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Cache of Abandoned Cars and Scooters Found in Italian Tunnel

Cache of Abandoned Cars and Scooters Found in Italian Tunnel

Cars were used to carry black market goods around World War 2

A cache of World War 2-era cars has been discovered by Italian geologist Gianluca Minin in an abandoned tunnel near Naples, Italy. Most of the vehicles were confiscated from the Italian police for carrying black market goods during the post-war oc...
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BMW Looks Back on 40 Years of Its Four Cylinder Headquarters

BMW Looks Back on 40 Years of Its Four Cylinder Headquarters

The design is basically the same today as it was when it opened

BMW’s famous four-cylinder headquarters, situated literally across the street from Munich’s Olympic Park, celebrated its 40th birthday on May 18 of this year.  Since opening in 1973, it has become one of the icons of the Munich sk...
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Karmann Ghia Celebrating 60 Years of Quirkiness

Karmann Ghia Celebrating 60 Years of Quirkiness

Its original concept debuted at the 1953 Paris Motor Show

The Karmann Ghia offered buyers lots of style and little speed. Underneath its curvaceous, Italian sheet metal, it was mechanically identical to the Volkswagen Beetle, and for many buyers that was ok. The Karmann Ghia celebrates its 60th anniversa...
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Classic Cars Outperforming Financial Markets According to Index

Classic Cars Outperforming Financial Markets According to Index

The classic car market is showing 27% growth this year

It is nice to think that all of the buyers at the Pebble Beach or Goodwood car auctions are buying cars for hundred of thousands or millions of dollars and are driving them the way that there were designed to be driven. However, it does not take a...
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Porsche Celebrates 911's 50th Birthday with Symphony of Engines

Porsche Celebrates 911's 50th Birthday with Symphony of Engines

They play Happy Birthday using just the notes of the generations of 911

Porsche is not going to let anyone forget that this year is the 50th anniversary of the 911. The brand took over the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, and has created a special edition of the 911 to celebrate the milestone. The brand's...
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Honda's Musuem is the Latest Google Street View Addition

Honda's Musuem is the Latest Google Street View Addition

The Museum is located next to the Suzuka circuit

Google is on a roll with adding auto museums to Google Street View. Yesterday, we posted about the addition of the atrium of the Lamborghini headquarters to Street View, and now to coincide with the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, Street View has a...
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Chevrolet Malibu Coming Up on 50 Years Since Introduction

Chevrolet Malibu Coming Up on 50 Years Since Introduction

The model tracks the fortunes of the American mid-size car

The Chevrolet Malibu is about to celebrate its 50th birthday. Chevy’s famous mid-size car was first introduced as the top trim package on the Chevelle from 1964 to 1972. The package gave buyers access to more body styles and higher quali...
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Opel Looks Back on 25 Years Since the Original Vectra

Opel Looks Back on 25 Years Since the Original Vectra

It was a huge success for Opel and one of its bestselling cars ever

Opel is looking back on the fall of 1988 when it first introduced the Vectra as its new mid-size sedan as a replacement for the Ascona. In its first generation, the Vectra became Opel’s most successful mid-size model until that time. The...
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Opel Allows Classic and Modern Monza Designers to Discuss Design

Opel Allows Classic and Modern Monza Designers to Discuss Design

It posed the 1977 Opel Monza GSE and modern Monza concept as inspiration

Opel has brought the designers of the 1977 Monza and 2013 Monza concept together to discuss what inspired them and compare their creations. George Gallion created the shape of the original 77 Monza, and Friedhelm Engler penned the modern car a...
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One Hundred Years Since the BlitzenBenz Set Records

One Hundred Years Since the BlitzenBenz Set Records

It set half-mile and kilometer speed records at Brooklands

It is amazing that the car is now so old that major milestones in its history are now over a century old. This is exactly the case with the famous BlitzenBenz that set half-mile and kilometer speed records at England’s Brooklands circuit on ...
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