to the return of daylight savings time. We recommend easing into your work week with a short video about Volvo's famous "Drive It Like You Hate It" ad from 1962, reimagined by its creator, Amil...Read More»

1977 Ford Ranchero
Steve Jobs: The Most Unlikely Pickup Truck Driver Of All Time

Long before Apple's Steve Jobs turned chips, glass and fingerprints into an unhealthy obsession, he may have had a little thing--okay, a big thing--for pickup trucks. In an interview released today by Business Insider, the first CEO of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) says Jobs' sweet ride during the late...Read More»

1971 Ford Pinto
The Ford Pinto Turns 40

I have always identified with the underdog, and at times have taken on the role of the apologist. But this time let’s just say I’m playing the devil’s advocate. After all, no one in their right mind would “really” defend a car that could be defined as a roadside bomb...Read More»

John Lennon Rolls-Royce Phantom V sedan by Flickr user edvvc
John Lennon's Rolls-Royce Phantom Has Its Own Caretaker

John Lennon's Rolls-Royce Phantom V, by Flickr user edvvc If you're an auto mechanic, your chances of being personally linked to one of the 20th century's biggest names in music have to be minuscule or non-existent. But Jim Walters is more than just a technician. He is an auto restorer of great...Read More»

Screenshot from Mercedes-Benz 'Classic' app
Vintage Car Fans, Take Note: Mercedes-Benz Launches 'Classic' App

Mercedes-Benz has launched a number of apps over the past year or so -- most of them pretty mediocre (Mbrace being the notable exception). Given that iffy record, we were dubious about the company's new "Classic" app, but when we put it through its paces, we found enough to interest hardcore...Read More»

James Bond Aston Martin DB5
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.5 Million

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that James Bond drove in the movies Thunderball and Goldfinger has been sold at auction for $4.6 million in London. The car was owned for the last 40 years by a Philadelphia businessman, Jerry Lee, , who is using the money to support his anti-crime foundation, including...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 performance package
Today at High Gear Media: Leaf, Volt, M3 and Vintage Carrera

We've driven the 2011 Nissan Leaf so many times, we thought we'd give you a rating and a full review--but don't think you're stepping ahead of us in line. [TheCarConnection] Our crack car-review team's done the same with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--and we've managed to avoid the plug-in-hybrid...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan R/T RWD *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View
See What's Under the Hood at the Chrysler Museum

Many of us believe it's what's under the hood that matters more than the aerodynamic styling outside. See both at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, in Auburn Hills, Mich., which is is raising the hoods on 33 vehicles within its collection. The exhibit, called Under the Hood, runs through Sunday, Oct...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Dodge Viper, Paris and Detroit

Five cars are on the endangered list: won't you help them find a home at least, before they're extinct? [TheCarConnection] On the flip side, these five cars are selling so well, you probably won't get any discounts on them. [TheCarConnection] We're telling you know, Bluetooth audio streaming is a...Read More»

1969 MGB roadster
Your Taxes At Work: Congress Deems Today Collector Car Appreciation Day

Never let it be said that the U.S. Congress doesn't pay attention to car buyers and owners. The U.S. Congress has deemed today, Friday, July 9th, to be the first Collector Car Appreciation Day. The designation was created to raise public awareness of the "vital role" that the auto restoration...Read More»

Screencap from Hagerty's CarMatch Facebook app
Find Your Classic Car Match With Hagerty's Facebook App

Like Chinese drywall or that fifth Jello shot, Facebook apps often seem like a good idea at the time, but turn out to be a pain in the neck. Yesterday, we stumbled across an exception to that rule, and today, it looks as if we've found another in classic car insurer Hagerty and its CarMatch app...Read More»

2011 Shelby GT500
Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's standard measure of overnight success. And for at least some of its wild youth, it was the cautionary tale of what happens...Read More»

1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe - Mecum Monterey 2009
Monterey Verdict: Collector-Car Market Surprisingly Strong

Many investors and auto hobbyists alike are understandably still pretty shaky about putting money down on the stock market. But that hesitation hasn't shown any lasting sign of translating to the top of the market for collector cars. That's the verdict after last weekend's big Monterey auctions...Read More»

2009 Pebble Beach RetroAuto poster
2009 Pebble Beach Concours Preview

It's just three weeks away--the biggest classic-car weekend in the country. The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance opens to the rich and famous--and the media--on August 12, and TheCarConnection.com and our partners at MotorAuthority are planning a weekend of coverage of the latest luxury cars and...Read More»

Classic Chevy muscle being rebuffed.
Long-Booming Collector-Car Market Really Starting To Sputter? We'll Soon Know

Even after banks crumbled last fall, interest in top-tier collector cars has remained surprisingly strong into this year. While sales at big-time sales like January's Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction have shown no indication of a downturn, the bottom has already been falling out over the past...Read More»

1926 Pontiac 6-27 Series
Wanted: America's Oldest Pontiac...and Oldest Original Pontiac Owner

Pontiac may be about to recede rapidly into automotive history, but with 84 years of Ponchos out there (1926-2010), it'll be a long time before they're forgotten. Now, a Connecticut car event wants to commemorate the brand by highlighting the oldest Pontiac still in existence. Even better, it's...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 1989 Ford Taurus SHO

For Ford, nothing quite gave its mundane family sedans the spit-and-polish like the Taurus SHO high-performance sedan. The original Taurus SHO debuted as a 1989 model, and its performance (for the day) was stunning. For the record, the initials SHO come from Super High Output. A comparison between...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
What Cars Couldn't You Do Without? Chevrolet Corvette Tops List!

Hagerty Insurance is among the world's leaders in providing coverage for classic cars, so their customer base skews toward the enthusiast side of the vehicle owning public. In an effort to divine potential classic cars of the future, Hagerty asked customers a simple question: “What American Car...Read More»

1963 Corvette built for Harley Earl
Harley Earl's 1963 Corvette To Be Auctioned At Mecum's Bloomington Gold

  Now is a great time to buy a cool classic car. With the economy being soft, prices for many cars haven't been this low in years. But cars trade hands in good times and bad. If you happen to have a chuck of cash laying around, you might want to consider hitting the Mecum Bloomington Gold Corvette...Read More»

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