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Steyr 680M Motorhome Conversion

Astrid Eisheuer and Sven Gruse just sent us a photo of their Steyr 680 German military vehicle that…

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1973 Ford Rural 4×4 Wagon

This 1973 Ford Rural wagon was listed for sale in Brazil a few months ago. When Ford bought out…

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1964 Meyers Manx “Old Red” Dune Buggy Video

This Car Matters put together a great documentary with Bruce Meyers about the creation of…

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Mickey Thompsons Challenger IV Part 5

When we last left you Challenger IV (CH4) was sitting at Collins Motorsports in Las Vegas getting…

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1957 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen

This 1957 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen was fully restored in the US and imported to Tokyo Japan 20 years ago…

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Frank Scoop Vessels VW Thing

During a recent visit to B&R Buggies in Oceanside, Gary showed me the 6 seater VW Thing that he just…

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1959 Tatra 805

The owner of this 1959 Tatra T805 imported it in 2005 and it’s currently located in Willowbrook, Illinois. They…

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Mickey Thompsons Challenger IV Part 4

It’s been a while since the last update and a lot has happened since then so I will try to catch everyone up…

Mickey Thompson Challenger IV restoration videos part 1 & 2

As a follow up to our recent story about Mickey Thompson’s Challenger IV by Rory Ward, we will be posting videos and info about the restoration so you can follow the progress of the project.  Below are part 1 & 2 of the ongoing video series. Part 1- Part 2-

Studebaker WWII T-15 Snow Weasel

I recently came across this Studebaker WWII T-15 Snow Weasel on bringatrailer.com and the Ebay listing here.  The listing ended but didn’t sell.  Here is the info and pictures from the ad. In 1941, the U.S. Military contracted with Studebaker Corporation of South bend Indiana to design, test and build a “top-secret” snow vehicle for […]

The worlds first SUV?

The GAZ-M-20 prototype (2wd 5 seat passenger car) was first built in 1944 by GAZ in the Soviet Union and production didn’t begin until 1946.  The GAZ-M-20 was also known as “Pobeda” which meant victory.  Starting in 1955 they combined the chassis of a  GAZ-69 and the body of the GAZ-M-20 to build the 4wd GAZ-M-72.  Production of […]

V8 Hotel: Amazing Car Themed Rooms

The V8 Hotel in Germany will leave you feeling like a “grown-up-kid”. V8 Hotel is a paradise for car enthusiasts. The hotel is located in Stuttgart, Germany – German International Centre of automakers. Beds and rooms are made out from a real cars. Guests can sleep in all cars starting from Morris Minor and up to Mersedes. This is certainly a place that will blow mind of any motorist. Which room would you prefer to stay in?

Have You Ever Seen A DKW Munga?

>The DKW Munga was a DKW-branded off-road vehicle built by Auto Union in Ingolstadt, Germany. “MUNGA” is an acronym of the German phrase “Mehrzweck UNiversal Geländewagen mit Allradantrieb”, which translated means “multi-purpose universal cross-country car with all-wheel drive”.

What Is The Best Automotive Feature Ever?

I was reading an article on Hooniverse the other day where they asked their readers what was the best automotive feature ever produced. Their was some great comments and some that left my head shaking. As for me, here is my top 5.

1. Electric starter: Honestly, can you imagine having to hand crank your engine to start it?

2. Power Steering: I may get heckled by some of the old school guys here, but seriously…power steering is one of the best inventions ever! I had one truck with manual steering and hated it.

3. Transfer Case: The transfer case allowed vehicles to have four wheel drive. And your love of 4×4’s is why you are reading this website, right?

4. Cup Holders: My last truck did not have cup holders. Sometimes the coffee or water was balanced between my legs. Sometimes in a shoe or between junk that I piled on the bench seat to hold the drink. When I was shopping for my latest vehicle, easy to access cup holders were a deal breaker.

5. Air Conditioning: This is another one that I expect will not go over well. In fact, my Jeep does not have air conditioning. But I do not live in Florida or Arizona. I cannot imagine being stuck in Miami traffic without air conditioning.

So, what do you think of the list? What are your top five automotive features?

1956 Fiat Campagnola 4×4 For Sale

I will be honest with you. I have never heard of a Fiat Campagnola, never mind seen one for sale in the USA. The owner of this 1956 Fiat Campagnola believes that this may be the only one in existance in the USA and I have no reason to doubt him. The ad, which is on Craigslist, also states that is in very good shape and has very little rust. It does not have a soft top, but does have the factory soft top bows to make one. Have you ever heard of a Cmpagnola or seen one in person?

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