ALFA-ROMEO ZAGATO STRADALE TZ3: ONE OF NINE!

Last of nine built, Azzurro California Blue TZ3 is pure American muscle  in an Armani suit. The last of only nine custom-built Alfa-Romeo Stradale TZ3s will make its debut at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Known as the Italian sports car with "the heart of a Viper and the soul of an Alfa", seeing this spectacular Alfa is well worth the price of admission! Just nine Stradale TZ3s have been constructed to celebrate the ...
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’61 CORVETTE FUELIE: RARE RPO 687 TANKER!

If you wanted to road-race a new Corvette in 1961, RPO 687 & LPO 1625 would have been the options to choose. This one (of 25) is actually still competitive. Starting with the advent of the 265-inch V8 in 1955, Chevrolet covertly supported Corvette road racing efforts. Many were prepared for competition and fielded by various well-known teams and drivers. After successes at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Briggs Cunningham launched the first true international effort, preparing three Corvettes...
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CHEVROLET SS: WIN ON SUNDAY, SELL ON MONDAY!

2014 SS debuts as racecar, wins Daytona 500 and joins Camaro and Corvette to round out Chevrolet’s maximum performance portfolio. As Chevrolet’s first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new Chevrolet SS debuted this past weekend in street and race trim at Daytona. The Chevrolet SS benefits from the proven, race-tested, global rear-wheel drive architecture showcased in the Camaro, Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle and Holden’s VF Commodore. “The Chevrolet brand was large...
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PORSCHE 911: HAPPY 50th!

Goodwood will celebrate and honor the Golden Anniversary of Porsche’s iconic 911 with incredible race & road models at the Festival of Speed’s 20th anniversary. Whether appearing in action in road and race form on the awesome 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb, spitting gravel sideways around the Forest Rally Stage, or sitting serenely static yet inviting on the Cartier Style et Luxe concours lawn or Porsche exhibition, the 911 has played a key role in helping make the Festival of Speed a mu...
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HEMI (CUDA) UNDER GLASS: WHEELS UP!

Legendary drag racer Bob Riggle returns to 20th Anniversary Goodwood Festival of Speed to drive iconic wheelstanding Barracuda. One of the Festival of Speed’s most popular photo-ops has been Bob Riggle, popping wheelies up the The Hill in the amazing ‘65 Plymouth Barracuda - Hemi Under Glass, Bolide photo, above. He first astonished the Festival of Speed crowds in 2001, when he stole the show, performing outrageous wheelies on the 1.16-mile Hill.  In response to popular demand, he re...
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JAMES BOND IN MOTION: GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY!

The GOLDFINGER Aston Martin DB5 returns to BOND IN MOTION:  50 vehicles; 50 years. The GOLDFINGER Aston Martin DB5, top, will join 49 other vehicles used in James Bond films in The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu’s BOND IN MOTION exhibition. That brings the count up to 50 to celebrate the 50th! Lotus Esprit, above, is from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. This stunning original film car, a must-see for Bond fans and classic car enthusiasts everywhere, will be on display at Beaulieu for a lim...
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FERRARI: WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL BRAND!

Leading brand valuation expert, Brand Finance, agrees with Prancing Horse experts worldwide: Ferrari is Number One. Ferrari took the number one spot of the top five most powerful brands in 2013, ahead of Google, Coca-Cola, PwC and Hermes, on a list that includes the 500 most famous companies in the world.  Because of its size, the Maranello carmaker cannot compete with the large multinational brands in terms of overall revenues. However, its brand rating takes into account other finan...
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2013 PAGANI HUAYRA: BEYOND SUPERCAR!

‘An Extraordinary Supercar that takes the fight to the best in the world,’ says CAR magazine’s Ben Barry after driving the latest from Horacio Pagani. The Huayra, made from more than 4,000 components, engine and gearbox not included, comes from the fertile mind of the man who rocked the Supercar world with his Zonda. Project name C9, the Huayra concept was born in 2003, the same year that Pagani introduced the Zonda S Roadster. With an active suspension in the front, there are four flaps t...
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2014 BMW 3-SERIES GRAN TURISMO: A NEW FLAVOR OF CHEESE!

BMW fills another teeny niche with its upcoming hatchback 3, blogs  Road Test Editor Howard Walker.  BMW these days seemingly has more niche models in its lineup than Whole Foods has cheese choices in its deli. And now, coming to a BMW showroom near you this summer is the latest answer to a question no one has really asked - the 3-Series Gran Turismo! So, how to describe it? Maybe a higher-riding hatchback version of the 3-Series sedan? Or maybe a less practical version of th...
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