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John Lennon's Rolls-Royce Phantom Has Its Own Caretaker
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»

2009 Bentley Arnage R
2011 Bentley Arnage Is Brewing

Bentley waved goodbye to its Arnage sedan last year with a Final Series, and now the Volkswagen Group ultra-luxury brand may be ready to reveal its plans for an Arnage replacement--at the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Arnage replacement, reports a Dutch Web site, will be shown in...Read More»

2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Driven: 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom

It’s 19 feet long, which means it would not fit in the master bedroom in my admittedly 1990s-era McMansion. It’s also $438,330, which means it’s not that much less expensive than said home, not to mention easily the most expensive test car I’ve ever tested or driven. So when it came time to...Read More»

Morgan Aero SuperSports
Link Love From The Car Connection: Ford Raptor Goes To Baja, Toyota CEO Goes Nurgburgringin', And Geely Is Hilarious

If only -- Morgan Motor Company makes 100 years old in 2009, and to celebrate, the exclusive British automaker has cranked out a top-notch ride for its top-drawer clientele. We're reveling in the power and beauty of the Aero SuperSports, but we're wishing had the trust fund for the £25,000 (nearly...Read More»

Citroën Karin Concept from 1980
Link Love From The Car Connection: Lost Citroën Concepts, Blinged Rolls Royces, And Chances Are, You Hate Detroit

Just as Eskimos have dozens of words for "snow", we have scores for "Thursday". Our favorites? "Slack-off Day" and "Last Chance to See Straight Before the Big Hangover". Enjoy these news nuggets while you trudge through the second-best day of the work week. Pre-KITT car -- Let's face it: the 1980...Read More»

Chris Bangle
Not So Eternal Flame: BMW's Chris Bangle Out

Always controversial, always opinionated and always ready with a sketch pen and a cocktail napkin, BMW design chief Chris Bangle is stepping down from the German automaker to take on a role outside the auto industry. Bangle's influence on BMW style has been a veritable fountain of Haterade since he...Read More»

2006 Rolls Royce Phantom
Rolls Royce Defies Down Market

Despite a 2008 that wreaked havoc on car sales, Rolls Royce enjoyed - get ready for this - a 20 percent increase in sales for the '08 model year. It would seem that those who can shell out sick six-figure sums for the gargantuan, opulent, and non-eco-friendly Phantoms and Drophead Coupes aren't...Read More»

2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom
2005 Geneva Motor Show, Part IV

2005 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/28/2005) GM’s Big Tease Anyone who has visited Europe knows that folks on the continent can be a lot more relaxed about things libidinous. But even in a town with a well-established red-light district, eyes were being raised by the unexplained...Read More»

2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom
2005 Geneva Motor Show, Part V

2005 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/28/2005) Citroën C1 and C6 Citroën's PR people were proudly informing the press that they were offering something that few manufacturers, and possibly none, had done before — that is to introduce brand new cars at the top and the bottom of its range...Read More»

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