TALL TAILS, LOW RIDES & KOOL KATS!

TALL TAILS, LOW RIDES & KOOL KATS!
Map your course for a Concours d’Elegance then head 180° in the opposite direction. That’s how you get to a car show like 35th Annual West Coast Kustoms’ Cruisin' Nationals, blogs Jim Palam. It’s the multifariousness of Car Culture that makes it so appealing to so many people. And it’s the people as much as the cars that make the 2018 Cruisin Nationals such a fun three-day event. There’s the Santa Maria City Cruise on Friday night, the Show-n-Shine on Saturday and Sunday – plus a swap meet, ven...
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CUNNINGHAM CELEBRATION: GREENWICH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!

CUNNINGHAM CELEBRATION: GREENWICH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE!
Greenwich Concours hosts largest field of Briggs Cunningham’s cars ever assembled. The 2018 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance will see history being made next weekend, as 33 of the 35 existing Cunningham race and street cars will be on display both days of the event. It will be the largest field of these historic vehicles ever assembled. In all, 36 cars were built - 8 racecars and 28 street cars, created in the 1950s by the iconic Briggs Cunningham. The Concours celebrates its 23rd year on June 1-3...
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GM WORLD: RACING HERITAGE CELEBRATION!

GM WORLD: RACING HERITAGE CELEBRATION!
Motorsports-themed ‘experience’ celebrates more than a half-century of GM racing, debuts ahead of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. GM’s motorsports heritage takes the pole position in GM World at the company’s Renaissance Center headquarters in Detroit. A dozen modern and vintage racing vehicles and pace cars from across the motorsports spectrum fill the new display. It opens this week to the public ahead of the June 1-3 running of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. “The new display in GM Wo...
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SANTA BARBARA, CA: STATE STREET NATIONALS!

SANTA BARBARA, CA: STATE STREET NATIONALS!
Jim Palam blogs about THE ‘Premier Car Show’ that showcases spectacular cars that are driven, and displayed to help raise money for local area non-profits and charities. One of the appeals of a local car show is that many of the participants drive their show cars to the event. In my mind that’s “Bonus Points” and the best way to go! These ’Driven-to’ exhibitions are by the people and for the people. Gone are the velvet perimeter ropes, untouchable prototypes, catered lunches and shiny teeth cel...
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‘18 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK: STEALTH SUPERCAR!

‘18 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK: STEALTH SUPERCAR!
Dan Scanlan test drives a 707 horsepower Jeep Grand Cherokee that thinks it’s a Hellcat…and performs like one. Yeah, it's got a Hemi! At first glance, this looks like a plain white Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then we fire up the ‘18 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk designed by FCA’s SRT team, to pound asphalt instead of mountains. There’s a Challenger Hellcat under that air scoop-sculpted hood - a supercharged 707 horsepower, 6.2-liter Hemi - that lets out a scream when we launch. This is an SUV w...
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1922 INDY 500: TWO BOYS, A TRAIN AND THE MAKING OF A RACE FAN!

1922 INDY 500: TWO BOYS, A TRAIN AND THE MAKING OF A RACE FAN!
Here's a short story to help you enjoy this year's 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, blogs Stephen Cox. In the spring of 1922, Alton Hartley was a college student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He and a friend decided they wanted to attend the 10th International 500 Mile Sweepstakes, as the race was then known, on Tuesday, May 30th. Having no car, Hartley and his friend needed a cheap method of transportation for the 65-mile southbound trip to Indianapolis and the local f...
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ARRIVE & DRIVE: JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY!

ARRIVE & DRIVE: JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY!
Jaguar Racing debuts new I-PACE eTROPHY racecar in Berlin, complete with ‘Arrive & Drive’ package. Today, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar charged ahead as it made its global debut in Berlin. Founder and CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag had the honor of marking this historical moment alongside Jaguar Racing as he drove the racecar around the iconic Tempelhof Circuit. Alejandro Agag put the eTROPHY I-PACE through its paces on the track and completed five laps in front of the crowds in Ber...
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2018 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE: A STAR IS BORN!

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Aston Martin's glorious new DB11 Volante is simply the best luxury convertible in the world, raves Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Look, look, a shooting star. It's the second I've spotted in just the last half-hour. Well, I think it's a shooting star. Might just be a Delta 737 on its way to Atlanta. Over there, that's definitely Orion's Belt. Or is it the Big Dipper? Always get them mixed up. But there's the Milky Way. And that shiny bright-white star close to the moon? Has to be Venus! This i...
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BUILT IN BRITAIN: TVR GRIFFITH REDUX!

BUILT IN BRITAIN: TVR GRIFFITH REDUX!
Built in Britain, the all new TVR Griffith engineered by Gordon Murray Design and powered by a 5.0-litre Cosworth-enhanced, dry-sump V8, breaks cover, and ready for sale. The new TVR Griffith will make its London debut this week at the London Motor Show (17-20 May). TVR’s all new sports car will be joined by several of the brand’s legendary heritage models, as part of the Built in Britain display. Visitors to the London Motor Show will be able to see the new TVR Griffith close up, as the new...
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ONE OF NONE: PONTIAC RAM AIR V GTO!

ONE OF NONE: PONTIAC RAM AIR V GTO!
Like Chevrolet’s ZL1 Corvette and Buick’s Stage II Gran Sport, Pontiac’s Tunnel Port Ram Air V is part myth, part magic, and has been the subject of urban legends for decades. According to Tom Nell, a Special Projects Engineer at Pontiac in 1971, “Pontiac’s Ram Air V or Mark V was the first Pontiac engine since the 1963 Super-Duty 421 to be developed around the concept of performance and durability, outside the realm of normal usage.” Many of the same high-performance engineers responsible f...
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