The Nissan GT-R was launched in 2007 – but the GT-R designation has been around for much longer. In 1964 a rather plain four-door Nissan 2000GT sedan was given a performance kit with the initials GT-R and went head-to-head with a Porsche 904 at the Japanese Grand Prix. Continue reading Nissan GT-R – Godzilla and the Fight against the Top Dogs
The trade fair season is in full swing. It continues in Italy, where from April 28th to May 1st the Automotoretrò and Automotoracing events will take place in Turin. Continue reading Automotoretrò und Automotoracing – Trade fair Twins in Turin
The current situation and the shocking news and images from Kiev, Kharkiv, Mariupol and many other places are terrible. They are a reminder of a time that people thought they had already left behind. Continue reading Prints for people in need – Fine Art Prints to help Ukrainian refugees
For more than a week, Ukraine has been under attack by the Russian army. With Vladimir Putin’s address and the entry of the first troops, 24 February marked, as German Chancellor Scholz aptly put it, a “turning point in the history of our continent”. Continue reading Classic Trader fundraising campaign for UN refugee agency
The 1970s brought a lot of movement into the world of luxury-class saloons. With the W 116, Mercedes-Benz did more than just launch the S-Class name for the first time, Opel said goodbye to the luxury class for the time being with the Kapitän/Admiral/Diplomat B and Jaguar remained true to itself with the XJ Series 2. A look at three saloons of the 70s.
Continue reading Old Nobility – Saloons of the 70s
What does it take to ignite a passion for classic cars? Fond childhood memories of the smell of grandfather’s Opel Kadett C or the dusty Hillman in the blocked garage? Thrilling duels between Mercedes and BMW in the DTM? Or pleasant memories of cult TV stars on four wheels?
Continue reading Success in series – Automobile film and TV stars
Buying a car depends on many factors. In the end, reason is the deciding factor in most cases. But what is true today was quite different in the 1950s and 1960s in the USA. The Pontiac GTO, the Cadillac Fleetwood and the Lincoln Continental could not be too expansive and opulent.
Continue reading Pontiac GTO & Co. – Between tail fin and oil crisis
Where is the journey heading? What does the future hold for classic cars? A frequently asked question in the automotive sector, especially when it comes to classics. Many things are currently on the move: New drive concepts are finding their way into current new cars, but does that also have an impact on my classic?
Continue reading The Future of Classics – A Forecast
Anyone interested in a classic car or motorbike should also consider how he or she can adequately maintain the vehicle before buying it. For very early models or even for relatively new ones, there are legitimate questions about the supply of spare parts. An inventory Continue reading Spare parts coming classic – Of bottlenecks and new opportunities
Sir Stirling Moss passed away in London in April 2020. Many honouring and loving obituaries and memories of the racing legend have been written since then. With the short film The Last Blast, Mercedes-Benz Classic pays homage to Moss in a very special, touching way. Continue reading The last blast – A special farewell to Sir Stirling Moss