‘14 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP 700: BADASS SUPERCAR!

Dan Scanlan checks out Lambo’s 700-horsepower raging bull…and he wants one! It was this simple. I was pointed to a Rosso Lamborghini Aventador LP 700 and asked,  “Would you like a drive?” The coastal Florida roads outside the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance were thick with traffic, and worse, Highway Patrol and local deputies. They were hungry, looking for fools dumb enough to nail a 700-horsepower Lamborghini on their home turf after a day of snacking on new Porsches, AMG Mercedes-B...
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JEFFERSON 500 HISTORICS: SUMMIT POINT!

Celebrating its 45th year, Summit Point hosts more than 200 cars at its Spring Spectacular. Mike Matune was trackside. After a somewhat soggy start on Thursday that saw rain pummel the track, the weekend stayed dry with blue skies. Here Ralph Manaker’s Chevron B-16, left, climbs the hill towards Turn 10 about to sweep under the vehicle bridge. For more than 20 years, the Jefferson 500 has occupied a place on Summit’s Spring Vintage Racing Calendar, evolving this year to incorporate ove...
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STATE STREET NATIONALS: SANTA BARBARA, CA!

Kicked off by a cruise & BBQ the day before, the State Street Nationals this past weekend lived up to it’s name: Santa Barbara’s Premier Car Show. Held in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street this past Sunday, the State Street Nationals showcased some 350 cars spanning 11 picturesque blocks. Packed with great cars, enthusiasts and happy tourists from all parts of the country, the show was a rousing success. The theme this year was “BIG” right down to the flick playing in the Arlington ...
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TURBOCHARGED TOYOTA GT86: POCKET ROCKET!

Sources claim turbocharged variations of the Toyota GT86 are on the horizon,  along with a convertible. The GT86, also known as the Scion FR-S & Subaru BRZ, is a consistently popular model for Toyota. Could Toyota be ready to roll out a wave of updated models? A recently published report from the Australian publication, Motoring, indicates that Toyota is planning to update  the GT86 coupe with several new variations. These include a turbocharged model as well as a convertible...
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PORSCHE 917 & BRIAN REDMAN: GOODWOOD!

Two of sportscar racing’s most legendary names - Porsche 917 and Brian Redman - will be reunited at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 26-29. Brian Redman, 77, is world-renowned as the king of Formula 5000, having taken a record 16 wins in the North American series and three straight titles from 1974-1976 - fitting in perfectly with the Festival of Speed theme: Addicted to Winning. He is also one of the most successful drivers in sportscar history, having won the Spa 1000km four times, t...
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ROLLS-ROYCE AEROBOAT: MERLIN V-12!

Salute to Style hosts a futuristic 1,100 horsepower day-boat powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 engine. The Aeroboat showcases a blend of high technology, British engineering and a glorious heritage; can be viewed at Salute to Style’s celebration of speed on water, air and road. A unique mixture of historic British engineering and cutting-edge design is to be displayed at The Hurlingham Club on July 16-19. Noted yacht design studio Claydon Reeves is showing their newly produced model of t...
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INDYCAR: THE SERIES THAT SOLD ITS SOUL!

Stephen Cox is awaiting the day when Indycar dumps its failed experiment with spec cars. Then we won’t need gimmicks any more. I grew up in Indianapolis and I live for the Indy 500. I’ve worked on the TV crew during the month of May. I’ve watched Indycar my whole life. But I have no idea how the pole position will be determined today. The problem is not that the process is too complicated. I’m watching it on TV right now. The real problem is that I don’t care anymore. I don’t care anymore...
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FERRARI CELEBRATES MILLE MIGLIA: 65 PRANCING HORSES!

A tribute to ‘the world’s most beautiful road race.’ The streets of Desenzano provided the venue for the start of both the Mille Miglia and Ferrari’s tribute to “the world’s most beautiful road race,” as Enzo Ferrari liked to call it. A total of 20 historic Ferraris lined out for the former with 45 contemporary Ferraris fielded for the latter. Two rare LaFerraris competing also attracted the many enthusiasts gathering for the historic event. After parading through the center of Brescia o...
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JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE: DIET DELIGHT!

Jaguar is building six brand new 1963 Lightweight E-Types – the missing six Lightweights that were never built from the intended original 18-car series. The new Lightweights are the missing six vehicles from Jaguar’s Lightweight E-Type project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 ‘Special GT E-Type Cars.’ Only 12 of the aluminum-bodied Lightweight E-Types were eventually built, the last in 1964; the remaining six designated chassis numbers having rema...
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HOT ROD JAGUAR: PRO STREET SIX!

This could be the only XJ6-C with Webers, Nitrous and five on the floor! John Chiungos is an attorney who, when it comes to cars, just doesn’t play by the rules! Most owners of XJ6s either keep their rides stock or upgrade using some factory parts from later models. Others dress them up with period aftermarket accessories. But not John Chiungos. He designed all the custom features of his ’75 Jaguar XJ6-C, worked with Jag experts like Peter Gould  (British Auto/USA) and has his head-tu...
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