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Lexus Releases Custom Fender Stratocaster With LC 500 Inspired Paint Job
Lexus Releases Custom Fender Stratocaster With LC 500 Inspired Paint Job

6 Oct 2021, 05:13 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / We have a special place in our hearts for tacky automaker-branded merchandise that has absolutely nothing at all to do with cars. Most of these items are completely useless, but at least with the latest collaboration between iconic guitar manufactu...

 
This Ford Was Supposed to Replace the Mustang, Now a Nice One Just Sold for Dirt Cheap
This Ford Was Supposed to Replace the Mustang, Now a Nice One Just Sold for Dirt Cheap

6 Oct 2021, 05:10 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / If only Ford had a crystal ball when they mulled over replacing their original pony car, the Mustang, with a front-wheel-drive car based on a Mazda platform. Although you’d think they wouldn’t need any metaphorical magic device to figur...

 
Lockheed-Martin Opens Facility to Build Hypersonic Cruise Missiles of the Future
Lockheed-Martin Opens Facility to Build Hypersonic Cruise Missiles of the Future

5 Oct 2021, 19:29 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The next generation of hypersonic missile technology is due to take shape at American defense contractor Lockheed-Martin’s new Advanced Hypersonic Strike Production Facility, which officially opened yesterday. The Advanced Hypersonic Strik...

 
New Maserati Trim Packages Arrive in the United States and Canada this Month
New Maserati Trim Packages Arrive in the United States and Canada this Month

5 Oct 2021, 19:16 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Maserati is entering the 2022 model year in the US market with gusto and new offerings across the range. According to Maserati’s most recent press statement, new trim packages have arrived for the Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante to give an ...

 
MG Shattered Sales Records This Month, on Path Back to Relevant British Automaker
MG Shattered Sales Records This Month, on Path Back to Relevant British Automaker

5 Oct 2021, 16:05 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The number of people still around who remember the days when MG was one of the most respected names in British car culture is dropping. They’ve seen some undeniably pitiful lows in the last two decades, but recent sales figures from their re-...

 
Auto Stocks Defy Cratering Sales. Surge in Value
Auto Stocks Defy Cratering Sales. Surge in Value

5 Oct 2021, 15:57 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / If you wanted more proof that the stock market is a horrible indicator of how the global economy is doing, we gladly invite you to have a look at the state of automotive stocks in 2021, as they defiantly skyrocket in spite of a global health crisis...

 
Evergrande Vowed to Beat Tesla, Now Millions in Debt With Zero Cars Sold
Evergrande Vowed to Beat Tesla, Now Millions in Debt With Zero Cars Sold

5 Oct 2021, 13:16 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Seemingly beneath all of our noses, a peculiar trend has been sweeping the auto industry lately, that trend being companies from other industry sectors trying their hands at building a car. Apple’s mulled the idea, as have Uber and the US Pos...

 
Saab 9-2 Aero X is a Subaru WRX in Sensible Swedish Clothes
Saab 9-2 Aero X is a Subaru WRX in Sensible Swedish Clothes

4 Oct 2021, 19:46 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Saab’s been gone as a car brand for over a decade now. If you ask some people, the car industry is much worse off without them. As a brand under the ownership, Saab suffered its darkest period, but that doesn’t mean everything that Saab...

 
Colin McCrae's Iconic Subaru WRX Sells For Half a Million Dollars, Buyer Pays in BitCoin
Colin McCrae's Iconic Subaru WRX Sells For Half a Million Dollars, Buyer Pays in BitCoin

4 Oct 2021, 19:40 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / In a move sure to help bitcoin cement itself as the future of high-value car auctions, the Subaru WRX rally car driven by the sport’s biggest star, the late, great Colin McRae, just sold at auction with a payment made entirely in the controve...

 
Spotlight USA: the Intrepid Air & Space Museum is the Big Apple's Gearhead Paradise
Spotlight USA: the Intrepid Air & Space Museum is the Big Apple's Gearhead Paradise

1 Oct 2021, 21:05 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / This past month was “America” month at Autoevolution, a month where we showcased some of what we thought were the most remarkable and most memorable vehicles and vehicle-related Americana that we’ve all come to love. “Americ...

