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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»

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»

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 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»

ASI Ferrari 458 Italia
2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Coverage

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took over the 18th hole at the Lodge at Pebble Beach on Sunday--and High Gear Media was on hand to cover the Monterey classics weekend from everything old, like the 1902 Mercedes-Benz Simplex, to all things new and exotic. Things like the Ferrari Italia, Aston...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»

Mustang Pool Table
Last-Minute Shopper: 1965 Ford Mustang Pool Table

Okay, so technically, you can't get this 1965 Ford Mustang pool table in time for Christmas. In fact, so far as we can tell, nobody will find one of these babies under the tree tomorrow, since MustangPoolTable.com only seems to be "taking orders" for them. However, you'd be hard-pressed to find any...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Thefts Down, But LoJack Looks Ahead To Hybrids and Electrics

In any normal vehicle, a slight drain on the battery is no big deal. But if you have a hybrid—or, for that matter, if you have a finicky old British roadster in the garage that needs to be hooked up to a trickle charger all the time—you want to minimize what's tapping into your power. That's...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 1959 Chevy Bel Air
Head-On Crash: 2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs ’59 Bel Air

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air has been crashed into a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu—in a head-on frontal-offset test, at 40 mph. The result is not only interesting viewing for our inner gawkers; it's a lesson in how...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»

1970 Dodge Charger from Fast & Furious
AuctionWatch: 1970 Dodge Charger From Fast & Furious

If you're heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, we suggest a quick side-trip to the Mecum auction taking place in Monterrey, California this Saturday. Among the many lots perched on the auction block, you'll find this baby: a fully restored, supercharged 1970 Dodge Charger. And as a...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»

1970 AMC AMX/3 [via Flickr user 'clicks_1000']
Flickr Group For Dream Cars And Prototypes

Since today's news headlines have gone seriously retro, it's probably the perfect time to introduce you to our favorite group at photo-sharing site Flickr.com: "Longer, Lower, Wider -- Vintage Dream Cars and Styling Prototypes". As the description implies, the group encourages Flickr users to share...Read More»

Ford Edge Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show
Video: How To Drive A Model T

It's one thing to love old cars. It's quite another to maintain them. Case in point: this clip, in which Ed Hebb--a volunteer at the Henry Ford Estate--gives an overview of the Ford Model T. While you're watching, imagine trying to walk your impatient teenager through all that. [YouTube via...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»

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