We attended the CF Charities Supercar Show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia this weekend. This was the first year for the event in Philly, and we liked the new venue a lot. There were some truly incredible cars, and there’s a lot more to come, but here are some highlights for starters.
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I’ve been saying 996 hate is largely unfounded for years. My dad bought a 1999 Carrera back in 2007, and here we are 10 years later, over 100,000 miles on it, and it’s still great. He did the IMS bearing when he did the clutch within a year of buying the car, and he hasn’t had to do anything but basic maintenance since.
It’s a phenomenal car to drive as well, a real pure 911 experience. 300hp, 2,900lbs, a crisp six speed manual, sharp steering, and rear wheel drive with a limited slip differential, what’s not to love about that? If you’re a hater you either haven’t driven a 996, or you’re a car snob with far more access to fine cars than the average person could ever hope for. Sure, if you’re accustomed to driving a 997 GT3 RS all the time, then a 996 Carrera is a few steps backward. But for most drivers the basic 996s are a phenomenal sports car experience, and I think they should be recognized as such.
The 340R is what happens when Lotus decides to make a limited edition hardcore track day toy. Only 340 were produced in the early 2000s, making this a very special sight.
(Oh yea, and how about that Porsche 918 in the background there?)
For the last 3 or 4 years, it has absolutely poured rain on the Sunday of the Greenwich Concours. This year kept that tradition alive, but I always stay out there, getting soaked, so I can shoot these priceless cars in the wet. Cars worth hundreds of thousands, or millions, of dollars are seldom taken out in wet weather, so it is an opportunity to snap some unique photos.
Bugatti was the featured marque this year, so I decided it was fitting to feature them as they were… all wet.
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Cars don’t get any rarer, or more majestic, than this. This is not a Ferrari P4/5, it is THE Ferrari P4/5 because there isn’t another one on this little green planet of ours. It was commissioned by James Glickenhaus, and seems to have helped inspire him to go and found his own racing team and car company, Scuderia Cameron-Glickanhaus (SCG for short).
Underneath P4/5 began as a Ferrari Enzo, but it was totally overhauled by Pininfarina and is officially recognized as a model of its own by Ferrari, the “Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina.” Upgraded from the Enzo, P4/5 is supposedly capable of reaching 233 mph (over the Enzo’s 217 mph). It also has an extremely loud top-exit exhaust that has no mufflers whatsoever. It is surely a sight to be seen, and a sound to be heard.
What I love most, though, is that Mr. Glickenhaus actually drives this one-off hypercar on the road. It’s not just for looking at in his garage, and there are many photos of it out and about on the roads of Long Island. You gotta love when someone actually uses a car like this, and if you’ve ever had the chance to talk to Jim, you know he’s as cool as car guys come.
This was my second time seeing the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina in person, but my excitement was just as severe as the first. Plus, this time I had a little more time to shoot it. Enjoy the gallery of this most-special machine.
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After the Concours on Saturday, we spent the evening walking around Greenwich having some cigars, getting dinner and some coffee. We made our way over the check out Miller Motorcars’ strip of insane highest-of-high-end dealerships. When we reached the Rolls Royce dealer, this Dawn with an unbelievable spec was lit up in the showroom.
It’s looks black in the photo, but it was actually dark midnight blue, and yes that is an orange leather interior with a matching pinstripe. I couldn’t get enough of it, and I hope I didn’t leave too much drool on the window.
Stay tuned for more of our fantastic weekend at Greenwich to come!
Call me biased, but I think the Miata is a way better car than the Toyota 86.
Let’s see if Motor Trend agrees…
On this week’s episode of “Things That Shouldn’t Be Here,” we have a very hot, very yellow Renault. This French hot hatch was never sold here in the US, but there it was, staring me in the the face deep in the American South. I had to do a double take.
Now, to be fair, it was parked outside the Lane Motor Museum, where they have all sorts of interesting cars, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected. It was cool to see that it had a Tennessee plate on it though, and it surely gets driven around on local roads.
It’s always awesome to see cars we don’t get here out and about on our roads.
Continue reading Mégane II Renault Sport Spotted in Nashville, Tennessee
We’ve featured a few of the famous “M-Code” Plymouth Road Runners here at MoM in the past, but it never gets old for me. Plymouth was usually rather subtle when it came to putting big block V8s in their muscle cars for some time. They would put a small “426 Hemi” badge on the fender, keep the color schemes subtle, and let the engine do the talking. However, the new Road Runner attracted younger buyers, so Chrysler decided to up the visual ante by about a million notches. Enter the M-Code 440+6 Road Runner. Continue reading 1969 M-Code Plymouth Road Runner at Lime Rock
Roadkill, the Hot Rod Magazine YouTube program, has done some insanely fun stuff with their cars. One of their least successful projects since its birth has been this Datsun 240Z, which has blown up two different Vortec V6 engines, a transmission, and nearly killed both Freiburger and Finnegan. This time, they found the world’s most infested Fox body Mustang, and the results? Watch the video to find out.
– Albert S. Davis
The old BMW 8 Series was many things, good and not so good, but it was most definitely sexy as hell. This is BMW’s concept for a new 8 Series, and I think they’ve managed to capture the sexy very well so far. We’ll see how much makes it to production.
This car is supposedly set to replace the current BMW 6 Series, which I had said was already basically filling the shoes of the old 8 Series. I’m all for this, and I hold out some hope that we may also get a genuine 6 Series again, you know, one that isn’t based on the 7 Series platform. One step at a time, though.
I love what I see here so far.
I’m a big fan of the new Lexus LC 500, but we all need to remember that it’s not a high performance F model, at least not yet. This is the best review I’ve seen yet.
Also, it weighs a hell of a lot more than I expected, almost 4,400 lbs. I hope they find a way to take some weight out when they do make the F version.