RED BULL RACING & DAVID COULTHARD: HOT TIME IN HAVANA!

David Coulthard and the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team were dazzled by the creativity of Cuban car guys and mechanics. This year the 9th annual Cuban vintage car event hosted 60 antique cars and 15 classic motorcycles, which travelled approximately 45 miles through the streets of Havana. Former Formula 1 driver, David Coulthard enjoyed racing through some of the city's historic neighborhoods together with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Support Team Manager, Tony Burrows as his co-driver. They ...
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MUSCLE CAR CLASSIC: LAND OF LAKES!

The Land of Lakes GTO Club hosts the 27th edition of one of the longest running  muscle-car-only shows. The Land of Lakes GTO Club, a chapter of the GTO Association of America, started this long-standing, upper Midwest tradition in 1987 as both fundraising event and as a training exercise to prepare the membership to host a future GTOAA international convention. The first MMC was a rousing success, and as a result, in the summer of 1990, the club hosted the first of two memorable...
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HOT RODS & CUSTOMS: THE STREETS OF SOLVANG!

Hundreds of hot rods, customs and specialty cars filled the streets of Solvang, CA for the 9th Annual Wheels ‘N Windmills Show. Our man, Jim Palam, was there to capture the moment for the Chronicles. It was a picture-perfect day In Solvang, CA last Sunday when over 10,000 car enthusiasts flocked to the 9th Annual Wheels 'N Windmills Car Show. More than 300 show-stopping cars were on display. Proceeds from the show benefit three California Central Coast children's charities. Here are some of ...
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’14 CADILLAC CTS Vsport: DETROIT STRONG!

All-New Cadillac CTS challenges Nürburgring; Vsport model records 8:14.10 lap time at world’s most demanding track. Cadillac has validated its all-new ‘14 CTS and power-packed CTS Vsport at Germany’s Nurburgring and recorded lap times to enhance the nameplate’s reputation as a driver’s car. The ‘14 CTS Vsport, featuring Cadillac’s first Twin-Turbo engine and eight-speed transmission, recorded a lap time of 8:14.10, almost six seconds faster than the first generation CTS-V recorded 10 y...
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’33 FORD ROADSTER: AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL STREET ROD!

Harold & Tracy Chapman's ‘Pretty Penny’ ‘33 Ford roadster  - a coachbuilt, copper-colored full-fendered masterpiece – named Goodguys 2013 ‘America's Most Beautiful Street Rod.' The Chapmans accepted the prestigious award in front of a packed house during the Goodguys 27th annual Flowmaster West Coast Nationals - the largest gathering of rods & customs in the West. The win capped off a big year for the roadster that has been shown at all the nation’s biggest events this s...
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RACING WISDOM: FIVE EASY PIECES!

Words of wisdom from blogger-racer Stephen Cox that he’s never forgotten. Number Five - “Wanna win? You need a trailer like that.” So said a racing friend in the summer of 1986 at Bloomington Speedway. We were walking past a huge semi-trailer loaded with two spare chassis, half a dozen engines and a crew of ten mechanics. It belonged to some teenager named Jeff Gordon who was supposed to be the next big thing in racing. We all know how that turned out! Nevertheless, I was a slow learner....
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MERCEDES-BENZ RACECARS: SILVER SALUTE!

Iconic Silver Arrow racers celebrate 25th anniversary of 1989 Le Mans win at 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. From their glory days in the 1930s, the all-conquering racers from Mercedes-Benz were known with affection, respect and, occasionally, fear, as the "Silver Arrows." The nickname has its roots in a clever solution to a weight restriction mandated by the Grand Prix rules book. During the 1930s, to save weight and meet the international regulation requiring GP cars to race...
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THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC: NOT QUITE!

The ex-Liberace ’31 Cadillac is solid, but the body is leaf-clad and its inside door handles, gold-plated. The lead car in Barons’ auction, at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey in the UK on September 17th, and one of its star attractions is guaranteed to turn heads and stop traffic! It’s the ‘31 Cadillac convertible coupe with rumble seat and compartment for golf clubs, believed to have once belonged to the flamboyant pianist, Liberace! It features 23.75-ct gold leaf-clad bodywork, silver externa...
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MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION: LAGUNA SECA!

Mike Matune focuses on Motown Metal & Fiberglass at the Rolex Reunion Races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.   Corvette was the featured Marque at the Motorsports Reunion this year, and did it ever bring out the crowds. Here Les Alexander drops down the hill towards Turn 9 in his ‘57 Corvette, left. As with many early cars, Alexander’s car has lived through a number of iterations and been resurrected more than once, including its latest foray into vintage racing. Back in the day, it ...
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MONTEREY 2013: OFF THE BEATEN PATH!

We sent our friend Jim Palam to Monterey to come up with stuff not necessarily covered by the usual suspects. Palam never disappoints! ‘You Snooze You Lose.’ Peter Inshaw's '63 Alfa Giuliett Spider 1600 and friend in the pits at Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway on Saturday.

 ‘It's A Gamble.’ #22 BMW 3.5 CSL makes an unplanned early departure from Laguna Seca Saturday afternoon. Ouch!

‘ 'Available In Mobster Black.’ Talk about attitude: This '62 Dual Ghia L6.4 Coupe held court in the outside s...
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