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05 May 2014

Amelia Island short film is almost as good as being there

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Still from 'A Certain Inertia,' Justin Lapriore's 20-minute film about the 2014 Amelia Island Concours.

Last year Justin Lapriore made Born of a Blue Sky, a 16-minute film that brought us the best on offer from the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This year Lapriore returned to that tuft of greenery just south of the Georgia state line and has put together A Certain Inertia, a 20-minute sweep over the Amelia lawns, ball rooms, runway and bridge.

With McLaren celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year, Inertia’s got plenty of time for the legendary orange cars after opening up proceedings with a Ferrari 330 P4. There are also words from founder Bill Warner on why the concours is more than just about expensive, old things, and so much exhaust noise you can practically smell the racing fuel. Enjoy it all in the video below.

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Amelia Island short film is almost as good as being there originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 05 May 2014 17:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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05 May 2014

Chrysler trademark suggest new Rebel in the family

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1970 AMC Rebel Machine

Trademark filings can be a first alert in the auto industry that something is coming. For example, Lamborghini trademarked Aventador before we saw its supercar, and Chevrolet did the same thing with Z28. Other times, an automaker files to protect a name and never does anything with it. Chrysler is dredging up a brand from the past by filing a US request for “Rebel.” The name is specifically for “motor vehicles, namely automobiles, trucks, vans, sport utility vehicles and structural parts therefor,” according to Ignitionist quoting the filing.

In the US, Rebel was previously used on some American Motors Corporation models. It even spawned a muscle car version called the Machine (pictured above). Chrysler eventually bought AMC when it bowed out of the auto industry in 1987.

Chrysler’s plans for the name are a complete mystery at the moment. Although, it probably won’t be a midsize sedan like the original. That just seems too unlikely given the brand’s current, established lineup. Rebel seems like a fantastic name for the performance trim of a vehicle, though. The Jeep Renegade Rebel has a nice ring to it, and a Ram 1500 Rebel pickup could also work. We’re going to have to wait and see what’s in store for the moniker. Let us know in Comments what model you think would fit the Rebel name.

Chrysler trademark suggest new Rebel in the family originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 05 May 2014 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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05 May 2014

Petersen Museum celebrates 50 years of Ford Mustang with special exhibit

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Petersen Museum Ford Mustang Display

If you’re a pony-car enthusiast, this is your year. Not only has Ford introduced an all-new Mustang, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of the original. Celebrations and commemorations have been scheduled throughout the year, and not the least of them is the latest exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Called “Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend”, the exhibit includes Mustangs from every generation of the iconic pony car, including the 1965 convertible Ronald Reagan drove during his California gubernatorial campaign, a 1971 Mach 1 Cobra Jet, a 1974 Mustang II, 1993 SVT Cobra, 2000 Cobra R and a 2006 Shelby GT-H. Special sections focus on motorsports, aftermarket modifiers and limited-edition models.

The display opened on Sunday with the Mustang Madness spectacular and will run for the next six months, but if you’re not heading to Southern California within the coming half-year then you can scope out all the action in our live gallery of photos above.

Petersen Museum celebrates 50 years of Ford Mustang with special exhibit originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 05 May 2014 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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03 May 2014

National Corvette Museum may preserve sinkhole as tourist attraction

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National Corvette Museum

The people at the National Corvette Museum are hoping to turn a catastrophe into an opportunity for continued success. Since all eight cars eaten by the 40-foot wide and 60-foot deep sinkhole were removed and put on display, the museum has seen an uptick in visitors to check the wrecked ‘Vettes out. According to CNN, attendance was up over 50 percent for March. The next step might be stabilizing the hole and making it a permanent part of the Skydome hall along with some of the most damaged cars.

Several of the eight Corvettes appear to be salvageable as well. The museum’s board of directors meets with restorers in May to decide the next step. However, a few of them, like the Mallett Hammer, might be beyond repair. It now looks like little more than a twisted ball of metal and may remain on display in that condition.

The board is also considering what to do about the sinkhole. “There is a possibility of leaving it here. Whether, it’s just a portion or all of it, having a bridge over it, stairs that go down in it, a glass floor on top where you can look down,” said Katie Frassinelli from the National Corvette Museum to CNN. “We’re talking to the construction company and engineers just to see the possibilities.” It would definitely be a unique exhibit. Scroll down to watch a video about its future plans.

