[Video] FIAT Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition: Most Powerful Abarth 595 Ever
Sep14

[Video] FIAT Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition: Most Powerful Abarth 595 Ever

Man, 1963 was a packed year.  The birth of the Porsche Carrera, the Tag Heuer Carrera, Lamborghini, McLaren and the Rolex Daytona are just a few momentous firsts from that year.  Apparently, 1963 was also the year Abarth debuted the 595 at the Turin Motor Show.   To celebrate, FIAT created the Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition.  Basically it’s a FIAT 500 Abarth that’s been fitted with oh-so-much-more fun. ...

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2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza
Jun06

2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza

2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza Albums from the starting grid on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper; rappers Eve, Xzibit and Bun B; musician deadmau5; Mythbuster Tory Belleci; Welsh performer Matthew Pritchard and more line up their supercars (like Team Galag’s McLaren P1 and Shelby Cobra Daytona or MOMO’s Ferrari F40) on Ocean Drive in South Beach for the start of the 2014 Gumball 3000...

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Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal
Jan01

Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal

You can now add Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mopar, Ram and SRT to the ranks of Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati.  In a $4.35 billion dollar deal announced today, Turin-based Fiat S.p.A. gets the remaining 41.46 percent of Auburn Hills-based Chrysler Group, LLC that they didn’t acquire a few years back.  The Chrysler Group, LLC is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A.   Fiat is beginning 2014 with a...

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F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon: 30 Years of Watchmaking [Pricing]
Oct19

F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon: 30 Years of Watchmaking [Pricing]

Another 2013 Anniversary… Yes, another one.  You can add F.P. Journe to the list of anniversaries this year along with Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Rolex, Caterham, Fiat and Tag Heuer.  The first watch Francois-Paul Journe ever made was created in 1983, and the F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Toubillon pays homage to that watch.  Seriously, did everything good happened on a year ending in “3”?  I was also born...

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Fiat 500 Cattiva and Fiat 500c GQ Edition: Two Designer Cars for Less Than the Price of an Hermes Birkin
Aug30

Fiat 500 Cattiva and Fiat 500c GQ Edition: Two Designer Cars for Less Than the Price of an Hermes Birkin

The Fiat 500 has to be the closest thing to a designer handbag that a car can possible be.  It’s as much an accessory as it is a car.  Unsurprisingly, Fiat is no dummy when it comes to their cars.  They know the personality and soul of the Fiat 500.  And, they’re very good at capitalizing on its fashionable nature.  Take for instance the Fiat 500 Gucci edition as one example.  Or, the nearly perfect Fiat 500 Abarth...

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Chris Conrad and His "Milwaukee Midget" Go for a Land Speed Record at Bonneville Speed Week 2013
Jul26

Chris Conrad and His "Milwaukee Midget" Go for a Land Speed Record at Bonneville Speed Week 2013

What if I said you could set a Land Speed Record by driving 122 miles-per-hour?  What if I clarified by saying you would need to drive a car with an engine limited in size from 750cc to 1000cc?  And, that the current record of 121.779 was set in Bonneville in 1992 by a 1961 Fiat Abarth?  Well, Chris Conrad of Milwaukee, Wisconsin asked himself those questions a few years back.  His answer?  Sounds like fun. By day, Chris Conrad is a...

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Dodge Dart: Old Name. New Car. Italian Soul? – Road Test Review
Feb27

Dodge Dart: Old Name. New Car. Italian Soul? – Road Test Review

Zipp.  If the Dodge executives, back in 1959, had listened to focus groups an iconic and successful car would have been called the Dodge Zipp.  Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and the Dodge Dart was born.  Or, should I say re-born? The Dart name was first used by the Chrysler Corporation on a 1957 concept car, the Chrysler Ghia Dart, designed by the celebrated Italian design house and coachbuilder Carrozzeria Ghia (who also penned...

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2012 New York Auto Show
Apr13

2012 New York Auto Show

This week is the 2012 New York Auto Show.  Not normally a car town, the NY Auto Show generally leaves a lot to be desired, especially in the drooling gotta have it super car category.  This year, they seemed to have upped their game.  In addition to the launch of the 2013 Viper there were some definite kick-ass cars this years.  Here are some photos from the show.  Pay special attention to my babies, the 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette...

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