RACING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS: LATIMORE VALLEY FAIR!

Back in the day, no county fair was complete without some form of racing.   There was a time in America when summer revolved around a County Fair. Entertainment for the entire family could be found there, including death-defying daredevils racing on dirt ovals, often more suited to horse racing. These brave drivers in their earth-bound flying machines lived a nomadic existence traveling from one fair to another.  The Latimore County Fair, York Springs, PA recaptures that feel. Food,...
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AUDI HYBRID WINS 2013 LE MANS: UNSTOPPABLE E-TRON QUATTRO!

Audi Sport Team Joest R18 nails Le Mans win and takes over lead in the World Endurance Drivers championship series. If ever there was a race that represented the ‘Spirit of Le Mans’ it was this year’s 81st edition, the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 56 competitors who took the start and the 42 who were classified at the finish line today all displayed the qualities of endurance, competition, teamwork and determination in the face of adversity that personifies the mo...
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SRT VIPER GT3-R: READY FOR PRIME TIME!

Purpose-built for the track, the SRT VIPER GT3-R is a turnkey competitor for  worldwide GT class competition. Latest purpose-built SRT Viper was developed in collaboration with Riley Technologies and is the new face of GT Class racing. It’s the SRT Viper GT3-R, a new V-10 powered thoroughbred ready for winning in world-class competition. The SRT Viper GT3-R is the latest iteration of the successful Viper GTS-R, designed and developed by Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technolo...
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CLASSICS TO RACECARS: SULLY HISTORIC!

Mike Matune celebrates Father’s Day at the 40th anniversary of cars, music and  food at the Sully Historic Site in Virginia. The Sully Antique Car Show held on the grounds of the Sully Historic Site is a Fathers’ Day tradition. Built between 1794- 1799 by Robert E. Lee’s uncle, the site had been a plantation and would remain in farming until acquired by the FAA to build Dulles Airport in the late-1950s. Those plans were thwarted by public outcry and today it is under the control of the...
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SHOWTIME AT PRO-FAB: FOOD, MUSIC & BURN-OUTS!

‘The Oldwick (NJ) Café Racers break bread and smoke tires at one of NJ’s top specialty performance shops,’ blogs Tom Miller. Once a year Joe Lavecchia and Bill Garofalo, open up the doors at Pro-Fab Chassis and host enthusiasts to a day of fun and games. And this included dyno demonstrations. This year rain was expected, so it became the 1st ANNUAL BOAT SHOW. Fortunately the rain held off and didn’t hamper an afternoon of “run what ya brung” smoky burnouts. Pro-Fab is located in Whitehous...
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MOPAR MADNESS: SOUTHERN STYLE!

Linda Fraschilla blogs about Mopar Muscle magazine’s Mopar Southern Nationals car show, swap meet and two days of drag racing. Loyal Mopar fans came in droves to South Georgia Motorsports Park over the Memorial Day weekend to celebrate Plymouths and Dodges, Hemis and Wedges and Stockers and Pro Stocks. More than 40 cars filled the show field, while more than 60 competed on the quarter-mile. Some of the most iconic drag racers from Sox & Martin, as well as the legendary Motown Missile, we...
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DODGE HEMI CHARGER R/T: PLANE JANE!

Looking more like a plain-wrapped undercover cop car than a muscle car, this '13 R/T Hemi takes it to the Max, blogs Dan Scanlan “It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant; it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop  shocks.” So sayeth Elwood to Jake Blues as they drove a 375-horsepower 440 Magnum-powered ‘74 Dodge Monaco police car. Well, we weren’t on any mission from God when our plain white ‘13 Dodge Charger R/T Max rolled up for a test, looking just like an undercover cop car rea...
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CORVETTES, CLASSICS & MUSCLE: AULT PARK CONCOURS!

The best of the best are celebrated at one of the premier concours in the country. Our man Mike (Matune) was on the show field. Last weekend, the Ault Park Concours de Elegance celebrated 36 years of presenting extraordinary cars in an outstanding park setting. For those unfamiliar with the event, it occurs annually in Cincinnati, OH, benefiting the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation.  As in years past, the show boasted a cross section of automobiles with special emphasis on Sixty Years ...
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FORD 900-HORSEPOWER MUSTANG: NEED FOR SPEED!

A one-of-a-kind, supercharged & customized Mustang plays Hero Car in a new  film based on a long-running video game.  From appearances in James Bond’s Goldfinger to Steve McQueen’s Bullitt and now Need for Speed, the Ford Mustang has had one of the most prolific entertainment careers, with appearances in nearly 3,000 feature films and TV shows and a global fan following. With a résumé like that, Mustang may someday get its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Mustang has b...
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A.J. FOYT, OFF-ROAD & THE ARMARGOSA TOAD: RACING RANT!

‘If I had to choose between sitting through a driver's meeting or having my tonsils removed with a shovel, I'd have to think twice about it,’ blogs Stephen Cox Yet here I was at the driver's meeting the night before the Silver State 300 off-road race in Alamo, Nevada. It was a little after 7 PM, Friday night, April 23, 2010, and the meeting had been droning on for nearly an hour. Several hundred team members were packed into the hotel's banquet room listening to series president Casey Folks ...
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