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autoevolution's Celebration Month 21

It’s been a long year, this 2021, but as with all things in life, it too is coming to an end. Only a month separates us from the moment when fireworks will be going off around the globe as time zones spin into position, marking yet another step humanity is taking toward its future, however good or bad it may be.

Generally, when something is ending, people tend to look at what was, put together charts and lists, determine who was best at doing what, and give away awards at pompous ceremonies.

We are not going to do that, nor are we going to try our hand at giving predictions about how 2022 will be like. We’ll ignore the past, close our eyes to the future, and simply enjoy the today.

And we’ll do that by focusing on the things that bring us personal joy. Just like we did in the same month of last year, this December we’re running Celebration Month. That would be a concentrated effort from our large teams of writers to bring to light whatever topic makes them tick, happy, sad, or hopeful, with each of them having selected a topic to discuss at length.

We’ll be talking, repeatedly, about all the good (and bad) things from car and motorcycle brands and companies - names like BMW, Tesla, Harley-Davidson, Porsche, Dodge, or Stellantis.

We’ll take a dive into the world of dream machines, be them already made or still on the drawing board, and explore the subtleties of the station wagons, if there ever were such subtleties. We’ll have rich people toys (yachts, airplanes, even spaceships) to play around with, custom motorcycles to make us drool, and drag races for a short burst of adrenaline.

You’ll find all of the above, and more, in our Celebration Month 21 section starting this week.

Finally, we thank you for being with us in 2021 as well, and here's to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

Meet the Seversky P-35"Babybolt," The P-47s Long Forgotten Ancestor
Meet the Seversky P-35"Babybolt," The P-47s Long Forgotten Ancestor

31 Dec 2021, 21:34 UTC / The typical on and off aviation fan may not know about the P-47 or the company that built it was its existence before its introduction

 
Before Multi Billionaire Status,Steven Udvar-Hazy Made Airplane Models Out of Match Sticks
Before Multi Billionaire Status,Steven Udvar-Hazy Made Airplane Models Out of Match Sticks

31 Dec 2021, 21:28 UTC / What we can gather from Mr. Udvar-Hazy is A, he's a very big fan of aviation, and B, richer than most of us can comprehend

 
Bell P-39 Airacobra: Mid Engined, But No C8 Corvette With Wings
Bell P-39 Airacobra: Mid Engined, But No C8 Corvette With Wings

31 Dec 2021, 21:08 UTC / The primary purpose of mounting the engine middle in such an aircraft was not weight distribution, like in a Ferrari, but protecting it from enemy gunfire

 
1970 Dodge Charger R/T in Hemi Orange Looks Stock, Hides a Nasty Surprise Under the Hood
1970 Dodge Charger R/T in Hemi Orange Looks Stock, Hides a Nasty Surprise Under the Hood

31 Dec 2021, 16:25 UTC / This 1970 R/T might look like a run-of-the-mill Charger, but it relies on a beefed-up, Indy Cylinder Head V8 engine to cruise and do burnouts

 
What Rotary Dreams Are Made of: Story of a Single-Turbo FD RX-7
What Rotary Dreams Are Made of: Story of a Single-Turbo FD RX-7

31 Dec 2021, 16:01 UTC / Dreams do come true, if you keep them in your mind long enough. Mike Dendyuk had been thinking about RX-7s for almost 7 years when he bought his FD!

 
KennyBilt Is an Awesome, Unique Harley-Davidson 9-Wheel Camper
KennyBilt Is an Awesome, Unique Harley-Davidson 9-Wheel Camper

31 Dec 2021, 07:35 UTC / It’s not a trike, and it’s not a motorcycle; it looks like a mini semi and is actually a comfortable camper custom-built with Harley-Davidson’s blessing

 
Up Close and Personal With Enola Gay, the Most Polarizing Airplane of All Time
Up Close and Personal With Enola Gay, the Most Polarizing Airplane of All Time

30 Dec 2021, 21:17 UTC / Enola Gay was not just any Superfortress. It was one of 65 ever built to the Army Air Force's "Silverplate" designation. These could carry nuclear payloads

 
Valtteri Bottas Enjoys Time Off in Finland, Sprints on LYNX, Gets Stuck in Snow
Valtteri Bottas Enjoys Time Off in Finland, Sprints on LYNX, Gets Stuck in Snow

30 Dec 2021, 17:30 UTC / After a nerve-wracking season, Valtteri Bottas is taking some well-deserved time off before switching teams, and tries out Ski-Doos in Finland

