In-Person Auction Action As Mecum Monterey Clears Eight Figures

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No Cars and Coffee meetup or automotive gathering escapes the constant discussion of collectible values exploding alongside the growth of online auction sites. From watching my favorite cars reach stratospheric prices to learning more about specific makes and models or just perusing the comments sections, Bring a Trailer and its many copycats always offer plenty of entertainment, as well as a chance to learn a thing or two. But throughout the pandemic’s unprecendented boom in automotive enthusiasm, in-person auctions still drew record numbers, too, proving that the tried-and-true formula still deserves a place in today’s car culture.

So when I

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Toyota GR86 Review | Sports Cars 2021

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The Takeaway

Toyota’s new GR86 is a reminder that low-powered sports cars are incredibly fun to drive. Its slightly bigger 2.4-liter four-cylinder boxer engine provides excellent mid-range torque where the previous GT86’s 2.0-liter engine would bog down. Still, it has the versatility to be a daily driver during the week when it’s not barnstorming the track on the weekend.

  • Now part of the Gazoo Racing sub-brand, the GR86 drives as good as it looks.
  • The standard Michelin Primacy all-season tires provide the same lively handling characteristics as the previous generation.
  • Sporting a new shift lever and calibration, the manual gear
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How To Buy the Right Motorcycle Helmet

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Your head is where all your thoughts, emotions, decision-making prowess, and anxieties reside. Beneath the mass of hair, skin, and bone lies you, your being, your personality. Without it, you’d just be a gangly mass of limbs without agency: a ragdoll. That’s why, whenever you get onto a motorcycle, a helmet should be cinched to your noggin. 

Although motorcycle helmet laws differ from state to state, The Drive is universal in its resolve on the matter. The author has had offs on motorcycles with his helmet saving my snarky personality from being Thanos-snapped out of existence. Everyone and I absolutely

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The Rotary Suzuki RE5 Was One of the Smoothest Motorcycles Ever. Too Bad It Failed

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The world’s first Wankel-engined motorbike was the air-cooled Hercules W-2000. Fellow German DKW, England’s Norton and Dutch Van Veen also produced rotary motorbikes, yet on the Japanese side, only Suzuki was bold enough to put the technology into series production. What’s more, Suzuki came up with a complex water-cooled powertrain with double-walled exhausts and a massive radiator to keep the rotary’s heat under control, on a bike that also featured elements designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The result was unconventional, expensive for its performance, and probably the smoothest riding motorbike ever produced in volume.

Unfortunately, with that volume staying very low

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6abc’s Auto Experience navigates the industry’s trending topics

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Take a ride with the experts in the auto industry during 6abc’s Auto Experience.

Karen Rogers and Ducis Rodgers are joined by automotive experts Maria Pacifico and Kevin Mazzucola to navigate the biggest issues impacting the automotive world today.

Experts from Motor Trend, Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds provide insights on the industry’s trending topics, from Covid cars to electric vehicles and how one tiny piece of technology is changing everything for automakers and shoppers.

Automakers persevere through pandemic
The global pandemic has created major challenges for the automotive industry.

Shutdowns have affected manufacturing, forcing some dealerships

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This Is What You Get When You Combine A 70s Formula One Car And A 911

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If you have been active on automotive social media in the past decade it’s likely that at some point you have come across concept renderings of wildly modified cars. These designs usually push the limit of what is physically possible with car modification, and that’s the whole idea. The renders are created to imagine what car modification can achieve if anything was possible. However, some are more modest and have allowed real tuning geniuses to bring them to life. But out of sheer lunacy, some of the wilder creativity has escaped the screen and become a reality.

The best examples

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