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autoevolution's Celebration Month 22

One December a couple of years ago, at a time when the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning, we kicked off something called Celebration Month. It was our way of trying to get people’s minds off the nasty things happening by bringing forth great creations from the fields of land, sea, air and space vehicles.

2020 went away, the pandemic kind of burned itself out, and here we are now, in December 2022, once again trying to get our minds off another bad thing taking place in the world: the war in Ukraine. Even if only two nations are directly involved in the conflict, its repercussions spilled over and are affecting pretty much all of us, no matter where we are, and pretty much all industries out there, no matter what they are.

It’s unclear how much longer all of this will last, or how its effects will amplify. But just like back in 2020, this year will have its Christmas too, then 2023 will come, as usual, filled with hope and expectations of a better outcome.

With that in mind, this December we’re running a Celebration Month feature as well. As usual, we asked each of our editors to select a favorite topic and focus on that for the next four weeks. You can find the full list of who’s brewing what below.

We thank each and every one of you for being with us this year, and here's to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Alexandru Boghiu - Ferrari
Ancuta Iosub – Strange Car Design
Angela Balaciu – Tiny Homes
Aurel Niculescu - Christmas Renderings
Benny Kirk – Air and Space
Bogdan Bebeselea - Yachts
Bogdan Popa – Software
Calin Iosif - Porsche
Ciprian Florea - 1960s Cars
Cristi Agatie - Tesla
Cristi Gnaticov - Ford Mustang
Cristian Curmei – Travel Trailers
Codrin Spiridon - Mopar
Daniel Patrascu – Harley-Davidson
Dragos Chitulescu – Hot Wheels
Elena Gorgan - Luxury Transportation
Florin Amariei - Toyota
Florina Spanu – RVs
Gustavo Ruffo - Automotive Technology
Humphrey Bwayo – JDM
Mircea Mazuru - eBikes
Mircea Panait - Classic Cars
Monica Coman - Expensive Celebrity Toys
Razvan Calin – Battleships
Sebastian Toma – Motorsport
Silvian Irimia - Formula 1
Silvian Secara – Japanese Motorcycles
Tim McKenzie - Sailing
Tudor Serban – Vintage Aircraft
Vlad Radu - Gifts for gearheads

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
Arsenal VB 10: The Forgotten Twin-Engine French Superprop Revived by War Thunder
Arsenal VB 10: The Forgotten Twin-Engine French Superprop Revived by War Thunder

31 Dec 2022, 18:48 UTC · By: Benny Kirk / With six M2 Browning Machine Guns on tap atop the four Hispano-Suiza 20 mm autocannons of the VB 10C-1, the VB-10-02 is an all-around excellent fighter

 
'71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon Was the Most Popular Super Treasure Hunt of 2014
'71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon Was the Most Popular Super Treasure Hunt of 2014

31 Dec 2022, 16:53 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / We look at the last 10 Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt collectibles revealed in 2014, culminating with the most popular one of the year: a Datsun wagon!

 
Handcrafted RGNT No.1 E-Motorcycle Hides High-Tech Features Under a Retro, Timeless Design
Handcrafted RGNT No.1 E-Motorcycle Hides High-Tech Features Under a Retro, Timeless Design

31 Dec 2022, 12:09 UTC · By: Mircea Mazuru / Vintage aesthetics and modern features - here's how RGNT blended these into the No.1 e-motorcycle, creating different versions of the impressive urban commuter

 
Tesla Model X Owner Who Bought a Rivian R1S Is Very Clear About Which He Prefers
Tesla Model X Owner Who Bought a Rivian R1S Is Very Clear About Which He Prefers

31 Dec 2022, 11:13 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A Tesla Model X owner thought his SUV was cool until he bought a Rivian R1S and got to compare them side by side. Now he would not go back

 
The Energica Eva Ribelle E-Motorcycle Stands Out With an Impressive 250+ Miles of Range
The Energica Eva Ribelle E-Motorcycle Stands Out With an Impressive 250+ Miles of Range

31 Dec 2022, 11:07 UTC · By: Mircea Mazuru / The Italian brand Energica claims the Eva Ribelle is the world's only electric hyper-naked - it features high-end tech housed in a striking, aggressive design

 
Brinkley's Model Z Is Ready To Smash Into the Fifth Wheel Industry With Tasteful Living
Brinkley's Model Z Is Ready To Smash Into the Fifth Wheel Industry With Tasteful Living

31 Dec 2022, 10:09 UTC · By: Cristian Curmei / This fifth wheel is designed to be a year-round, on-road living solution. Features are aimed at luxury and off-grid living. Priced around $100K

 
2014 Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Collection Started With the Chevrolet SS
2014 Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Collection Started With the Chevrolet SS

31 Dec 2022, 09:22 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / 2014 was a good year for Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt collectors, and especially for those that love Chevrolet castings.

