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The 5 classic cars that inspired ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ are now on view at the Petersen Automotive MuseumRobb Report
Next week, moviegoers across the country will finally get to see Ford’s legendary victory over Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 brought to the silver screen in “Ford v. Ferrari.” But if the eagerly anticipated movie isn’t enough for you, you can see the cars that inspired the film in person at the Petersen Automotive Museum. In the lead up to the movies’ release, the Los Angeles museum is displaying five cars essential to the true-life story behind the movie. Each of the beautiful cars played a pivotal role in the long-running rivalry that culminated in Ford’s famous 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans that year. (Image: Petersen Automotive Museum)  READ MORE


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Aste Bolaffi is auctioning off small and large treasures of Italian automotive designClassic Driver
At its upcoming auction on Nov. 15 in Turin, Aste Bolaffi will not only offer three dozen automotive design classics but also 60 collectables from the archives of major Italian design studios, such as Bertone, Pininfarina and Zagato. It’s no secret that we have a weakness for Italian design culture. Most of all, the artful creations that were created in the post-war decades by such independent design studios as Bertone, Carrozzeria Touring, Ghia, Pininfarina and Zagato, which continue to excite us still to this day. The joy our editorial department feels when we receive Aste Bolaffi’s catalogues filled with unique collector’s items is immeasurable. (Image: Classic Driver)  READ MORE

1938 Mercedes Benz 540K wins Best of Show at Hilton Head ConcoursClassicCars.com
A spectacular dark-blue 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet was judged Best of Show of the 2019 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, held Sunday at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah, Georgia, the Mercedes was deemed most elegant among about 500 vehicles on display for the 18th annual edition of the Hilton Head concours, which culminates an array of automotive events that include vintage racing in Savannah.  READ MORE

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Formula 1 gets radical new rules for 2021, plus a budget capArs Technica
On Nov. 3 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth Formula 1 world championship. Unquestionably one of the sport’s greats, he wowed fans even during his debut with McLaren in 2007, winning his first title for that team the following year. The rest of his titles have come at the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG, and all since 2014. The year 2014 happens to be when F1’s last big rule change happened, ushering in the current era of complicated and expensive turbocharged hybrid V6es. But starting in 2021, that will change thanks to a new set of technical rules and more equitable sharing of the proceeds among the teams.  READ MORE

The ultimate 2019 SEMA photo galleryAutomobile Magazine
The 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is in full swing and we are back in Las Vegas, Nevada for this year’s even bigger show. Check out a really big photo gallery of the cars, stars, and plenty of WTFs from the convention center floor and even from outside in the parking lots. The specialty products trade event is jam packed with the most outrageous rides from Chevrolet, Ford, Mopar, and hundreds of tuners from around the world. See the latest from the Ringbrothers, S550 Electric Mustang, Hennessey Resurrection, an LS-Swapped Huracán, and a whole lot more in the gallery below. (Image: Automobile Magazine)  READ MORE

Race cars as artwork: Phoenix Art Museum launches landmark exhibitClassicCars.com
Legendary race cars were made for speed, but many were beautiful enough to be considered art works even when standing still, form following function in the most aesthetic of ways. Thus, the Phoenix Art Museum’s new exhibit, Legends of Speed, that brings a group of significant racing machines into its main gallery for a unique show that blends motorsport heritage with the purposeful splendor of things built to go fast.  READ MORE
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SEMA seen: 1962 Chevrolet E-10 truckClassicCars.com
At the 2018 SEMA Show, Chevrolet not only unveiled its latest and 50th anniversary COPO Camaro, but also an eCOPO version, the “e” standing for the drag racing machine’s electric powerplant. Fast forward a year and Chevrolet is back at the 2019 SEMA Show with another electric-powered vehicle. This one doesn’t have 700 horsepower for drag racing, but not only is it a classic vehicle, its powertrain forecasts the company’s eagerness to offer a plug-and-play, connect-and-cruise crate-engine style program to electrify any vehicle.  READ MORE

Why it’s time to reconsider the Aston Martin DB7 ZagatoClassic Driver
Collecting cars is a bit like collecting wine — you’re never quite sure if a bottle that’s been in the cellar for five, 10 or 20 years will turn out to be a delicious revelation or a sour surprise. If we’d have coughed up close to £100,000 for an Aston Martin DB7 back in the early-2000s, we’d now likely be ruing the day we ever set foot in the showroom. However, if we’d have forked out the extra £60,000 for the exotic Zagato-bodied version, of which 99 examples were hand-built at Bloxham, it would be a different story altogether.  READ MORE

The open-top Lamborghini Gallardo concept of your dreams is for saleRoad & Track
The Lamborghini Concept S, based on the Gallardo, was introduced as a non-running one-off at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005. Interest from potential buyers led the automaker to green-light the car for a limited production run of 100 units, but the costs ended up being too great, and the project was cancelled. There’s only one running example, and it’s coming up for auction this month.  READ MORE

Why Roger Penske buying IndyCar is such a big dealJalopnik
When the news broke on Nov. 4 that both IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway would be bought by racing team owner Roger Penske, everyone knew it was big. Sure, sports teams get sold to families all the time — but not whole sports, and not a family that doesn’t already run one of the biggest teams in the sport. There’s a ton of nuance about why this whole deal is really important.  READ MORE

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