Press Credentials are in!

Press badges are in for this years NY International Auto Show coming April 14th! We'll be following many cool exciting offers from Jeep, Ford and many others on press preview days. You'll have an inside scoop on what's hot and what's not. Stay here for auto show news you can use!

Press Credentials are in!

Press badges are in for this years NY International Auto Show coming April 14th! We'll be following many cool exciting offers from Jeep, Ford and many others on press preview days. You'll have an inside scoop on what's hot and what's not. Stay here for auto show news you can use!

Vintage Friday Update: '74 VW Thing!

Here's the follow up to that Thing! The VW Thing! A good buddy of mine is an avid VW fan and has taken it upon himself to restore a 1974 Volkswagon Thing. He bought it in its original condition looking like a real dog. Price was $1500 as is with rust spots the size of a fist! It was so bad when he purchased it in Long Island, NY practically no one believed he could make it worth the 120 man hours of fixing, welding, sawing, sewing and restoring in any other way, shape and form-but he did! Take a look: A little bit of history on the Thing-it was modeled after Germany's WW 2 war vehicle with optional independent four wheel drive! (That's enough to make a true Jeepster jealous!) Based on the V

Vintage Friday Update: '74 VW Thing!

Here's the follow up to that Thing! The VW Thing! A good buddy of mine is an avid VW fan and has taken it upon himself to restore a 1974 Volkswagon Thing. He bought it in its original condition looking like a real dog. Price was $1500 as is with rust spots the size of a fist! It was so bad when he purchased it in Long Island, NY practically no one believed he could make it worth the 120 man hours of fixing, welding, sawing, sewing and restoring in any other way, shape and form-but he did! Take a look: A little bit of history on the Thing-it was modeled after Germany's WW 2 war vehicle with optional independent four wheel drive! (That's enough to make a true Jeepster jealous!) Based on the V

Vintage Friday: The Unknown Irish Car

Wishing you all a Happy St. Paddy's Day Weekend! To celebrate I wanted to write about Irish autos but I didn't know of any. So, like I always do I researched some and obsessed a lot. This is what I found: Shamrock Motors LTD! True story- The 1959 Shamrock named after the green Irish flower. And to sweeten the deal it was a convertible! Go Irish! The problem with this ill-fated car was to quote it's American critics, "Looked like a small car wearing a big American car costume." It was clear that the Shamrock was designed by Alvin 'Spike' Rhiando ( a presumed Italian or Brit, his true nationality was undetermined) with great aspirations to create a fun car for the American market. The troubl

Vintage Friday: The Unknown Irish Car

Wishing you all a Happy St. Paddy's Day Weekend! To celebrate I wanted to write about Irish autos but I didn't know of any. So, like I always do I researched some and obsessed a lot. This is what I found: Shamrock Motors LTD! True story- The 1959 Shamrock named after the green Irish flower. And to sweeten the deal it was a convertible! Go Irish! The problem with this ill-fated car was to quote it's American critics, "Looked like a small car wearing a big American car costume." It was clear that the Shamrock was designed by Alvin 'Spike' Rhiando ( a presumed Italian or Brit, his true nationality was undetermined) with great aspirations to create a fun car for the American market. The troubl

Vintage Friday: The 1959 Cadillac Coup de Ville

After exploring a couple of foreign classics, I was intrigued to learn more about this fin bearing V-8 American coup. It was first built on the '49 Cadillac 60 Special chassis and shown in 1948's Motorama Car show in none other than NYC's Waldorf Astoria. The name plate "Coup de Ville" comes from the French meaning "of the town" as in driving into town in luxury. The first generation (1958-1960) had a 390 cu in (6.4 L) OHV V8 with a 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. (I'm sure the mpg's were fantastic too!) Gear heads can learn more history and specs here. What separated the '59's from the rest of the model years aggressive styling of dual fins and bullet rear lights. The '60 De Vi

Vintage Friday: The 1959 Cadillac Coup de Ville

After exploring a couple of foreign classics, I was intrigued to learn more about this fin bearing V-8 American coup. It was first built on the '49 Cadillac 60 Special chassis and shown in 1948's Motorama Car show in none other than NYC's Waldorf Astoria. The name plate "Coup de Ville" comes from the French meaning "of the town" as in driving into town in luxury. The first generation (1958-1960) had a 390 cu in (6.4 L) OHV V8 with a 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. (I'm sure the mpg's were fantastic too!) Gear heads can learn more history and specs here. What separated the '59's from the rest of the model years aggressive styling of dual fins and bullet rear lights. The '60 De Vi

Vintage Friday: The Porsche 356

Today's vintage spotlight is on the Porsche 356. It's a light weight car that was introduced in 1948 as the first car to bare the Porsche nameplate. This rear wheel drive, air cooled rear engine, (like Volkswagen) boasted just 1100 cc's! It's top speed was a whopping 83 mph! But that's not why we love this car. For its time it was a breakthrough. Porsche was new on the scene (thus borrowing parts from VW) and was looking to compete with Alfa Romeo and BMW. This roadster couldn't be tested until after WW 2. In later events it was raced and won its class. Soon after it became a desirable roadster in US and Europe. Read more on Porsche's web site to see more cool photos and history. Happy moto

Vintage Friday: The Porsche 356

Today's vintage spotlight is on the Porsche 356. It's a light weight car that was introduced in 1948 as the first car to bare the Porsche nameplate. This rear wheel drive, air cooled rear engine, (like Volkswagen) boasted just 1100 cc's! It's top speed was a whopping 83 mph! But that's not why we love this car. For its time it was a breakthrough. Porsche was new on the scene (thus borrowing parts from VW) and was looking to compete with Alfa Romeo and BMW. This roadster couldn't be tested until after WW 2. In later events it was raced and won its class. Soon after it became a desirable roadster in US and Europe. Read more on Porsche's web site to see more cool photos and history. Happy moto

Mercedes-Benz New Pick up

You've already heard that Jeep is releasing a pick up truck in 2018. Now, Mercedes-Benz wants in on the action. In fact, the pick up truck segment is so hot it accounted for nearly a quarter of all new car sales last year! Seems these days everyone wants a pick up truck and auto manufacturers are taking note. Mercedes is the latest car maker to throw their hat in the ring with the anticipated X-Class. It's set to be a mid sized truck with seating for 5. Perhaps taking aim at GMC or Cadillac. According to truck.com, however, there are serious questions as to whether or not the buying public will want a pick up truck from anyone else besides the established leaders of Ford, GMC, or Chevy. Th

Mercedes-Benz New Pick up

You've already heard that Jeep is releasing a pick up truck in 2018. Now, Mercedes-Benz wants in on the action. In fact, the pick up truck segment is so hot it accounted for nearly a quarter of all new car sales last year! Seems these days everyone wants a pick up truck and auto manufacturers are taking note. Mercedes is the latest car maker to throw their hat in the ring with the anticipated X-Class. It's set to be a mid sized truck with seating for 5. Perhaps taking aim at GMC or Cadillac. According to truck.com, however, there are serious questions as to whether or not the buying public will want a pick up truck from anyone else besides the established leaders of Ford, GMC, or Chevy. Th

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