FORD GT40 ROADSTER: THE MISSING LINK!

Ford Advanced Vehicles built four GT40 roadsters in 1965, two went to Shelby American for race testing; two have been missing for years. Mike Gulett blogs about the rare roadsters at My Car Quest. It all started with the handcrafted Ford X-1 sports racer, above, top, a lightweight, open-cockpit version of the Mark II GT40. It was run with very limited success in classes for modified sports cars. Ford Advanced Vehicles used the X-1 and subsequent GT40 roadsters to test ZF transaxles, as the...
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BUICK: 11 DECADES OF PERFORMANCE & INNOVATION!

A quick trip through 110 years of Buick production, visiting some of the fastest & most significant vehicles including the latest Riviera Concept. Buick vehicles today are built in state-of-the-art facilities around the world. The Enclave luxury crossover's Lansing Delta Township plant was the industry’s first LEED Gold-certified manufacturing facility. The brand has evolved in many ways since 1903, when the first Buick was hand-built in a small barn behind David Dunbar Buick’s Detroit...
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VINTAGE RACING IN VIRGINIA: WILD HARE RUN!

Mike Matune covers the kick-off of the 2013 vintage sports car racing  season in southern Virginia.                                    Alfred Tennyson famously and probably rightly said “In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But sometimes in Spring, carguys’ thoughts often turn fr...
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429 COBRA JET TORINO GT: RARE RAGTOP!

Powered by a 429/370 big-block, this air-conditioned droptop delivers  max power plus luxury. Back in the day, the most popular factory performance models were coupes with four-speed and minimal convenience and luxury options. The mission was clear: More cubes, less luxury less weight, maximum performance. It was that simple. Clearly the original owner of this Torino didn’t get that message when he went shopping for a Ford muscle machine. This 429 CJ Torino, one of one according ...
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’67 OLDS W-30 4-4-2: SERIOUS SUPERCAR!

Our friends at Wild About Cars blog about Gene Horn’s Ram-Air Oldsmobile that has all the goodies available from the factory. In 1967, Oldsmobile built 24,833 Cutlass models with 4-4-2 badging, including approximately 500 with race-engineered W-30 Ram-Air induction. (NHRA data for 1967 W-30 Olds shows 502 units.) The Ram-Air cars are immediately recognizable by the front-end headlight area intake scoops, connected to hoses in the engine compartment that bring cool fresh air to the single Qua...
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SUPERCHARGED WAR WAGON: ’42 DODGE RADIO CAR!

If you see this Oldwick, NJ Café Racer’s WW II truck in your rear view mirror, either nail it or get out of its way.  Paul Fiedler has been afflicted by Car Guy Disease for longer than he cares to remember, and his building, right, chock full of unique hot-rodded vehicles, bares this out. His specialty is vintage retro-looking vehicles with modern power and engineering. The one we are focusing on here is a real World War II four-wheel-drive Dodge Radio Car, above, that has b...
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LAMBORGHINI MIURA: ICONIC SUPERCAR!

A Silver Salute to Lamborghini, celebrating a half-century of GT and Supercar production this year. On May 7-11, 2013, more than 300 Lamborghinis from every period in the company's history will travel 650 miles along the Italian peninsula as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. On the first leg, Lamborghini owners from 29 countries will journey from Milan to Forte dei Marmi. Next, they will continue on to Rome, and finally return to Bologna on May 10. On May 11,  a Concours d’Ele...
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MERCURY CYCLONE: UPSCALE MUSCLE!

As under-appreciated muscle cars go, the enigmatic Mercury Cyclone is about as obscure as they come. ‘But I still love them,’ blogs Stephen Cox First of all, Cyclone, '69 CJ, above, was a cool name. Most modern car names are garbage. The Intrigue wasn’t. The Hummer didn’t. The Citation couldn’t go fast enough to earn one. The Probe… well… insert your own joke here. And every Prizm, Tempo and Aztec ever built should be loaded aboard the Enterprise, launched into space and used for photon torp...
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RARE ’37 HOT ROD BUS: WHITE LIGHTENING!

Oldwick Café Racers hot rodder puts new life back in a rare tour bus. For 40 years, Denny Fleck was Director of the late Malcolm Forbes’s Balloon Ascension Team. He traveled all over the world with the legendary man behind the Forbes magazine empire. These days, he spends a lot of time playing with his high-performance vehicles, including two of the 98 Yellowstone National Park tour busses built by White Motor Company. Active with the Sarasota Café Racers’ satellite car guy lunch group i...
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MASERATI GHIBLI: SUPER SEDAN 2.0!

 It has two more doors than the original, plus available all-wheel drive. The all-new Ghibli has a sportier character compared to the larger Quattroporte, launched at the beginning of this year. New Ghibli will be available with two turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engines, an eight-speed automatic transmission and both rear-wheel drive and the new “Q4” all-wheel drive system. It will also become the first Maserati production car in history to be powered by a diesel engine, an all-new...
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