The econobox has been around for decades now. Volkswagen built the Rabbit. Honda gave us the Civic. Chevy lauded the Chevette. We even got things like a Dodge Omni and Shadow. All were purpose built to get great gas mileage and to haul as much random urban items (milk crates full of records, coolers full of beer, tents, surf boards) and people (read: clown car) as possible in the smallest chassis size that would be acceptable to the buyers.
In May of this year, the world was shown BMW’s “CSL Hommage,” a concept that caters to the philosophies and genetics of the iconic E9 CSL. In both mission and spirit, the CSL Hommage reinvigorates BMW’s pioneering past while looking forward to the future of the marque, and just one glance at the concept will speak volumes to its heritage. Its aesthetics are fashion-forward and avant garde, inciting both positive and negative dispositions from BMW fans across the world.
I fall in love with the little details. Each car has its own moments and marks that make it unique and tie it to the story that trails behind through the years, and these little aspects are what draw me in every time. While walking through the rows of Pebble Beach’s Councours d’Elegance, the Abarth Simca 2000 GT was the first to catch my eye.
While “Brian Scotto” may not be a household name in the automotive world, as few names are, there’s little-to-no chance that you’re entirely unfamiliar with his work. As the Creative Director behind BJ Baldwin’s “Recoil” videos, and better yet, Ken Block’s “Gymkhana” series, there’s no doubt that nearly everyone has had the chance to see where his talents lie.
Now on its third year, Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Day has brought together car fanatics from across Southern California for a day under the sun, with a variety of cars and enthusiasts unparalleled by nearly any show. From classic Japanese coupes to vintage American Muscle, and from modern German performance to built 4×4 rigs, Auto Enthusiast Day has something to offer for everyone.