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90 years ago, Mercedes unleashed its ‘White Elephants’

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Give someone a “white elephant” and they may laugh at the humor of the gifting of something that not only is useless, but perhaps even lacking in tastefulness.

McLaren died at age 32, but movie renews his life and legacy

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I was less than a year into my job as a sportswriter at the daily newspaper in Grand Rapids, Michigan, when the Associated Press teletype machine delivered the news that Bruce McLaren had died.

Jalopy Showdown immersed in old-school hot-rod lifestyle

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While attending the Carlisle Import and Performance Nationals a few weeks ago, I heard about a very different kind of car show only about half-an-hour’s drive away.

At Eagle Field, vintage drag racing is at its best

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In the tiny farming town of Firebaugh, California, there is a World War II Army Air Corps training facility called Eagle Field.

Tales from the Black Forest, and beyond

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You have to wonder what they thought in Tuscaloosa, Spartanburg and Chattanooga last week when it was reported that our President complained during his visit to Europe that German automakers were selling too many of their vehicles in the United States.

Vintage Indy cars carry classic stories

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Generally, “what goes around comes around” is considered a cliche, or even a joke when the subject is oval-track racing.

Trans-Am, Can-Am featured at inaugural Laguna Spring Classic

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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has added a vintage racing event to its 2017 calendar, the Spring Classic set for May 19-21.

Desert Classic at Phoenix to feature vintage Indy cars

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Some of the most legendary cars in open-wheel racing history will be displayed, both on and off the track, as part of the Vintage Desert Classic.

Small but mighty, 1939 MG wins Flying Scotsman vintage rally

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A supercharged 1939 MG TB won the 9th Flying Scotsman vintage rally last weekend, becoming the smallest vehicle driven atop the awards podium since 2011.

Mercedes-Benz sets three vintage racer track days

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After a successful debut in 2016, Mercedes-Benz will stage three track days this year in Germany for owners of classic Mercedes racing cars.