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Making Matchbox Cars: c.1965

Making Matchbox Cars: c.1965

A fascinating bit of archive footage shot at the London factory for Matchbox cars, showing off how the cars went from concept to wood model, to production. We enjoyed watching the car bodies spin by on the assembly line, and the miniature traffic jam on the conveyor belt.

Classic Racer Car Miniatures

Classic Racer Car Miniatures

A series of four miniature cars featuring streamlined designs inspired by the race cars of the 1920s and 1930s. Each one is made from sustainable birch plywood, decorated with laser-cut wood veneer, and rides on knurled aluminum wheels that actually turn.

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STP Ultra 5-in-1 Fuel System Cleaner

STP Ultra 5-in-1 Fuel System Cleaner

If your car has lost some of its get up and go since it rolled off the showroom floor, you owe it to yourself to buy a bottle of this amazing restorative product from STP. We recently started using STP Ultra 5-in-1 Fuel System Cleaner in our cars, and it really works wonders.

Microcar Mania

Microcar Mania

We spent the day with the fine folks from Nashville’s Lane Motor Museum checking out some of the weird, wonderful, and downright goofy microcars which they’ll be showing off in their new exhibit Microcar Mania, opening on 5/25/17. Check out more on 95octane.

Hyundai Kinetic Sculpture

Hyundai Kinetic Sculpture

This has got to be one of the most awesome moving sculptures we’ve seen. It uses thousands of aluminum pistons to replicate a moving car and other images at the Hyundai Motorstudio in Goyang, Korea. The installation was designed by Easywith for Atelier Brückner.

Lister Knobbly Continuation

Lister Knobbly Continuation

The legendary British racer is back as a street legal car. So faithful is Lister to its manufacturing process that the chassis numbers on the new Knobblys simply count up from the original batch. Available with either a 3.8L 6-cylinder or a Corvette V8 engine.

DiRT 4 (Trailer)

DiRT 4 (Trailer)

The long-awaited installment of the premiere rally racing sim is almost here. DiRT 4 features over 50 vehicles, simulation and arcade modes, more rallycross levels and a level creator for infinite replayability. Drops 6/6/17 for Windows, Xbox One and PS4.

DIY Custom Car Horn Sounds

DIY Custom Car Horn Sounds

I Like To Make Stuff shows us how you can add custom sounds to your car. Actually, you can add it to anything with a power source, because the project mainly involves connecting a sound board to a speaker. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Reclaimed Car Sofa

Reclaimed Car Sofa
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Smithers of Stamford offers these one-of-a-kind leather sofas built over the front or rear of old cars, complete with working headlights or brake lights. In this case, you’re sitting on an old Hindustan Ambassador. Available in white, red, bronze or silver.

Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e

Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e

The first commercially available vehicle from electric car company Kreisel is a replica of the legendary Porsche 910’s street-legal version. The Kreisel Evex Porsche 910e goes from 0 to 62mph in 2.5s, tops out at 186mph and has a 217mi range. The price? $1.06 million.

David Brown Mini Remastered

David Brown Mini Remastered
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David Brown Automotive’s remake of the original Mini. Limited to 50 units, the Mini Remastered also takes cues from the coachbuilder’s own Speedback GT. It’s also equipped with modern comforts such as an infotainment system and a remote key.

A Day at the Track with Chevy

A Day at the Track with Chevy

We recently headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Chevrolet for a day at their Find New Roads Experience. Along the way, we hit the agility course in the new Colorado ZR2, launched a Camaro ZL1, and did a bucket-list lap of the speedway in a Corvette Grand Sport.

Jaguar Classic E-Type Reborn

Jaguar Classic E-Type Reborn

Jaguar will soon be offering 10 Series 1 E-Types that have been restored to their original specifications and condition, thanks to the master builders at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works. It’s the only way to bring back the legendary sports car.

