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    A handful of leading global automotive journalists were invited to take part in the historic unveiling of Gian Paolo Dallara’s masterpiece. A weekend in southern Italy on the storied Nardò Ring proved to be the perfect place to test the limits of this lightweight supercar.

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    Bruno Sacco defined the style of Mercedes-Benz for almost three decades. His legacy is secure as one of the most influential automobile designers of the post-war period. His iconic designs include the Mercedes-Benz W126 S-Class, W201 190E, W124 E-Cl;ass, R129 SL, and the W140 S-Class.

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Radnor in the Rain: The Show Goes On!

“Rain, I don’t mind Shine, the weather’s fine” —The Beatles, Rain The Radnor Concours has emerged as one of the leading car shows in the Northeast. The event takes place at the prestigious Radnor Hunt Club on the Main Line of Philadelphia. While this year was soggy, the rain did not dampen the quality of […]

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

“That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.” ― Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain Most would probably agree that milestone books are those that […]

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Drafting Behind Ferrari: Possible IPO in the Works at Aston Martin

Newswires are abuzz over the possibility that Aston Martin will file for an initial public offering (IPO). Like Ferrari (ticker RACE), Aston Martin hopes to achieve a similar lofty valuation in the public markets—Ferrari currently trades at 46 times earnings! The potential valuations being discussed for Aston Martin must bring a sigh of regret to […]

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Monterey Car Week 2018: Pebble in Pictures

Pebble Beach 2018 is in the rearview mirror. History was made as the 1962 Ferrari GTO sold for $48.5 million. The fabulous week-long car event is an overwhelming endurance marathon. I flew out on Wednesday evening and took several business meetings in San Francisco on Thursday. I drove down to Monterey late Thursday and made […]

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Elon Unhinged? Is Tesla Going to the Moon or Going to Zero?

Few companies conjure up the intrigue, speculation, and controversy of Elon Musk’s Tesla (NYSE: TSLA). When launched in June 2012, the Model S was revolutionary—it was as if Apple built an automobile. Since then, Musk has continuously shocked Wall Street—both with his groundbreaking products and his erratic behavior with securities analysts. Last year, Prior to […]

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Unmistakably Sacco: The Titan of Post-War Design

“A Mercedes-Benz should always look like a Mercedes-Benz.”   —Bruno Sacco, Mercedes-Benz Design Chief 1975-1999 Bruno Sacco defined the style of Mercedes-Benz for almost three decades. He was born in 1933 to an Italian father and an Austrian mother. As a boy, Sacco’s mind was full of imagination and he showed an early passion for mechanical […]

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Pilgrimage to Pebble

For true car enthusiasts, the dog days of summer ultimately conclude with a pilgrimage to Northern California. Since its inception in 1950, Pebble Beach has evolved into a sacred week-long event. This venerable show occurs annually during the third week of August and culminates on Sunday afternoon at the famous 18th-hole of the Pebble Beach […]

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The Bell Moto 3: The Return of a Classic

“For the $350 price tag, you’re getting one of the more expensive retros on the market, but I say it’s worth it. The fit and finish are very high quality and it’s noticeably stronger than some other helmets in the class. You can get replicas, you can get similar helmets, or you can hit up […]

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Automotive Legend Sergio Marchionne is Dead at 66

“Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone. My family and I will be forever grateful for what he has done.” -Fiat Chairman John Elkann “In the car business, sometimes you crash.” -Sergio Marchionne The automotive world was stunned to learn of the unexpected death of legendary Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.  The hard-charging CEO of […]

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The Iconic BMW 507 Continues to Shatter Records

The 507 is the most significant BMW ever produced. It is also arguably one of the most beautiful vehicles of the post-war era. Max Hoffman convinced BMW to build the eight-cylinder 507 as an alternative middleweight to the high priced six-cylinder Mercedes 300 SL and the cheaper British sports cars of the era. Designed by […]

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