 
EO.12 E-Motorcycle Claims to Be the Only Off-Road Bike to Feature Carbon Fiber Wheels
EO.12 E-Motorcycle Claims to Be the Only Off-Road Bike to Feature Carbon Fiber Wheels

30 Dec 2021, 16:09 UTC / Ready to rip trails, equipped with carbon fiber wheels and swappable batteries, Graft's EO.12 electric motorcycle is lightweight and ready for adventure

 
New Look at Will Smith’s The Heat Shows It’s Still the Most Luxurious RV in the World
New Look at Will Smith’s The Heat Shows It’s Still the Most Luxurious RV in the World

30 Dec 2021, 10:53 UTC / Valued at $2.5 million, this monster motorhome was custom-designed for Will Smith as a movie trailer, can now be rented out for $9,000 a night

 
Alfa Romeo Tonale Could Offer Up to 240 Horsepower and Have All-Wheel Drive
Alfa Romeo Tonale Could Offer Up to 240 Horsepower and Have All-Wheel Drive

30 Dec 2021, 10:19 UTC / Alfa Romeo is closing in on the Tonale's release date. The Italian crossover is set to be launched in 2022, and will come with up to 240 horsepower

 
First and Last of Its Kind Mega-Mansion The One Will List at Auction for $295 Million
First and Last of Its Kind Mega-Mansion The One Will List at Auction for $295 Million

30 Dec 2021, 09:37 UTC / Forced into receivership, developer Nile Niami’s biggest project ever will go under the hammer next month, with a starting price half of the original estimate

 
NASA VIEW Headset Defined VR Decades Before Oculus, Probably Can't Play Half-Life: Alyx
NASA VIEW Headset Defined VR Decades Before Oculus, Probably Can't Play Half-Life: Alyx

30 Dec 2021, 07:00 UTC / This 1980s VR headset was developed and created by hand by a crack team of scientists and engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center in California

 
This Bizzare Parasite Fighter Hung from a Colossal Navy Airship
This Bizzare Parasite Fighter Hung from a Colossal Navy Airship

30 Dec 2021, 06:19 UTC / The tiny fighter was a mere 20 feet (6.14 m) long and 10.6 feet (3.2 m) tall, positively puny even in its day. It also weighed less than 3,000 pounds

 
1959 Plymouth Suburban Sees Daylight After 52 Years, Looks Surprisingly Clean
1959 Plymouth Suburban Sees Daylight After 52 Years, Looks Surprisingly Clean

29 Dec 2021, 21:08 UTC / If you're into station wagons that look like Christine's grumpy cousin, this 1959 Plymouth Sport Suburban might be your thing

 
Spotlight USA: Head to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for Planes You Won't See Anywhere Else
Spotlight USA: Head to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for Planes You Won't See Anywhere Else

29 Dec 2021, 20:11 UTC / There's a handful of aircraft on display that you won't find anywhere else on the planet, for that matter. Come and join us as we give the highlights

 
Subaru EJ: The Four-Cylinder Boxer That Punched Above Its Weight and Became Legendary
Subaru EJ: The Four-Cylinder Boxer That Punched Above Its Weight and Became Legendary

29 Dec 2021, 18:11 UTC / For more than 30 years, the EJ flat-four powered virtually all of Subaru's models, including the legendary, rally-inspired WRX

 
Swizz Beatz Displays Watch Collection, Alicia Keys Has Dance-Off Next to Their Ferraris
Swizz Beatz Displays Watch Collection, Alicia Keys Has Dance-Off Next to Their Ferraris

29 Dec 2021, 14:01 UTC / DJ Swizz Beatz can’t stop showing his watch collection, as his wife, Alicia Keys, and his mom, have a dance off in their garage next to their supercars.

 
The Dembell Motorhome M With Small Garage Is a Very Elegant $1.25 Million RV
The Dembell Motorhome M With Small Garage Is a Very Elegant $1.25 Million RV

29 Dec 2021, 12:42 UTC / Publicly revealed this year, the Motorhome M form Dembell is a luxurious, smooth and futuristic landyacht that can sleep four in total comfort

 
Check Out the Citroën That Won the Dakar Rally 30 Years Ago
Check Out the Citroën That Won the Dakar Rally 30 Years Ago

28 Dec 2021, 22:00 UTC / Three decades ago, this car won the Dakar Rally. Back then, the start was in Paris, and this example was driven to victory by Ari Vatanen