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National Corvette Museum may preserve sinkhole as tourist attraction originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 03 May 2014 19:09:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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03 May 2014

Reliving the Acura NSX debut, 25 years later

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Acura NSX

The Acura NSX might be one of the most important Japanese cars ever created. The Land of the Rising Sun had already established that it could make very competent performance vehicles when the NSX debuted in 1989, but Honda’s two-seater was the first one that looked to the world like a true contender against Ferrari and Porsche, thanks to its cutting-edge technology. The Acura had an all-aluminum monocoque chassis, a beautifully low-slung body and a quick-revving V6 with an 8,000-rpm redline. This quintessential Japanese sports coupe celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and Autoweek recognizes it in a fantastic piece chronicling the model’s US launch.

The story begins in February 1989 at the Chicago Motor Show where the car debuted. The day before the show opened, the concept still didn’t have a name. The Japanese development team referred to it as New Sports, and the American Acura executives decided to add eXperimental to the end. The moniker NSX just stuck afterwards.

The article paints a fantastic portrait of the car and the company at the time. Honda had something to prove with the NSX. To succeed, the coupe had to be the best, and when the American press finally got a hold of it, they drowned it in accolades. Of course, Acura has a new American-built NSX on the way, and it has colossal legacy to live up to. This piece is definitely worth reading to understand why.

Reliving the Acura NSX debut, 25 years later originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 03 May 2014 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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03 May 2014

eBay Find of the Day: Mk1 Ford GT40 with interesting history

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1969 Ford GT40 MK1

You might expect a rare Ford GT40 to cross the block at some sort of prestigious auto auction from RM or Gooding, not show up on eBay for over $2 million. However, that’s exactly what we have here. The seller claims the car is a late-build Mk1 GT40 from 1969, and it’s currently owned by the director of the Hublot watch company in Switzerland.

According to the listing, GT40 #P1108 started life as Mk1 car that was built from factory spares in 1969 and was first sold in 1971. However, the auction is somewhat confusing. According to an image in its gallery, the vehicle was actually built from one of the seven spare Mk3 tubs when production of the iconic racers ended.

This GT40 was never built as a racecar – it lived on the streets its whole life. After assembly finished, it was sent to Germany and was eventually registered for the road. The first owner kept the car until 2005 and sold it with 7,300 miles on the odometer. The current owner bought it in 2012.

Regardless of provenance, this beautiful GT40 packs a 289 cubic-inch (4.7-liter) Ford V8 with Weber downdraft carbs and a ZF five-speed transmission. The auction includes two sets of wheels and two seats, including the original, vented racing seat. According to the seller, the car is currently in Switzerland and is clear for import into the UK and Germany. Although, with enough paperwork you could likely ship it anywhere.

The auction sits at $2,250,000 with no bids and no reserve, and it’s hard to imagine dropping that much dough based on a few pictures and an auction description. Still, it’s almost a bargain compared to the GT40 prototype that sold for $7 million at auction in Texas recently.

eBay Find of the Day: Mk1 Ford GT40 with interesting history originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 03 May 2014 12:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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01 May 2014

Havana Motor Club documentary revs up Cuban street racing scene

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Havanna Motor Club Trailer

From the 1959 Cuban Revolution until just recently, it was illegal to buy or sell cars in Cuba without government approval. There were also very few new cars brought into the country. At the same time, racing was also banned on the island nation because it was considered an elitist sport. Of course, a government can do its best to prohibit whatever it wants, but that’s not always going to stop passionate people from pursuing what they want to do. And that’s exactly what has happened with racing in Cuba – it never really disappeared, it just went underground.

A new documentary titled Havana Motor Club aims to tell the story of Cuba’s illegal drag racing scene, along with an attempt to organize the first legal race in the country in decades. However, the film isn’t quite done yet, and its creators are raising money on Kickstarter to complete it. The fundraiser has already met its goal of $52,250 to finish editing, license music and generally improve the sound mixing. The filmmakers plan to release the documentary in 2014 or early 2015, but backers can get it early.

Based on the trailer, the documentary is beautifully shot and stars the sort of old-school American iron the country has become legendary for. It’s amazing that these cars are still on the road, let alone look as good as they do. The filmmakers say the goal of the documentary is to shed light on the evolving Cuban culture through the spectrum of motorsports, and that sounds like a great place to start to us. Scroll down to watch a trailer for the film and to check out an interview with director and producer Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt from Autoline Daily (about 5:43 into the video).

