’17 NISSAN GT-R TRACK EDITION: GODZILLA ON STEROIDS!

The New York International Auto Show will host the North American debut of the GT-R Track Edition at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 14-24. 2017 is turning out to be a milestone year for GT-R enthusiasts. The model year started with a major makeover for both the GT-R Premium and GT-R NISMO. As the third model in the GT-R lineup, the Track Edition occupies a unique position between the “T” (touring) and “R” (racing) sides of the GT-R equation. Designed to deliver a higher leve...
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PRECIOUS METAL: ’57 ASTON MARTIN DBR2!

Aston Martin built just two iconic DBR2 racecars; currently valued in excess of $5 million. This spot-on aluminum-bodied Tribute was handcrafted in the U.K. and, unlike the original, is only street-driven.  Archie Urciuoli has owned and raced British sports cars since the 1950s, including XK-140 MC and E-Type Jaguars and a Lola T70 Spyder and D-Type Jaguar racecars, This is his first Aston Martin and he has no plans to race it. It’s one of his drivers. He retired from historic road racin...
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BEST OF THE BEST: 2017 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS!

Bill Warner and his team delivered yet another whirlwind weekend of cars, cars and more cars in spite of a major challenge from Mother Nature. This year’s Concours amazed with sensory stimulation at every turn. Not to say that there weren’t challenges. Mother Nature forced a change from Sunday to Saturday, which they handled with aplomb and grace. They are to be congratulated for working untold hours to ensure the show went on. 2017 Honoree was Al Unser, standing next to the Borg Warner Tr...
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CAN-AM REDUX: THUNDER ROAD AT LAGUNA SECA!

The guttural rumble of Can-Am cars from an “anything goes” era of motorsports delighted enormous crowds during its heyday. They’ll be back at the inaugural Spring Classic at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 19-21. Sports car racing’s booming popularity following WWII resulted in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the CASC (Canadian Automobile Sports Club) founding the Can-Am Series for Group 7 type sports racers in 1966. Armed with sponsorship from Johnson Wax, the Can-Am Series was ...
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ICONS OF AMERICAN CULTURE: HOT RODS & CUSTOMS!

The Historic Vehicle Association will be showcasing a ’32 Ford hot rod, ’51 Mercury custom and a ’64 Chevy lowrider on April 12 to May 4 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The vehicles will be exhibited in the HVA “glass case” on the walkway between the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. The vehicles are privately owned and are being commemorated and recorded as part of the HVA National Historic Vehicle Register in partnership with the U.S. Departme...
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KEEP ON TRUCKIN’: ‘74 INTERNATIONAL VS. ‘75 FORD F150!

Racer Stephen Cox blogs about trucks before they became collectibles.  It's no secret that vintage pickup trucks are the latest rage in collectible vehicles. They are inexpensive to restore, utterly reliable, born with a lengthy shelf life and they are enormously popular right now. If a collectible truck is on your wish list, here's what you should know about two mainstay pickups from the 1970s.         ‘74 International Pickup When I began racing d...
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ALL IN THE FAMILY: ’48 JAGUAR MARK IV COMES HOME!

After 67 years, classic ‘48 Jaguar first owned by Jaguar Cars’ Deputy Chairman is purchased by his granddaughters. A classic ‘48 Jaguar sports saloon, first owned by Arthur Whittaker, Deputy Chairman of Jaguar Cars, has been re-united with his family. During the Historics at Brooklands classic car auction in Surrey last weekend, Whittaker’s four granddaughters – Lucy, Sally, Sarah and Charlotte - fought off rival bidders to make it their own. The cost: £70,000 for the jet-black classic. It w...
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TRAILBLAZERS AT SPEED: WOMEN IN RACING!

A quick look at some of the best, brightest and fastest women competing in a  variety of motorsports. With the recent retirement of Susie Wolff, above, from F1 testing and the buzz surrounding up and coming talent Marta Garcia, we thought we'd take a look at women in motorsport. Here are as some of the trailblazers of the sport, females considered the best of today and the drivers who we could all be talking about in the not too distant future.We'll also uncover what F1 governing body, ...
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