| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:43 PM
It wasn't the world-record speed Norman Dewis was traveling at in 1953 that gave him pause, or that the Lucite canopy on the custom-built Jaguar XK 120 had no clearance for a helmet, or that his engine was spinning above the safe limit.
It was that...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Substitute "gas" and "engine" for "guns" and "bullets," and you have a impassioned plea for action against the weapons of mass destruction that lead to incidents such as Saturday's hit-and-run assault at the Venice boardwalk: cars.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:58 PM
When we last left the Bentley Continental GT 18 months ago it was a comfortable, if not overtly thrilling car. Just because you have 567 horsepower and a twin-turbocharged W-12 engine under the hood of your carriage doesn’t necessarily mean you&...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, start your checkbooks. Santa Monica-based auction house Gooding & Co. has announced nearly its entire lineup for its annual Pebble Beach auction.
In keeping with the high-dollar ethos of the annual Pebble Beach classic car events,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 12:32 PM
In 1960, as the story goes, actor Robert Stack had fallen in love. Not with a co-star from “The Untouchables,” but with a bright-green 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster.
He would pine for it as he passed it on Sunset Boulevard on his way...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:49 AM
With Acura’s forthcoming NSX hybrid sports car marching ever so slowly toward its 2015 launch, the automaker plans to tease fans with another glimpse of the car in August.
Acura announced Thursday that it will have a running prototype lapping the...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If BMW is considered the ultimate driving machine, Lexus is viewed more as the ultimate easy chair.
Toyota's luxury brand has succeeded in building a reputation for supreme comfort and quality but struggled to add aggressive styling and driving...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At first glance, the 2014 Cayman seems like the essence of Porsche: A simple, fast, gorgeous coupe that stays glued to the pavement.
Other familiar hallmarks include a flat-six engine behind the driver; a trunk in front, under a sloping hood; and that...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The roar of eight cylinders echoes off the hillsides as the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray rushes past vineyards and sun-faded barns. The magnetic suspension grips the uneven pavement; the manual gearbox rips through seven crisp shifts as the horizon...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Toyota announced Wednesday it was voluntarily recalling about 235,000 vehicles for two separate issues.
The first recall affects the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for 2006-10 and the Lexus RX400h hybrid for 2006-10. Toyota said a component of the hybrid...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:08 PM
When he watches a NASCAR race on television, Greg Scott feels his heart sink if smoke suddenly billows from the cars of Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin or some other Toyota drivers.
The smoke usually means one of Toyota's engines blew up from the...