One Lap of the Web: Auto shirts, Elon adore, and a Petersen Cruise: Car news and movies from all corners of the Web

Automobile news and video clips from all corners of the World wide web



— The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles finally came to a close this weekend, following 9 days and brutal driving and navigation issues across the Morocco desert. Emme Halle and Sabrina Howells were the best-putting American crew, finishing 29th general. The British/French group of Jeanette James and Anne Marie Borg completed initial overall in the 4×4 class. All the finishers pulled into the beach at Essaouira, in time for a ceremony and blowout gala where the girls lastly empty the sand out of their pockets and take a extended-required shower right after storming by means of the desert. Full results for the curious are right here.

— The Petersen Museum had a hell of a turnout this weekend for its Breakfast Club cruise-in, with a powerful showing from the Jaguar Club. Which aids, because the Petersen’;s Jaguar exhibit is in total swing. A Suzuki Cappuccino, a prewar Alfa Romeo (pre-every single war), and the Crocetti Speciale Triumph manufactured a excellent displaying, as well as a pair of oddly-customized Prowlers—then once more, any “custom-made” Prowler is bound to be odd.

— Are you hard enough to drive a Porsche? In no way thoughts the newer generations, strong adequate for a guy but delicate sufficient for a Beverly Hills floozy in her Tiptronic Carrera cabriolet if you are hard ample to deal with a Strosek 928, a mad-turbocharged 924 Carrera GT, or a 911 G straight from the East Africa Rally, Classic Driver has an supply you can’;t refuse. (Brando was difficult ample for Triumph, but only Dean was a Porsche driver. And appear what that acquired him.)

— In China, they really like Elon Musk. Now that Tesla’;s allowed to promote cars in China below its personal title, Chinese bourgeoisie (and the irony inherent with that label) and the fawning, seldom independent media have labeled Musk the following Steve Jobs — all without Tesla selling a single car however. The very first dealership opened in Beijing last November, and it will be arriving in Shanghai quickly enough — consumers in Beijing will have to wait till the finish of the 12 months to take delivery of their shiny new Model S cars.

— Because you have to declare your allegiance somehow, Hot Rod Magazine has dug up a slew of vehicle-themed t-shirts to represent your Hemi fandom. Ideal for when you ultimately exhaust your wardrobe of Blipshift shirts. The worst auto shirt in the world — hell, the worst shirt anywhere outdoors a Wal-Mart parking good deal — is also incorporated. For when, it isn’;t Hawaiian.

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