Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.
Nov11

Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication Gets a New Owner The World's Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby's Auction for a Record $24 Million.

Henry Graves, Jr’s Patek Philippe Supercomplication, The World’s Most Complicated Pocket Watch Sells Today at a Sotheby’s Auction for a Record $24 Million. First question that pops into mind when looking at the Henry Graves, Jr. Patek Philippe Supercomplication pocket watch is a practical one. $24 million price tag aside, who would ever carry a pocket watch weighing a massive 1 pound 3 ounces (aka 536 grams) and...

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Four Cylinder Fast Cars Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine
Oct01

Four Cylinder Fast Cars Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine

Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine Honda Civic Type R Concept and the Top 10 Best Four Cylinder Performance Cars   Today (or rather yesterday in France) at the Paris Motor Show, Honda has continued their… um, let’s say… extended unveiling of the next-gen four cylinder Honda Civic Type-R. And, in the tradition of the Acura NSX Type-R and Acura Integra Type-R (both badged as Hondas in Europe), this latest über...

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6 Best Car Commercials from the Past 6 Decades: Evolution of Ads
Sep01

6 Best Car Commercials from the Past 6 Decades: Evolution of Ads

Ah, car commercials. They’re the way car makers introduce us to their latest offerings… to the latest and greatest innovations in automotive design, technology and, well, bull-hockey. They’re also how car companies tell us which cars were supposed to covet above all others and why. I mean, how else are we supposed to know that Chevrolet is the Heartbeat of America or that Ford wants us to Drive One to Go Further? If...

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Price Starts at $78,995 UPDATED: Hard Performance and Acceleration Numbers for 0 to 60 mph and Quarter-Mile
Aug23

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Price Starts at $78,995 UPDATED: Hard Performance and Acceleration Numbers for 0 to 60 mph and Quarter-Mile

UPDATE: The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has the unbelievable performance we were hoping for.  Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph passes in blink at 2.95 seconds. Quarter-mile is even more impressive at 10.95 seconds. These times are for a Z06 with the 8-speed automatic transmission. Chevrolet pulled the wraps from the eagerly [read: impatiently] awaited 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 a few months ago in Detroit and the equally spec’d...

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Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in 2013: The Hot Wheels Report
Aug19

Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in 2013: The Hot Wheels Report

Today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (aka NICB) released their annual “Hot Wheels” auto-theft report for 2013 listing the Top 10 Most Stolen Cars.  As usual, if you have a Toyota sedan, Honda car or American-made full-size pickup, you better lock your doors.  Although, after a minor increase in 2012, the FBI estimates an overall national vehicle theft decrease of 3.2 percent for 2013.  All the 2013 numbers...

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Range Rover Sport SVR Laps the Nurburgring in Record Time (UPDATE: Price, 0-60)
Jul30

Range Rover Sport SVR Laps the Nurburgring in Record Time (UPDATE: Price, 0-60)

(UPDATE: The 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR will be the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge The SVR features a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph1 on the track Pricing starting at $110,475) The Range Rover Sport is often seen as the Range Rover people buy when they either can’t afford the big daddy Range Rover or are...

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed
Jul15

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed

Soooooooo… The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat… Um, yeah.  I’m not entirely sure what else to say about this car other than it’s fast (very, very, very fast) and powerful (very, very, very powerful).  After its flabbergasting power, everything else seems trivial.  We first wrote about the Challenger SRT Hellcat in May, mentioning Dodge’s claim of over 600 horse for this latest of Detroit muscle cars and...

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Megane Record Nurburgring Lap in Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R
Jun19

Megane Record Nurburgring Lap in Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R

Not many cars can lap the Nurburgring North Loop (aka Nordschleife) in under 8 minutes, especially not teeny-tiny little front-wheel-drive hot hatches.  A few months ago, the Seat Leon Cupra 280 did it in 7:58.4, setting a new ‘Ring lap record for a front-wheel-drive car.  The previous record holder, Renault, was understandably miffed.  So, the plucky French carmaker came back for a Megane record Nurburgring lap.  What Megane? ...

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Harley Earl Corvette: A One-of-a-Kind
Jun02

Harley Earl Corvette: A One-of-a-Kind

Not too long ago, I was at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, and I was up close and personal with something I never thought I would be fortunate enough to see in person… the Harley Earl Corvette.  To be honest, before that day in Boca, I never really knew the details of Harley J. Earl’s one-of-a-kind 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (aka Shop Order 10323).  That is to say… I knew it existed, but...

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2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep
Apr17

2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep

People are calling the 2015 Jeep Renegade a baby SUV or a Cute Ute.  I myself just called it the Baby Jeep two seconds ago in this post’s headline.  But, truth be told, the 2015 Jeep Renegade is a (semi-) serious, off-road SUV that is fully worthy of carrying the Jeep badge atop those seven vertical grill slats.   The 2015 Jeep Renegade broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show last month, but it has since made its US debut at...

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