’69 DODGE CHARGER: AMAZING 162.8-MPH NUREMBERG DAYTONA!

Stephen Cox blogs about the first American car, a winged Charger Daytona, in Germany's prestigious Autobahn 250 club. It was the mid-1970s. NASCAR's aerodynamic Supercars were a thing of the past. The great American muscle car had succumbed to a slow death, strangled by government regulations and absurd speed limits. The U.S. auto industry fell into its own Dark Age and would not emerge for another 20 years. But in Nuremberg, Germany, a small band of merry rebels picked up where America le...
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PONTIAC TRANS-AM: LAST SURVIVING PROTOTYPE!

The only surviving Firebird Trans-Am prototype is alive and well thanks to a dedicated musclecar enthusiast, blogs Stephen Cox. In the autumn of 1968, Pontiac Motor Division General Manager, John DeLorean, recruited California customizer Gene Winfield to create the “ultimate Firebird”. Winfield was flown to Pontiac Engineering in Michigan, then given a pair of brand new ‘69 Pontiac Firebirds and a free hand to re-design them as he saw fit. When Winfield's highly anticipated cars emerged from...
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2015 SHELBY GT350 MUSTANG: LEGEND RETURNS!

All new GT350 Mustang comes standard with 500-plus horsepower V8, the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever. The original Shelby GT350 introduced in 1965 established Mustang’s performance credentials on the street and road racing circuits worldwide. It builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea – transforming a great every-day car into a dominant road racer – by taking advantage of a dramatically improved sixth-generation Mustang to create a truly special high-performan...
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2015 CADILLAC ATS-V.R: TWIN-TURBO TERROR!

V-Series ATS coupe meets FIA GT3 specs and hits the track next year. Cadillac’s new ATS-V.R is the racing extension of the upcoming 2016 ATS-V Coupe, which channels more than a decade of V-Series engineering experience into the brand’s first compact performance model. The ATS-V Coupe debuts next week, along with the ATS-V sedan, at the Los Angeles Auto Show and arrives track-capable from the factory next spring. The new, up-to-600-horsepower ATS-V.R meets international FIA GT3 specificatio...
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2014 ART CENTER CONCOURS: SPOTLIGHT ON ENTERTAINMENT!

Wallace Wyss blogs about the annual design college car show, this year showcasing the entertainment business. The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena is the place where a great percentage of the world's car designers are trained. Its hilltop location is a fitting place to have a car show, but I think it is a stretch to call it a "concours" because there are so many owner-modified cars on display. For example, nobody cares if it is a 100% stock Iso Grifo because many of these young des...
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