Tony Borroz

Ferrari 250 GTOs Swarm Laguna Seca

Ferrari 250 GTOs Swarm Laguna Seca

It was years ago now, fifteen at least. I was at the racetrack in Kent Washington (it used to be called Kent International Raceways when I was a kid, then they called it Seattle International Raceways, or SIR for short, and now it’s called Pacific Raceways) for the annual vintage races. Tucked in among the […]

Rare Pre-War Mercedes At Auction

Rare Pre-War Mercedes At Auction

Ah, the Monterey Vintage Weekend is right around the corner, and that means a whole bunch of good things. There’s the races out at Laguna Seca, the Concours at Pebble Beach and the Concorso Italiano (is that still at The Quail?), and of course, auctions. And no, these aren’t you’re run of the mill Barrett/Jackson […]

Uh-Oh, Aptera Refunds All Deposits

Uh-Oh, Aptera Refunds All Deposits

Every new car company (and boy, there seems to be a lot of them these days) inevitably seems to hit some sort of Preston Tucker moment. No, I’m not saying a bunch of feds in the pockets of Detroit are about to come swooping down on the builders of the futuristic three wheelers in an […]

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Crosses The Block

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Crosses The Block

Dammit, dammit, dammit! Auction catalogues are evil, evil things. Or at least they are for me. Like that Merc I mentioned in another post, this 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder is a seriously great car in a bunch of different ways. For one thing, it’s a bit odd for a Ferrari, engine-wise that is. ‘Neath […]

2012 Hulme F1 Will Eat Up Your Cash Like It Does The Road

2012 Hulme F1 Will Eat Up Your Cash Like It Does The Road

This one has been cooking down under for a while here, but it looks like the crazed Kiwis behind the Hulme F1 sportscar are finally ready to hit the ignition switch, and actually start selling these things to anyone with large amounts of cash and equally large amounts of glands. The Hulme F1 is, in […]

Future Ferrari 599 Hits The Streets

Future Ferrari 599 Hits The Streets

I was just reading a rather interesting, yet still speculative article about what new rides Ferrari would be letting lose on the streets of the world from their Maranello factory, and then these spy shots hit the web today. In some ways, Ferrari’s 599 GTB Fiorano is the longest in the tooth, and, therefore, the […]

More Morgan Trike News

More Morgan Trike News

Looks like Fifth Gear (a knock off of a knock off of a knock off of a TV show where a bunch of guys (in this case, twee, pasty Brits) hang around and talk about cars) got their paws on a pre-release version of the upcoming, re-born, old-school (but still wonderful looking) Morgan Three Wheeler […]

A Beautiful Brutality

A Beautiful Brutality

There’s a beautiful brutality about a land speed record car. They are like a switchblade or a shark: They need no explanation. You could show either of those to, say, an Aborigine hanging out around Uluru, and they would know just what they were about: Death. Here is a vehicle, generally speaking a car, something […]

Tesla And Toyota And A Billion Dollars

Tesla And Toyota And A Billion Dollars

The plot thickens, as they used to say in the film noir days. There have been rumors and innuendos and the fluttering of little birds about Toyota (worlds biggest car company until Japan got drilled by an earthquake and then a tsunami and then a quadruple reactor melt-down) wanting to do something (be more than […]

BMW Shows Art Car Collection With Virtual Gallery

BMW Shows Art Car Collection With Virtual Gallery

Around 40 years ago or so, BMW came up with the novel idea of having noted painters have a go at their race cars, turning them into both works of art, and worthy competitors on the tracks of the world. And after all the dust of competitions passed, BMW then had some rather nice investments […]

‘Obscene’ Truck Nutz Land Driver In Court

‘Obscene’ Truck Nutz Land Driver In Court

First they come for our nuts, but where will it end? Where will it end I ask you!?! Because I can tell you right now, that this God-fearing Murican will give up his nuts when you pry them from my cold dead hands. Wait. Oh. You mean Truck Nutz? Well that’s different. You know, there’s […]

SLS AMG GT3 & AMG 300 SEL

AMG Looks Back At 40 Great Years

Before AMG was a performance package you could order for seemingly every model Benz that rolls of the line (and by the by, where’s my AMG Unimog?) they actually race cars for the great German firm. Not only that, they did race cars with some of the most unlikely of starting points. That all began […]