10th ANNUAL WHEELS ‘N’ WINDMILLS: SOLVANG, CA!

Balmy weather, blue skies and lots of shiny (and rusty) vehicles lined the streets of the picture-perfect Danish town. Packed with happy tourists and locals, the show supports local and National charities. In 2013, the Show donated $30,000 to health-related charities. Jim Palam brings us highlights of this year’s event.
 Rick Kistler is a Car Guy and large-scale metal artist from Gaviota, CA. He created this "Throw Away The Blueprints" chopped '29 Ford Sedan.
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ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION: LAGUNA SECA!

‘When it comes to experiencing vintage racing greatness, the Reunion has few equals,’ blogs Mike Matune. Mid-August brings us what is lovingly referred to as Monterey Hell Week and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca. The Reunion is what vintage racing aspires to be, a collection of truly important cars and drivers competing head to head. Eddie Lawson, top, climbs the Rahal Straight towards the “Corkscrew” in Racing Commonwealth’s Osella PA 3/5.  I have been attendi...
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LOMPOC POLICE REVVED-UP: CAR SHOW & BENEFIT!

Lompoc’s 11th annual fundraiser at Ryon Park for Special Olympics draws cool cars & big crowds. Jim Palm was on the ground to capture some highlights. Study in Color & Power: Blown '32 Ford snugged and secured on a customized '51 Chevy 5700 "COE" hauler. The owner of this rig has a sense of humor. When you peek over the big shiny grille you see a three-horsepower scooter motor! Overhauled! On the grass were two Chip Foose designed Chevy's that were featured on the Overhaulin'&n...
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’15 JAGUAR F-TYPE: PROJECT 7!

Named in honor of Jaguar’s seven wins at Le Mans, Project 7 is a road-legal two-seater inspired by the Jaguar D-Type. After its global debut at Goodwood, Project 7 is making its first U.S. reveal in Monterey this week. Created by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, F-TYPE  Project 7 is a limited production vehicle powered by a 575-horsepower 5.0-liter  supercharged V8. It’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and boasts  an electr...
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‘15 DODGE CHARGER SRT HELLCAT: QUICKEST, FASTEST & MOST POWERFUL SEDAN!


Latest Hellcat from SRT is a four-door road rocket capable of preying on exotic sports cars and Supercars. With 707 horsepower, an NHRA-certified quarter-mile et of 11.0 seconds on street tires and a top speed of 204 mph, the world’s only four-door muscle car is the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan ever. Supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful V-8 Chrysler has ever produced. Unrivaled four-door Charger He...
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TONY STEWART-KEVIN WARD TRAGEDY: THREE LESSONS!

Sage advice from racer-writer-TV commentator, Stephen Cox. Most of the racing world now knows that sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed after being hit by Tony Stewart's car during a race this past weekend at New York's Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Volumes will be written about this incident for months to come, but a few lessons are already evident. 1. Never get out of your racecar after a crash. Unless the car is on fire, sit still and wait. Once the driver exits the cockpit, he ...
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