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Tudor Serban

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Tudor has been connected to cars since he was 5, when he began working on them, and his first driving lesson left parallel tire marks on the street. In 1996, while still in Journalism school, he started to write about cars. One year later he discovered his true calling when he began writing for a small car-magazine, and since then most of his career has been car-related.

He has a passion for old cars and thinks that the real ones were made up until the year 2000. As a journalist he went to various events around the world, covering races, new-car launches, international testings, and interviewing CEOs from big car companies.

His passion for cars took him from the heights of Pikes Peaks to the Moroccan desert, from 2 mph off-road trials to the corkscrew of Laguna Seca. He still doesn't completely understand electric cars and considers them not to be the true future, but only a step toward the future. A future where, sadly, petrolheads like him will be outlaws.

He published thousands of articles in over 20 years and still enjoys it. He joined the autoevolution team in 2020 and he is tasked with digging up info about forgotten cars and stories about once famous vehicles.
Far From Its Former Glory, There Is a 1969 Festival Camaro That Hopes To Live Again
Far From Its Former Glory, There Is a 1969 Festival Camaro That Hopes To Live Again

Out of the 133 vehicles delivered by Chevrolet for the 1969 Indianapolis 500 race, a few were used for pacing duty, while 43 were Festival Committee Cars and had to ride Festival Queens and other dignitaries in front of the crowd around the track. ...

 
1968 Mustang Convertible project car might turn into a 2023 show-stopper
1968 Mustang Convertible project car might turn into a 2023 show-stopper

Although this car has some great news regarding the bodywork, some bad news comes with it, and the lack of a canvas roof is just one of them. But it might turn into a drop-dead gorgeous car. We don't know precisely how many classic cars sti...

 
After Six Months, Kia Increased the Price of This Small-Sized Crossover
After Six Months, Kia Increased the Price of This Small-Sized Crossover

Kia introduced the Seltos lineup in 2019 in India, and soon, other continents followed and fell in love with the small crossover built by the Korean carmaker. Finally, in October 2021, in the U.S., this vehicle became one of the hottest cakes from ...

 
An Almost Finished 1956 Corvette Is Looking for Someone To Finish the Job
An Almost Finished 1956 Corvette Is Looking for Someone To Finish the Job

Buying an ongoing project might be a great idea since it will spare you from searching for various bits and pieces to put everything back together. On top of that, you can choose the color you want for it! When Chevrolet unveiled the Corvette in...

 
This Stunning True-Blood Roadster Combined Three Legendary Names on It
This Stunning True-Blood Roadster Combined Three Legendary Names on It

Mercedes-Benz built a breathtaking supercar developed together with McLaren, but while it failed to accomplish its mission of selling 3,500 vehicles, it managed to create a legend: the 2009 Stirling Moss edition. In 1995, the McLaren F1 Team ink...

 
Half-of-Century-Old Corvette Sells at No Reserve
Half-of-Century-Old Corvette Sells at No Reserve

Even if it's not the best-looking open-top Corvette C3 on the market, this 1972 model has its aces up its sleeves: it comes with a number-matching engine and, to top it all off, it doesn't have a reserve, meaning that the top-bidder will ...

 
This Audi Heralded a New Car Segment 50 Years Ago, and Its Siblings Are Still Around
This Audi Heralded a New Car Segment 50 Years Ago, and Its Siblings Are Still Around

50 years ago, Audi launched the 80, a car that established the B-segment vehicles and marked an important step in the carmaker's history; it was also the first Audi to get the coveted "Car of The Year" award for 1973. When Volkswa...

 
You Can Make a Big Profit With This 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible After Restoration
You Can Make a Big Profit With This 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible After Restoration

Most people cannot afford to buy a completely restored classic vehicle, but they don't need to; they can find one cheap that requires a lot of work, and the result might be even more satisfying. Pontiac introduced the second generation of t...

 
Red and Hot, This 1976 Eldorado Convertible Shows Less Than 2,500 Miles on the Clock
Red and Hot, This 1976 Eldorado Convertible Shows Less Than 2,500 Miles on the Clock

In 1976, Cadillac decided to pull the plug on the convertible version of this car, and it sold just around 14,000 of them, confirming the carmaker's decision that it was time to end the open-top version of the largest Eldorado. The ninth ge...

