INDY: USAC MIDGET RACING AT THE BRICKYARD?

INDY: USAC MIDGET RACING AT THE BRICKYARD?
Stephen Cox blogs about a new event designed to draw short-track fans back to the mecca of motorsports. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced a new event that will be held in the first week of September and hopefully pump up sagging attendance at the Brickyard 400 stock car race. A quarter-mile dirt track will be constructed inside Turn 3 for a USAC midget race, Speedway president J. Douglas Boles told the Indianapolis Star, “The short track community in a lot of ways is the heart an...
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DAYTONA COBRA COUPE: SUDDENLY IT’S 1965!

DAYTONA COBRA COUPE: SUDDENLY IT’S 1965!
The first of six laser-perfect recreations of designer Peter Brock’s Le Mans winning Daytona Cobra Coupe – CSX2299 – broke cover on June 15 at the Nurburgring in Germany. It carries VIN # PBX 2299-01. Suddenly it’s 1965. Time limitations permitted construction of just six of the famed Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupes, built to challenge Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston-Martin and Ford’s GT40s for the World’s FIA GT Championship in 1964 and 1965. Collectively, the six uniquely designed racers, driven by some o...
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FATHER’S DAY: SHOWTIME AT SULLY!

FATHER’S DAY: SHOWTIME AT SULLY!
Maureen and Mike Matune bring us highlights from the Sully Antique Car Show, one of the oldest car shows in Virginia. For 45 years the George Washington Chapter of the Model A Club in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority (Chantilly, VA) have sponsored a car show to coincide with Father’s Day. Held on the lush green tree lined grounds of the Sully Historic Site, it features something for everyone. In addition to countless classic and antique cars, crowds are treated to antique, car...
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’19 VW JETTA: BONNEVILLE SALT SHAKER!

’19 VW JETTA: BONNEVILLE SALT SHAKER!
Powered by a modified and turbocharged 2.0-liter TSI Four, VW’s Bonneville Salt Shaker has its sights on the SCTA BGC/G record. Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced today that it has prepared a specially tuned ‘19 Jetta to attempt to contest the SCTA (Southern California Timing Association) BGC/G class record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Record attempts will be run over August 11-17, 2018. The Bonneville Jetta will be powered by a modified version of VW’s EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged and dir...
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PART III: REBUILDING MY TOTALLY-NOT-COLLECTIBLE MUSTANG!

PART III: REBUILDING MY TOTALLY-NOT-COLLECTIBLE MUSTANG!
Stephen Cox blogs about re-powering his four-cylinder ’80 Mustang that’s been in his garage for decades. Now it’s on-track to be a potent Ponycar. Ford Motor Company built 128,893 Mustang coupes during the 1980 model year, making my Medium Blue Glow four-cylinder example anything but rare. I bought the car when I was seventeen and it was my primary transportation for a decade. It now has nearly a quarter of a million miles on the odometer. Since the car has little value, I figure there's no ...
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ROCKER’S ROD: SPEED IS THE NEW BLACK!

ROCKER’S ROD: SPEED IS THE NEW BLACK!
Hit Velocity series kicks off its second season with Noah Alexander and his team of master craftsman at Classic Car Studio building a head-turning hot rod for rocker Dale Stewart. Following its debut in 2017, Speed is the New Black has become Velocity’s most watched freshman series ever. Thanks to this popularity, Velocity has renewed the series for a second season to continue to give fans what they crave – speed, style and performance. Season two starts on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT...
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STEPHEN COX: CHRONICLES’ SCRIBE WINS ‘HARD CHARGER’ AT KINGSPORT!

STEPHEN COX: CHRONICLES’ SCRIBE WINS ‘HARD CHARGER’ AT KINGSPORT!
C7R Motorsports driver and CarGuyChronicles.com contributor Stephen Cox didn't have the car he wanted in qualifying for Friday night's twin 50-lap Super Cup Stock Car Series events at Kingsport Speedway. But he was fast when it counted. Starting in ninth position at eastern Tennessee's “Concrete Jungle,” Cox's STA-BIL Brand Fuel Stabilizer #21 won Super Cup's Hard Charger Award by improving eight positions for a runner-up finish to Ben Ebeling, who won by two car lengths. “The last caution c...
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PILOTI FERRARI: TAILOR-MADE 488 PISTA!

PILOTI FERRARI: TAILOR-MADE 488 PISTA
Available exclusively for ‘client’ racing drivers, this Tailor-Made 488 Pista is a tribute to Ferrari’s success in the FIA World Endurance Championship Series. In time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Prancing Horse is launching a unique ‘Piloti Ferrari’ specification for the Ferrari 488 Pista. This special custom creation, the latest from the exclusive Tailor Made program, was designed to recognize the success of clients who race Ferraris and will make its debut on the eve of the legendary Fre...
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‘18 VW GOLF GTI: RED HOT POCKET ROCKET!

‘18 VW GOLF GTI: RED HOT POCKET ROCKET!
With more power and added equipment, the original hot hatchback just keeps getting better, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Imagine, for a sweet second, you could ride up front on Space Mountain, grab some imaginary wheel and steer through all those twists and turns. That’s kinda what it feels like to pilot VW’s latest Golf GTI Pocket Rocket through a snaky stretch of backroad. The squirrel-like way it changes direction, the laser-precision of its helm, the light-switch action of its gearsh...
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