1983 Chevrolet Celebrity Challenges the World With Its Iron Duke Engine

In hindsight, the Chevrolet Celebrity didn’t make much of a mark on our automotive culture (despite more than two million sold during the car’s decade-long production run). GM pushed this car hard during the USA-1 era of the early-to-middle 1980s. One undeniable fact about the early Celebrity was that its

Limited Parking In Your Area? You Need This Mini 'Shorty'

By modern standards, the original Mini is a tiny thing. At around three metres long, it’s 50cm shorter than a current city car like the VW Up and dwarfed by the current Mini hatchback by almost a metre. Some, though, would rather it were shorter still. Those with such a

40 Favorites From the Audrain Concours and Motor Week 2021

After being canceled last year because of the pandemic, the Audrain Concours finally had its second running last weekend in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island. Best in Show went to a very rare 1953 Abarth 1100 Ghia owned by Bradley Calkins. Second place in the “Born on the Track” class—1960 Porsche

My £950 BMW Z3 Project Car Has Turned Me Into A Petrolhead

If you’ve followed Car Throttle for a while, you’ll know I’ve never really been a petrolhead. I love filming with cars, but before now I’ve not been passionate about them in the way that other CT team members like Alex, Jack and Matt are. Inevitably, my motoring noobishness is often

This Outwardly Normal BMW E92 M3 Is Packing A 2JZ

Although some were originally critical of the E9x M3 going V8 and, as they perceived it, a bit soft, the car’s ‘S65‘ 4.0-litre engine has nonetheless gone down as one of the all-time BMW greats. It’s one of the best, most unique things about the car – the company never

The Mini Cooper JCW Challenge Is The Hardcore Hot Hatch You Forgot

The current Mini hatchback is getting on a bit. It’ll soon be seven years since the first F56s rolled off the production line in Oxford, and although there have been two refreshes since then, the image-conscious supermini is fundamentally the same under its botoxed skin. See also: Mini Cooper S

Remember the Toyota Carina?

During the first half of the 1970s, the Toyota brand in the United States made the transition from relative obscurity to major player. Most of this happened due to strong sales of the Hilux pickup (known here as the Toyota Truck) and Corolla, with decent showroom performances from the Celica

2005 Isuzu Ascender Is Junkyard Treasure

The General had a big showroom hit with the 2002-2009 GMT360 platform, which we know best when sporting Chevrolet Trailblazer or GMC Envoy badging, though sales slackened as the decade went on and crossovers nudged aside truck-based family haulers. There were Oldsmobile- and Buick-badged GMT360s as well, but SUV trivia

Our 25 Favorite Cars from Carmel’s Concours on the Avenue

Who’s to say when Monterey car week kicks off? It could be with the practice runs for the race cars at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, an event that used to be called the Prehistorics as it was held the weekend before the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (which used to be