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Los Angeles Auto Show Transitions Into Tomorrow

The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show has a bit of everything. But, the emphasis is clearly shifting to new technology. Can the designs keep pace and fairly represent these new advances? Or, is the industry happy with the way things are?

Acura Type S Concept Affirms Brand’s Direction

The Acura Type S Concept continues with the Precision Concept style and performance image but injects a bolder performance element to it. Dave Marek and Ben Davidson delve into what sets this concept apart from the pack.

Automobili Pininfarina – Love Italian Style

Automobili Pininfarina is leaning on EV technology to explore the outer edge of the envelop in sustainability and performance with the Battista and the Pura. This new OEM won't build cars you like, they'll build cars you'll love!

Axiom Embraces Mid Century Modern Design

The Axiom Desert House captures the essence and magic found in the homes of Albert Frey, William Krisel, John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler and the other classic architects of an era long gone.

60s and 70s Swing at the Casual Concours 2019

One of the most prominent events at Modernism Week in Palm Springs is the Casual Concours. 150 cars blanket the golf course, highlighting 60s and 70s models, highlighting Avanti and Thunderbird, alongside dazzlings others.

ArtCenter Car Classic 2019 – the Field of Dreams

ArtCenter College of Design is a hub, focal point, gathering place, and launchpad for those in the creative fields. Arguably, the school is the global birthplace for the majority of car designers. Annually, the college pays homage to those with the ArtCenter Car Classic 2019.

Mirai Concept Rebooted with Cutting-Edge Design

Toyota has revealed the second-generation Mirai, rebooted as a premium sedan with cutting-edge design, technology and driving performance. The 2020 Mirai and will deliver a significant evolution of Toyota’s hydrogen FCEV powertrain technology.

How VW Plaid Fabric Created a Colorful History

Don't get mad, get plaid! Perhaps we should say VW plaid. Let's face it, a GTI with a plaid interior puts a smile on nearly everyone. The pattern is distinct and emphasizes the special, playful nature of the hot hatch that caused a stir!

Pininfarina Battista is a Pure-EV Luxury Hypercar

Automobili Pininfarina recently announced its intention to develop an all-new high-performance electric chassis and powertrain that will underpin its future vehicle portfolio.