Public transportation will hopefully never replace the private automobile. An important reason why is the freedom it gives you to go where you want, when you want.
Thirty years ago, Mazda introduced its now-iconic Miata at the Chicago Auto Show.
The event announcement about Hot Wheels: RACE TO WIN read “Real Racing – Real Fast – Real Fun!” The exhibit’s web description says “It’s time for roaring engines and real fast racing in Los Angeles.”
Illumination’s Minions – those lovable little yellow creatures – are wildly popular in the movies and at Universal Studios, featured in the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride.
At CES 2019, BMW captured headlines and dominated the news videos with its gravity-defying, riderless motorcycle, but that was only one element of their major exhibit.
The evolution of Magneti Marelli, since its founding in Milan, Italy in 1919, has been dramatic.
The automotive aftermarket is a 43 billion dollar industry. At the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, automotive specialty equipment manufacturers and auto manufacturers debut the newest, most innovative automotive products and technologies.
Billed as one of the largest auto shows in the nation, the San Diego International Auto Show occupied more than 525,000 square feet in the San Diego Convention Center.
I know, you may be thinking ‘what’s with the admittedly odd title for this movie review?’ I want to make this film stand out from the rest, just in case you’ve been underwhelmed by all of the previous Transformers films. “Bumblebee” is different.
Balboa Park is a San Diego treasure and a United States National Historic Landmark. In 1915 it was the site of the Panama-California Exposition.
A generation of young drivers may not be aware of Jeep trucks, which were first introduced by Willys-Overland in 1947 and continued through to the Jeep Comanche pickup (1986 – 1992). Jeep chose its 2018 LA Auto Show press conference to reveal the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator.
As you can see in the new IMAX film – aptly titled “Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation,” at the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater in the Fleet Science Center in San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park – “for billions of years volcanoes have helped shape the world we know.
Do you believe that aliens are here? Recently I had an alien encounter of the first kind in the California desert, as I drove back towards San Diego from Las Vegas, after covering the SEMA Show.
There were a few standouts from the crowd of 1,500 feature vehicles at the 2018 SEMA Show. One such vehicle – Mopar’s “Super Charger” and its 1,000 horsepower “Hellephant” crate engine – was covered in the preceding column (AutoMatters & More # 564).
This international show – one of the largest held in Las Vegas – is a trade-only event to enable “automotive specialty equipment manufacturers to display alongside automotive manufacturers to debut new, innovative products, and connect with industry buyers from all over the world.”
This is the final installment chronicling the very custom transformation by Jim Stabe of his formerly stock 1966 MGB.
Welcome back! In Part 1 we learned that Jim Stabe retired his 1966 MGB by the late 1990s, after it had been involved in an accident and its drivetrain was sold.
From the get-go the enormous scope of what this project would ultimately become was insane, but Jim Stabe likely had no idea of what he was setting himself up for when his 1966 MGB custom car project began.
SPEED: Science in Motion is a special, limited engagement exhibition. The San Diego Air & Space Museum describes it as featuring “the fastest vehicles mankind has ever produced, including space ships, rockets, planes, trains, race cars, motorcycles, jet boats, and more!”
The decision to purchase an electric vehicle was made mostly by early adopters, but EVs are becoming more popular.
Wavecrest is a gathering of people with a common passion – woodies. It is a social event that members look forward to all year. It reminds me of the annual Porsche Parade for Porsche owners (I used to own a 911).
In addition to three days of racing, spectators enjoyed the large vendor area on East Vacation Island, Kids’ Zone, beer garden and great BBQ.
Recently auto manufacturers brought vehicles to Calamigos Ranch, nestled in Southern California’s Santa Monica mountains above Malibu, for a Motor Press Guild day of spirited driving through the canyons.
As much as we may wish that we could, most of us will never get to experience brutal, flat-out acceleration and g-force in a Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Chiron, Ford GT, Ferrari 812 Superfast or Tesla Model S P100D.
Compared to video games, there is something uniquely satisfying about pressing the flipper buttons at just the right time, to knock the pinball back up the slope, to rack up points on its way down.
For the past 20 years, car enthusiasts have been gathering every third Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., May through September, for Encinitas Cruise Nights, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts.