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  • PETERSEN MUSEUM: JESSI COMBS, RIP!

    PETERSEN MUSEUM: JESSI COMBS, RIP!

    On September 22, 2019, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open a temporary exhibit, honoring the life and accomplishments of Jessi Combs, ‘The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels.’ Jessi Combs tragically passed away on August 27, while attempting to set a land speed record. Admission to the temporary exhibition is by suggested donation with proceeds benefiting […]
  • LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA!

    LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA!

    It was a pair of national record-setting Cobras, that first put Chevrolet performance icons Joel Rosen and Motion Performance into the National Record books. The first was his small-block MOTION Cobra, the second was the big-block LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA. LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA! During 1965 and 1966 Joel Rosen campaigned […]
  • CONCOURS: 100 MOTOR CARS OF RADNOR HUNT!

    CONCOURS: 100 MOTOR CARS OF RADNOR HUNT!

    For the 23rd year the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance gathered an eclectic collection of cars and motorcycles on the idyllic grounds of the Hunt Club. CGC‘s Maureen & Mike Matune present highlights. Ranging in age from Gerd Opderbeck’s 1885 Benz Patent-Motorwagen replica to Daniel Piazza’s 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, they circled the globe in their […]
  • RADNOR: BUICKS IN THE HUNT!

    RADNOR: BUICKS IN THE HUNT!

    The Radnor Hunt Concours, located in Malvern, PA celebrated all-things Buick; Maureen & Mike Matune were on the show field representing the CarGuyChronicles. Each year the Radnor Hunt Concours has signaled the beginning of Fall and this year was no different. For the 23rd year, Founder & Chairman, Mike Tillson, his staff and volunteers have […]
  • PORSCHE: EXCELLENCE WAS EXPECTED!

    PORSCHE: EXCELLENCE WAS EXPECTED!

    Author-historian-engineer Karl Ludvigsen’s seminal tome on the history of Porsche and its road and track cars is now available in a unique four-volume mobile library. First seen in 1977 as a shoebox-shaped 888 pages, it was judged “amazing”. Relaunched in three volumes in 2003, it was found “astounding”. Now in four volumes released by Bentley […]
  • MONTEREY MADNESS: IT’S A WRAP!

    MONTEREY MADNESS: IT’S A WRAP!

    CGC’s Jim Palam wraps up Monterey Car Week 2019 with a bevy of weird & wonderful desserts, perfect for savoring the hobby’s preeminent seven-day smorgasbord. If you’re on a diet, you may want to skip this story. By now, car guys around the globe have consumed a veritable smorgasbord of news stories, video posts and […]
  • MULLINER: BESPOKE BLOWER BENTLEY!

    MULLINER: BESPOKE BLOWER BENTLEY!

    Sir Tim Birkin’s legendary 4½-litre pre-war racecar has been given a new lease on life thanks to new Mulliner Continuation Series. 12 new Tributes to be built – each identical to the original – one for every race the original Team Blowers entered. One of the most thrilling and iconic cars from Bentley’s history – […]
  • MONTEREY MADNESS: AUCTION ACTION!

    MONTEREY MADNESS: AUCTION ACTION!

    CGC’s Jim Palam raises his camera – not paddle – at RM Sothebys, Gooding & Company & Mecum and grabs twenty standouts. By now you’ve heard the reports: 2019 Monterey Car Week auction results were soft. Not Charmin soft or Pillsbury Doughboy soft, but financially soft – like my timeworn leather wallet. Other analysts described […]
  • LAGUNA SECA: ROLEX MOTORSPORTS REUNION!

    LAGUNA SECA: ROLEX MOTORSPORTS REUNION!

    No vintage-racing event showcases and celebrates the ‘way it was’ better than the 2019 Historics at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, sponsored by Rolex during Monterey Car Week. CGC’s Mike Matune was trackside to bring you highlights of this year’s RMMR. Each year since 1974 vintage racers have flocked to California’s Monterey Peninsula to make their […]
  • MONTEREY MADNESS: PEBBLE & THE QUAIL!

    MONTEREY MADNESS: PEBBLE & THE QUAIL!

    CGC’s Jim Palam ‘captures’ 20 gems from Monterey Car Week’s lauded treasure troves. How do you do it? How do you pick just twenty cars from two of the highest-profile Monterey Car Week events – the 69th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering – now in its 17th year? It’s a […]