LAMBORGHINI MIURA ROADSTER: ONE OF ONE!

There’s only one, and it will be at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance along with the latest Aventador LP 700-R roadster. Very few cars have made an impact in the world of exotics and Supercars like Lamborghini’s stunning Miura. Designed by Marcello Gandini for Bertone, the Miura was manufactured with a mid-mounted four-cam V12 in 1966 through model year 1972. Models include the original 350-horsepower Miura (1966-1969), 370-horsepower Miura S (1969-1971) and 385-horsepower SV (1971-19...
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ALFA ROMEO 4C: COMPACT SUPERCAR!

Powered by a turbocharged all-aluminum, mid-mounted, 1.75-liter Four, the lightweight 4C weighs under-nine-pounds-per-horsepower. The final version of the Alfa Romeo 4C will make its début at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva. This two-seat mid-engined rear-wheel drive coupé represents the true essence of a sports car and Alfa Romeo’s DNA. Designed by Alfa Romeo engineers and produced in the Maserati plant in Modena, the new compact Supercar will go on sale this year, marking the...
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RACING TRACKS: GREAT CIRCUITS OFF THE BEATEN PATH!

Stephen Cox blogs about great racetracks that you probably have never heard of. First up: Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. By 1976, the golden age of American road racing was behind us. Barely. Economic recession had burdened the sport from without while an unhealthy obsession with rules making had doomed it from within. What would soon take its place was an unrecognizable mixture of economy cars draped in Euro cladding and handcuffed by rabid rules-makers who, over the next decade, would turn ...
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SARASOTA, FL: CULTURE & CAR GUYS!

Journalist-racer Emilio J. Lezcano writes about Sarasota’s delights of the sea, its rich cultural history, and the Car Guys Who Lunch. The attractive seaside resort of Sarasota is one of the most popular in the state of Florida. In addition to its legendary beaches, Sarasota offers tourists many landmarks including the Ringling Museum (John and Mable Ringling Museum), above, with an interesting collection of paintings by Frans Hals, Titian, Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens and Sébastie...
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CAN-AM REUNION: THUNDER ROAD IS BACK!

Classic Can-Am race is one of many attractions at the upcoming ‘Mitty’  at Road Atlanta. Road Atlanta has been home to the Classic Motorsports Mitty since its inception, and this year’s event on April 26-28 will also host the return of ground-shaking vintage Can-Am racecars. While HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing) will be running the on-track action, Classic Motorsports magazine will be handling the infield festivities. 

 Racing legend David Hobbs, the event’s Grand Marshal, has ...
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LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR ROADSTER: MIAMI VICE!

Classic Driver’s Jan Baedeker drives the latest tropical storm to hit Miami. Miami-Dade county officials joined forces with Lamborghini to host the intro and high-speed demo of the new Aventador LP 700-R roadster. The venue: a runway at Miami International Airport! Five new LP 700-4 Roadsters sped down the south runway of the busiest airport for international flights in the U.S. With special authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) and Miami- Dade County, the roa...
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2014 NISSAN GT-R: TRACK EDITION SUPERCAR!

Limited edition two-seater was developed at Nurburgring and achieves  true Supercar status. Debuting today at the Chicago Auto Show, the new Nissan GT-R Track Edition is the third and most exclusive model in the 2014 GT-R lineup. Designed to take Nissan’s legendary 545-horsepower street Supercar even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine, it features a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight qu...
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JIM WANGERS: MUSCLECAR GODFATHER!

Working with a mid-size car (Pontiac Tempest) stuffed with a big engine  (389-inch) and fitted  with custom trim (GTO), Jim Wangers turned an  option into a cult car. The man whose marketing and advertising campaigns bolstered the sales of Pontiac’s GTO and created a new category – Supercars, now called Musclecars – will be hosting the launch of the “cruise season” in California. Jim Wangers and his GeeTO TIGER will be at the Automobile Driving Museum, El Segundo, CA on Satu...
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MUSTANG PROTOTYPE: SHORT, SWEET & QUICK!

In a world full of Mustang stallions, this 1964 1/2 Shorty truly is a Ponycar. Leave it up to the creative minds that run the Amelia Island Concours to come up with a whole new class for show cars:  WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? This class, with a philosophy unique to "The Amelia," is a place for significant and interesting cars that fit no class, category or commercial orthodoxy. Nearly half a century later, we still don't know what Ford was thinking when they commissioned the one-off 19...
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FORD FOCUS ST: A TRIO OF SPEED STARS!

Ford Racing, Ken Block & fifteen52 join forces on Project ST. Debuting at the Chicago Auto Show tomorrow, a trio of hardcore high-performance Ford Focus hatchbacks is sure to capture the hearts of enthusiasts. One of the three different Focus ST builds; the TrackSTer kicks off the Project ST program. This program showcases a relationship between tuner fifteen52, Ken Block and Ford. “The project goal is to make today’s hot hatch King – Ford Focus ST – even hotter,” says Brad Beardow...
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