What you see here is a replica of the original ‘Light’ bus, a Volkswagen Type 2 van made famous after its appearance at the legendary Woodstock Art and Music Fair 50 years ago. Dr. Bob Hieronimus, the original artist responsible for the creation of the artwork on the iconic van that had graced countless media and news outlets, did the magic again and boy, I must say it has the same magical effects it had in 1969. Seriously, VW bus itself was endearing enough and the psychedelic artwork just make it even more alluring even after 5 decades. Continue reading Image: Iconic 1969 ‘Light’ Bus Volkswagen Type 2 Van Rides Again!
Thanks to John Oates, the musician who is one half of music duo Hall & Oates, now we have our attention on Emory Motorsports. The Oregon-based classic Porsche customizer has created a custom Porsche 356 for John Oates, who happen to be a huge fan of Porsche. The vehicle, as you can see, is tastefully done. There’s nothing outrageous here. What it has are customs and mods that blends beautifully with the iconic 1960 356B Cabriolet. Continue reading Emory Motorsports Creates A Custom Porsche 356 For John Oates
What you see here is a no ordinary 1965 Porsche 911. It bears the iconic mark of British fashion figure Paul Smith. It has a body color that of the famous “artist stripe” familiar to fans of Paul Smith. The result pretty much speaks for itself. A classic suddenly has a different lease of life. The Paul Smith colors, in 1960s-appropriate saturated hues, were applied by Porsche tuner Sports Purpose, turning a timeless classic even more timeless and well, very artful. Continue reading Paul Smith Touched 65’ Porsche 911 Is Possibly The Coolest 65’ 911 Can Gets
If you haven’t heard, Roborace wasn’t alone in autonomous drive at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A 1965 Ford Mustang did too with unexpected result, or should I say, unsurprising result. It was cool to see a classic driving itself and we have Siemens and Cranfield University to thank. The two organizations came together to outfit a 1965 Ford Mustang with a “full suit of sensors and control algorithms,” so it could make its way up the hill without human intervention. Continue reading Self-Driving 1965 Ford Mustang Was Cool Until It Drove Into A Wall
Love the classic Ford Bronco, but wish it could be more updated while not losing its old school charm? If so, we think the ICON4x4 Old School BR will have all your check boxes ticked. Once again the Californian builder has weaved its magic on a Ford Bronco, but less all the heavy stuff in what the founder, Jonathan Ward, described as “naked classic.” Continue reading ICON4x4’s New Ford Bronco Is A True Old School Delight
Eight months is how long it takes for Porsche to bring back its first sports car, the Porsche 356 “No. 1” Roadster, back to life. For a car this old, restoring it to its original form was a daunting task. Undaunted, Porsche Museum took a 3-D scan of the actual classic before superimposing the virtual model onto the scanned design drawings from 1948. Continue reading Porsche Brought Its First Sports Car Back To Life As A Show Car
If you have a thing for classic rides by a defunct marque, well, then I pretty sure you will dig this rebuilt 1976 Supercharged Triumph Stag. Apparently, build by West London-based Triumph specialist, Enginuity, this beautiful 76’ example features modified suspension, all-round disc brakes, and BMW limited slip differential supplied by Monarch and Chris Witor. The car was driven up Prescott Hill Climb and signed British Formula One legend Sir Stirling Moss in 2011. Continue reading You Can Now Buy A Beautifully Rebuilt 76’ Triumph Stag For £37K
It is odd that the icon of compact hatch of our time does not already have fully electric cars plying the roads. I guess MINI is taking its time to make sure it does it right cos’ obviously, a car this tiny will have questionable range due the straight up space constraint. While BMW Group let lose its exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, a plug-in hybrid, on a long-haul journey that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego, the British marque has brought to the show floor of the New York International Auto Show a full-electric drive example. Continue reading Seriously, I Want This All-electric Classic Mini Now!
Jaguar Land Rover group has an interesting project planned for 2018. The company has found one of the three original pre-production prototypes 4×4 that made their debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. The vehicle was apparently bought by someone in the 60s and when it was found, it was in such a dilapidated state that it took a team of experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic months poring over the archives to determine that it is indeed the long lost vehicle, the vehicle that started it all. As part of the group’s 70th anniversary in 2018, the group will embark on a year-long meticulous restoration progress to bring the 48’ prototype back to its former glory. Continue reading Land Rover Set To Restored The 70-Year-Old Original 4×4 Prototype
No self-respecting, true-blue Land Rover enthusiast with the financial muscle to flex should miss this beautifully restored 1974 Land Rover 109 Santana Especial from the garage of sport car maker, Lucra Cars. Originally, a barn find in Spain, this left-hand drive granddaddy of SUV is corrosion-free with no damage and by the virtue of it being used in a rural vineyard estate, you can be sure its condition was already pretty up there when it was found. It was given a full frame-off restoration nevertheless, which saw every part of this rare, four-door diesel-powered beauty being disassembled and restored to its original condition, and the chassis and axles powder-coated Continue reading Barn Find 1974 Land Rover 109 Beautifully Restored By Lucra Cars