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2020 Wiesmann ‘Project Gecko’ to have BMW V8 power

New sports car will spearhead the German company’s comeback; is inspired by its 2009 limited-edition GT MF5. German sports car maker Wiesmann will end a tumultuous period in its history by introducing a new car in 2020. Called Project Gecko internally, the model will draw inspiration from the limited-edition GT MF5 of 2009. Project Gecko will spearhead the company’s comeback after a short hiatus. It remains under wraps, but teaser images strongly suggest it falls in line with the previous design language, featuring a long bonnet that flows into an upright…

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1937 Mercedes W125 (Video)

With the rapid development of technology, Grand Prix racing was subject to constant changes in the 1920s and early 1930s and sport’s governing body (AIACR) struggled to create a definitive set of regulations that would work with the various engine configurations raced at the time. In 1932 they came up with a Grand Prix formula with a maximum weight of 750 kg (sans fluids, wheels and tires) for 1934, 1935 and 1936. The Association Internationale des Automobiles Clubs Reconnus figured this maximum would sufficiently reign in and level performance. They…

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Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz (Video)

The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911. Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @ 69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903. This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!…

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15 Groovy Vehicle Designs from the 70s

The vehicles of the 70s came in many unique styles, some were crazy, some were fun, and some were made to shape the vehicle production of the future. 15 crazy vehicles from the 70s. Number 15. The Volkswagon Thing was manufactured in the Unites States from 1973 to 1974. Originally developed for the West German Army, the Type 181 was also sold to the public under different model names from 1968 until 1980 when the last models were made for civilian use. This Type 181 is a four door, two…

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20 Cool Vintage Vehicle Designs

Do you have a favorite vintage vehicle? Here is our list of 20 vintage vehicle designs that define cool. From a 1923 Audi Jaray to a 1953 Fiat Boat Car here are 20 vintage vehicles so crazy they’re cool. Rolling into the number 20 spot we have been 1956 Jawa Motorex 350 cc. The Motorex was a Czechoslovakian vehicle nicknamed the Jawaobile. Unfortunately it was Jawa’s last car. With its front end entrance very similar to a BMW 600 this car didn’t seem to be very feasible. Four prototypes were…

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Stolen Porsche Discovered at Base of a Cliff After 27 Years

A Porsche 924 that was stolen back in 1991 was found at the bottom of cliff, crashed, with bones near the vehicle. A man’s child was kidnapped and just recently found abandoned in the woods in Jackson County, Oregon.  The child was a 1979 Porsche 924 that went missing all the way back in 1991.  According to a local news station, Komo News, after nearly 30 years, the Porsche was spotted by a man walking his dog in Crater Lake National Park, less than 50 miles from where the theft…

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BUY THIS HOUSE AND GET 340 VINTAGE CARS FOR FREE

Finally, after much searching, we have found a dream home for the true petrolhead. Located in Tappen, British Columbia this property is set across five acres of land and includes a two-bedroom mobile home, 900 square-feet restoration workshop, 1,200 square-feet steel building and over 340 vintage cars. Yes, you read that correctly; included as part of the deal is a collection of over 340 vintage cars. The current owner has decided to retire wanting a more simple life. So, his car salvage business and the hundreds of classic cars that…

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Man Finds Car 20 Years After Forgetting Where He Parked It

Back in 1997 in the German city of Frankfurt, a man reported his car as stolen to the police. Twenty years later, the authorities in the city have tracked down the missing vehicle, only to discover that the man who owned it had in fact, just forgotten where he’d parked the car and had assumed it had been stolen. The vehicle was found in a garage in an old industrial building that is due to be demolished. The car was in the way of the demolition so it was reported…

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Incredible Prewar Find: 1937 BMW 328 Lightweight

Among barn find stories, they don’t get much more unlikely or eye-opening as this one. Tucked away in Villisca, Iowa, a farmer held onto one of the rarest BMWs ever built, a model that carried with its both historical significance as well as racing pedigree with a competition history that included Le Mans, Donington Park and the legendary Mille Miglia. Now sporting coachwork typical of retired prewar race cars, this factory lightweight BMW 328 is set to undergo complete restoration back to its open-top racing body. Find the full story here…

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TOYODA MODEL AA: FINDING THE WORLD’S OLDEST TOYOTA

Only 1,404 examples of Toyota’s first passenger car, the Toyoda Model AA, were built in the six years of production from 1936 to 1942. Until recently it was thought that none of these cars had survived to this day. Even Toyota itself had been forced to fabricate a ground-up replica of the Model AA because an original example could not be found to exhibit at the Toyota Automobile Museum in Japan. So when news of a 1936 car, one of only 100 units built in the very first year of…

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