 
Low Mileage, No Reserve Convertible C4 Is Looking for a New Owner
Low Mileage, No Reserve Convertible C4 Is Looking for a New Owner

Most people who ever had a chance to drive a C4 Corvette fell in love with America's best-known sports car, and this triple-white convertible has more reasons to make you want it. There is something special about the C4 Corvette. Sometimes ...

 
Doug DeMuro Is Excited About a Japanese Hot Hatch That Is Not a Honda
Doug DeMuro Is Excited About a Japanese Hot Hatch That Is Not a Honda

Toyota made an even more aggressive version of its GR Corolla hot-hatch and made it ready for those who want to take it to the track regularly. It didn't tick all the boxes, though. Toyota is a formidable rally contender. There, it runs wit...

 
1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Waiting To Be Driven Today With the Top Down
1971 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible Waiting To Be Driven Today With the Top Down

In 1971, most carmakers started to downgrade the engines in their cars, but some still held on to their values as much as they could, such as the Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, which was available in just two body shapes, unlike the 1970 or 1972 model-yea...

 
EVs Killed the Roadster Fun, but Roadsters Sparked the EV Revolution
EVs Killed the Roadster Fun, but Roadsters Sparked the EV Revolution

Long before Elon Musk was born, or even his grandfather, in 1890, William Morrison from Des Moines, Iowa, made the first successful electric vehicle. Unfortunately for him, the long charging times and the absence of widespread electricity killed th...

 
This 1967 Camaro RS Begs To Be Saved, It Has Good and Bad News
This 1967 Camaro RS Begs To Be Saved, It Has Good and Bad News

While there are many first-generation Camaros on the market, not all of them are RS and, moreover, not all of them are offered at such an attractive price. But there's a catch. Chevrolet launched the Camaro in September 1966 and officially ...

 
Tag Heuer and Porsche Are Sharing the Carrera Name on a Watch, Again
Tag Heuer and Porsche Are Sharing the Carrera Name on a Watch, Again

One of the most dangerous races in the world was the La Carrera Panamericana from Mexico, and that competition inspired both Ferry Porsche and Jack Heuer to create a special line of products named Carrera. Carrera means race, and while Porsche p...

 
How To Save Your Summer Tires and Use Them for More Than Two Years
How To Save Your Summer Tires and Use Them for More Than Two Years

By now, hopefully, everyone who lives in an area where the average temperatures are above 45F (7C) has already changed their winter tires. So now they are running in their smooth, less noisy summer shoes and hope that they will last long enough for...

 
The Factory Sleeper That Conquered the Hearts and Wallets of Many
The Factory Sleeper That Conquered the Hearts and Wallets of Many

When BMW retired the E34 M5 in 1995, fans were left in tears since there was no clear sign of a replacement M5. Fast forward three years later and, at the 1998 Geneva Motor Show, the German carmaker unveiled the successor for the largest, at those ...

 
Zagato Was the Italian Answer to Electric Urban Mobility, But Twenty Years Ago
Zagato Was the Italian Answer to Electric Urban Mobility, But Twenty Years Ago

As one of the leading coachbuilders in the world, Zagato was responsible for creating stunning works of art on wheels, but the design studio also came up with this: the Zele, or the ElCar, as it was known in the U.S. The beginning of the '7...

 
On the Wrong Side of the Road, On the Right Side of the Camper
On the Wrong Side of the Road, On the Right Side of the Camper

Building a camper on top of one of the best 4x4 rigs around might be a good idea, especially if you correctly chose a highly fuel-efficient vehicle, such as the Toyota Hilux diesel. Campers are nice and they provide a certain level of comfort an...

 
This Is the Hottest BMW M Ever Made, Even Though It's Not the Fastest
This Is the Hottest BMW M Ever Made, Even Though It's Not the Fastest

614,000 USD and some change for a BMW might seem a lot, but not if you're considering a glorious orange M1 like the model you see here, which is located in Germany and has already gone through a complete overhaul. When BMW decided to enter ...

 

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