Watch four hours of fantastic machinery at Le Mans Classic 2016

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Running footage of famous cars and famous people at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe.

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‘New’ continuation Jaguar XKSS to debut in November in LA

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Jaguar Classic will soon show a completed XKSS continuation car and the Lightweight E-Type will go racing with a famous driver behind the wheel.

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'New' continuation Jaguar XKSS to debut in November in LA originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Chris Harris enjoys the song of a Ferrari 212

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Chris Harris slides behind the wheel of a 1952 Ferrari 212 Barchetta with a body by Touring and drives it through the Italian hills. The little roadster makes an absolutely beautiful sound.

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Chris Harris enjoys the song of a Ferrari 212 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 08 May 2015 12:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Drive covers the ups and downs of the Ferrari Testarossa

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Drive serves up a five-minute video of John Pogson, an Englishman who's been restoring Ferraris for decades, discussing the ups and downs of a car that perhaps had the best shoulder pads of that whole decade.

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Drive covers the ups and downs of the Ferrari Testarossa originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Chris Harris explains why the world’s best car is… the Citroën 2CV?

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Screencap of Drive Channel's Chris Harris driving his favorite car, a Citroen 2CV

Most recently we've seen Chris Harris in the driver's seat of a Jaguar F-Type, a McLaren P1 prototype and a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. And outside the car, there was his indignation over the demonization of the Porsche Carrera GT after Paul Walker's death. So you might not expect him to say of a 1957 Citroën 2CV with all of 12 horsepower, "it's the antidote to all the modern stuff I drive."

That's only the beginning of the hosannas, Harris going on to call the runabout designed to carry two farmers and 50 kilograms of potatoes at 39 miles per hour "the most interesting car I have or ever will own." We could tell you why, but it sounds so much more distinguished when he does it. So you can watch him do so in the video below. Unsurprisingly, not a single drift was given that day.

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Chris Harris explains why the world's best car is... the Citroën 2CV? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Watch Chris Harris pilot a vintage Jaguar C-Type at the Mille Miglia

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Jaguar is a regular runner in the Mille Miglia - in 2010 it entered 27 cars in the historic rally to celebrate its 75th anniversary. This year, in celebration of the F-Type, it registered just four cars with the factory team, but it loaded them up with some bigwig UK celebs like Daniel Day Lewis and Jasmin Le Bon. Chris Harris, our own autoverse celeb, was given a seat in a Jaguar C-Type with professional racing driver Alex Buncombe.

While Harris takes us on a tour of the route, he takes us on an even better tour of what the Mille Miglia is and what it takes to run it. It's a mess of memories, minutes, mementos and sleepless nights. The C-Type was first owned by Juan Manuel Fangio. Stages are timed and require one to drive at a set speed - once, when Buncombe and Harris arrive 90 minutes early they're forced to sit in the car for an hour. Then they sleep for four hours before getting back into a C-Type with an unsilenced exhaust. "There's no better way to get tinnitus."

You can watch the highlights of Harris' run from Brescia to Rome and back in the video below.

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Watch Chris Harris pilot a vintage Jaguar C-Type at the Mille Miglia originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Singer 911 gorgeousness explored and experienced by Chris Harris

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Singer 911 driven on track at sunset by journalist Chris Harris - video screencap

Few things get us as cranked up as a Porsche 911. Generation after generation, this rear-engined oddity has exhilarated our senses, and the new 991 is the most capable iteration yet. Even so, there's a lot to be said for the older models, from their lighter weights and more modest dimensions to their air-cooled thrums.

That elemental vintage Porsche appeal hasn't been lost on Los Angeles-based Singer Vehicle Design, which has endeavored to take the best bits from every generation of 911 and combine them into one impossibly sexy rear-engined machine. Based on a 964 donor car, we knew that a lot of work would need to go into everything from the structure to the bodywork to realize the Singer's cohesive aesthetic and dynamic vision, but we didn't know just how much until we watched this Drive video featuring Chris Harris. The auto journo gets time with the 350-horsepower, Cosworth-motivated coupe on both mountain passes and at the track, but what could be the most interesting thing about the 27-minute-long video is his in-depth plant tour.

Check it out by scrolling below, but not before paging through our new Singer 911 gallery.

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Singer 911 gorgeousness explored and experienced by Chris Harris originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Watch Chris Harris give the AMG Hammer a go

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Chris Harris AMG Hammer

Brace yourself for your weekly dose of Chris Harris envy. Everyone's favorite automotive video personality and UK writer recently stopped by the AMG facility to take a tour and get cozy with the Mercedes-Benz factory modification outfit's heritage collection. Harris had his pick of everything in the stable, and while there were undoubtedly many models worth his consideration, in the end, the choice of which vehicle to wring out in the rain was a simple one. After all, there are only so many chances in life to snug one's self into a 1986 AMG Hammer.

While the machine's 381 horsepower is paltry by today's standards, this coupe holds down a place in the automotive pantheon of legendary machinery. With a 6.0-liter V8 sucking through a set of AMG four-valve heads, the Hammer effectively bent the BMW M5 over to teach it a thing or two about large cars moving quickly. Watching the machine wag its tail all over the German countryside is a thing of bliss. Check it out below.

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Watch Chris Harris give the AMG Hammer a go originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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