This Year in Gear
The Dream Cars of 2018
A ‘dream car’ isn’t necessarily the most expensive, the fastest, the most powerful or the most beautiful — it can also be all four. Or a combination, of course. Dream cars come in all shapes and sizes; they can be old or new; practical or frivolous. 2018 was filled to the brim with prime candidates deserving of the title.
TAG Heuer 1972 Special Re-Edition Autavia
As far as automatic chronographs go, TAG Heuer’s Autavia is a paragon in the category. The first timepiece to use a rotating tachymeter bezel, it changed the game for chronographs and their ability to calculate average speed. TAG Heuer finally revived the Autavia after a hiatus, and this 1972 Special Re-Edition 42mm version pays homage to that classic model. The black panda dial displays a 30-minute chronograph counter, a 12-hour chronograph counter, and the date. The timepiece also includes a polished steel and aluminum bidirectional 12-hour bezel. Finished off with a black calfskin strap, this is a true vintage-inspired chronograph.
The CLS53, E53 and E53 Cabriolet are the first models to launch with an all-new power plant.
BMW has a lot riding on its new flagship.
Legacy Overland knows how to upgrade a vintage four-wheeler and still keep it classy and tasteful.
In a market saturated with Defenders and Land Cruisers, as good as they may be, a quality, rebuilt Scout is a breath of fresh air.
Aside from upping the number of SUVs in their lineups, the next biggest trend for automotive manufacturers seems to be buying, restoring and selling their own classic cars.
Getting behind the wheel of the new 2018 Audi RS5 and stretching the legs on its 444 horsepower 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6.
To hell with number-matching parts, this Discovery is as close to perfect as you can get.
You could easily spend thousands on flights, rooms and accommodations, or you can just get this pop-up camper.
Making a name for yourself in the modern automotive world is nearly impossible. Breaking into the supercar arena is even harder.
Today, Aston Martin introduced its all-new 630 horsepower, 208 mph V12 Aston Martin DB11 AMR.
The new Ford Bronco would be fantastic with a 2020 Mustang V8, sadly that probably won't happen. Thankfully, Classic Car Club Manhattan is putting its V8 Bronco up for sale.
Aside from the original M3, the E46 might be the next most sought-after car in the family tree. Which is why this 2005 M3 with just under 16,000 miles on the clock, could be the...
Featuring a chopped-down windshield, an analog powerplant and a spartan interior.
Admittedly, to make day-to-day life more manageable with a Defender a couple of modifications are necessary.
The experimental approach Toyota took with the Celica needs to make a return in the Corolla.
The ultimate distillation of what a Porsche 911 can be will be on display at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, then next month during Monterey Car Week.
The Milan Red car is said to compete directly with the Bugatti Chiron, that gold standard of hypercars, with similar but lesser specs. It hardly seems suited to actually best the French beast.
It's a rare specification, has numerous subtle upgrades throughout and fewer than 8,000 miles on the odometer.
If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
Lamborghini is finally giving in and joining the semi-electric ranks with Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche.
You can't actually drive it on the street.
Like a lot of top-end sports cars, there's often a perfectly suited performance car living in their shadows and the E39 M5 is no different.
Cars like the 1994 Mazda RX-7 are of a breed on the brink of becoming classics and collectibles.
The foundation of the brand's reputation is rooted firmly in sports sedans like this.
The Audi Quattro coupe came before the M3, is more capable, more advanced and when it's murdered out like this one, it's the best alternative.
New Legend brings the iconic Scout into the 21st century without compromising its old world charm.
Whenever a classic Ford pops up -- like this 1992 Escort RS -- it's now more than just a hard hit of nostalgia.
As far as long-term investments go, you can't beat a Toyota 4x4 Pickup for under $6,800.