CADILLAC CTS-V: FEEL THE FORCE!

CADILLAC CTS-V: FEEL THE FORCE
Cadillac turns a Z06 Corvette into a four-door, 640-horsepower sedan, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. May The Force be with you. Lord Vader, your carriage awaits. Six hundred and forty supercharged horses. Two hundred mile-per-hour top velocity. Zero-to-sixty in 3.7 seconds. More black leather than Ozzie Osborne’s wardrobe. This thing definitely has The Force! What we have here is the latest and greatest, third-generation Cadillac CTS V-Series sedan; the fastest, most-powerful, most ...
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CAR GUY NIRVANA: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2017!

CAR GUY NIRVANA: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2017
Jim Palam, our man on the West Coast, dug in to deliver a dozen delights from his five-day crusade to capture some of the gusto and glory of Monterey Madness. For the uninitiated it's simply overwhelming: An endless smorgasbord of mighty and majestic machines, fabulous fashion and sensory extravagance. It’s enticingly spread out along the Monterey Peninsula and yours to consume if your pockets are deep and your energy level high. When I wasn't thinking Monterey Car Week is a smorgasbord I was t...
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PLUG & PLAY: ELECTRIC MINI MOKE!

PLUG & PLAY: ELECTRIC MINI MOKE!
Legal for street use where top speed is limited to just under 25 mph, the plug-in electric Mini Moke delivers unlimited fun. Best known for its stylish utility and golf carts, Cruise Car, Sarasota, FL, has secured the contract to build an electric version of the cult MOKE. A favorite sunshine supercar of the rich and famous - Brigitte Bardot drove one in St.Tropez - original restored Mini Mokes are highly desirable. Initially developed in the 1950s as a lightweight, parachute-droppable vehicle ...
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‘17 MERCEDES-BENZ C43 AMG: POINT & SHOOT COUPE!

17 MERCEDES-BENZ C43 AMG: POINT & SHOOT COUPE
‘It’s a usable point-and-shoot coupe, quite willing to play hard, and then settle down for a drive to dinner,’ blogs Dan Scanlan. I say AMG, and you say Mercedes-Benz’s hot rod, usually with a big V-8 hand-made by someone in Affalterbach, then signed on an alloy plaque on top. But just as the tuner started by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erghard Melcher has been fully folded into Mercedes-Benz, so have some changes come to what’s now called Mercedes-AMG. So while this all-wheel-drive C43 AMG has...
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PART II: THE BALDWIN-MOTION STORY!

Part II THE BALDWIN-MOTION STORY
CGC Editor Marty Schorr and Motion’s Joel Rosen wrap up their interview with Corvette Report editor Scott Teeters about Baldwin-Motion Phase III Supercars. Marty Schorr is the former editor of Hi-Performance CARS, the founding editor of Vette Magazine, and is the current editor of CarGuyChrolicles.com. He’s also the President of PMPR, an automotive public relations consultancy. Joel Rosen is the former owner of Motion Performance, Baldwin, NY, and currently owns and runs Motion Models, a world-...
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ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF GT40 PASSES AWAY!

ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF GT40 PASSES AWAY!
Farewell to Roy Lunn, who gave us a portfolio of iconic road & track cars and truly led a well-engineered life. Roy Lunn with two Ford GTs, 2016 (Gary Jean photo) Roy Lunn, the “Godfather of the Ford GT40,” passed away on August 5th, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA after suffering a catastrophic stroke at the age of 92. His wife of 70 years, Jeanie and two daughters, sister Audrey (Lunn) Lyon, two granddaughters, a son-in-law and one great-grandson survive him. Roy was born in Richmond, Engla...
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’18 FORD GT: ’67 HERITAGE EDITION!

’18 FORD GT: ’67 HERITAGE EDITION!
New Ford GT with ’67 Tribute Livery pays homage to the first all-American racecar to win Le Mans.   The ‘18 Ford GT will be available in a new limited-production ’67 Heritage Edition theme, honoring the GT40 Mark IV racecar driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The Mark IV was the first GT40 designed, engineered, powered, developed and built in the U.S. Roy Lunn, headed the team that gave us the Mark IV, was inducted into the Automotive Hall Of Fame in 2016 f...
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PONYCARS: RARE CAMARO PROTOTYPES!

RARE CAMARO PROTOTYPES
Celebrating a half-century of the iconic Chevrolet Camaro, the Ponycar for all seasons. Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins' NHRA Championship 1967 Gen I Camaro Chevrolet was three years late to the Ponycar Party, but the long-hood, short-deck Camaro made up for lost time. Suddenly, the Ponycar market was chock full of new style and power choices. Soon after the Camaro’s public introduction, there appeared a potent 302-inch small-block in Z28 trim and big-block 396 engines with up to a potent 375 solid-lift...
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BOOK REVIEW: FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE!

FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Ford’s legendary high-performance street and race cars and the people who built and raced them. MEDIA REVIEWS   "Real history is written best by the people who actually experienced it, and in the case of his hugely anticipated book, Marty Schorr, right, is the author who was there for all of it. This is not just a collection of old photos. The text springs forth with verve and sharp analysis, the kind of story that can only be written by so...
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BENTLEY SUPERSPORTS: TOWARDS 200 MPH!

BENTLEY SUPERSPORTS: TOWARDS 200 MPH!
OK, breathe. One last gulp of oxygen to feed the brain cells. We’re going to need a little focus if we’re going to hit 200 mph, blogs Road Test Editor, Howard Walker. Ahead of us is 3.5 miles of arrow-straight concrete. But not just any old concrete. This is the historic Shuttle Landing Facility, part of the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s swampy Merritt Island. It’s here, between 1984 and 2011, where a total of 78 NASA Space Shuttles, with names like Columbia, and Discovery, ...
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