Morgan Aero Coupe, sporting a BMW-sourced 4.8-litre V8, with 367 bhp to play with. 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds. It’ll top 170 mph if you’re feeling brave. Power figures are one thing, but the noise it produces is frankly astounding.
100 years old today! The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental improved highway for automobiles across the United States of America. Conceived in 1912 by Indiana entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher (who started a race track that became Indianapolis Motor Speedway) and formally dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway spanned coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco.
Three years and some 10,000 hours of intensive restoration work later, the first privately purchased car from what many consider America’s most historically significant automotive brand, a single-bench-seat Duesenberg Model A coupe — is to compete Sunday August 18, 2013 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Élégance on the Monterey Peninsula of California.
photo: The car’s window cranking mechanisms are shown in foreground, with engine and freshly painted body in the background.
"forget your driver’s license and the proper insurance documents while navigating the streets of London, don’t for one minute think the local police might offer you a royal pardon. Instead, they’ll give you a ticket. And tow your one-of-a-kind supercar like it’s a rusted ‘94 Honda Accord."