Woodstock ‘Light’ bus back for 50-year festival revival

The culmination of a three-year quest to recreate, restore and repaint a lost symbol of the Summer of Love HERNDON, Virginia – After more than 50 years, the iconic ‘Light’ bus (VW Type 2 van made world famous after its appearance at the legendary 1969 Woodstock Art and Music Fair) will hit the road again…

Iconic Hollywood auto stars revving up for LA parade

LOS ANGELES, California – To celebrate Los Angeles’ love of both the automobile and Hollywood the Petersen Automotive Museum there is to host a President’s Day (Feb 18) festival that will feature iconic Hollywood cars. The museum sees the parade as a “thank you” to the people of Los Angeles for their support over the…

Hispano-Suiza to premiere electric Hyperlux at Geneva

BARCELONA, Spain – The 2019 Geneva auto show will host the Carmen, a fully-electric hyperlux grand tourer from iconic Spanish luxury car brand and aero engine maker Hispano-Suiza. Named for Carmen Mateu, grand-daughter of Hispano-Suiza’s founder Emilio de la Cuadra, the 2019 car has been described as ”the ultimate expression of classically inspired design, next-generation technology, exhilarating power, and…

Meet Batterybug: VW jump-starts chopped beach wheels

Concept vehicle based on 1960s and 70s fun cars Design ‘conveys simply getting behind the wheel World premièr at Geneva international auto show WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen will in early March 2019 revive a legend by revealing the first electric dune buggy based on its ”modular electric drive matrix” platform. Klaus Bischoff, VW’s design boss,…

Well-loved Mazda MX-5 special for 30th birthday

CHICAGO, Illinois – Mazda Motor Corporation has announced it will premiere a new MX-5 model to mark 30 years of one of the world’s best-loved small sport cars. Fittingly, it will be badged as the Mazda MX-5 Roadster 30th Anniversary Edition, be individually numbered, and be shown to the public at the 2019 Chicago later today…

Auto genius Gordon Murray makes UK New Year Honours list

Gordon Murray in Queen Elizabeth’s Honours List 50 years of automotive design gets royal recognition 20 years in F1 and designing the McLaren F1 LONDON, England – Automotive designer and engineer (now professor) Gordon Murray has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth’s 2019 New Year Honours list. ”The accolade,”…

Nismo Heritage is ‘Go!’ to supply GT performance parts

FAMOUS BADGE: It’s known globally as a sign of power and glorious driving. Image: Nissan ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan customers says owners can enjoy driving their performance cars longer thanks to a new parts replacement programme available in Japan. The parts went on sale in Japan on December  2018 as part of the newNismo Heritage…

Future-proofing Aston classics – a swoppable electric motor

EV solution cleared for Heritage Aston Martins Radical idea to cater for future fuel restrictions Electric motor will stand in for the original engine NEWPORT PAGNELL, England – Global interest in classic cars is said to be growing annually but that in heritage models is at a record high so Aston Martin Lagonda has a…

Coming soon: Jaguar F-Type rally cars to celebrate 70 years

Rally models scheduled  for Jaguar’s 70th birthday Design cues from Chequered Flag Limited Edition One-off specials pay homage to 1948 sport cars PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has developed two F-Type Convertible rally cars with design cues from the F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since…

Get into action man McQueen’s Willy’s Jeep hot seat

McQueen’s Willys Jeep for auction Action man’s estate vehicle to be sold Got a coupla million rands to spare? LONDON, England – A 1945 Willys Jeep once owned by the ‘King of Cool’ himself, Steve McQueen, will be on the block at Silverstone Auctions’ final sale of the year in Birmingham, England over November10/11. The…

Banger crews go international with fun charity drive

37 bargain bangers set sail for Europe Charity aiming for million-bucks bonanza Crews’ drives range from Noddy car to mobile pub LONDON, England – A mobile pub, a grazing cow, Noddy and his best pal Big Ears, a Batmobile, an Aixam Mega microcar, a Reliant three-wheeler and a stretch limo – just some of the 37…

UK-France convoy shows 50 years of driving in luxury

Eight historic models on XJ European tour Celebratory fleet included every generation of XJ Unique convoy visited important locations PARIS, France – A unique convoy representing the past and present of the Jaguar XJ was driven from Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant in England to the 2018 Paris auto show to celebrate 50 years of the…