TRIDENT ICENI MAGNA: WORLD’S FASTEST DIESEL SPORTS CAR!

Unique Trident specialty cars, fastback Magna sports car and Venturer estate wagon, offer performance, economy and environmental benefits. Trident, the British sports car brand, today announced the global availability of its flagship Iceni sports car, the world’s fastest & most fuel-efficient diesel sports car. With a top speed in excess of 190 mph and the ability to run for 2,000 miles on a single tank of mineral or bio-diesel, the Iceni uses torque multiplication technology to achieve ...
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JAGUAR AT MILLE MIGLIA: CATS ON THE PROWL!

Jaguar Heritage Racing to field ten of the marque’s most celebrated 1950s models in the 2014 Mille Miglia, including XKs, C-Types and one D-Type. Jaguar Heritage Racing will be tackling the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event, from May 15-18, with a lineup of top-name drivers in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguars ever produced. The route covers over 1,000 grueling miles from Brescia to Rome to Brescia. Household names from stage and screen, plus f...
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BARN-FIND CARS: MY DEAL OF THE CENTURY!

Stephen Cox blogs about the collector car that didn’t get away. “Barn-finds” really happen. In the mid-1990s my Dad was visiting an old high school buddy in southern Indiana. As they talked of the good old days, my father noticed a dirty, old car sitting inside his friend’s barn. It was a blue ‘71 Ford Torino. The owner said that it had been purchased new by his mother, after which it was passed down to his son. It still ran pretty well when he finally got a new car and parked the Torino...
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GOODWOOD MEMBERS’ MEETING: MAGICAL MOTORSPORTS!

OCTANE magazine’s Robert Coucher blogs about what he considers, ‘the best historic motor racing event in the world.’ It’s been 48 years since Goodwood’s Lord March has hosted a Members’ Meeting event, but he and his team have obviously outdone themselves this year. It was the 72nd Goodwood Members’ Meeting and while it is typically for members of the Goodwood Racing Club, it has been opened up this year to members of some serious single marque clubs. The results: 15,000 people per day and so...
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SHORT TRACK: RACING ON ALL FOURS!

Stephen Cox blogs about the growing four-cylinder trend in grassroots racing. Once upon a time, entry level stock car divisions at local bullrings across the country were filled with the glorious growl of American V8 engines. They were called “Hobby Stocks,” “Pure Stocks” or “Street Stocks.” A few unimaginative promoters condemned them as “Bombers” or “Thundercars,” as if any fool would want to drive a car so named.   But regardless of the title, entry-level stock car fields at lo...
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CHEVYS AT THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: SLIDE SHOW!

There’s something for everyone: pace cars, racecars, Tinseltown Camaro & Corvette, super-high-performance Camaros & Corvettes you can buy, and even the Governor’s Corvette! If you are member of the Bowtie Brigade and are in the Tri-State Area, the New York International Auto Show, which runs until April 27 at the Jacob Javits Center, NYC, is not to be missed. The latest customized Camaro & Corvette, above, featured in Transformers: Age Of Extinction are on display along with ...
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KOENIGSEGG AGERA R: HYPERCAR IN MANHATTAN!

Koenigsegg returns to the U.S market, naming Manhattan Motorcars as its Northeast dealer today at the New York International Auto Show. The "beyond bespoke" 2014 Agera R is the result of Christian von Koenigsegg’s, right, endless pursuit of perfection and has an incredible top sped of 273 mph! With Aircore hollow carbon fiber wheels, upgraded power and enhanced aerodynamics, the Agera R can accelerate from a standing start to 186 mph in 14.53 seconds and decelerate from 186 mph to 0 in 6...
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BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3: RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA!

Continental GT3 to compete in North America with Dyson Racing, debuts at New York International Auto Show. After an impressive performance at the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Series in Monza, Italy last weekend, the new Bentley Continental GT3, top, is set to reintroduce the celebrated British marque to North American motorsports with Dyson Racing. The premier sports car racing team in the U.S., Dyson will race a pair of Continental GT3s in the second half of the 2014 Pirelli ...
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VIR WILD HARE RUN: SPRING KICKOFF!

Mike Matune is trackside at Virginia International Raceway for the start of the VDAC & VRG historic racing season.   For an even dozen years VDCA & VRG have been kicking off the Spring racing season with their Wild Hare Run. This year’s event at VIR (VIRginia International Raceway) in Southern VA contributed to that heritage. About 150 cars answered the call and VIR was ready to show off its new track and paddock paving. Scott Cracraft’s Shelby GT350R clone, above, is one of ...
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’64 CHEVY IMPALA SS409: SHE’S REAL FINE!

Michael Brown waited 50 years after hearing the Beach Boys ‘409’ to purchase the car that he promised himself he would own one day.  And, it was worth waiting for. For car guys, one of the most memorable cuts of the Beach Boys’ Surfin’ Safari album, is unquestionably, 409. That was 1962 and in 2012 Michael Brown treated himself to this stunning four-speed 409/425 ’64 Impala with 4.56 Posi rear. Dream realized. Michael Brown is probably best known in the Corvette community for his ...
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