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The Alfa Romeo 4C goes to a Lemons race

The race series that employs me, the 24 Hours of LeMons, is now in its busiest part of the year, and that means I don’t always have time to drive something suitable for a Race Organizer Review to every event. A couple of weeks ago, I opted for a rental Chrysler 200 at the Pacific Northworst race, but before that I… » 7/31/15 9:32am Friday 9:32am

7 Chevrolet sedans America never got

We think of Chevrolets as purely American (and sometimes Canadian) cars, but just like the countless countries where the Corvette was never on the menu, there have been dozens and dozens of Chevrolets that America never received in any shape or form. Ever heard of the Chevrolet Kommando? It hasn’t heard of you either,… » 7/23/15 11:49am 7/23/15 11:49am

Get a Free Issue of Autoweek featuring our favorite writers 30 and under

You’ve no doubt been subjected to piles of weird think pieces on “Gen Y” and “millennials” and how they aren’t into cars anymore, because cell phones. You’ve trudged through quotes from 45-year-old consultants who get paid to tell 60-year-old executives how to sell things to 20-year-olds — then you look around and… » 7/20/15 11:15am 7/20/15 11:15am

Roger Penske's Ferrari 512M was the unluckiest race car

Yes, that's a 12-cylinder, 600-horsepower Ferrari race car, wrapped in the same duct tape holding up the exhaust of your cousin's Kia Sephia. It was the 24 Hours of Daytona, 1971, the debut of Roger Penske's dream team with David Hobbs and Mark Donohue where the troubles would begin—one of the most famous Ferrari race… » 10/27/14 12:50pm 10/27/14 12:50pm

Former IndyCar driver Randy Lanier to be released from prison

Randy Lanier was the former Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year—whose promising auto racing career scandalously careened into oblivion, when he was sentenced to life without parole for his role as an international drug trafficking mastermind. And next week, Autoweek has learned, he will shuffle out of prison a free… » 10/09/14 3:08pm 10/09/14 3:08pm

Brit uses rubber gal to help sell his Golf

If there's one tried and true way to raise the creepiness quotient of your online car ad, it's making a woman stand next to the car while you shoot the photos that will soon grace the pages of eBay Motors or Craigslist. But what if you can't convince a woman to come near you, let a lone lay spread-eagle on the hood of… » 6/02/14 5:13pm 6/02/14 5:13pm

Mazda Sold Out Its 100 Miata Anniversary Editions in 10 Minutes

At New York we didn't see a new Mazda Miata—well, not all of it, anyway. But we did see a the 25th Anniversary Edition: a paint and interior send-off to the NC platform with its own requisite headrest logos and numbered plaques. It comes in an exclusive Soul Red with Almond (read: tan) seats. Its engine components are… » 5/20/14 7:20pm 5/20/14 7:20pm

25 years later, the NSX still resides in the Temple of Greatness

On Feb. 10, 1989, executives from Honda and a newly founded division known as Acura piled into a conference room in Chicago's historic Drake Hotel to rehearse the unveiling of an unbelievable new car—a Technicolor vision for the future, something never before built by Honda or any Japanese automaker. » 5/02/14 9:27pm 5/02/14 9:27pm

Ayrton Senna's passing 20 years ago: the day F1 stood still

"If I ever happen to have an accident that eventually costs me my life, I hope it is in one go. I would not like to be in a wheelchair. I would not like to be in a hospital suffering from whatever injury it was. If I'm going to live, I want to live fully, very intensely, because I am an intense person. It would ruin… » 5/01/14 8:57am 5/01/14 8:57am

Riding shotgun in Steve McQueen's $10 million Jaguar XKSS

In 1958, Steve McQueen bought this Jaguar XKSS from a local TV personality who kept it parked in a studio lot on Sunset Blvd. McQueen cajoled his wife Nellie into writing a check for $5,000—today around $40,000—and became the third owner of XKSS chassis number 713, a car that had originally been imported a year… » 4/21/14 12:46pm 4/21/14 12:46pm