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Gnarly Racers

Gnarly Racers

Gnarly Racers are 1:38 scale remote-controlled cars that are equipped with front-mounted cameras for first-person racing. They go up to 20mph, last over 15min per charge, have a range of over 250ft and come with a headset and a removable monitor.

2017 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2017 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar will debut several concept vehicles at the 51st Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari on 4/8/17. The highlights of the collection include the powerful Quicksand off-road hot rod, the see-through Safari, and the 1990’s Grand Cherokee-inspired Grand One.

Muffler Bearings

Muffler Bearings

“You can see this bearing allows more exhaust flow…” Auto enthusiast ChrisFix loves April Fools’ and puts in a lot of work to come up with prank videos. So bring out your Soapy Wooder and high-temperature Elbow Grease – it’s time install some muffler bearings.

Car Racing Seats 101

Car Racing Seats 101

Racing seats improve safety and stop your body from jostling around when cornering. ChrisFix recently went out to buy a racing seat and used it as an opportunity to explain the basics of the equipment: their types, materials, how it should fit you and your car, and more.

Carfection Reviews the Bugatti Chiron

Carfection Reviews the Bugatti Chiron

“Bugatti calls this the world’s fastest concert hall, and they’re not wrong. But the real symphony is out back.” Carfection shows us just what $2.6M gets you: an incredibly luxurious car that morphs in a split-second depending on how hard you step on the gas. More here.

CFB 1971 Ford Bronco Naples

CFB 1971 Ford Bronco Naples
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Originally built for an NHL player, Classic Ford Broncos‘ Naples is a beautifully overhauled ’71 Bronco. It uses Ford’s new Coyote 5.0 engine, a Ford four-speed automatic transmission, and a beautiful baby blue and chocolate brown color scheme.

2017 Lotus Elise Sprint

2017 Lotus Elise Sprint

The Elise Sprint’s carbon fiber parts help shave off over 90 lb. of weight compared to the standard model, giving it a dry weight of just 1759 lb. It also borrows the Exige Sport 350’s open-gate gearbox. Available in 1.6L 134 hp or a supercharged 1.8L 217 hp engine. Sadly, it’s not US-bound.

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Lamborghini Huracán Performante

Lamborghini Huracán Performante

The Huracán Performante packs Lambo’s most powerful V10, capable of producing up to 640hp. Its carbon fiber and aluminum body makes it 88lb lighter than the standard version, while the active aerodynamic system adjusts the front and rear spoilers for grip or speed.

Koenigsegg Regera 1 & 2

Koenigsegg Regera 1 & 2

The first two of 80 Regeras. Built to their owners’ requests, the first one has a green tinted clear coat with brown leather interior, while the second one has a red and black body with black leather interior. Both vehicles have hollow carbon fiber wheels.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

A four-door offshoot of the AMG GT-R. And it’s a hybrid. On paper, it seems like the folks at Mercedes-AMG have lost their minds, but in this case, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A twin-turbo 4L V8 and an electric motor combine to give this AWD up to 805 hp.

2018 Porsche 911 GT3

2018 Porsche 911 GT3

The latest version of the 911 GT3 now comes with either the usual 7-speed PDK or a 6-speed manual transmission. Its 4L flat-six produces up to 500 hp and 339 lb-ft. of torque, while its redesigned front and rear help it create up to 20% more downforce than its predecessor.

2018 Honda Civic Type-R

2018 Honda Civic Type-R

Good Bad News everyone! The production version of the new Civic Type-R is almost exactly the same as its prototype. It’s still front-wheel drive, it still looks over-the-top, and it’s still coming to the US. Its 2L turbocharged VTEC produces up to 306hp and 295lb.ft. of torque.

McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S

McLaren’s newest Super Series is powered by a 4L twin-scroll turbocharged V8 that produces up to 710 hp and 568 lb-ft. of torque. It has an improved version of the P1’s carbon fiber monocoque and massive, yet discreet air channels sandwiched in the door panels.

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