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  • Learn from a legend- Gene Winfield Custom Metal Working Class

    I decided to make a trip to Harmony, PA (about 35 minutes outside Pittsburgh, PA) to Hahn-Vorbach & Associates Collector Car Restoration to visit Gene and become a student of "Windy Winfield". The metal shaping classes are always small in size and very intimate. This isn't a class where you'll be sitting in a chair listening to a lecture and just taking notes, Gene gets EVERYONE involved and is happy to take on any and all questions. The classes are commonly two day events starting promptly at 9AM and lasting until whenever everyone is exhausted. If you want to attend these classes, be sure to get plenty of sleep ahead of time because it's high paced with little to no breaks.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • The 10 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold At Auction

    The most expensive American car ever sold at auction, number 6 on the world list—1968 Ford GT40. Once belonged to Steve McQueen.

    It doesn't cost anything to enjoy reading about and seeing pictures of truly classic cars. But if you want to actually own one, you need deep pockets...very deep pockets!

    Here are the 10 most expensive cars sold at auction.

    1. 1936 Bugatti Type 57C Atlantic – $43.7 million (2010)
    2. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO – $19.4 million (2010)
    3. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – $16.39 million (2011)
    4. 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe – $14.9 million (1987)
    5. 1936 Mercedes 540K – $11.7 million (2012)
    6. 1968 Ford GT40 – $11 million (2012)
    7. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – $9.5 million (2008)
    8. 1931 Bugatti Royale Berline – $8.9 million (1986)
    9. 1929 ‘Birkin’ Bentley 4-1/2 litre – $7.9 million (2012)
    10. 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM – $7.7 million (2009)

    For details about each car, see the entire article at pursuitist.com.

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  • Driverless Car Goes 300,000 Miles Without An Accident

    (Photo courtesy RideStory.com)

    Google has been testing the technology of self-driving cars for a few years, actually going out on the roads of Nevada at speeds up to 70 MPH, and with no human intervention. And astonishingly, the fleet has zero accidents in the 300,000 miles the cars have driven. (Normally, correct grammar would require me to write "...the cars have been driven", but in this case, it's the cars themselves doing the driving!)

    You could sit in the passenger seat and relax...these cars feature sensors that can track pedestrians, understand traffic lights, and even merge at highway speeds.

    California governor Jerry Brown has signed state legislation that will pave the way for driverless cars, signing the bill after he travelled to Google headquarters in a self-driving Toyota Prius to show his full support for the new technology. The law will establish safety and performance regulations to test and operate driverless vehicles on California’s roads.

    “Today we’re looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow’s reality—the self-driving car,” Mr. Brown told journalists gathered to witness the historic moment for smart cars. “Anyone who gets inside a car and finds out the car is driving will be a little skittish, but they’ll get over it.”

    It's questionable whether people will get used to the idea of autonomous cars soon, but Google believes that it will take less than 10 years until the first self-driving vehicles will be available on the market. Car manufacturers such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Ford have been working on autonomous car technology for years.

    Read the entire article at RideStory.com.

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  • Eastwood SEMA 2011 Coverage Day Four

    Today was extremely busy at the show, word has spread about our Popular Mechanics Editors Choice Award and they were all checking out the new products we have in the pipeline. Overall it seems like everyone was very impressed and we are excited to launch it all to the public here shortly!

    We are still blown away how many of the top SEMA show cars have Eastwood products on them! We have a bunch of show car video features in the works. Keep an eye out here, Facebook, and our YouTube channel for more on these cool rides!

    One of my favorite customs from the show was Chip Foose's custom Gull-winged Mercedes 300SL. The attention to detail and finish on this car was mind blowing. I spent quite a bit of time checking it out and it is pretty much perfect!

    Here are the highlights from where we walked. You will notice quite a variety in these!

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  • Mercedes New Concept Car Grown, Not Built?

    Mercedes newest concept cars is one of the coolest I've seen. It reminds me of something you'd see in the new "Tron" movie. The designers at Mercedes are indicating that this car would be "grown" rather than just built in a factory. This is some "far-out" stuff.. but then again, who thought we'd be have cars that could parallel park themselves in the 50's and 60's?

    For the full article, check out: Gizmag.com

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