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One Lap of the Web: new imports, old imports

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

-- The 1956 Maserati A6G-2000 Allemano is as beautiful as it is rare, and if Jay Leno didn't take one for a spin in this video, we probably wouldn't see one until next year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

-- Simon Cowell (of Simon Cowell fame) bought a Bugatti Veyron three years ago because a friend told him its a good idea, and he's driven it a total of two times since. Not driven it at its maximum speed, but just driven period. Does he remember that he has one?

-- A good though somewhat misinformed discussion has emerged on Bringatrailer regarding the 25 year rule when it comes to importing a foreign car. Namely, whether it's the car's model year, or the actual build date of the car that matters for importation purposes. And the car that has prompted this discussion is a 1989 Lancia Delta Integrale HF, which we wouldn't mind seeing a lot more of at summer car shows in the states.

-- The city of Ekaterinburg is not known for volcanic activity, but from now on it might get a reputation for its water mains, which are liable to rupture any time and anywhere. Like in front of a car. Since this is Russia we're talking about, this mildly startling event was caught on at least one dash cam.

-- No, that's not a Honda Fit -- it's a camouflaged BMW 1-series GT lapping the 'Ring. Yes, that's a BMW under there.




By Jay Ramey