 
World’s Most Expensive Bicycle: The Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal Edition
World’s Most Expensive Bicycle: The Aurumania Gold Bike Crystal Edition

31 Dec 2022, 09:12 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Where do you draw the line between oversize piece of jewelry and artsy bike? Aurumania tried to show the distinction didn’t exist with a gold-plated bicycle

 
Android Auto Forces Users to Return to Cables Because Why Not
Android Auto Forces Users to Return to Cables Because Why Not

31 Dec 2022, 08:57 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / A new bug that showed up totally out of nowhere earlier this month breaks down the wireless version of Android Auto for some users

 
Topaz Megayacht Is a $650 Million Celebrity Magnet and the Industry’s Most Secretive Build
Topaz Megayacht Is a $650 Million Celebrity Magnet and the Industry’s Most Secretive Build

31 Dec 2022, 07:17 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Delivered by Lurssen in 2012 and renamed A+, this megayacht is also one of the world’s largest, most expensive and most luxurious billionaire toys

 
Eight Tesla Models Qualify for $7,500 U.S. Tax Credit
Eight Tesla Models Qualify for $7,500 U.S. Tax Credit

31 Dec 2022, 01:38 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finally published the list of all the electric vehicles in the U.S. that are eligible for the $7,500 tax credit

 
The Most Widespread Jet-Engined Trainer That Became a Toy for the Rich
The Most Widespread Jet-Engined Trainer That Became a Toy for the Rich

30 Dec 2022, 23:12 UTC · By: Tudor Serban / Over 200 of these Eastern-bloc jet trainers are registered in the U.S. for civilians, and it's the most used jet trainer in the world: the Czechoslovakian L39

 
This 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina Clocked 11k Miles, It's the 366th of 448 Made
This 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina Clocked 11k Miles, It's the 366th of 448 Made

30 Dec 2022, 21:30 UTC · By: Mircea Panait / An V12 gran turismo that could have been rarer had it not been for certain superstitions, the Barchetta Pininfarina celebrates Pininfarina's 70th anniversary

 
Get Comfortable on Your Urban Commute With the Well-Equipped Fuell Flluid E-Bike
Get Comfortable on Your Urban Commute With the Well-Equipped Fuell Flluid E-Bike

30 Dec 2022, 17:14 UTC · By: Mircea Mazuru / Erik Buell, the founder of the renowned motorcycle company, is one of the minds behind Flluid - the e-bike is designed to offer a premium experience

 
2008 Honda CBR600RR Super Bike With Race-Winning Pedigree Gets Detailed
2008 Honda CBR600RR Super Bike With Race-Winning Pedigree Gets Detailed

30 Dec 2022, 15:48 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / Some race-winning vehicles do not continue to race, but end up getting exhibited in private collections. This is how you clean one of those bikes

 
GTA 6 Could Be Announced Next Year, Launch Still Expected in 2024 or 2025
GTA 6 Could Be Announced Next Year, Launch Still Expected in 2024 or 2025

30 Dec 2022, 15:30 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The leak that happened earlier this year didn’t change Rockstar’s plans, as GTA 6 is still projected to see daylight in two or three years

 
Google Maps Alternative Copies Rival’s Features, Major Update Now Available
Google Maps Alternative Copies Rival’s Features, Major Update Now Available

30 Dec 2022, 15:01 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Huawei has just released a major update for Petal Maps, its very own navigation app that is supposed to serve as an alternative to Google Maps

 
2023 Dakar Rally Introduces Digital Roadbooks to Prevent Navigation Copycats
2023 Dakar Rally Introduces Digital Roadbooks to Prevent Navigation Copycats

30 Dec 2022, 13:13 UTC · By: Sebastian Toma / The 2023 Dakar Rally is set to start on December 31st, 2022. This edition will have fully digital road books for the first time, along with an anti-copy system

 
World’s Only Road-Legal 1989 Batmobile Is Awesome, Has a Story to Match
World’s Only Road-Legal 1989 Batmobile Is Awesome, Has a Story to Match

30 Dec 2022, 12:10 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / The story of Zac Mihajlovic and his Batmobile: this Batman may not have superpowers or powerful tech, but he has a heart of gold and an unmatched set of skills

 
Tesla Has 285,000 Paying Beta Testers Enrolled in Full Self-Driving Program
Tesla Has 285,000 Paying Beta Testers Enrolled in Full Self-Driving Program

30 Dec 2022, 11:27 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Tesla brags about having 285,000 paying beta testers in North America for Full Self-Driving as the controversial feature faces scrutiny from regulators