Sneak Peek of the Next Bond Cars

It's not set for release until November, but we here at E3 Spark Plugs already are psyched about the next James Bond flick, Spectre. And now, we're giving you a sneak peek of three custom rides to be featured in the film. Reads IMDB.com, "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE." We have no idea what that terrible truth may be. But thanks to a recent Autoweek.com article, we do know what a few of the next Bond flick rides will be. Of course, there's the iconic Aston Martin DB10. But now, we know there's also a Range Rover Sport SVR, Jaguar C-X75 and Defender Big Foot on the...

February 16, 2015
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Three Top Romantic Car Scenes

Who says gearheads aren't romantic? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we here at E3 Spark Plugs are feeling all giddy, too. And to prove it, we decided to dig up the most romantic movie car scenes we could find. Here are our top faves: Say Anything (1989): The love scene between endearing underachiever Lloyd Dobbler (John Cusack) and the gorgeous and otherwise-out-of-his-league valedictorian, Diane Courte (Ione Skye) in his 1976 Chevy Malibu proved the iconic automotive hookup scene of the 1980s. Admit it - You've got Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes playing in your head right now. The Virgin Suicides (1999): Set to Heart's hot-blooded Crazy on You, the brief but intense moment of pent up passion shared by high school heartthrob Trip Fontaine (Josh Hartnett) and the...

February 16, 2015
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2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Racer to Rev Up Chicago Auto Show

The 2015 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo makes a stop at the Chicago Auto Show before heading to 24 Hours of Le Mans. We got a glimpse at the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Racer during the Super Bowl XLIX With Dad commercial. Now, we’ll get the full monty with the Valentine’s Day opening of the Chicago Auto Show. The radically designed new ride will make a two-week appearance at the show February 14-22 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and, no doubt, will be a show-stopper. It’ll be the centerpiece of a performance-oriented NISMO display also featuring the 600-horsepower Nissan GT-R NISMO, the 370Z NISMO, JUKE NISMO and JUKE NISMO RS and two concept vehicles, the Sentra NISMO Concept and a new NISMO street concept that will debut February 12. Carrying a price tag of nearly $150,000,...

February 10, 2015
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E3 Spark Plugs Digs NASCAR’s Troops to the Track Program

America’s military service members, veterans and families get the VIP treatment with NASCAR’s Troops to the Tracks program. Here at E3 Spark Plugs, we have the utmost respect and love for our nation’s military servicemen and service women. And, of course, we love fast cars. So, we’re big fans of NASCAR’s Troops to the Track program (T2T). In partnership with the Armed Forces Foundation, this year-round recreational group therapy program honors America’s military service members, veterans and families at NASCAR races nationwide. Since its inception six years ago, the program has treated thousands of wounded service members, veterans and families to customized VIP experiences at the races. We’re talking garage tours, driver meet-and-greets and...

February 10, 2015
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Furious 7 Full Length Trailer Released

  “This right here takes crazy to a whole ‘nother level,” says Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) in Furious 7, the final installment in the wildly successful, muscle car-crazed film franchise. And judging by the recently released full-length trailer, we here at E3 Spark Plugs agree. Set for theatrical release April 3, Furious 7 stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and – playing Ian Shaw, the angry villain obsessively bent on revenge – Jason Statham. It centers on Shaw’s bloodlust for revenge against Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his crew for the death of his brother, Owen, a former British Special Forces soldier-turned-mercenary killed by Toretto at the end of Fast and Furious 6. Furious 7 also stars...

February 10, 2015
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Massive Car Collection Action to Benefit Worthy Cause

This 1962 Rolls Royce Mulliner Drophead Coupe is among the more than 230 classics in the Rogers Collection to be auctioned off in Las Vegas. An entire museum full of rare classic cars will go on the auction block later this month, and students throughout the Silver State will benefit. Assembled by the late Jim Rogers, media mogul, former chancellor of the Nevada System of High Education and lover of all things automotive, the collection includes more than 230 rare classic and antique cars that make up the Rogers’ Classic Car Museum in Las Vegas. Rogers’ collection grew over a lifetime as he worked to build something that “represented the American working man’s climb to success,” his widow Beverly Rogers told reporters. “He didn’t just buy the...

February 10, 2015
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Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept – Perfect for the Indecisive

The Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept fuses the look of a car with the functionality of a pickup truck. Sometimes, you need a good pickup truck – When your best bud finally decides he’s ready to unload his vintage foosball machine and it’s yours if you can pick it up today; when your wife does a Goodwill purge and wants to get all her so-last-year looks out the door on her way to shop for an updated wardrobe; when you lose a bet and have to help your old roommate move. But if, outside of those moments of necessity, a pickup just isn’t your style, you just might be in luck soon. Introducing the Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept – a great potential buy for the guy not quite ready to commit to a pickup, but wanting the versatility of one...

February 10, 2015
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Washington Auto Show Revs Up

The Toyota FV2 concept is among the futuristic rides on display at the Washington Auto Show this week. The 2015 Washington Auto Show revved up at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC this weekend with a futuristic and family-friendly bent. Sadie Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and Dancing with the Stars signed autographs as fans flooded in on Friday. She’s the first of a full roster of celebs and special guests making appearances. Others include WWE’s Randy Orton, Washington Capitals player Brooks Laich and NFL legends Charley Taylor, Dave Butz and Mark Moseley. But of course, the real attention goes to the hundreds of sleek new rides on display throughout the 703,000-square-foot convention center. Among them are some very cool concepts...

February 10, 2015
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Got a Vintage Longroof in Your Garage? ACCA Museum Wants to See It

Got a vintage station wagon parked in your garage? The AACA Museum wants to borrow it. Before the minivan took over the roadways like a rabid soccer mom hell-bent on world domination, there was another iconic American automotive workhorse – the beloved station wagon. Now, the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, PA is honoring the memory of your mama’s faux wood-paneled grocery getter with a special exhibition. A Family Affair: Station Wagons opens May 23 and runs through October 12. It’s designed to showcase both familiar and lesser known examples of station wagons and the impact they had on family life. Thus far, the museum has just over a dozen confirmed rides ranging from a 1958 Edsel Villager to a Ford Pinto Rallye, but it needs help filling...

February 10, 2015
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Fabulous 1950 Futurliner Fetches $4 Million

This 1950 Harley Earl-designed GM Futurliner recently drew $4 million to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. Back in its day, the GM Futurliner was aptly named. Debuting in 1939 and styled during the 1940s by iconic automotive designer Harley Earl, this then-futuristic, wheeled behemoth proved an integral part of the company’s Parade of Progress traveling exhibition, created to promote innovative vehicles and technologies. Fast forward more than half a century and the Futurliner is still turning heads. One of just nine Harley Earl-designed Futurliners known to exist today (and one of just three still running), a gorgeous 1950 model drew a $4 million gavel drop this past weekend at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event. Measuring an intense 33 feet long, eight feet wide and...

February 10, 2015
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