My Aunt Randi and Uncle Dan have developed not only their ability to spot great cars, but also used their superior photography skills to make sure I’m satisfied. They have a place in Florida, and with their skills they are great at sending me tons and tons of photographs. This time, I had no choice but to share it with all of you wonderful people. If we all go extinct and this Lamborghini Aventador is all that’s left, then the aliens who come to Earth will think pretty highly of us as the human race. Enjoy the photos. Continue reading Lamborghini Aventador spotted in Florida→
It’s a clear-cut fact that in the past year, my brothers are now at war over who can send me the best stuff they find on the street. I enjoy this–because it appears their taste in classic and modern cars is quite suitable. In this case, Seth’s girlfriend Michelle found this fire-engine-red Triumph Spitfire sitting on a side street in Princeton. This town, similarly to its cross-river cohort towns in Bucks County PA (where Nick happens to reside) and its downriver brothers (such as Lambertville) are also great places to find old cars when the weather is reasonable. This particular Spitfire IV looks straight as a die and is a great example of a classic British sports roadster. Enjoy the photos. Continue reading Triumph Spitfire spotted in Princeton, NJ→
On Saturday evening, I was having a beer way down in Cape May County, NJ when I got a text from my brother, Seth. Seth is, 90% of the time, the least likely guy to spot a car and send me a picture, so when he sends me anything, I sit up and pay attention. He sends me this picture of a white sports coupe with GM rims on it and a familiar, but sleek, profile. I figure out pretty quick that it’s a new Camaro in drag, and send it to Nick–who says that since the 2016 model was already revealed, the big tires may point out that this is a better one–so we believe that this is the new ZL-1. Nice spot, Seth! You may be a spy shot photographer in your future.
My brother, Matt, sends us stuff for the site all the time, and usually, I unfortunately have to decline it because it isn’t showy enough. This time, though, he knocked the ball out of the park, over the back fence, and into the Pacific Ocean. A while back, he shared with me this majestic (but rather clapped-out) 1959 Cadillac that he saw in Los Angeles while he bought himself beer-making supplies. This time, he was out with his girlfriend, Rachel, eating lunch in Sherman Oaks, a posh suburb of L.A. I can see why this caught his eye (other than the scintillating finish)–he’s a big Viper fan, and this would absolutely qualify for him. The company of the wrap, StickerCity, makes a product that shines great in the strong SoCal sun. Enjoy the photos. Thanks for sending this in, Matt. Continue reading A rather shiny Dodge Viper GTS spotted in Sherman Oaks, CA→
My brother Matt sent this photograph and some others my way while he was out driving with his colleague Nick near Caltech over in Pasadena. It’s quite a pretty area and there’s actually a good amount of older classics and quirky old cars running around (there are lots of hipsters in old Beetles there too, if I recall correctly). What’s strange about this example is that it seems to have had its louvers over the engine cover removed and replaced by Back to the Future style fins. Matt, thanks for sending this in.
Our friend Drake was lucky enough to catch the Pagani Huayra at one of the events on it’s American tour. It is a truly stunning car, and Mr. Pagani was there himself to show off the car. Supposedly Pagani has already recieved 12+ orders for the Huayra from American buyers, so keep you eyes peeled on the streets for one once they are allowed into the country.
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.
Recently, there was a massive amount of hype over a new model Ferrari was releasing. This car seemed to be a very different Ferrari, having all wheel drive, and, judging from the “spy shots” released by Ferrari themselves, this car seemed like it could easily compete in rally races. However, that’s all well and good as long as the car stays as a concept. After all, one could claim that although their prototype was only capable of doing 110 mph, the production version can reach the speed of light! However, the concept of this car seemed to be almost identical to the production version, and that in itself was impressive. Not only that, but the car looked astonishing. Possibly slightly inspired off the BMW Z4 coupe, Pininfarina managed to pack all the styling perfections of both the Ferrari and the BMW into one exceptional looking automobile. Continue reading The Ferrari FF→
Recently, Fiat returned to the United States for the first time since 1984. They did so with their new flagship model, the 500. One might recognize the name 500 from the postwar car that, for all intents and purposes, saved the Fiat brand. This new 500, however, is bigger than its father car, sportier, and all around better. The car is fairly strict as far as factory options go. There are 3 trim levels, in ascending order, the Pop, Sport and Lounge. Each trim level has equipped its luxuries, with the Pop being more of a bare-bones car than the others. Each is a 3-door hatch, with a cabriolet version available as well. While this is all well and good, there doesn’t seem to be a real attraction to enthusiasts yet and for good reason, this car, at least from the outside looking in, is just a simple city car. In order to understand the true beauty of this car though, one must delve deeper, inside the engine bay.