United States Car Maker

The future of Fisker is still very much in the air. Unless the company is able to find some last-minute financing, the dream of the car designer Henrik Fisker may very well end in bankruptcy court...
The Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club is hosting the inaugural Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 11 at the headquarters of the Carroll Shelby Foundation in Gardena, Calif. Shelby,...
A definitive must on any car enthusiast’s checklist is a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, especially now that the previously off-limits basement vault is open for tours...
As the lure and legend of a true “barn find” grows here in the United States, the opportunity to actually obtain an extremely rare classic car in pristine condition with low mileage is hard to come...
Mecum Auctions has built its reputation around one very important niche in the collector-car market: American muscle. So, naturally, it is the company offering up one of the world’s most famous...
Barrett-Jackson auto auctions began humbly with a small charitable auto show in the 60s. Now, almost five decades later, the Scottsdale-based auction company hosts four highly anticipated shows...
The arrival of a new Corvette has always been an occasion. From its debut at GM’s 1953 Motorama show, held in the ballroom of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Chevy’s dynamic two-seater—America’s...
Aside from the warm weather, another reason to visit Florida in February is the seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance . This year the three-day event, which takes place February 22–24 at the...
There are only 12 spots available for racecar enthusiasts who want to participate in the Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp , being held in Las Vegas from March 10 to 13. At $10,500 per person, the...
Auto Concierge is a new members-only vehicle-storage center and private club that caters to the needs of devoted car collectors. Its first location—a 15,000-square-foot facility in the heart of West...
A 1955 Lincoln Futura that became the famous Batmobile in the 1960s television series and movie will be on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson ’s 42nd annual Scottsdale car auction on January 19,...
The new Circuit of the Americas—the first and only FIA-certified Grade 1 track in the United States—defined the capital of the Lone Star State as a hub for the motorsports community. Adding to the...
Paul Stary always had a fascination for the machines that could simulate the physics of high-adrenaline experiences—even at 10 years of age, when he took to his basement and built an airplane...
Alan Travis’s heart is pounding as he approaches the entrance to a two-turn corkscrew about two-thirds of the way around the Laguna Seca racetrack, and if it weren’t for the high-pitched squealing...
Some 900 car enthusiasts applied to participate in this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion , an annual event held August 19 through 21 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. The...
Packing more horsepower than any previous Viper—or any other SRT production model—the 2013 SRT Viper ( www.drivesrt.com ) will arrive in showrooms later this year following the model’s two-year...
Atlanta Motorsports Park , a new speedway and private membership club about an hour north of Atlanta, offers a serious track for drivers, and more. All tiers of membership, with initiation fees...
The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering , one of the car world’s most anticipated concours events, celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday, August 17, by assembling a wide variety of exceptional...
Las Vegas is known for its gambling, nightlife, and prestigious hotels, but on the outskirts of the city is a place where thrill seekers and speed demons can get their fix. Spring Mountain Motor...
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the 1932 Ford—the granddaddy of all hot rods—the Petersen Automotive Museum asked leading hot rod builders to think big by thinking small. The museum sent a...
The sky has just begun to lighten, and as dawn breaks the sound of the Pacific crashing against the shoreline is muffled by a cacophony of engine rumblings. For one day out of the year, the 18th...
Exemplifying the shape of things to come from the automaker, the 2013 Lincoln MKZ ( www.lincoln.com ) displays a smooth, flowing design that yields aesthetic and aerodynamic benefits. The sedan’s...
Few cars have generated as much buzz as the Fisker Karma hybrid electric sports sedan. But lately, most of the news has been negative. Last year the U.S. Department of Energy suspended its $529...
Carroll Shelby in his 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX 2000 Carroll Shelby (1923–2012) was a maverick whose brilliance and tenacity were matched by talent, guts, and good fortune. He strung together an...
Other than a name and an all-aluminum engine, the new Camaro ZL1 has little in common with the original ZL1, a high-performance, very limited-production variant of the 1969 model-year muscle car...
This summer marks the beginning of the end of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette, and it is departing with the roar of the Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition , billed as the fastest,...
When a car’s lineage spans nearly 60 years, as the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class’s does, the launch of a new version of that vehicle is occasion for fanfare. While the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL550...
This May saw the passing of Carroll Shelby, an iconic figure in the world of automobiles and a beacon of individualism to every enthusiast who has an ounce of motor oil in his or her veins. Watch...
History reveals that it didn’t take long for Henry Ford’s invention to blossom, and for a discerning clientele that could afford it, custom coachbuilders emerged, ready to transform a nondescript...
Once again a symbol of ascent, upscale SUVs have become the high-performance fashion statement on roads from Malibu to Mongolia. Now America can claim a competitive edge with the Jeep Grand Cherokee...

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