The US Postal Service brings us a variety of great collectible stamps on a regular basis, making new ones nearly every year. For car guys and truck enthusiasts the new stamps for this year show us four classic trucks that will be adorned beautifully and make for a fun way to collect or send mail. Some of us are not just car guys buy also philatelists (stamp collectors) and enjoy the fun of collecting some of the rarest and collectible stamps ever made. Even if you don’t enjoy cars but like to collect stamps these are four you should consider adding to your collection.
This opportunity comes along in only a rare moment. Most of the time we compare cars from different brands rather than two from the same one which allows us to be able to enjoy the direct matching of cars that are in the same class of vehicle. Because Porsche makes so many different sports cars the comparison of two of the best sports cars on the menu make for a wonderful testing and side by side look. Of course with this type of pairing you can expect to take the cars out to the track for the best way to see if there really are any differences and learn what they may be.
Infiniti has already announced they will offer the smallest version of its lineup the QX30 in the US and everywhere else in 2017. Most of the world will see this as two different vehicles, but because the two vehicles (the Q30 and QX30) are basically the same size with one being a bit taller because of right height they will be under the same name here in America. This will make it easy for us to understand exactly what this vehicle is, a small hatchback that has one model with a higher ride.
We talk of the Prius as the first hybrid to make it to market at a price we can all afford, but the reality is there was another unique hybrid on the market before the Prius showed up; the Honda Insight. This car was different from what the Prius would come to be but had the hybrid powertrain and enough intrigue to be interesting. Even though the Insight was offered for several years eventually Honda had not experienced enough sales to keep this model rolling and cancelled production after the 2014 model year as it has fought the good fight against the strength of Toyota and the Prius.
The Ford GT is one of the most talked about cars of the year and it’s not even on the road yet. This all started last January when the GT stole the show in Detroit as a car that was unexpected but showed up in concept mode as a car that would soon be produced. The Ford GT brings back a name that invokes a technologically advanced power machine that can be one of the top sports cars on the road and now it shows up with yet another piece of what this dynamic beauty will be built with.
When you develop a supercar there are expectations that must be met. You need to offer amazing style, you need to have the best features, and the handling must be on point and most of all it has to be fast. When you think of Lamborghini you instantly think of speed and power wrapped in a dynamic wedge-shaped design that gives you some of the most active driving features you can find anywhere. On the other hand when you think of Audi it’s the interior that excites you along with the name that has carried a reputation for driving excellence, but what do you get when blend the two together?
Owning a piece of automotive history can be a feeling of pride that can’t be duplicated for those who have the pleasure of owning some of the classic speedsters that raced on the roads of this planet many years ago. Bringing a piece of history back to its original form or knowing the vehicle is actually all original are certainly something that has been difficult to master and has eluded many car restoration company over the years. You can find a wide variety of parts and fittings for just about any car, but for those rare exotics it’s important to have a car that is as original as possible.