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    HRE introduces the Vintage Series, modern versions of retro supercar wheels
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    Classic cars have been getting all kinds of love and money lately. Classic wheels, not so much. HRE has introduced a new line called the Vintage Series that puts old rims in a new light. There are three in the range for now. The 454 "five-window" you'll recognize from old Lamborghini Countach ...

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    Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance star car is the 1939/47 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vutotal Cabriolet
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    1939 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Vutotal Cabriolet by Labourdette – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The star car at this year's Fairfield Concours d'Elegance will wear the Spirit of Ecstasy on her hood and no less ecstatic a design all along her body. The 1939/47 Rolls-Royce Phantom III ...

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    Autoblog attends 2010 Le Mans Classic, celebrates 80 years of legendary racing
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    2010 Le Mans Classic – Click above for high-res image gallery, and help us caption some of the cars!
    Every two years in July, hundreds of vintage race cars gather at the famed Le Mans race circuit in France to fire up their engines and relive the glory days in the historic corners and long ...

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    Rodeo Drives: Announcing the Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance
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    Gooding & Company selections for the Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Beverly Hills' Greystone Mansion wants to show itself off, and it'll be doing so this year with the help of classic cars and Gooding & Co. The inaugural Greystone ...

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    The Curious Case of the 1912 Blackiston
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    There was only one 1912 Blackiston, and no one knows what became of it. That is perhaps a good thing, since the car is most famous for being a one-of-a-kind, having an engine cover so large you couldn't see what was in front of it, and manslaughter. The product of George P. Blackiston, more ...

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    Find of the Day: Barris-built 1972 Lincoln Bugazzi has interior like a dictator's bathroom
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    George Barris-designed Bugazzi -- Click above for image gallery
    We're beginning to think that George Barris' movie cars were more restrained than his customer cars -- and that Dolemite had the man on speed dial. Barris built the car you see above: a Bugazzi (boo-GOT-zee), which started out as a ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Where's the history?
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    Historic cars of Tokyo -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    We were frankly astounded that the prospect of a gutted Tokyo Motor Show didn't get any maker, save one, to trot out some of their historical home runs. Even if they didn't want to go in for a nostalgia-fest, a few brands could have ...

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    Quick Spin: Superformance GT40 MkI is vehicular sashimi, raw and delicious
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    Superformance GT40 MkI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As much as we enjoy piloting modern machinery, there's something special about vintage vehicles, and that something is the pure, unvarnished connection between man and machine. But it's not always good. Things get dicey when ...

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    What a Way to Go: Oldest reported Pontiac found as brand rides off into the sunset
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    As it turns out, "old GM" still matters to someone -- and in this case, we mean really old. The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance in Westport, Connecticut wanted to include Pontiac in this year's showing, so it went looking for the most ancient example it could find. Of the 12 Pontiacs they ...

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    Pebble Preview: Gooding tests the market with Phil Hill's Packard and a prince's Duesenberg
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    Gooding & Company star cars for Pebble Beach 2009 -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Pebble Beach regular Gooding & Company will be bringing three special cars to this year's auction and the vintage rides are said to carry not only the requisite pedigree, but are expected to be ...

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    Phil Hill's race-winning Jaguar C-Type on the block at Pebble Beach
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    Phil Hill's 1952 Jaguar C-Type – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The upcoming auctions at Pebble Beach are shaping up to be the stuff of legends. Which should come as no big surprise as legends are exactly what will be up for grabs. In addition to the highly anticipated launch of the ...

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    Jaguar to headline this year's Mille Miglia
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    1953 Jaguar D-Type (above), 2009 Jaguar XKR and XFR (below right) - Click on either image to view in high resolution
    The Mille Miglia is one of those iconic races that, even though it's not run anymore as a contemporary competitive race, is still celebrated every year with a retrospective historic ...

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    Google StreetView uncovers split-window Corvette "barn find"
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    This is no way to treat a 1963 Corvette split-window coupe. Found in Washington by one of Google StreetView's drones, there's actually no barn to this barn find, just a car left sitting in the gray mist that folks in the Pacific Northwest call "weather." This Corvette had a 12-year shelf life, and ...

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    2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic launches today at $34,005
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic
    If you liked that Dodge Challenger R/T Classic package we profiled earlier this week from the Detroit Auto Show, you can now go place an order for one of your very own. In addition to the model-specific wheels and spiffy retro ...

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    Detroit 2009: Dodge Challenger R/T Classic
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic
    For the most part, the lineup at the Chrysler stand here in Detroit is like an advertisement for Zoloft. There are a few exceptions, however. The blue Ram R/T is one, and here's another: the Dodge Challenger R/T Classic. As ...

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    Barn Find of the Decade: 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante
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    Click above for image gallery of this rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante
    Close your eyes and imagine opening a deserted garage door, only to find a forgotten four-wheeled treasure sitting there in perfect condition. What would it be? We have a feeling we'll get all sorts of answers in the ...

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    Steve McQueen's stolen Cadillac recovered
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    A busted car theft ring has turned up a vintage Cadillac once owned by one of the Magnificent Seven. The five-finger-discount drivers out of Colorado, headed by Jeffrey Earle Piper, would steal expensive rental cars, change their VIN numbers and "sell" them. The new "owner", who was in on the whole ...

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    Weekend Entertainment: "Susie the Little Blue Coupe"
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    Follow the jump to watch the shortThanks to frequent commenter and tipster "catgirlshyla" for sending in a link to Walt Disney's Susie the Little Blue Coupe, an animated short that originally debuted theatrically in 1952. As you can plainly see, the Disney/Pixar gang used Susie as the inspiration ...

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    '09 Challenger brochure hits the web, retro overload ensues
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    Click above image for the 2009 Dodge Challenger brochure var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/2009_Dodge_Challenger_brochure_Embrace_the_retro'; In the gallery below, you'll find the full brochure for the 2009 Dodge Challenger, and yeah, there's some good stuff to be found in there. We're ...

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    McQueen's LeMans Porsche may fetch $2m at Bonhams
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    One of Steve McQueen's co-stars in the 1971 documentary-style film Le Mans, a Porsche racing car, is up for action this August in Carmel Valley, California. The car is a 1969-1970 Porsche 908/2 Spyder. It features a 3.0-liter air/oil-cooled flat-8 engine rated at 350 hp @ 8500 rpm. While many of ...

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