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Havana Motor Club documentary revs up Cuban street racing scene originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 01 May 2014 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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01 May 2014

XCAR marks 20-year anniversary of Senna's passing with Mercedes 190E Cosworth

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XCAR: Ayrton Senna and the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth

While the automotive world is focusing on the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death, there was much, much more to the legendary driver than his untimely passing at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

XCAR has the story of a younger Senna, who, by a stroke of luck, found himself matched up against a veritable dream team of nine Formula One champions, not to mention a cadre of German touring car aces. A “probably still pissed (drunk)” James Hunt, hard-driving Niki Lauda and future champion and rival Alain Prost, were in attendance for the one-off, spec race, which was put on by Mercedes-Benz, in honor of the opening of the Nürburgring’s Grand Prix circuit. And Senna was on hand with the explicit goal of besting them all.

Each driver was handed a lightly modified, but brand-new 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth, a car that can best be though of as the distant ancestor of the lovable C63 AMG. As for the race itself, well, it was sort of like an introduction of what the sport could come to expect from the Brazilian.

Take a look below for the full video on Senna and the Cossie.

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30 Apr 2014

This 4.5-minute video of supercars and classics starting up is oddly mesmerizing

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Nitto Tire Video

There’s way more to cars than just about how they drive – any auto enthusiast can tell you that. While the way a car feels is vital, the way it sounds plays a huge role in making it exciting as well. Some cars, like the V12 of a ’60s Ferrari, are famous partially because of the fantastic noises that they make when the engine fires. It seems that Nitto Tires understands this concept, because it has put together a video with a wonderful sampling of the startup sounds of a diverse group of performance machines.

There is something here for every enthusiast to enjoy, including classic European sports cars, modern supercars and vintage American muscle. The best part is that the video doesn’t try to gild the lily with extraneous music or voiceovers. It just contains loving closeups, simple text and the acoustic joy of cars’ exhaust notes. Plus, it’s entertaining to compare the lumpy idle of a ’68 Chevrolet Camaro to the staccato growl of a Jaguar F-Type.

You would expect a video from a tire company to try to sell some rubber, but it doesn’t. In fact, most of these vehicles – many of them from the legendary Petersen Automotive Museum and more than a few with celebrity tie-ins- ride on competitors’ rubber. Scroll down to watch the video, and to see a list of the cars and a few Easter Egg factoids. Just be sure to turn up your speakers to get the full effect.

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This 4.5-minute video of supercars and classics starting up is oddly mesmerizing originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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30 Apr 2014

eBay Find of the Day: 1981 Porsche 928 convertible by Carelli

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1981 Porsche 928 Convertible by Carelli Design

The Porsche 928 was perhaps the consummate European GT of its day. With a powerful front-mounted V8 engine that grew in displacement as the model years went on, it was capable of eating up the miles at triple-digit speeds in great comfort for occupants. It was also an unusual beauty, with its sharp front and curved rear featuring innovative integrated bumpers.

Currently for auction on eBay Motors is one of the rarest 928s you’re likely to find, in a handsome combination of Guards Red paint and tan leather interior, though we wouldn’t mind a less-showy finish to the factory wheels. According to the seller, this car is one of eight 928 convertibles by Carelli Design, a firm that’s still in business.

1981 Porsche 928 convertibleThe auction claims that these cars were made in 1981 as a feasibility study between Carelli and Porsche for a possible production 928 convertible. The seller says he worked at the dealership where the car is said to have been originally sold $103,000. To remove the roof and hide the convertible top, there were significant changes made to the body and interior, including redesigned doors and a completely new trunk. As you can see in the gallery, when down, the top is completely hidden in a very factory-like fashion. When up, it looks slightly awkward, though (and we’d really like to see a rear three-quarter view to check out the blind spots).

The car is mechanically stock, with a 4.5-liter V8 and an automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Over the years, an aftermarket muffler, exhaust tip and switch to control the antenna have been installed. The seller claims there are just 6,333 miles on this rare Porsche convertible.

As of this writing, the auction sits at $25,100 with 2 bids and the reserve not met. The seller touts that the car comes with a certificate of authenticity from Porsche and a Motor Trend article about the Carelli-prepared 928s.

eBay Find of the Day: 1981 Porsche 928 convertible by Carelli originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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