FORD TWIN-TURBO EcoBoost V-6: SEBRING PODIUM!

Chip Ganassi Racing’s EcoBoost-engined Riley Prototype takes overall win at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Piloted by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Marino Franchitti, the Roush Yates-prepped twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 propelled the Riley prototype to victory lane in the premier class. Ford’s EcoBoost engine powered Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to victory at the legendary Sebring enduro. Sebring is one of the most storied and demanding racetracks in the country. It was Fr...
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’67 CORVETTE L88: AGAINST ALL ODDS!

The story of one man finding his moment of glory at the 1970 24 Hours of Daytona. This is an excerpt from the first chapter of Against All Odds by Stephen Cox.  The hands on both stopwatches were still in place after the final practice laps at Daytona International Speedway. Unexpectedly low temperatures had turned their stainless steel casings ice cold, but Jeri Gottlob had no gloves. She wouldn't have worn them anyway over her freshly painted red fingernails. Twenty-two years old, si...
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HONDA V6 GOES RACING: DAYTONA PROTOTYPE!

Honda Joins the Daytona Prototype ranks with latest racing application of production-based V6 engine in a Riley-Honda. Honda has expanded its attack on the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and will join the Daytona Prototype category with a Riley-Honda, above, for the first time later this month at the 62nd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Honda has a history of success at the Florida endurance-racing classic, including LMP2 class victories in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013....
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MASERATI 450S: DESERT CONCORSO CENTERPIECE!

Spectacular Maserati 450S racer and legendary Maserati road racer Bill Krause coming to the Desert Concorso. One of ten fire breathing monsters built by Maserati in the mid-1950s, this 450S is the last car built in 1957 as well as one of the most valuable due to its matching number engine and competition provenance. Owned by a local area snowbird and noted collector and vintage racer Tom Hollfelder, it is an iconic period racecar. It is altogether fitting that this historic sports racer S/...
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AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ ELEGANCE: 19 YEARS STRONG!

‘Early March brings Spring and one of the more significant events on the show calendar, the Amelia Island Concours,’ blogs Mike Matune. Top photo shows why the Amelia Island Concours is considered one of the top events of its kind in the world: Spectacular setting, important cars and an appeal for serious as well as casual spectators. Jim Glickenhaus’ Ferrari 330 P3/4, above, is radiant in the early morning sun on the fairway. Irwin Kroiz’s ‘62 Corvette Sebring racer returns to its s...
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HORCH 853 AND SCARAB: AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS WINNERS!

A ‘37 Horch 853 and ‘58 Scarab won Best In Show honors at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The Horch 853, owned by Bob and Anne Brockinton Lee, Sparks, NV, took home one of the most sought-after trophies on the Concours circuit. Fully restored, it is one of only two Horchs ever to have been bodied by coachbuilder Voll & Ruhrbeck, which created custom coachwork for Bugatti, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Cord among others. The highly coveted Concours de Sport award was pr...
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FORD 427 SOHC VS. CHRYSLER 426 HEMI: WIN-WIN!

Ford’s 427 Cammer challenged Chrysler’s 426 Hemi and the Hemi prevailed. Both were winners, however! Chrysler’s Hemi is a study in evolution, starting life in the 1950s, emerging in the 1960s as a hard to beat powerplant on drag strips, NASCAR ovals and in Street trim. It continued for decades, adding new levels of sophistication and still available. Ford was the challenger with a complex, powerful overhead cam 427. While engineered to beat the Hemis in NASCAR, it earned its cred on the q...
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BMW 3.0 CSL ART CAR: ALEXANDER CALDER!

The very first BMW Art Car, a 3.0 CSL, designed by American artist Alexander Calder, is a  highlight of a class of 3.0 CSLs at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance this weekend. The original in the legendary series of BMW Art Cars is the highlight of the BMW CSL class at the 2014 Amelia Concours d‘Elegance. For over 40 years, the BMW Art Car Collection has captured the imagination of art and design enthusiasts as well as lovers of cars and technology with its unique combination of f...
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FERRARI SUPERAMERICA: JACKIE COOPER’S PRANCING HORSE!

Film and TV star Jackie Cooper's 1956 Pininfarina-bodied Ferrari 410 Superamerica will anchor the "Ferrari Production 1950-1964" class at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance this weekend. The year 1956 was a good one for Ferrari, on and off the track. The Modenese firm won both the Formula 1 and the World Sportscar Championships in 1956. As a bonus, the marque won Enzo Ferrari's favorite race, the open road Mille Miglia, a brutal 1,000-mile high-speed lap of the Italian penin...
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2014 CADILLAC XTS VSport: LOTS OF LUXE!

Latest ‘big’ Cadillac has most inviting interior ever, twin-turbo AWD performance for high-speed cruising, and the right stance. It’s certainly not your Father’s Cadillac and, until next year and the LTS, it is the biggest, most luxurious Cadillac you can buy. The LTS (that’s what they call it now) will become the Flagship of the brand, going head to head with the biggest and best imports. A most heady challenge for sure. You can order a new XTS with a grocery-getter 305-horsepower 3.6...
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