After discussing some of the current realities in the exotic rental industry it is now time to consider what needs to be done in the industry and where it could be headed. Having experienced what two of the leading companies have to offer, I have thought for a while about this subject. These two companies, Exotics Racing and Gotham Dream Cars, are almost opposites in a few regards of their operations, and a lot of me believes that the best answer to the problems of this industry lie in between them. Read the rest of this entry »
The sun shines brightly down on a sleek, sculpted shape; the rays reflecting outward with a voluptuous red hue. The car contrasts sharply with the restrained elegance of nature, imposing itself on all within view. This is your dream car; it is vastly expensive (more than you are ever likely to afford), insanely fast (capable of easily breaking the highest speed limit in just a few seconds), and quite rare (only a few hundred exist, and they are not seen often on the street). In the past it was accepted that only a lucky few would ever get to even drive an ultra-exotic car, and even fewer would ever own one; however in the last decade or so an industry has emerged that will let anyone get behind the wheel of the worlds auto exotica, for a price though, of course. I have been following this industry with great interest and have had some recent experiences with two leading companies. While there are more and more companies popping up out there, I still have yet to see an industry standard emerge, lets first look at what there is out there right now. Read the rest of this entry »
Last winter, I was driving home from a haircut, and decided to take a path through Dover for a slice of pizza. I passed a local body shop and saw a red shape with the prancing horse in the corner of my eye–forcing me to then turn around and pull into the shop. I examined it, and it turned out to be this 599 GTO just sitting in the shop. This was the very first GTO I’d ever seen, which still makes it very special to me.
Spotted by: Al
This is a submission from our friend Drake who we met while out in California for this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. He found some great cars, many of which we did not catch out there. There is also some solid footage from the Quail event. It is a bit long, but you will be drooling the whole time. Solid spotting. Subscribe to Drake’s Youtube profile for more videos like this.
Spotted by- Drake
My aunt must have been out for her morning walk when she saw this brand=new McLaren sitting on the side of the High Street. So far, in terms of seeing a production version on the street, she’s beaten us to it. Nice find, Aunt Randi.
Spotted by: Randi P-H
At auto shows and other car events there is always a lot of separate sights to be seen on the street. Many people like to drive their cool cars to such events. Today was day 1 of the New Hope Auto Show in PA and here’s what I saw on the road. Read the rest of this entry »
Spotted this Nissan GT-R R35 in Newtown, Pa in the parking lot of “The Villages at Newtown”. Just outside of Oishi, to be specific. I am not a big fan of the car personally, but I respect what it does and its rarity.
Given the title of this post, I hope you guys are expecting to see some shots of beautiful specimens of the Raging Bulls. All these pictures that you are about to see were taken by me at Le Belle Macchine d’Italia. Le Belle Macchine took place in the Pocono Mountains from the 24th of June to the 27th. It is considered to be the largest Italian car show in the US and this year got a bump from 3 days to 4 days. Friday and Saturday was the Concorso d’Eleganza held at Mt. Airy Resort and Casino, and Sunday and Monday were the 2 days that cars were able to show off their power at Pocono International Raceway, where they were kinda enough to open up the road circuit part in the infield. For more information, here is their website. If you are interested in attending one, they have 2012′s scheduled for the Poconos, and they also have one in the fall in Daytona! http://www.italiancarevents.com/
First up, we have a beautiful, black Murcielago LP640-4. The first shot is of it at the Concorso and the second is of it pulling out of the parking lot at the Concorso. Read the rest of this entry »
I was leaving the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock, CT when I spotted this ultra-rare beauty!
In 1992, Panoz launched their Roadster, with a 5.0L V8 motor from Ford, this little roadster was meant to get up and go from day 1. The roadster had no top or cover, nor did it show a place to put one. It was only offered in a 5 speed manual transmission, and when it came to options and amenities, there were none. No radio, no a/c, no heater, and again, no place to put one. The only thing it had was a US DOT mandated heating core for a windshield defroster. Between the original Roadster (44) and the AIV (Aluminum Intensive Vehicle) Roadster (176), only 220 were produced.