On a recent trip to Argentina I found one of the coolest tuner cars money could buy there in the early 1970s: the Lutteral Comahue, a GT car based on the IKA Torino coupe. To give you some context, the beginning of the Lutteral Comahue story is set in 1967, when the IKA Torino was […]
A lapse of moderation, a largess of gorgeousness. It’s hard to describe the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este without being hyperbolic, as there really is nothing like this “car show.” Pebble Beach is bigger, but car count is no great metric in this case. Scan the world and I doubt you’ll find many places sporting cobblestoned […]
This is how you take two paths to the same five-speed five-door 300-plus-horsepower result. It just so happens that this pair of BMWs were once garaged not five houses apart from each other, but the red Touring was decidedly more mellow back then. The M5 unfortunately belongs to my father instead of to me, but […]
An unexpected phone call often kindles the first flame of an adventure, and such a call reached me just after the new year. It was my good buddy Alex, head honcho at DRIVE Coffee. “Dude, can you make it to Austria in a few weeks? Want to roll the dice again with the 037 at […]
On a windswept clifftop along the most westerly ridge of the UK, I find myself surveying a a plot of 80 or so automobiles, arranged in a quasi-organized formation on the far from even terrain of the gravely car park. In the summer months, this space serves the many tourists flocking to Land’s End to […]
Unless you know someone who attends or live nearby, you probably haven’t heard of the Algarve Classic Festival, but if you follow modern motorsport the three-miles of asphalt it takes place on may be more familiar. The Algarve International Circuit in Portimão, Portugal is a potential future Formula 1 venue and has played host to […]
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