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    Video: World's greatest son gives dad a '57 Chevy for his 57th birthday
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    After watching this video, we're not sure which is a more sure-fire way to make a man cry happy tears: hand him the keys to the car of his dreams, or show him how much his children love him. In this case, it was probably the insuppressible combination of the two. The story starts when an ...

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    Video: World's Best Dad invites Lamborghini owners to son's birthday party
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    The resulting unalloyed joy, as you'll see in the footage below, is priceless. One of my defining moments as a budding car enthusiast came the first time I got to see a Lamborghini up close. I was out in Los Angeles visiting a relative with my mother and sister, and I took the change of ...

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    Official: This unique '64 Mustang was Edsel Ford II's first car
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    You probably had the same dream when you were a teenager. Your sixteenth birthday is coming up, or Christmas, or maybe both, and all you want is a muscle car to call your own. That dream has come true for some, and one of them was none other than Edsel Ford II. Henry Ford's great grandson turned ...

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    Official: Happy 60th to the VW Karmann Ghia
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    Volkswagen's product portfolio may be as extensive these days as any other carmaker in the business. But if you still think of the original Beetle as synonymous with the brand, that's probably because a) you're old and b) the Beetle was the company's only product until the mid-50s. Sixty years ...

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    ETC: Ford celebrates its founder's 150th birthday around the world
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    ​​ Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company and the man that is widely considered to have put America on wheels, would have been 150 years young today. Naturally, there are celebrations at Ford's Dearborn headquarters, and the state of Michigan has declared today, July 30, 2013, Henry Ford ...

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    Official: Volkswagen Passat turns 40
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    Seven generations of Passat have graced streets around the world, and today is the long-running Volkswagen's 40th birthday. Looking at the car today, it's hard to imagine that it was offered as a hatchback in its first and second generations, in addition to the sedan and wagon body styles. But ...

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    Happy 311th birthday, Detroit!
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    Detroit's significance to the history of the automobile is inarguable, and that makes it the only metropolis in America that we care to note when another candle is added to its cake. Today, the town that's known as both the Motor City and Motown celebrates its 311th birthday. It was founded on ...

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    Video: Bugatti says "Happy Birthday" with unique Veyron Super Sport Edition Merveilleux
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    It's not every day that a unique Bugatti debuts. But it sure seems that way. The ultra-high-end automaker cranks out unique one-off versions of the Veyron for discerning and well-heeled customers around the world, and this is their latest. Called the Edition Merveilleux (from the French for ...

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    Video: Happy 100th Birthday, Chevrolet!
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    One hundred years is a long time. But over the past couple, several automakers have marked their centenaries, among them Ford, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bugatti... and Chevrolet. The Bowtie brand has been marking its milestone birthday with a number of celebrations throughout the year, and doesn't ...

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    Video: 100-year-old NASCAR fan tackles the track, lives to see 101
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    We're not the biggest NASCAR fans in the world, but we can't think of a much better way to celebrate a 100th birthday than with a few laps around New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Rachel Gilbert, a NASCAR follower since the 1960s, took five live laps around the speedway in a Toyota Camry pace car. ...

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    50 Candles and a big fat Czech: Skoda Octavia celebrates the half-century
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    Click on the images above to view the old and new Skoda Octavia in high resolution
    Skoda's mainstay model has hit the half-century mark, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. The original 1959 Skoda Octavia was so named because it was the eighth model produced by the Czech automaker, at ...

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    Happy 30th, 7-Series!
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    It's been thirty years since BMW introduced the first incarnation of its flagship luxury sedan. The original 7-Series (codenamed E23) made its market debut in 1977 to replace the four-door version of the smaller 6-Series and to compete with offerings from competitors, chief among them ...

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    Sixty years of Volkswagen's Beetle
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    The Volkswagen Company turned sixty years old last week. In July 1946, German dealerships Gottfried Schultz in Essen and Raffay & Co. in Hamburg, Germany received their first Beetle sedans (saloons). The Beetle's history reaches as far back as the 1930s. However, the first one built under the ...

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