Archive for the ‘Fantasy Cars’ Category

Photography for RM Auctions.

$4.5 Million USD. That’s how much this burgundy 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe by Walker LaGrande went for at the Amelia Island car auctions. The body was designed by J. Herbert Newport, and was revolutionary for its time with a semi-automatic convertible top, 17-inch wheels, and centrifugal supercharged, 320 horsepower engine that can reach 140 MPH.

See more beautiful cars on the RM Auctions website.

February 19, 2013 @ 3:42 am
posted by mego

Critics may be universally panning the latest Die Hard flick, but that doesn’t mean the action isn’t worth a watch. That’s because over 130 cars were destroyed during production, in what some writers are calling the “John McLane treatment.” Take that Bond! Watch some of the action below in the film’s official movie trailer.

February 11, 2013 @ 6:25 am
posted by mego

Photography via The Telegraph.

Bonjour! Have a cool £1.3 million in your pocket? Then head on over to Paris to bid on these classic beauties. Just part of the 16 car Charles H Brown collection going for sale at Bonhams.

To see the full collection, visit the Telegraph website. See results from the auction by clicking here.

January 14, 2013 @ 8:44 am
posted by mego

The all-new 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray was unveiled last night at the Detroit Auto Show, resulting in worldwide feelings of envy and awe.

Inside a ramshackle industrial facility in northern Detroit, Chevrolet unveiled the 2014 Corvette C7, the model’s first overhaul in nine years. It contains a next-generation V8 engine, a small-block LT1 that combines several advanced technologies into one package and takes drivers from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds.

But for Corvette, this isn’t about statistics. “It’s more than just a sports car,” said GM design chief Ed Welburn. “It’s an emotion. It’s a passion. It is a vehicle that is larger than life.”

For those reasons, it was perhaps the perfect vehicle to headline the first night of the North American International Auto Show. After years of economic doldrums brought on by the Great Recession, the auto industry needed a larger-than-life icon to help celebrate more than 15 million units sold in 2012.

Hundreds of sports-car enthusiasts hooted and hollered Sunday night as Chevrolet pulled curtains back and revealed the C7 inside the Russell Industrial Center, which felt more like a nightclub than a factory. They lingered around the bright-red specimen displayed for more than an hour after the reveal. Autos AOL, 13 Jan 2013.

Set aside all the fancy specs and details, and what you have is one beautiful machine. We can’t wait to see it in person.

 

Image via Autoblog.

January 9, 2013 @ 6:56 am
posted by mego

The Real Thing is a short film about a 1969 Mustang turned into a Mario Andretti approved horsepower heavy hybrid by Bodie Stroud. Well worth the six minutes it takes to watch. From the description: “The film follows the complex and creative build from its early stages, through its initial test drive all the way to an unveiling at the SEMA Car Show in Las Vegas where Bodie comes face to face with Mario Andretti himself.”

The Real Thing from Union HZ on Vimeo.

December 18, 2012 @ 3:56 am
posted by mego

1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider

If you have an obsession with cars and a few million in the bank to spare, there’s nowhere else you should be on January 18 & 19 than at the Scottsdale Auction. Don’t believe me? Let me name drop. Maserati, Ferrari, Lancia, Pierce-Arrow, Packard, Bentley, Simca and more. Gooding Co. has a huge collection of cars up for bid. Here’s just a small selection to drool over.

1965 Ford GT40

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale

1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S American Spider

See more photos on the LA Times and Yahoo! websites.

 

December 7, 2012 @ 6:59 am
posted by mego

Publicity stills for Skyfall via MGM and Sony Pictures.

007 is the magic number for Bond fans, and the most recent installation in the movie franchise is Skyfall, filmed in Turkey, England, Macau, and Scotland. The movie required more than 80 cars for the production, none more beautiful than the original, and distinctive Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5.

Insurers were justifiably nervous about letting this priceless car out of the garage. View a complete gallery of images from Skyfall on Motor Trend.

December 4, 2012 @ 8:10 am
posted by mego

Photography for Bentley Motors.

Creating your fantasy Christmas list? Put the Bentley Continental V8 on your list. With a 4.0 litre V8 engine under the finely crafted hood, and a state-of-the-art infotainment system and luxury upholstery, it’s the ultimate in driving experiences. Prices start at $178,000 for the standard model. Want to see it in action? Click play below!

November 29, 2012 @ 3:05 am
posted by mego

The LA Auto Show starts tomorrow, and one of the most buzzed about cars is the 2014 Porsche Cayman. I’m excited to see more than digitally enhanced or created images of the car. Here’s a great explanation of the features and changes of the all-new 2014 Porsche Cayman from AutoGuide.

The car starts at $52,600.

See photos and videos from the LA Auto Show here.

November 20, 2012 @ 8:30 am
posted by mego

Cedar Pickup Truck

Today’s post is dedicated to the weird, wacky, and wonderful world of wood cars. Wow. In all seriousness, the dedication it takes to create one of these unusual bits of art is mind-blowing. This isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life.

Wood Ferrari Boat by Livio De Marchi.

Wood Pickup Truck

Wood Convertible

3 Wheeled Torpedo