Moss’ mangled Mille Miglia Maserati to move Monaco money: Maserati 450S prototype driven by Stirling Moss goes up for auction

Moss and “Jenks” at the start of the 1956 Mille Miglia. Photo by RM Auctions. The 350S’s brakes gave out and sent the two barreling through a fence, nearly sailing off a ravine. Photo by RM Auctions. Testing at the 1956 Swedish Grand Prix a mere four months later. Photo by RM Auctions. The 450S prototype performed admirably during testing but nearly shook itself to pieces. Photo by RM Auctions. Maserati went on to build 11 examples of the 450S. Photo by RM Auctions. The Maserati 450S won the 12 Hours of Sebring with Fangio and Jean Behra. Photo by RM Auctions. Behra crashed the 450S at the 1957 Mille Miglia practice, then crashed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Photo by RM Auctions. But Behra was able to
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2014 Kia Cadenza Limited review notes: A cushy and comfortable Kia

The 2014 Kia Cadenza starts out at a base price of $43,200. Photo by Kia. The 2014 Cadenza is front-wheel drive mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Photo by Kia. The interior of the 2014 Kia Cadenza looks and feels well built and the controls feel more precise than we would have guessed. Photo by Kia. The 2014 Cadenza gets an EPA estimated 19 mpg in the city, 28 on the highway and 22 combined. Photo by Kia. Under the hood, the Cadenza sports a 3.3-liter V6 engine, good for 293-hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Photo by Kia. EDITOR WES RAYNAL: I was impressed with this 2014 Kia Cadenza Limited until I looked at the sticker price. The exterior design is terrific (in my opinion, Kia is doing some
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Formula One drivers threaten to strike over unpaid wages: At least five drivers are waiting on overdue payment from last season

Germany’s Sport Bild reported that Kimi Rikknen’s manager, Steve Robertson, was seen arguing in the paddock in Bahrain recently with Lotus team boss Federico Gastaldi. Reportedly, that is because the Finn, who switched to Ferrari at the end of last year, still has not been paid in full by Lotus for the 2013 season. The magazine claims that Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg, Adrian Sutil and Kamui Kobayashi are all also waiting on overdue payments. It is believed that, under the auspices of their union, the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, the F1 drivers have signed a document vowing to strike if the growing trend of not being paid continues. Sport Bild claims that Rikknen — not a GPDA member — and one of F1′s very highest earners, Lewis Hamilton, have refused
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Gene Haas hopes to build Formula One cars in North Carolina: Haas Formula team will begin operations with Dallara cars and Mercedes or Ferrari power

New Formula One license-holder Gene Haas expects his startup team to run cars built by Dallara and powered by either Mercedes or Ferrari. But unlike some factory customers, the California businessman hopes to eventually build his own F1 cars at the sprawling Stewart-Haas Racing complex in Kannapolis, N.C. The FIA recently approved Haas’ application to become an F1 team owner. His best-case optimistic scenario is to debut his two-car team next spring, but it’s more likely it’ll be the spring of 2016. He realizes his NASCAR-focused organization simply isn’t capable of fielding Grand Prix cars on its own, so he and co-principal Guenther Steiner will create a technical partnership with an existing F1 team. “At the moment, we’ve talked to a number of people,” Haas said on Monday during a
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The Ford Mustang GT-R was the pony car’s anniversary gift to itself: As the Ford Mustang turns 50, we look back at pony-car history

In 2004, Ford built this Mustang GT-R to prove what the pony car was capable of. In 2014, we’re so spoiled we can take its 440-hp output for granted. The Ford Mustang is about to turn 50. This means that one decade ago — and please check our math here — the Mustang was about to hit 40. The Blue Oval celebrated in style. Extreme, 440-hp side-pipe-wearing style. The result was called the GT-R (not that GT-R, silly) and it was one very mean, very orange demonstration of what the folks at Ford can come up with when you give them a bin of go-fast bits and a mandate to prove what the Mustang is capable of. Sure, the GT-R’s overall shape is immediately recognizable as the retro-inspired fastback-bodied shape
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One Lap of the Web: The Internet celebrates the Mustang : Car news and videos from all corners of the Internet

Ford This Ford ad from 1964 was one of Betty Draper’s first modeling experiences. Fifty years ago, Muhammad Ali became the heavyweight champion of the world, “Jeopardy!” debuted, Lockheed went 2,000 mph with the YF-12 and a mop-topped band went on a television show to promote what would be shameless nostalgia for the next 50 years, even while it was happening. Oh, and Ford introduced the Mustang, an event that would be Lee Iacocca’s Second Greatest Shining Moment, behind introducing Chrysler’s TC by Maserati as the prettiest Italian to arrive stateside since his mother. The World’s Fair was 50 years ago this week, and the Internet remembers what it was like when the Mustang came out. – At that wild, wonderful World’s Fair of half a century ago, the Mustang
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