Tony Hawk Ollies Over a Lexus LFA

Tony Hawk knows how to celebrate his birthday the right way with a Lexus LFA. Only Tony Hawk could pull this off!

  

ACB: Targa Newfoundland

Public roads, blinding speeds, and drivers towing the line between courage and stupid were the hallmarks of vintage racing. But with the advent of governing bodies and modern racetracks, those days are long gone. Almost.

Today, Speed was kind enough to stream their coverage of the Targa Newfoundland online. A real throwback of racing action but with thoroughly modern machinery. So check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

  

New Scion iQ Ad

Ladies and gentlemen, this is what desperation looks like in an advertisement: girls eating donuts and drinking milk in a Scion iQ. The ad says nothing about the car, nothing about how to use it, or why you should by it. In fact, all the ad proves is that the iQ is more novelty amusement park ride rather than car. More Tilt-A-Whirl than Mini and 500 competitor. But, for all I know it’s just to build “buzz” around the brand. So, the jokes on all of us as 50 year old “social media manager” in jeans and a blazer laughs while counting his money.

Plus, if you don’t like the girls in bikinis, there are 3 more versions with different people eating donuts and going round and round in an iQ. That means, sometime, somewhere, a person with more letters behind their name than most doctors, sat down in front of Toyota executives with a straight face, and presented this as a way to advertise the iQ. Then, Toyota agreed and said, “Thats great, but can you do 3 more versions?”

Almost worse than the J.Lo Fiat 500 ad. Almost. The FR-S can’t come soon enough to bring some real credibility to the Scion line.

  

ACB: Ferrari 458

Ferrari 458 Italia Vintage HRE wheels from eGarage on Vimeo.

Once again, HRE’s vintage wheels have made it onto Afternoon Car Break. This time though, we see the wheels in motion on a stunning Ferrari 458. Make sure to crank the volume at the end of the video (hint, hint). And for the full rundown on the wheels of the car, check the original post here.

  

ACB: Corvette’s 60th Birthday Party

Before everybody pretends to be Irish tomorrow, lets take some time out of the day and celebrate something truly American: the Chevrolet Corvette.

60 years ago, the Corvette debuted with lukewarm sales and was going to get cancelled shortly thereafter. However, a redesign and some power courtesy of the iconic Chevy small block turned the tides on the sales chart. 60 years on we are now celebrating an icon with the same formula: a big V8 with pushrods up front and a leaf spring suspension out back.

Here’s hoping the new Corvette will continue in its predecessors footsteps.

  

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