The Standard of The World bags Motor Trend Classic Trophy at Amelia Island 2011

George and Nancy Weaver, of East Earl, Pennsylvania, had the right combination of car, presentation, and quality all wrapped up in their magnificent 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, to snage the Motor Trend Classic Tropy at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  It was a difficult choice, with a field full of Cobras and Ferrari Daytonas, […]

Ghosn Not Gone: Nissan CEO, Renault Boss Patrick Pelata Survive Spy Scandal, for Now

Nissan and Renault’s chief executive officer and president, Carlos Ghosn, and his Renault right-hand man, Patrick Pelata, have survived the massively embarrassing Renault spy scandal, for now. Ghosn and the Renault board have rejected Pelata’s offer of resignation, and both Ghosn and Pelata, the French automaker’s chief operating officer, as well as other top managers, […]

BMW’s Best Six Is…A Diesel

BMW six-cylinder engines have long been a byword for silky smoothness and zingy performance; the elastic surge of acceleration that gathered intensity as the tach needle swung past 4000 rpm, accompanied by that velvety snarl from under the hood, meant “The Ultimate Driving Machine” tagline was more than just clever advertising shtick. But not every […]