MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC: LESS IS MORE!

MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC: LESS IS MORE!
The Montecito Motor Classic is not a big car show – but it is a great show, blogs our West Coast photojournalist, Jim Palam. What better way to salute Ferrari than a lineup of fabulous Ferrari Classics on Coast Village Road – starting with Ron Hein's sexy and swift '62 250 SWB. There's the beauty of its coastal location in magnificent Montecito, CA, the allure of featured marques like this year's salute to Ferrari and Camaro, and its relaxed style and pace – perhaps best represented by its hon...
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COUGAR: THE BEST BUY IN MUSCLECARS!

COUGAR: THE BEST BUY IN MUSCLECARS!
Stephen Cox blogs about affordable musclecars that have slipped under the radar. A sharp 1970 Chevelle LS6 can set you back $75,000 or more. It’s the same for a Boss 302 Mustang. A 1969 Plymouth GTX four-speed can run over $40,000, which is still not affordable for many car enthusiasts. You don't even want to know what freshly restored Dodge Daytona would cost. The plain fact is that most fast, sporty cars from the peak of the musclecar era remain beyond the reach of the average working man. Bu...
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FOR SALE: FORD TUNGSTEN & HERITAGE GTs!

FOR SALE: FORD TUNGSTEN & HERITAGE GTs!
Limited-edition '06 Ford Tungsten & Heritage GTs celebrated iconic wins at Le Mans for Ford and rarely come up for sale. Here’s a pair that have hardly been driven. Bill Kolb, Jr. has for more than half-a-century been involved in the carguy world as a hot rodder, drag racer, innovator, new car salesman and Ford and Subaru new car dealer. During the 1960s he was best known for campaigning Ford factory racecars: A 427 Galaxie Lightweight, followed by 427 Thunderbolt. Working with Carroll Shel...
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ENVISAGE: JAGUAR XKSS CONTINUATION!

ENVISAGE: JAGUAR XKSS CONTINUATION!
Rare old-world craftsmanship is key to the creation of the iconic Jaguar XKSS ‘Continuation’ sportscars. Envisage Group Ltd, one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services company, has played a key role in the creation of nine new XKSS continuation models, replacing those lost in the Jaguar Browns Lane factory fire of 1957. Often referred to as the world’s first supercar, Jaguar originally made the XKSS as a road-going version of the Le Mans winning D-type, and cars built in ’57 wer...
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CAR STORIES: DOWN THE ROAD & BACK!

CAR STORIES: DOWN THE ROAD & BACK!
David Featherston, editor and publisher of the award-winning BONNEVILLE, A CENTURY OF SPEED, draws on his decades of automotive writing and experiences in his latest book. In CAR STORIES, Fetherston brings together a slice-of-life collection of funny automotive tales from his own experiences as well as those he has heard along the road. These conversational stories relate to any number of wheeled-vehicle adventures in Australia, New Zealand, America, Italy and Asia over the past 50 years. S...
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JD CLASSICS: GT40 WINS SPA CLASSIC!

JD CLASSICS: GT40 WINS SPA CLASSIC!
JD Classics took two victories at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium this weekend, including overall victory with a GT40 in the 25th anniversary of the Spa Six Hours race. The team’s Ford GT40 won the Six Hours, while their Costin Lister took victory in the Stirling Moss/Woodcote Trophy race. Racing success at Spa Francorchamps follows JD Classics victory and two second-place finishes at Goodwood Revival the previous weekend The team’s Ford GT40 was driven by Chris Ward and Andrew Smith. Celebrati...
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RADNOR HUNT CONCOURS: ELEGANCE AT ITS BEST!

RADNOR HUNT CONCOURS: ELEGANCE AT ITS BEST
The Matunes – Maureen & Mike – were on the field of 100 antiques, classics and sports cars to bring us highlights of one of the country’s top Concours. The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance limits itself to 100 motorcars each year while recognizing automotive legends. This year four were honored including Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg. Exemplifying those once mighty marques were Dave Markel’s ‘31 Cord L-29 Cabriolet and Sue & Mark Lankford’s ‘37 Cord 812SC Phaeton. Team Penske’s ‘73 Porsche 9...
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OMOLOGATO CHRONO: JOHN SURTEES, CBE WATCH!

OMOLOGATO CHRONO: JOHN SURTEES, CBE WATCH
Unique Omologato Chronograph watch honors the career of legendary two and four-wheeled racing champion, John Surtees, CBE.Late last year, John Surtees, CBE started the unique challenge of designing a watch with Omologato. After his unfortunate passing in March, the bespoke timepiece project was picked up by his family and is now available exclusively to the public in order to raise money for the Henry Surtees Foundation. Omologato prides itself on offering people the opportunity to wear a piece ...
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TOURING PACKAGE: PORSCHE 911 GT3!

TOURING PACKAGE: PORSCHE 911 GT3!
New 911 GT3 with Touring Package breaks cover today at Frankfurt Auto Show. The 911 GT3 with Touring Package is unveiled at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA), in Frankfurt, Germany. Instead of the fixed rear wing, when equipped with the optional Touring Package, the GT3 will have an adaptive rear spoiler similar to that of the 911 Carrera. Beneath its understated exterior is pure motorsport-derived technology: The four-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine develops 500 horsepower and ...
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‘17 BMW 540i: A FIVE-STAR FIVE!

‘17 BMW 540i: A FIVE-STAR FIVE!
BMW’s seventh-generation 5-Series might have traded driving pyrotechnics for refined luxury, but it stills sparks passion, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Chances are you’ve never heard of the thirtysomething sultry songbird Beth Rowley. She’s the English jazz chanteuse who melts hearts in the 2009 movie An Education with her rendition of “You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger”. YouTube her, you won’t be disappointed. While in the film Ms. Rowley wraps a nightclub audience ar...
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