The toy company has come a long way since it began selling interlocking plastic blocks back in 1960. These days, Lego’s lineup of model automobile assemblies is extensive and includes the Ford F-150 Raptor kit that goes on sale Oct. 1. When completed, the 1,379-piece kit is 16.5 inches long by seven inches wide and […]

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The simpler and tidier alternative to leaving your extra set of tires — or tires mounted to wheels — piled up in the garage is to store them overhead and out of the way using the Heavy-Duty TireLoft Multi-Tire Storage Unit (stock #01001). To accommodate a variety of tire widths, this steel assembly’s telescoping horizontal […]

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There’s no shortage of websites that sell photos and/or artwork depicting automotive-related scenes. What helps set U.K.-based Rear View Prints apart is that it offers a variety of sizes: eight by 12 inches, 12 by 16, 16 by 20 and 20 by 28. You can also select unframed, framed, canvas, or framed-with-border versions. Subject matter […]

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“My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990” is a massive 1,376-page encyclopedia containing 12,500 illustrations and photos of vehicles produced by more than 250 automakers. Author and historian Tad Burness, assisted by automotive journalist Matt Stone, provide plenty of background info and overview commentary for each of the seven […]

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Was there actually a 200-mpg carburetor that was kept hidden by the oil companies? Are peanuts in the shell considered bad luck at NASCAR races? Did Bonnie and Clyde steal only V-8-powered Fords? These and many other questions are addressed in “History’s Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed,” authored by Matt Stone and Preston […]

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The Amalgam Collection produces classic and modern-era Grand Prix racing-car models in 1:18 and larger 1:8 scale. Yes, they are larger models and all appear to be correct down to the smallest detail. For example, this 1:8 scale 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic — of which only four were ever produced — was created from the […]

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Keeping your vehicle’s interior clean is an ongoing process that can be made a whole lot easier with The Carrand AutoSpa Interior Car Detail Duster. This handy item’s chenille microfibers are claimed to find their way into tight spots such as cup holders and pockets, and they can also tackle larger surfaces. The product is […]

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Here’s a must-read true adventure story that’s worthy of a Hollywood script. “Collision Course: Carlos Ghosn and the Culture Wars That Upended an Auto Empire” is authored by journalists Hans Greimel and William Sposato. The 256-pager focuses on the events leading up to the former Nissan chairman’s arrest in Japan in November 2018 and his […]

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If you feel the need for speed on two wheels, investigate the latest the electric-bicycle offerings from Porsche. Both the Cross and Sport models come with carbon-fiber frames, heat-resistant hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano EP8 electric motors, 12-gear-shifting systems, plus speed and distance displays. Each bike weighs about 48 pounds and can travel at speeds […]

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If you’re a car buff, you might have noticed George Trosley’s artwork in various enthusiast magazines dating back to the 1960s. They include CARtoons, Car Craft and Street Rodder, to name just a few. Now the man himself, who had been drawing professionally since he was 22, is passing on his tips and tricks in […]

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