 
U.K. and France Ink Deal for 400 Custom Beefed-Up Ford Transit Vans
U.K. and France Ink Deal for 400 Custom Beefed-Up Ford Transit Vans

1 Oct 2021, 19:16 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / French and British police forces are getting some much-needed backup courtesy of Ford of Europe. The European branch of the American carmaker announced they’d be supplying a fleet of custom, heavy-duty versions of the Transit full-size van. ...

 
Survivor 1990 Cadillac Brougham is a Cheap Car Young People Can Actually Afford
Survivor 1990 Cadillac Brougham is a Cheap Car Young People Can Actually Afford

1 Oct 2021, 07:09 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / These days, you hear an awful lot about how difficult, neigh, impossible it is for most folks to find an affordable used car. They’ll blame everything from microchip shortages to foreign governments meddling in American politics and all kinds...

 
Zombified 1923 Autocar Dump Truck for Sale, Ready to Star in George Romero Remake
Zombified 1923 Autocar Dump Truck for Sale, Ready to Star in George Romero Remake

30 Sep 2021, 05:10 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / The way the internet is now, it’s pretty rare to find a vehicle that most people have no idea ever existed, let alone from a company they’ve never heard of. This 1923 Autocar Model 27H definitely fits into both categories. First thin...

 
401 V8 Swapped Jeep Grand Wagoneer Might Be Classier Than a New One
401 V8 Swapped Jeep Grand Wagoneer Might Be Classier Than a New One

29 Sep 2021, 20:20 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Stellantis hopes the all-new Jeep Grand Wagoneer will prove the company can make a luxury SUV just as well as BMW or Land Rover. As an investment, though, it’s probably a very bad one. We can’t say the same about the 1980s vehicle that ...

 
New 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Is Here, Adds Plug-In Hybrid Option
New 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Is Here, Adds Plug-In Hybrid Option

29 Sep 2021, 15:48 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Not every SUV launch creates much of a buzz. But when the biggest name in American off-roaders unveils their latest flagship, we sit, we shut up, and we put respect on the name. The all-important second year of the new Grand Cherokee comes at a cri...

 
Energy Prices Skyrocketed This Month, Petroleum Could Be Next
Energy Prices Skyrocketed This Month, Petroleum Could Be Next

29 Sep 2021, 12:02 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Experts are ready to hit the panic button as the global energy crisis appears ready to bear its wrath on petroleum prices. Worldwide economic instability combined with unforeseen natural disasters is putting a strain on the global energy system in ...

 
Biden Adds Car Safety Bill To $Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Congress Jousts Over Details
Biden Adds Car Safety Bill To $Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Congress Jousts Over Details

28 Sep 2021, 20:26 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Politics is not something we like to brush on if at all possible. But occasionally, the tribal warfare of American politics has profound effects that find their way into the automotive industry. The addition of a new vehicle safety provision to the...

 
Tesla Shanghai to Build 300 Cars in September, Elon Calls Chip Shortage Crisis Temporary
Tesla Shanghai to Build 300 Cars in September, Elon Calls Chip Shortage Crisis Temporary

26 Sep 2021, 08:35 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / If you had any doubts that being one of the richest men in the world as well as achieving living meme status makes you immune to global resource shortages, maybe this next story will change your mind. Tesla Inc’s Shanghai mega factory recentl...

 
Vehicle Theft Skyrocketed in America in 2020, High-Tech Crime Rings Share The Blame
Vehicle Theft Skyrocketed in America in 2020, High-Tech Crime Rings Share The Blame

26 Sep 2021, 07:23 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / A short time ago, we showed you how the New York City Police Department busted a high-tech car theft ring that terrorized the Bronx for months. Unfortunately, a rise in car theft is not at all limited to the Big Apple. It’s a phenomenon skyro...

 
Low Mileage Limited Edition YJ Wrangler Is Too Precious to Take On the Trail
Low Mileage Limited Edition YJ Wrangler Is Too Precious to Take On the Trail

26 Sep 2021, 06:39 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / Early 90s Chrysler products are never known for their reliability or their longevity. With that in mind, you’d probably understand why we’d drool over the prospect of a low-mileage Jeep Wrangler YJ that hasn’t been lifted four inc...

 

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