Miracles of clockwork genius. As Roald Dahl said in Danny the Champion of the World, "the notion that you can take a thousand little pieces of metal, wood, plastic and rubber, feed them gasoline, oil and water and then have them run is sheer magic." That was badly paraphrased.

There are those of us who love their cars. At least some of them. Some cars were more than turned out on an assembly line; they were built by those that loved them, and it shows.

Also, sorry Webby, street legal automobiles now have broken the 1,000 horsepower mark.