’29 FORD ‘DICK FLINT’ ROADSTER: ICONIC ROD!


The May 1952 HOT ROD Magazine cover car and Class winner at the Pebble Beach Concours and Grand National Roadster Show, to cross the block at the  RM Art of the Automobile Auction next week.
 Dick Flint’s hot rod was “Hot Rod of the Month” in the May 1952 issue of HOT ROD shot by Felix Zelenka and illustrated with a Rex Burnett cutaway drawing. The car’s contours were perfect, and its hand-formed aluminum pan functional belly pan created by Valley Custom’s Neil Emory and Clay Jensen an...
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’64 CORVETTE PROTOTYPE: CERV II!

Zora Arkus-Duntov’s legendary torque-vectoring AWD Corvette test mule to cross the block at RM’s Art of the Automobile Auction next week. The 1950s were a Golden Age for American car companies, but this was not by chance; it was because of designers and brilliant engineers like Zora Arkus-Duntov. Indeed, few innovators can take credit for redirecting the entire focus of an industry. He is rightfully regarded as the “Father of the Corvette,” taking the staid powerplant of its inaugural year a...
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’68 CHEVY NOVA: 468-INCH BIG-BLOCK!

Holly Clark has been drag racing since she was eight; twelve years later has won six annual Championships in a row! Holly Clark, a British Columbia (Canada) native, races a ’68 Chevy Nova powered by a bored and stroked 468-inch Big-Block. In years past she has competed and won in Junior Dragster and High School Pro categories. She’s currently starting her 10th season and her Nova is nailing quarter-mile trap speeds of 114 mph. Her “home” tracks are in the Pacific Northwest: Mission, Ashcro...
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MUSTANG GT500: NEED FOR SPEED!

Need For Speed Mustang to pace the Ford EcoBoost Championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At the November 17 running of the Ford EcoBoost 400 cars will be led by a one-of-a-kind Mustang that is a featured star in Need for Speed, the upcoming movie and Electronic Arts video game. The 900-horsepower supercharged Mustang rides on 22-inch wheels and sports aerodynamic styling upgrades. Designers worked on reducing aerodynamic drag by using low-profile mirrors, extended rocker panels, and...
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JAGUAR F-TYPE: Coupé de jour!

Jaguar turns its stunning F-TYPE into a spectacular sports coupe for all seasons! Jaguar’s F-TYPE Coupé – the most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever – will make its global debut on November 19, the eve of the Los Angeles auto show. The all-aluminum F-TYPE Coupé will deliver in production form the uncompromised design vision of the acclaimed C-X16 Concept. It will complement the award-winning F-TYPE Convertible, the 2013 World Car Design of the Year. Ian Callum...
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‘14 CAMARO COPO: BOWTIE BASHER!

Limited-run Camaro can be ordered with choice of 327 to 427 cubic inch engines, targeting a variety of NHRA classes. Chevrolet Performance’s COPO Camaro program returns for the third year with another limitedrun of factory-produced racecars and a pair of new racing engine choices. To purchase one of the exclusive models, potential customers must sign up for the COPO Camaro mailing list at chevroletperformance.com. Like in the two previous years, only 69 racecars will be built for NHRA Stock ...
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ROD RUN & CAR SHOW: FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

Our man in Solvang (CA), Jim Palam, joins the Central Coast Streetrods cruise to Nojoqui Falls County Park. Check it out. Unless you live on the Central Coast of California, you probably have never heard of the annual Nojoqui (Nah-hoe-ee) Falls Fun Run sponsored by the Central Coast Streetrods Club. Well, they have been doing it for 41 years, enjoying their specialty vehicles and helping raise money for good causes. This year the club supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation that grants the ...
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SLOT CAR RACING: AMERICA’S LOST HOBBY!

Stephen Cox has figured out what’s wrong with America’s youth today: They don’t race slot cars anymore! Racing HO scale Aurora AFX slot cars with the greatest man I’ve ever known – my Dad – in our garage in the summer of 1969 taught me pretty much everything I needed to get through life. After slot car racing, formal education was anti-climactic. Because of slot car racing, I could identify a Mustang, Camaro or Corvette on sight. I knew Trans-Am from Can-Am. I learned that the Indy 500 is...
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McLAREN & AMELIA ISLAND: HALF-CENTURY CELEBRATION!

2014 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance will honor 50 years of McLaren at speed, displaying rare and significant racers from five decades of competition. McLarens were not only victorious in the world's richest and most prestigious races, the company changed motorsports through a relentless pursuit of perfection. They brought a strictly professional approach to a sport that had been more of a glamorous hobby than a true business. Today McLaren is still the only marque to win the Formula 1 Con...
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