VINTAGE RACING: EVERYTHING YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW!

So you think you want to go racing? Jim Resnick gets the ‘inside track’ from the experts at the Russo & Steele seminar. There are more clichés about auto racing than you can shake a stick at in a month of Sundays. But when it comes to racing classic cars – “vintage racing” is the universally accepted term – the clichés end and something religious happens. Russo & Steele Auctions held an informative seminar on vintage racing during Arizona Auction Week focusing on how to get started ...
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‘14 CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE: STAR-SPANGLED HAMMER!

Zero to 60 in 3.8. Zero to open-top bliss in less than 20. What’s not to adore about the new Stingray Convertible? writes Road Test Editor Howard Walker. A headline in a recent edition of US News & World Report grabbed my attention like a call from the IRS. ‘Too Much Testosterone May Be Unhealthy for Older Men.’     Trust me that is not the kind of thing you want to read when you have a ‘14 Corvette Stingray Convertible sitting in your driveway. Here is a car that oozes...
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INDYCAR RACING: NEW MARKETS, NEW THINKING!

‘More than 90% of American racecar drivers are oval track specialists,’  says racer-blogger Stephen Cox. A brief review of active racetracks indicates that in the United States, ovals outnumber road courses by a margin of a little more than nine to one. Of course, racetracks open and close frequently, car counts vary, and a few competitors race on both types of courses. But generally speaking, the numbers don’t lie. By an overwhelming margin of more than 90%, the average American race...
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NISSAN 400-HP TURBO: ZEOD RC RACER!

Turbo three-cylinder engine weighs just 88 pounds, produces more horsepower-per-pound than a Formula One engine! Nissan will not only break new ground with the unique electric powerplant aboard the Nissan ZEOD RC at Le Mans this year, but the accompanying internal combustion engine is set to revolutionize standards of performance and efficiency. The Nissan ZEOD RC will become the first entry at Le Mans to complete a lap of the Circuit de la Sarthe under nothing but electric power in June. A ...
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’70 OLDS W-30 442: FROM TRACK TO STREET!

Record-holding D/SA racer goes back to its roots, now a street & show muscle car. Most drag racing cars, especially those that were hard-charging record-holders, end up being parted out, updated for new seasons, or relegated to spend its life rusting away. Not so with Tom Kelly’s W-30 442. His beautiful restored street & show machine started life as D/SA racecar campaigned on the NHRA-IHRA circuits for a couple of decades, with sponsorship  from the Music City Rod Shop in N...
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HOW TO CHOOSE A PROFESSIONAL RESTORER: NATURAL SELECTION!

Jim Resnick blogs about what you have to know when choosing a restorer for your classic, vintage sports car or muscle car. It is difficult enough boiling down your classic car obsession to a manageable, affordable group of cars. But it is just as time-intensive when you need to find the most capable and conscientious professional shop to take on your restoration work. To that end, Jim Resnick attended the Russo and Steele Auctions hosted The Art of Vintage Restoration seminar during Arizona...
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CHEVY MID-AMERICAN STOCK CAR: STEPHEN COX!

Our resident blogger-racer Stephen Cox to drive the #22 ACR Team Chevy. The championship-winning team from the 2012 Mid-American Stock Car Series has named Stephen Cox as their driver for the upcoming season. Acorn Cabinetry Racing of Somonauk,  IL has confirmed that Cox will take the wheel of the team’s #22 Acorn Cabinetry/Boschett Timepieces/Sopwith Motorsports Chevrolet as the teammate of former  MASCS champion, Jeremy Spoonmore.  “It’s a perfect opportunity to learn fro...
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CAMARO Z/28.R: DAYTONA ENDURO DEBUT!

New Z/28.R Camaro debuts at 2.5-hour race ahead of 52nd annual Rolex 24  at Daytona this weekend. Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport will be campaigning Z/28.R racecars in the GS class of the IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge, kicking off the 12-race 2014 season. “The original Camaro Z/28 was designed for racing and became an iconic performance car through its hard-fought victories,” said Mark Kent, director of racing for Chevrolet. “A new chapter in racing begins this w...
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LISTER JAGUAR REDUX: ROAD & TRACK!

One of the most storied brands and cars in road racing history is back with street and race models. Orders for half of 2014 production are already filled. Lister Motor Company has now published its 60th Anniversary Lister Jaguar brochure, which fully outlines the specifications for its fantastic recreation of the iconic Lister Jaguar “Knobbly” racing car. Interest in the Lister brand has never been higher and, with values of the original 1950s Knobbly cars now approaching $2,000,000 million,...
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SHELBY FIA COBRA: IT’S GOLDEN!

Shelby American celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 289-powered Cobras with a limited run of 50 289 FIA models. In 1964, Carroll Shelby and Shelby American introduced the FIA version of the small-block Cobra, which competed in the 1964 World Manufacturers Championship series against Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette. To celebrate the birth of the 289 Ford powered roadsters, Shelby American is offering 50 limited edition Continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras. Each will be painted ...
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