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14 Great Automobile Stories You May Have Missed


Not to toot our own horns, but we pride ourselves on producing some of the best automotive content on the planet, and we come up with some pretty interesting ideas. But in today’s infinite-scrolling, always-on world, even the awesome stuff can blend into the noise—so we dug back through our archives and chose a collection of some of the most interesting things we’ve published during the past year. Take the time to catch up or just to refresh your memory, and we promise you’ll be entertained.

What if Today’s Cars Were Designed Decades Ago?

We take a fanciful trip down “What If?” Lane with these imaginings of modern cars seen through the lens of classic design, penned by artist Ruben Ooms.

OnStar Thought We Crashed a Corvette ZR1. We Were Only Lapping It. [Video]

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This video of racing driver and Automobile contributor Andy Pilgrim getting repeated calls from OnStar during a hot lap is downright hysterical—for us to watch, anyway. Sorry, Andy. Notice how his pace barely falls off, though.

All 8 Cars That Hit 60 MPH in 3.0 Seconds and Cost Less Than $70,000

We won’t spoil the surprise, but we will tease it: There’s a unexpected entry on this list.

Inside Paul Walker’s Treasure Trove of Cars

“Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker is gone, but he’s definitely not forgotten, especially in the world of cars, where his influence extended well beyond the movie franchise. We were fortunate enough to get an inside look at Walker’s amazing car collection.

Lady-Owned and Driven: Portraits of Women and Their Porsches

We endeavor to tell the tales of some female Porsche enthusiasts to show that the love of cars isn’t exclusively a male affliction. That’s obvious, of course, but you might not know it from a sampling of mainstream car content.

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GM Employees Jailed for Racing C8 Corvettes on the Street

We feel bad for these guys, who were just doing what comes naturally when you have a pair of sports cars. Wait, no we don’t. Take it to the track, especially when you work for the company that makes the car!

Every 2020 Car, Truck, and SUV Available With a Manual Transmission

You wanted a list. We made you that list.

First Dodge Viper Ever Built Sells for Big Bucks

The Dodge Viper is a true legend. This is the car that started it, and the tale of its trip to auction.

Massive Barn Find Auction Includes 200 Collector Cars

A typical barn find has just one piece of previously hidden treasure. An amazing barn find might have three or four. This barn find features no fewer than 200 collector cars. Barnstravaganza!

The King Cobra: The Fastest Ford that Never Was

Ford’s answer to the Plymouth Superbird and the Dodge Daytona never saw production, but it did exist. Here are the details.

I Like the Tesla Cybertruck’s Looks. There, I Said It.

What can I say, maybe I should get my eyes checked. Or maybe—just maybe—I’m onto something, and so is Tesla.

Ford Sells a Transit Camper Called the Nugget

Yes, really, it’s called the Nugget. It’s as cute and dorky as it sounds. It’s also pretty awesome.

These Retro Camper Trailers are Just the Freaking Cutest

Compact but spacious, easy to tow, and deliciously vintage-looking—what’s not to love about these camping trailers? We know you love camping and campers, so go on, then.

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