‘14 JAGUAR F-TYPE S: SOUND & THE FURY!

‘Jaguar was once known for brilliant two-seat roadsters like the epic E-Type. They are again thanks to the F-TYPE S, a leaper for all seasons,’ blogs Dan Scanlan. Called one of the 100 most beautiful cars in the world, the E-Type’s grace was matched by the pace of its 3.8-liter inline six with 265 horsepower. Later it received a V-12. But when the last version of the bullet-shaped roadster once called “the greatest crumpet-catcher known to man” was laid to rest in 1975 that was the last gre...
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AULT PARK CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE: 37th ANNUAL!

One of the top Concours in the Midwest is still going strong, showcasing everything from multi-million-dollar exotics to an old school Gasser!  Mike Matune captures the highlights. The 37th Ault Park Concours d’Elegance took place in Cincinnati, OH last weekend. Going early to a Concours gives you the opportunity to get some interesting shots, like a Porsche 919 racer being offloaded. The car features a two-liter V4 turbo engine with dual hybrid systems.  Here’s an incredibly st...
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VINTAGE RACING AT INDY: BRICKYARD BASH!

Our Mike Matune is trackside at one of the most anticipated events on this year’s  vintage racing calendar. The inaugural Brickyard Vintage Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway drew a field of over 700 cars to contest three days of racing around both IMS’s road and oval courses. Rick Mooney’s ‘68 Corvette negotiates Turn 9 with the “Pagoda” in the background. The event was well received by spectators and competitors alike. This year’s race hopefully signals the birth of an...
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GOODGUYS HOT ROD OF THE YEAR: SUPERCHARGED!

Stunning blown Model A wins Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year Award.   Tony Lombardi’s supercharged ‘30 Model A Ford from Niles, OH won the Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award last weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The criteria is unique in that it’s the only major Goodguys Top 12 award which requires participants to drive on a 100-mile reliability run as well as blast down a 1/8-mile drag strip. Lombardi’s A-Bone, built by Hilton’s Hot Rods, was more than up to the task...
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SHORT TRACK EXCUSES: ME, DANICA AND BARNEY OLDFIELD!

‘The true essence of auto racing is making yourself look as good as possible under the circumstances no matter where you finish, even if your last race had all the success of the Titanic but with fewer survivors,” blogs Stephen Cox. Before you consider that a joke, please reflect briefly on the career of Danica Patrick. I will begin by pointing out the well documented fact that auto racing's first legendary driver, Barney Oldfield, set a world speed record at the Milwaukee Mile in 1905 an...
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PORSCHE 918: ALONG CAME A SPYDER!

Porsche shakes-up the Supercar world with its missile-fast Hybrid 918 Spyder. Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes it for a spin. Breathe. Take a gulp. Inhale. But easier said than done when your lungs feel like they’re being whiplashed into the back of your rib cage, your eyeballs are recoiling deep into your skull.     Breathe. How can you when your heart’s pounding like a jackhammer, neat adrenaline is coursing through your veins, and your teeth are clenching like you’ve...
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PORSCHE RSR GROUP 4: ONE OF 54!

Rare racer will be showcased at the Hurlingham Club’s Salute to Style next month. History, fashion and racing achievements blend beautifully at Salute to Style at The Hurlingham Club, an elegant celebration of the best classics in life. Famous Porsche 3.0 Carrera RSR with its unusual and distinctive livery occupies a unique position both in Porsche 1970s racing history and the display of classic cars, sports cars and racers at the summer garden party on July 16-19. Giorgio Schön, son of re...
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RALLY FOR KIDS: SANTA BARBARA, CA!

Jim Palam covers car guys doing good, rallying for the United Boys & Girls Clubs. Benefiting the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, this past Saturday’s Rally For Kids was co-chaired by Dianna Starr and Montecito "Cars & Coffee" founder, Monte Wilson. Monte's wicked red Ferrari Challenge Stradale was the event’s lead car. 
There were some 35  cars competing, including Michael Hammer's Lincoln, the 2005 La Carrera Panamericana class winner. A growling...
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PENSKE’S L&M 917 PORSCHE: UNTOLD STORY OF CAN- AM’S MOST FAMOUS CAR!

Stephen Cox blogs about the most iconic of the thundering Turbo Porsche 917s.   Part 1, The Beginning. “I loved those days. I loved those times. I loved the people. It wasn’t like now where everybody goes and hides in their motor homes. Everyone was there for each other.” – Marilyn Motschenbacher Halder Mosport International Raceway had an innocent charm that’s long been missing from today’s clinical, overly sanitized racecourses. The grass was too high. There were no sand traps. The ...
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