‘15 RC-F COUPE: MUSCLE CAR WITH A LEXUS HEART!

The aero-inspired RC-F wears Lexus’ angriest face yet and has the horsepower to back it up, blogs Dan Scanlan. The “F” stands for Fuji Speedway, where Lexus conducts high-speed testing and development. And with 467 horsepower available, some straight roads became speedways when we let the RC-F howl. 
 We thought the IS-F was the king of the Fs with its 5-liter V-8’s 416 horsepower, a bellowing basso exhaust note over 3,500-rpm, then 60-mph in 4.8 seconds and 100-mph in 10.8 seconds. Then ...
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E. J. VISO: NEW LIFE IN STADIUM TRUCKS!

Ex-Indycar racer keeps on truckin’, blogs Stephen Cox. A few years ago the late Mike Stephens, then owner of the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Oklahoma, helped me find a ride in an open-cockpit Toyota World Sports Racer. I had no experience in the type and missed the podium in consecutive races. A month later I switched to a sports car team and won the next event. After the race, Mike cruised by in his golf cart and shouted at me. “Hey, Stephen! Now I know what's been wrong with you late...
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ROCKET MAN: HENRIK FISKER’S MUSTANG ROCKET!

Dan Scanlan test-drives the 725-horspower boosted, bad and mega-priced Mustang from Galpin Ford. Henrik Fisker, right, couldn’t leave it alone. As Ford was teasing the sixth-generation Mustang, Fisker was thinking of how to give it more “pure emotion,” he said. The result is the Galpin Fisker Rocket - Galpin Auto Sports, Henrik Fisker and an apt name for a 725-horsepower Ponycar. They unveiled it at the Los Angeles Auto Show: a low-volume carbon fiber-bodied super-Mustang. Then I became on...
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YORK-US30 REUNION: MUSCLECAR MADNESS!

Legends of the quarter-mile celebrate one of the most exciting periods in drag racing history. Thomas Wolfe got it wrong when he wrote,  ‘You Can’t Go Home Again.’ The original Golden Commandos "Goldfish" Barracuda, owned by Bruce Lindstrom, Sarasota, Florida will be one of many featured cars at the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the First Super/Stock Nationals held at York US30 Dragway on August 7, 1965. It will be presented at the York Expo Center, York Fairgrounds during the...
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VERN TARDEL: HOT ROD PICTURE PUZZLE!

If you love ‘old school’ hot rods, you gotta have this 300-piece jigsaw puzzle. Traditional hot rod builder Vern Tardel takes you inside his shop with this extraordinary new 16x20-inch jigsaw picture puzzle. The subject is a 1932 roadster he built. Always the guy to share his fascination with hot rods, Vern's new puzzle will challenge anyone with its vibrant colors and amazing detail seen in this high-resolution HDR photo created by Richard Small. Packaged in a super-structured box, typica...
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NEW YORK AUTO SHOW: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!

This year’s New York International Auto Show, April 3-12, 2015, has more new model introductions plus vintage and modern racecars than ever before. Here are some of my favorite rides McLaren 570S Ford GT Dodge Challenger T/A BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile" BMW 2002 Alpina Plymouth Cuda, 3,000 HP TT Hemi Outlaw Aston Martin Vulcan V12, 800-plus HP Alfa Romeo TZ2 & Mille Miglia Racer Red Bull Infiniti Formula One McLaren P1 GTR Scion Super Street FR-S Release 1....
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