NY AUTO SHOW: CLASSICS & RACECARS!

NY AUTO SHOW: CLASSICS & RACECARS!
The Silver Arrow Society of the Saratoga Automobile Museum treated its membership and media friends to a special event at the New York International Auto Show. It included a stunning display of classics and racecars, catered lunch and an overview of the auto industry presented by Henry Payne, Detroit News auto writer and syndicated cartoonist. Founded in 2002 by local area motoring enthusiasts, the Silver Arrow Society helps promote programs and exhibitions at the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Me...
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N.Y. AUTO SHOW: FAST TIMES IN THE BIG APPLE!

N.Y. AUTO SHOW: FAST TIMES IN THE BIG APPLE!
The country’s preeminent show – New York International Auto Show – is the industry’s venue of choice for introducing new models, new and future technology, Concept cars and the quickest, fastest and most powerful machines you can buy. Included in the more than 1,000 vehicles on display at the Jacob V. Javits Convention Center through April 8, 2018 are the latest in hybrid and plug-in electrics, self-driving autonomous vehicles including Jaguar’s new I-Pace that will become part of Waymo’s auton...
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DRIVER EGO: KEY TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL RACING SERIES!

DRIVER EGO: KEY TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL RACING SERIES!
The easiest way to increase car count in short track racing as well as amateur road racing is to keep your drivers happy. Really happy! Fortunately, there is a very effective and affordable way to do that, blogs Stephen Cox. It was four o'clock on a Sunday afternoon, August 29, 2004. It was blazing hot at the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit just outside of Tulsa. Although we missed the setup and were posting slower-than-usual lap times, we won the GT-2 qualifying race after the leader retired with...
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’18 BMW 430i CAB: FUN IN THE FLORIDA SUN!

'18 BMW 430i CAB: FUN IN THE FLORIDA SUN!
BMW sharpens-up its classic four-seat hardtop cabriolet; Road Test Editor Howard Walker breaks out the SPF30! You have to love a car that's painted an awesome shade of what BMW so creatively calls Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic. Snapper Rocks. I've wracked my brain to fathom just how the bluey-aqua color adorning the latest ‘18 BMW 430i convertible I've been driving, has anything to do with rocking snappers. But I'm at a loss. "Snapper Rocks down by the docks, just waiting for the hook. Snap...
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MULLIN MUSEUM: FRENCH AUTOMOTIVE CROWN JEWELS!

MULLIN MUSEUM: FRENCH AUTOMOTIVE CROWN JEWELS!
Some of the most revered and acclaimed cars in the world, including the ‘36 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic by Jean Bugatti, ‘39 Delahaye Type 165 Cabriolet by Figoni and Falaschi, ‘37 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS  Goutte d'Eau, below, and more will be showcased in an exhibit that opens on April 14 at the Mullin Automotive Museum, Oxnard, CA. The Mullin Automotive Museum’s “crown jewels” will return as part of its upcoming exhibit, L’époque des Carrossiers: The Art and Times of the French Coachbuilders. Th...
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’69 CORVETTE ZL1: TRIBUTE WITH PERSONAL TOUCHES!

’69 CORVETTE ZL1: TRIBUTE WITH PERSONAL TOUCHES!
Historical ZL1 background info plus George Haddad’s stunning alloy-engined Corvette Tribute.To understand the importance and uniqueness of George Haddad’s ‘69 Corvette ZL1 Tribute, top, you have to go back to late-1968. Hot Rod magazine broke the ZL1 Corvette story in the December 1968 issue with an unforgettable all-aluminum big-block 427 engine wearing bright yellow headers, above, on its cover. Haddad built this ZL1 Tribute at his shop, http://www.fabulousrestorations.com/ Exact production n...
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’87 GNX REDUX: DRIVING BUICK GNX #002!

’87 GNX REDUX: DRIVING BUICK GNX #002!
Scott Oldham recalls his GNX driving experience and being the first to be involved in a GNX fender bender. That’s something he’ll never forget. Neither will I. In 1987 I handled media relations for Buick on the east coast, wrote the BUICK GNX book that went with each of the 547 GNXs and had #002 in my New York City press fleet. The first media loan went to Joe Oldham at Popular Mechanics magazine, and son Scott, later to become a respected member of the automotive media community, borrowed it t...
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‘50 CHEVY: RONNIE STAPLES’ SPLITLINER!

‘50 CHEVY: RONNIE STAPLES’ SPLITLINER!
Prior to joining Ronnie Staples’s fleet of pro-built hot rods and Resto-Mods, the Splitliner was a mild custom powered by a 350 crate motor. That was then; this is now. Within a week of purchasing this custom Chevy Fleetline coupe from Scott Graham, Generations Body Shop, Franklin, IN in 2002 Staples started to turn it into the Splitliner showcased here. It already had been chopped one-inch, nosed and decked, and had its hood and fenders reshaped. It had Mercedes taillights, tan interior and da...
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LEGEND OR MYTH: ZORA’S MARQUE OF EXCELLENCE!

LEGEND OR MYTH: ZORA’S MARQUE OF EXCELLENCE
VOLUME 1 of Kenneth W. Kayser’s CORVETTE, Legend Or Myth & Zora’s Marque Of Excellence series reveals everything you have always wanted to know about the creation of the first Corvette plus Zora Arkus-Duntov’s unique sports car passion. Since the first Corvette broke cover more than six decades ago, there have been dozens of books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and many single marque magazines focusing exclusively on America’s Sports Car. And, Corvette Godfather Zora Arkus Du...
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2018 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: THE BEST GETS BETTER!

2018 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: THE BEST GETS BETTER!
Bill Warner and his team continue to raise the bar; the 23rd annual Concours d’Elegance does not disappoint…even when rain is in the forecast. In a world that appears dedicated to instant gratification, for anything to endure 23 years, let alone thrive and prosper, is unusual to say the least. But such is the case with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. For nearly a quarter century it has been treating aficionados to all forms of automotive wonderment in a beautiful setting. This year was n...
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