Good things come to those who wait… You would need to go no further than Deus Ex Machina to know this. It has been a long hard wait between starting to envision things and finally see them fall into place for Ben Marigot, bossman at the French flagship store in Biarritz, aptly named The Tenement of Tenacity. But the long, hard wait finally bore fruit when the store opened last year to welcome guests from France, Spain and everywhere else to have a sip of espresso while live and breath motorcycles and surf. To be honest, they couldn’t fine a better place. Biarritz is not only temple of surfing in France, but also the closest destination to hit the waves from Spain and the nearby town of San Sebastián. I look a detour on my trip from Le Mans to Madrid to visit the Deus Ex Machina France store, and help myself with a little tête-à-tête with Anthony Delttori who was filling in for Ben’s absence. … [Read more...] about A short visit to Deus Ex Machina in Biarritz France
Barrett-Jackson’s second big event of the year, the 2019 Palm Beach auction, runs from April 11–13, 2019, at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida. The 17th annual collector-car sale will showcase hundreds of coveted vehicles, and the experts from MotorTrend will be there to bring you all the action LIVE from the auction block. Check your local TV listings to find out where you can catch Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach on MotorTrend Network and download the app for exclusive, live coverage. Need more viewing options? You can also tune in to our livestream from your web browser on April 11, April 12, and April 13. … [Read more...] about Go Sailing in This 790-Mile 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Land Yacht
All of the vehicles in the sale have been stored for decades and are project or parts cars. For safety reasons, there will be no auction preview in this online-only sale. For additional images and auction details, including links to bid, go to www.vanderbrinkauctions.com. … [Read more...] about 1959 Cadillac Eldorados and other rarities auctioned by VanDerBrink Auctions
AMR's sorcery has, as noted, yielded relatively small changes on paper. The twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter 12-cylinder now makes just 5 percent more horses, for a total of 630. The dampers and springs have been stiffened by about 10 percent, the anti-roll bars front and rear by half that and half again. More rigid engine and transmission mounts have been added for greater stolidity. The transmission has been remapped for increased differentiation across the GT, Sport, and Sport Plus driving modes, selectable via a switch on the right side of the steering wheel. (The left switch controls the suspension damping, which has also been remapped.) And the torque vectoring and stability control software have been recalibrated as well to allow for more. There are also a bunch of darkened and carbon fiber bestrewed trim bits – but sadly, not any of Aston's lovely, subtle greys, or greens, or grey-greens. … [Read more...] about 2018 Aston Martin DB11 AMR Review
When I was a kid, my dad collected 1957 Chevrolets. Us kids could spot tail fins peeking out of the grove of trees at 60mph. We’d yell with delight, “Dad! Tailfins! 57 Chevrolet!” He would spin the car around and next thing we knew, Dad would be buying the hidden treasure and bringing it home. … [Read more...] about What’s in that Barn? They are still out there!
2nd: 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 S WC & RC Atcherley Open Sports Car, Dave & Lisa Atcherley, Throop, Pennsylvania … [Read more...] about 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta wins the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance