There are few legendary car stories we haven't heard. Funny enough, the majority of these stories revolve around a Porsche 911 and incredible shenanigans and controversy, but I digress. Today things change. Today we heard about a story that we had never heard before and, crazy enough, it even has its own movie! I would say we dropped the ball, but the truth is, we can't know everything... where would we put it all!
Today's story is about the Belgrade Phantom, a car thief that didn't steal cars for cash, but for fun. Like out of a scene in Gone in 60 Seconds, the Phantom would steal cars, joyride, and then fill the tank to return it. It all changed for the Phantom when he stole a 911 that he didn't want to give back. A 911 with an already shady past. So suspect that even the owner didn't mind him keeping it. From here it becomes a cat and mouse tale, spiced with a hint of romance, and even a Shakespearian ending!
Check it out, you'll love it!
Lamborghini delivered the last Aventador LP 780-4 today (Thursday Nov. 16th) along with a 1 of 1 NFT created in collaboration with Krista Kim and Steve Aoki. The vehicle and NFT were auctioned off and the winner collected the vehicle today along with meeting Krista Kim in person and Steve Aoki virtually in a delivery ceremony. It honors the last naturally aspirated V12 along with Lamborghini's dedication to the new digital market.
Upon seeing the Lamborghini Sterrato I was brought back to the late '80s when I began to fall in love with homologated vehicles. At the time the Porsche 959 became prominent. These vehicles were produced for off-road and rally competition where they would see the most rigorous competition that a vehicle could face.
The only problem with those vehicles were they weren't made for public road use. Bill Gates could tell you from experience when he purchased his 959 that was denied entry and stayed in storage for 13 years until the "show and display" laws were passed. That was the way of things for many years. Some famous vehicles were made for road use, but the legendary off-road options would remain elusive except to creative purchasers capable of overcoming the immense obstacles.
That all changed this week when Lamborghini announced the Huracan Sterrato would soon be unveiled. The Sterrato isn't a "modified" or homologated vehicle. No this, as Lamborghini is well known for, is made for you, the driver. This will be the first time in the history that I know of that a buyer can simply walk into a dealership and say, "I'll take that," and drive away with an off-road capable supercar.
Not just that, but it looks stunning. Wider fenders, higher stance, perfectly placed front spotlights, fortell the purpose of this vehicle and it's willingness to take leave the pavement behind.
Lamborghini is no stranger to off-roading either. Many owners have found ways to get the low-slung vehicles to drive on ice, snow, dirt and a range of other areas. It seems a natural with its all wheel drive architecture and vectoring driveline. All it really needed, it seemed, were the right tires to do the job. So it seems almost fitting that the Sterrato would stand up to the job, but it also poses the daunting question of, why hasn't anyone thought of this before!
Lamborghini has, once again, led the competition into a realm that we hope buyers quickly embrace. We can't wait to see the dust getting thrown.
The official launch is November 30th and you can head here to see more : Click Here
(this link takes you to a third party website (Lamborghini) to review the vehicle)
Jay Leno suffers burns in gasoline car fire.
Monday (11/14) afternoon Jay Leno was working on his 1907 White Steam car fixing a clogged fuel line. A leak occurred spraying gasoline over Leno's face and hands. Somehow a simultaneous spark triggered a fire, burning Leno severely.
His friend Dave acted quickly in smothering the flames, but Leno suffered third degree burns, mostly on the left side of his face. Leno may require skin grafts to repair the damage. They expect Leno to require ten days in hospital to recover from the injuries.
We first found out that there was a problem when Leno's camp canceled an appearance due to a "serious medical emergency" early Monday afternoon, yet little information was known at the time. An hour later the information was slowly trickled to the press with a statement from Leno at 3:20 PM, "I got some serious burns from a gasoline fire. I am OK. Just need a week or two to get get back on my feet."
Leno is an avid supporter of the automotive community and his collection is considered legendary. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Detail Garage in Warwick RI has pulled it off again! Supporting Toys for Tots charity they filled up a truck full of toys for needy boys and girls, all while bringing out some of the coolest cars in New England while doing it. Here's the awesome coverage of this amazing event.
Today on #CarSideChat we talk about the all new Rolls-Royce Spectre, as well as speaking to our guest Ray Chang of Motorsports Lab ( https://www.motorsportlab.com/ ) that travels to supercar and luxury car venues such as Italy where they visit all the different factories! It's going to to be an amazing show!
Edit: Had to fix the video due to quality and reposted.
Bugatti continues to refine on their base model, becoming more edgy, but it will interesting to see if they can up the performance. It still packs the legendary W16 motor and has amazingly held its momentum. In 2021 Bugatti sold 63 vehicles, a drop compared to 2020's 77 vehicles. It did its best in 2019. The truth is they don't need to sell a lot to keep the momentum going. How long can they continue the brand? The Concord Jet could've gone forever. Being on top means being in demand and Bugatti has proved that early momentum has taken them a long way. The question will remain, what electric plans will Bugatti eventually realize and what will it mean for the vehicle. We'll have to wait and see.
A few years ago North End Diner in Leominster Mass. began hosting Toys for Tots meets. Drivers would bring out there cars and donate a toy for needy kids. The great thing about North End Diner and, by default, all their friends is they're supercar owners. Meaning the small parking area became inundated by insane cars from Lamborghini to Porsche and everything in between. Some of the best guys in our car community came out to support the cause.
This year was no different, except that this year we brought the music, and it was another blast of an event! So here's our coverage!
This weekend we headed out to see the Lowrider Depot Trunk or Treat. It was a good turnout with great choice of vendors. Kids were collecting candy and the cool cars came out. We filmed a great selection so we wanted to share this with you. Let us know what you like!
Lamborghini Spa supports men's health for the second year in a row with Movember! Dealerships worldwide will be holding Bull Run events to different locales spreading awareness about men's health. Cars on the run and around the Lamborghini world will be sporting the notorious mustache to show their support.
In 2021 Executive Automotive Society covered one of these events (see the coverage by clicking here) by joining Lamborghini Boston on the run. It was only one of 92 dealers that participated. As many as 1,226 cars worldwide donated $233,000 to that Movember cause.
If you would like to be involved yourself, contact your local Lamborghini dealership.
If you would like to purchase products for the event, click here.
If you would like to support Lamborghini's effort and donate yourself, click here.