MILWAUKEE MILE: WORLD CAPITAL OF RACING?

You may not have heard about this track, but just about every great American driver in history has raced here! Most enthusiasts have seen the Milwaukee Mile on TV, even if you haven't been there in person. But The Mile deserves a spot on my list (10 Greatest Race Tracks) because there's something special about driving on a racetrack that has hosted every great American driver in history. The Milwaukee Mile is virtually alone in staking that claim. Indy can't make that claim. Built in 1909,...
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BOSS 429 GPT-SPECIAL TORINO: POTEET POWER!

 Bonneville racer George Poteet nails Street Machine of the Year honors. Under brilliant sunshine and in front of record crowds, Tennessee’s George Poteet collected the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award for his vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Ford Torino at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH. Poteet’s Torino captures the essence of hot rodding’s current trend of blending retro styling cues from bygone eras with modern technology and masterful bui...
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LAND SPEED RECORD BREAKERS: BLUEBIRDS AT BEAULIEU!

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s world-famous Bluebird V joins the two other Bluebird record breakers at UK’s National Motor Museum. Sir Malcolm Campbell set a land speed record of 276.82 mph in the Bluebird V at Daytona Beach, FL, in February 1935. He then went on to become the first person to exceed 300 mph when he set a record of 301.129 mph in it at Bonneville in September. This is only the second time in the vehicle’s history that Bluebird V has crossed the Atlantic from its home at the Dayt...
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CALLAWAY CORVETTE C7: FIA GT3 ROAD RACER!


Callaway Competition GmbH, Leingarten, Germany, is developing a program for turning a new Stingray C7 into a GT3 racecar. 

Callaway, like all builders of International racecars, first requires authorization from manufacturers, like Chevrolet, before submitting mandatory homologation forms to the FIA.  Callaway has just received the required letter of authorization from Chevrolet, and has become the appointed specialist representative for building and holding the homologation papers of the...
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‘14 ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE S: A MORE RAPID RAPIDE!

In its centennial year, Aston Martin delivers a more potent four-door Rapide that leaves Road Test Editor Howard Walker shaken and definitely stirred! There’ll come a time when Bond, James Bond, will need to hand back the Walther PPK, the MI6-issued Omega Seamaster and the License to Kill, get hitched, have a couple of rug-rats  and settle down. The current 007, Daniel Craig, is 45 for goodness sake. Arthritis and AARP  are surely just around the corner! Of course, with matrimon...
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’40 FORD HOT ROD: PODIUM AT GOODGUYS!

Ron Cizek’s Ridler-winning ’40 Ford takes ‘Street Rod of the Year’ honors at  Goodguys’ 16th PPG Nationals. Nebraska’s Ron Cizek collected the Goodguys’ 2013 Classic Instruments ‘Street Rod of the Year’ title after winning Goodguys’ 2013 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance in Del Mar! His ’40 Ford coupe, Checkered Past captures the essence of hot rodding’s current trend of blending retro styling cues with modern technology and masterful build quality. Cizek’s Cranberry Red ’...
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ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH: CENTENARY EDITION!

Aston Martin kicks off its 100th year celebration tomorrow at an event in London. The highlight of the centenary show at Kensington Gardens, starting a one-year-long celebration will be the display of the Centenary Edition cars, above,created especially for the anniversary. 100 of the Century Edition Vanquish models have been built for the occasion. One of the main features of the car is its unique paint, which is graduated silver and created by adding a special tint to the paint. App...
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SAN LUIS OBISPO CONCOURS: FUN SHOW!

Our man on the Left Coast, Jim Palam, spends a fun day at a laid-back car show that raises money for a worthy cause. Some 90 miles North of Santa Barbara, CA is the bucolic Madonna Inn Meadows, a lakeside park in San Luis Obispo that hosts an annual Concours to benefit the local Hospice. Not your typical “stuffy” high-end Concours, the event is a cross between a traditional Concours and friendly car club show. Last Sunday was a picture-perfect day and I couldn’t think of a better destination...
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1969 CORVETTE STINGRAY: VINTAGE RACING!

Have you ever wondered what it was like to drive a production-based sports car in the golden era of American road racing? Me too. Now I know, blogs Stephen Cox. "I don't want to retire and sit around a golf course," Rick Baldick said to me, leaning over the balcony and looking down at his team's car screaming toward Turn 1 at 110 mph. "I'd rather be here. This is what I love." The Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL is just that, a figurative golf course for motorsports addicts. It was her...
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ALL-CHRYSLER NATIONALS: MOPAR MADNESS!

Carlisle hosts its 23rd Annual Woodstock for Mopar fanatics. The second weekend in July brought Pentastar fans from both here and abroad to Carlisle, PA. No doubt the Net, Blogs, Message Boards, EBay and all, have changed our hobby forever but there is still a place for a big single-marque gathering like this one. The knowledge and experience available at one is not easily duplicated in an electronic environment. The ability to share with similar minded folks and to see and touch things ca...
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