You’ve heard of pioneer race car drivers Louise Smith, Shirley Muldowney, Michele Mouton, and Janet Guthrie. Lesser known on the world stage but beloved in her native Italy, Maria Antoinetta Avanzo was the first and most famous female race car driver in Italian history, starting in the Roaring '20s. It was extremely unusual for women to race cars t...

With nearly a century of competitions under its belt, the annual vintage car race Mille Miglia continues to thrill and amuse car enthusiasts from every corner of the world. Classic luxury vehicles from world-renowned manufacturers like Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Fiat, Audi, Bmw, Bugatti, Maserati, and Aston Martin can be s...

The United States Attorney’s Office is looking for the rightful owner of a 1996 Ferrari F50 they believe was stolen nearly 20 years ago. Customs and Border Protection officers determined the Italian sports car was stolen during an inspection at the Peace Bridge on December 14, 2019. The car was being transported from Canada into the U.S. The U.S. A...

As the first-generation Mini forged ahead with its early sales success, Italian carmaker Autobianchi must have been looking on with envious eyes. Its attempt to grab a slice of the pie was launched in 1969 as the A112, a three-door hatchback that used the same (back then) relatively unusual transverse engine/front-wheel drive layout in a marginally...

The American automotive industry is very interesting. It saw the creation of some of the coolest sports cars ever made. Mostly known for emblematic cars such as the Mustang or the Camaro, the industry has seen the apparition of insane cars such as the AMX/3 or the De Tomaso Pantera. The De Tomaso Pantera is quite a peculiar classic muscle car. It s...

Former Fiat Chrysler premium car brands Alfa Romeo and Lancia will enjoy stronger investments under Stellantis, the new automaker formed from the merger with France’s PSA, Stellantis Chairman John Elkann said in a TV interview. With 14 brands under one roof, Stellantis is the world’s fourth largest carmaker. It was officially born in January, as Fi...

Ferrari unveiled its new car online Wednesday, becoming the last of the 10 Formula 1 teams to present their 2021 editions. The car, which is named SF21 for Scuderia Ferrari, has a new power unit. A bright green sponsor’s logo on the engine cover stands out on the otherwise red car. “The color looks a little bit more dark compared to last year and t...

A man of many names: L’Avvocato, Prince of Italy, King of Italy, and the Rake of the Riviera, Agnelli was not only a symbol of economic growth and Italian excellence but of an unwavering reckless passion for life. On his 100th birthday, Agnelli remains a defining figure in Italian history. Agnelli was born on 12 March 1921, in Turin, to parents Edo...

Alfa Romeo is celebrating International Women's Day by highlighting some of the women who have raced its cars over the past century. They collectively achieved a long list of impressive achievements on and off the track. One of the earliest-known women that raced an Alfa Romeo professionally is Maria Antonietta d’Avanzo, an Italian baroness who sta...

Well here’s one nobody saw coming: Ferrari will fight for the overall win at Le Mans with a full-on hypercar program beginning in 2023. The Italian automaker confirmed the news this morning. Ferrari has reportedly flirted with the idea of a top-flight sports car racing program for a very long time, even dating back to the outgoing hybrid Le Mans Pr...