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  • 2019 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: SHOWTIME!

    2019 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: SHOWTIME!

    After more than two decades, the unstoppable Bill Warner and his minion of magicians continue to outdo themselves year after year. Maureen & Mike Matune were on the show field representing CGC. And this is what it all comes down to: the Best in Show presentation. How the judges are able to distill a field […]
  • HEACOCK INSURANCE: CARS & COFFEE AT AMELIA!

    HEACOCK INSURANCE: CARS & COFFEE AT AMELIA!

    When one of the premier Concours in the country also boasts a Cars & Coffee, you can expect Concours quality cars. That’s exactly what the Matunes found when covering Amelia. Normally each year we attend the Saturday morning seminar while at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (AICE), but this year we decided that was too […]
  • SARASOTA, FL: 2019 EXOTIC CAR FESTIVAL!

    SARASOTA, FL: 2019 EXOTIC CAR FESTIVAL!

    In just three years, the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota has created one of the truly premier car shows in Florida. Best of all, 100% of proceeds from its event weekend goes to charity. The Exotic Car Festival, produced by Joe Brielmann and Jurgen Otto, principals of the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota and members of the […]
  • RAM AIR V GTO – THE MYTH & THE MAGIC!

    RAM AIR V GTO – THE MYTH & THE MAGIC!

    Like Chevrolet’s ZL1 Corvette and Buick’s Stage II Gran Sports, Pontiac’s Tunnel Port Ram Air V has been the subject of urban legends for decades. It’s all about myth & magic. According to Tom Nell, a Special Projects Engineer at Pontiac in 1971, “Pontiac’s Ram Air V or Mark V was the first Pontiac engine […]
  • ’19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!

    ’19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!

    Dan Scanlan reports from Daytona on the Special Edition Grand Sports that honor Corvette Racing’s four full-time drivers: Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Tommy Milner. Chevrolet Racing had a winning way with its Corvette C6.R racecar with Ron Fellows at the wheel. Based on the Corvette Z06 and its 7-liter LS7 V-8, the […]
  • ’19 RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAutobiography: DYNAMIC!

    ’19 RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAutobiography: DYNAMIC!

    Bespoke Dynamic Edition Velar raises the bar for mid-size SUV luxury, style and performance benchmarks. Unfortunately, it’s available for just one year. Designed and developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the new Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition extends the model’s reputation for performance and segment-leading luxury with the addition of a much more powerful […]
  • CORVETTE XP-897 GT: AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS!

    CORVETTE XP-897 GT: AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS!

    A Wankel Rotary powered mid-engine Corvette prototype will be featured in the Mid-Engine Sports Car Class at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. There will also be examples from DeTomaso, Ferrari and Lamborghini. The ‘73 Chevrolet Corvette XP-897 GT was one of two mid-engine Corvette prototypes designed by General Motors Design to promote the smooth […]
  • FORD SAVES THE DAY: KEN BLOCK’S HOONITRUCK!

    FORD SAVES THE DAY: KEN BLOCK’S HOONITRUCK!

    Thanks to 3D printing and a global Ford effort, the Hoonitruck’s twin-turboEcoBoost V6 gets a trick aluminum intake manifold. Size matters. Gymkhana TEN star Ken Block’s love affair with Ford pickups runs deep. He learned to drive in one, did his first burnout in one and made a ‘77 Ford F-150 the star of his […]
  • ‘19 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: 10-SPEED TERROR!

    ‘19 CAMARO ZL1 1LE: 10-SPEED TERROR!

    Automatically faster than a stick, latest track-attack ZL1 Camaro delivers lightning-quick shifts and record times. The ‘19 Camaro ZL1 1LE — the fastest, most track-capable Camaro ever — will offer a 10-speed automatic transmission beginning late February. During development, Chevy engineers pushed the limits of the automatic transmission to be more than one half second […]
  • UGUR SAHIN: ALFA ROMEO NIVOLA!

    UGUR SAHIN: ALFA ROMEO NIVOLA!

    Designer Ugur Sahin introduces his latest design: Alfa Romeo Nivola. It’s a modern interpretation of the legendary Alfa Romeo Stradale 33 designed by Franco Scaglione in 1967. Our design briefing was to carefully translate the original design into a modern interpretation, while incorporating an Alfa Romeo 4C the rolling chassis. This made it possible to […]