MASERATI CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL: LAGUNA SECA!

Maserati named Featured Marque of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Happy 100th! 
 The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the rich 100-year history of Maserati, one of Italy’s iconic luxury sports car brands that throughout the century has been deeply rooted in racing. Centered around four days of on-track racing, visitors to the Monterey peninsula are immersed in more car auctions, shows, rallies and the world’s premier Pebble Beach Con...
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PANTERA: ANGLO-ITALIAN HYBRID!

Designed by an American, powered by Ford and sold by Lincoln-Mercury, Alejandro de Tomaso’s Pantera offered both panache and performance. Designed by Tom Tjaarda, the 351-Ford mid-engined Pantera replaced the stunningly impractical de Tomaso Mangusta, one of the most beautiful and difficult to drive Supercars ever. With less rearward visibility than a Ford GT and a clutch from Hell, the Mangusta is a four-wheeled piece of art. Not a great road car. While the Mangusta had a steel backbone c...
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LaFERRARI AT ART BASEL: FOUR-WHEEL SCULPTURE!

Art Basel Miami hosts ‘Piston Head: Artists Engage the Automobile’ show and the 963-horsepower LaFerrari plays a leading role. Art met the world of the automobile at the annual Art Basel Miami exhibition, one of the most important events on the international cultural and artistic calendar. And, Ferrari was well represented at a show on the top floor of 1111 Lincoln Road, the studio of Herzog & de Meuron architects. It was transformed into an open car park featuring cars turned into sculp...
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BALDWIN-MOTION SS427 CAMARO: WANTED!

The 1969 ‘Poster Car’ for Baldwin-Motion Camaros disappeared six months or so after delivery to Joe Oldham and never recovered. It’s Déjà vu all over again! Hardcore Camaro enthusiasts at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in Chicago last month did double takes when visiting the MOTION MADNESS III display. They stopped in their tracks when they saw the triple-black 500-horsepower SS427 ’69 Camaro and its owner, muscle car maven Joe Oldham. Could the car showcased on the iconic W...
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MUSTANG 50TH: MAGIC MILESTONE CELEBRATION!

Next year’s Silverstone Classic (UK) will pay special homage to the legendary Ford Mustang, the car that created the Ponycar category. First unveiled in New York City in April 1964, Ford’s iconic Ponycar is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2014 – a milestone that will be marked in style both on and off the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone, top, the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival. Next summer’s Classic (July 25-27) has been chosen by the Mustang Owners Club for its official...
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SHOES FOR YOUR SUPERCAR: POTENZA!

Bridgestone’s maximum performance aftermarket tires were developed as original equipment (OE) on AMG & M sports sedans and the Ferrari Enzo. Carmakers typically work very closely with tire manufacturers when engineering and developing high-performance vehicles. While individuals can choose whatever tires they feel may work best for their kind of driving, carmakers have a much more difficult job. In addition to the obvious matching of speed-rated tires to a new vehicle’s performance, th...
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