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1951 Hirohata MercuryAn icon of the custom car era, Bob Hirohata’s 1951 Mercury customized by the Barris shop, went under the hammer over the weekend at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, Florida, and ultimately sold for $2,145,000. The rise of custom car culture paralleled hot rod culture in the post World War II period. Many shops in Southern California began customizing…

1965 Ford Shelby GT350 Competition with chassis no. 5R002A real piece of automotive history went under hammer over the weekend, and set a new record in the process. A 1965 Ford Shelby GT350 Competition, Shelby American’s first Mustang built racing, was just sold at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, Florida. The final price paid, after adding the buyer’s commission, was $4,070,000, reinforcing this as the…

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport testing at NardoThe Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is being recalled because of the potential for cracks to form in its rear tires after 2,500 miles. The recall affects a grand total of nine cars. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the problem was first noticed on a prototype that had the same tires as Pur…

2023 Ford MondeoFord on Monday unveiled a redesigned Mondeo sedan in China. Mondeo is the name previous-generation Fusions were sold under outside of North America, making the Mondeo unveiled on Monday the car Ford might have sold in the U.S. as a redesigned Fusion, were the automaker still selling sedans here. We still hope Ford changes its mind. The new Mondeo…

A 1976 AMC Pacer used in the 1992 comedy film “Wayne’s World” will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona, auction on Jan. 26. In the movie, the Pacer served as transportation for main characters Wayne Campbell (Mike Meyers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), a pair of rock music fans with a public access television show. The…

2024 Ford Mustang spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienFord’s redesigned Mustang has finally been spotted testing. Code-named the S650, this seventh-generation pony car will keep the V-8 but augment it with electrification. And yes, this could be the last Mustang with internal-combustion power. An Alfa Romeo compact crossover has also been spotted testing. The crossover is the production version of…

Ford trisected tailgate patent imageGeneral Motors and Ram have multi-function tailgates that can open in different ways, but Ford has yet to offer anything comparable on a production pickup truck. A recent patent filing indicates the Blue Oval may be cooking something up, however. First spotted by CarBuzz, the filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows…

Dartz Prombron Black Alligator MMXX Black Tiger Lunar Year EditionDartz is celebrating the new year, the Chinese new year, that is, with the launch of a Black Tiger Lunar Year Edition version of its Prombron Black Alligator MMXX super SUV. Come February 1, we enter the year of the tiger, hence the name of Dartz’s new special edition. According to the Latvian company, orange represents the color of wealth this…

2022 Porsche Cayenne Platinum EditionPorsche on Sunday announced new Platinum Edition versions of its 2022 Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe. Currently available to order and due in the summer, the Platinum Edition treatment, which was also recently announced for the Panamera, brings a number of unique styling touches and extra standard equipment. It’s available on the base, S and E-Hybrid…

Ken Block's daughter Lia Block races the Ken Block has been taking on all comers in his “Hoonicorn” 1965 Ford Mustang for a YouTube series called “Hoonicorn vs the World.” This time, however, Block wasn’t behind the wheel. For the first installment of the series’ second season, Block handed driving duties off to his 14-year-old daughter Lia. She lined up against NHRA Top Fuel driver Alex…

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