Tan 1978 Puch Maxi Newport moped in the grass
2 Wheels

Why Have Vintage Mopeds Gotten So Popular?

As with classic SUVs, vintage motorcycles have risen in popularity in recent years. As have scooters, which is why manufacturers offer modern versions of icons like the Vespa and Honda Super Cub. But there’s another 2-wheeled form of transportation that’s also enjoying a cultural resurgence: the moped. What is a moped? Like motorcycles, mopeds have …

White 1983 Mercedes-Benz 200D W123 classic luxury sedan
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Classic Luxury Cars That Don’t Cost an Arm and a Leg to Run

While you can find inexpensive used luxury cars—even Rolls-Royces—cheap to buy doesn’t necessarily mean cheap to own. Plus, while modern cars have more features, they can actually work against you with luxury cars. ‘One more thing’ means ‘one more potentially-expensive thing to break.’ However, simplicity and ease of maintenance, along with styling, are some of …

Black 1975 BMW R75/5 motorcycle on its center stand
2 Wheels

Why Are Classic BMW Motorcycles So Popular?

Today, some of the most popular bikes in a motorcycle company’s lineup are the retro-style ones. That’s something BMW knows very well. And not just because of the reception its own RnineT café racer and upcoming R18 cruiser enjoy. Classic BMW motorcycles have also become a trend in their own right. Classic BMW motorcycle history …

Allard J2X MkIII
Cars

The Brand-New Classic Hybrid Allard J2X Is Not What You Think

Although today their tech is understandably dated, classic cars were genuine pioneers in their day. Lancia alone helped introduce features like unibody construction, independent suspension, and full electrical systems. Modern AWD systems have Audi to thank. Even hybrid vehicles are older than many realize—Porsche’s founder created a functioning one in 1900. But ‘hybrid’ didn’t always …

2020 Morgan Plus 4
Cars

The Morgan Plus 4 Is a Brand-New Classic Car

Today, it’s possible to restore classic cars to better-than-new condition and performance. There are companies that restomod Ford Broncos, Range Rovers, Chevy trucks, Mini Coopers, and so on. Some even convert these classic rides into EVs. British automaker Morgan, though, doesn’t really do restomods. That’s because their products are already essentially brand-new classic cars. Or, …

1970 Icon Ford Ranger Reformer front
Trucks & SUVs

Thanks to Icon, This 1970 Ford Ranger Rides Again

Even before the latest-gen Ford Ranger was tackling overlanding routes and working commutes, the midsize pickup was a popular truck. But, although classic trucks have risen in value, not everyone’s prepared to deal with some of the frustrations that come with the rugged, old-school design. Fortunately, restomods offer a solution. Both OEMs and independent shops …

Classic motorcycles in the Netherlands
2 Wheels

Can You Ride a Classic Motorcycle Daily?

It’s not just classic trucks and SUVs that are gaining popularity. Classic motorcycles are also on the rise, especially café racers, scramblers, and bobbers. And classic bikes like the humble Vespa scooter can sometimes venture far outside their comfort zone. But does that mean you could, or should, use a classic motorcycle as a daily …

Lego Fiat 500
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Lego Brings the Classic Fiat 500 Back

While Hot Wheels may be the first choice for car enthusiast toys, Lego also has an impressive automotive catalog. The company’s produced Land Rover Defender, Volkswagen van, Ford F-150 Raptor, and Porsche 911 building kits. And now, there’s another icon joining the Lego family: the classic Fiat 500. While Fiat still makes a car called …

Gildred Racing Super Cooper Type S
Cars

For Maximum Speed, Start with a Classic Mini Cooper

Classic cars trade modern safety for lightness and compactness. That’s why a 2.0-liter Caterham Seven can out-race a Bugatti Veyron. It’s also what makes the classic Mini Cooper so appealing. The originals weren’t particularly quick: the classic Mini pickup’s biggest engine was a 38-hp 1.0-liter. But they were extremely light, even for the day. Although …