When Ferruccio Lamborghini founded his automobile company in 1963, there was no question that Ferrari was the standard bearer he hoped to surpass. And much like Ford vs. Chevy in the U.S., when one Italian carmaker made a move, the other generally countered.
So it was with the Lamborghini Urraco, which was introduced in October 1970 as Lambo’s answer to the Ferrari Dino (and the Maserati Merak). The Urraco — pronounced “oo-RAH-koh” — was the shape of the future, but it was also soon overshadowed by its iconic Countach sibling.
Millennials and Gen Zers are more — not less — likely to want to own a classic or collector car than their parents or grandparents, according to a survey of 10,000 U.S. drivers by Hagerty. Hagerty, the insurance and car culture company, does its “Why Driving Matters” survey every other year.
From Oct. 26-30, Gooding & Company will be hosting its second Geared Online auction, where a collection of staggering exotic European sports cars will be offered. The remarkable automobiles that will be offered were all manufactured through the 1970s and features avant-garde designs and advanced engineering of the period. There will be an assortment of prestigious marques that will be represented in the auction, including Alpine, Lamborghini, Lancia, and Porsche, with some models that are not often offered at public auctions in the U.S. (Image: Gooding & Company)
Over the decades, the Chevy big-block engine has amassed a fan following that is unrivaled in hot rodding annals. Introduced to the buying public for the 1965 Chevrolet models, the 396ci Mark IV big-block was a technological tour de force, offering power, economy, and serviceability that no large-displacement engine family had offered before. Although other brands have stepped forward to offer their own versions of big-block V-8s, the Chevrolet has remained king.
Lewis Hamilton admits he could not even fathom having the opportunity to match Michael Schumacher’s records in his career after his 91st victory in the Eifel Grand Prix.
Schumacher has been the all-time most successful driver in terms of race wins since 2001, taking Alain Prost’s previous record of 51 wins and extending it by 40 in the mid-2000s. Hamilton joined Formula 1 in 2007 — the year after Schumacher’s first retirement — and 13 years later his win at the Nurburgring sees him equal the legendary German. (Image: Motorsport Images)