427 CAMARO: THE THOMAS /NICKEY AFFAIR!

427 CAMARO: THE THOMAS /NICKEY AFFAIR!
Within months after Chevrolet’s September 1966 introduction of its all-new ’67 Camaro, Nickey and Nickey/Thomas SS427 Camaros were on the road. Bill Thomas Race Cars, Anaheim, CA built 427 Camaros for California customers, while Nickey Chevrolet, Chicago, IL covered the rest of the country. Built on a Bolero Red SS350 donor, I drove Bill Thomas’ first SS427 Camaro around Orange County in early 1967. It retained its original 350 emblems and 1966 Illinois dealer tags. My reason for visiting Bi...
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‘19 GENESIS G70: BUILDING A BETTER LEXUS!

‘19 GENESIS G70: BUILDING A BETTER LEXUS!
Hyundai's luxury car division goes mainstream with its brand new midsize G70. Road Test Editor Howard Walker tries it for size. If Phil Collins is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Genesis, maybe you haven't bought a luxury sedan lately. While the wrinkly Genesis drummer should make a perfect target-buyer for a high-luxe $72,000 Genesis G90 flagship, I'm guessing Bentleys and Rollers are more his thing these days. It was the fancy G90, along with the BMW 5-Series s...
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’18 MUSTANG GT TEST: PREMIUM W/PERFORMANCE!

'18 MUSTANG GT TEST: PREMIUM W/PERFORMANCE!
Read this carefully – here’s a modern muscle car with a 5-liter V-8 pumping out 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, you can shift for yourself, blogs Dan Scanlan. Yes, a 6-speed manual transmission. In an all-black '18 Mustang GT with the Performance Package that gives it an extra 25 ponies. Oh yeah, there’s active exhaust that tunes the sound from mild to deep-throated, echoed-off-the-walls wild, that’s great to hear from its red leather Recaro bucket seats. It’s been a long time s...
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HISTORIC RACING: PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX!

HISTORIC RACING: PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX!
Almost 1,400 volunteers, city officials, law enforcement and local merchants turn out to showcase vintage racing at its best at Schenley Park, and welcome locals as well as visitors, blogs Mike Matune. On Labor Day 1983, a group of enthusiasts brought their dream to fruition by staging a vintage race through the streets of Schenley Park in downtown Pittsburgh. Thirty-five years later it has grown to incorporate two race weekends with a dizzying array of car events stretched out in between. O...
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CCBCCS 2018: BRITISH STYLE MEETS CALIFORNIA COOL!

CCBCCS 2018: BRITISH STYLE MEETS CALIFORNIA COOL!
Nobody covers a British car show like a British car owner. That’s why we sent Jim Palam, our man on California’s Central Coast, to bring back the best of the Brits for our followers. There’s a cheeky joke that goes “Q: Know why the British don't make computers? A: They couldn't figure out how to make them leak oil!” As the owner of a vintage British sports car I’m not at all offended by oleaginous humor. For every drop of oil lost on the highway and driveway, I’ve found buckets of joy behind th...
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’70 FORD F-100: BOSS TRUCK THERAPY!

’70 FORD F-100: BOSS TRUCK THERAPY!
The guys from Classic Car Studio build a resto-mod pickup for a well-deserved Marine Corps veteran and retired fire fighter to help him deal with PTSD. After serving his country in the Marine Corps and then 23 years as a fire fighter, where he developed PTSD, the hero owner of this Boss 429 powered pickup is, like his truck, enjoying a new lease on life. He drove into the St. Louis, MO Classic Car Studio in a beat-up farm truck and drove out in a show-stopping, kick-ass pickup that goes as well...
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DENDROBIUM D-1 E-HYPERCAR: PLUG & PLAY @ 200-PLUS MPH!

DENDROBIUM D-1 E-HYPERCAR: PLUG & PLAY @ 200-PLUS MPH!
The Dendrobium D-1 e-hypercar is confirmed for development and production in UK and debut presentation at Salon Privé. After the highly successful international introduction at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017 and subsequent presentations throughout Europe and the Far East, the Dendrobium D-1 electric hypercar has taken its next steps towards production with an all-new company, Dendrobium Automotive Limited, now established in the UK.  The Dendrobium D-1 will be officially presented ...
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‘18 JAGUAR XF SPORTBRAKE: WAGONS HO!

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Sporty station wagons are hot right now, and none more smokin' hot than Jaguar's XF fast hauler, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. While America's unbridled love affair with tall-riding crossovers shows no signs of cooling, enthusiasts are chanting the praises of a new, admittedly tiny, crop of luxury lifestyle wagons on offer. Yep, you heard that right; the return of Uncle Waldo's station wagon, though thankfully without the faux-wood sides. The latest to join the ranks is Jaguar's sleek a...
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