1960 Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’


The 1960 Maserati Tipo 61, otherwise known as the Maserati Birdcage, is as cool as it looks. This beast was created for endurance events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance classic. The nickname Birdcage comes from the space frame chassis made from 200 TIG welded chro-moly steel tubes. This car looks like a cross between speed racer, James Bond and a 1955 Jaguar D-Type.


Aston Martin is Revealing Details of The Timeless New DB9


Aston Martin is revealing full details of the timeless new DB9 – the British brand’s iconic sports GT car.

The arrival of this most potent DB9 to date sees the British luxury sports car maker significantly enrich the appeal of its mainstay in the GT sector.

With around 60% of the body panels new to DB9, plus key changes under the car’s classically beautiful ‘skin’, today’s sports GT retains its status as the fulcrum of the Aston Martin model line-up.

There are important new technology and engineering debuts in today’s DB9, too. The arrival of the new generation AM11 V12 engine delivers meaningful performance and CO2 benefits when compared to the outgoing engine.

The state-of-the-art all-alloy, quad overhead cam, 48-valve, 6.0-litre V12 takes ‘Gen4’ VH architecture hardware technology developed for the new Vanquish and delivers more power for even more spirited performance.


Ford Model T Plant May Be Opened to Tourists

Just the Facts:

HIGHLAND PARK, Michigan — The Ford plant that produced the iconic Ford Model T and gave birth to the automotive assembly line may become a tourist attraction if a community-development organization has its way.

The Woodward Avenue Action Association hopes to get funding to purchase two buildings and create a destination site for tourists and auto enthusiasts. The group has a tentative agreement with the property's current owner to buy the parcel for $550,000.


Celebrity Cars Hit the Block at LA Auction

Auctions America will be holding its inaugural auction on August 1-3 in Burbank, Calif. and will feature more than 400 qualify collector cars with over half of them offered with no reserve.

Headlining the auction is a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster that was purchased by actor Desi Arnaz as a gift for Robert Stack after Stack won his Emmy Award for his role in The Untouchables. The car, which remains almost entirely original will be offered for sale to the public for the first time in more than 50 years.


Honda Fit Recall Expanded by 48,138 Units

Honda is expanding a recall relating to the stability control system in its Fit sub-compacts.

The company announced its recall late Thursday that will update software in another 57,000 vehicles ranging from the 2012 to 2013 model year. Cars affected by the flaw can skid farther than federal regulations allow before the system takes hold.


Campagna T-Rex roars into Jay Leno’s Garage

The three-wheeled Campagna T-Rex has been in production since 1995, featuring a variety of motorcycle engines to power it along the way, but Canada-based Campagna has never been able to sell it in the US as a street-legal vehicle. All that changed with the company's new owners. The T-Rex recently was certified here to be sold and registered for the street as a motorcycle, and we were able to test the latest model, the BMW-powered T-Rex 16S, around Southern California in May. We found it to be particularly entertaining on a twisty road, if not a replacement for a daily driver, and now Jay Leno's Garage has captured the fun on video.


New Chevy Silverado ad aims for the cowgirl market

Chevrolet is continuing its marketing blitz during the launch of the new Chevy Silverado with another ad toting the new truck's safe towing capacity – even when you've got a "a 1200-pound passenger and 355 horses to get there."

It's a touching spot that tries to equate the connection someone feels to an animal best friend with the connection one has with a prized vehicle. We like the emotional direction Chevy's gone in, as it's quite different from, say, hearing a gravelly Denis Leary talk about the Ford F-150. And clearly, GM sees the need to market its new fullsize pickup to women in addition to men.

Still, this rural Chevy commercial has nothing on the Ram 1500 Super Bowl adClick below for the spot.

Source: Auto Blog

The Epic Woodward Dream Cruise

40,000 cars and 1.5 MILLION fans. That's the number of classic muscle cars and automotive enthusiasts that show up every year to cruise and show off at Detroit's own Woodward Dream Cruise.

So what exactly IS the Woodward Dream Cruise and why do so many people show up? The Dream Cruise started in 1995 when a group of volunteers looked to revive and recreate the nostalgia of the 50's and 60's, when Detroit was still a thriving and prosperous metropolis full of successful industry and when big block Detroit steel roamed the streets. The first mile of concrete highway laid in the United States was also right there on Woodward Avenue, also known as the M-1 highway. Woodward Avenue itself is iconic to Detroit and was a huge proponent in fueling the performance automotive industry, as Dealerships and Drive-ins lined the wide highway, inviting gearheads to hang out and drag race down the asphalt.