OPEN ROADS, PART 1: COLORADO TO CALIFORNIA ON US ROUTE 50!

OPEN ROADS, PART 1
The Loneliest Road isn't quite as lonely as it once was, but it should still be on the bucket list of every automobile enthusiast, blogs racer, TV personality, Stephen Cox. I drove more than 1,200 miles this summer on America's “Loneliest Road,” US Route 50 West, as part of  https://www.rallynorthamerica.com/ The event itself was remarkable, featuring incredible scenery, a family-like atmosphere with friendly people and a week of immersion in the automotive lifestyle. The rally started in Puebl...
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BOOK REVIEW: THE ROAD TO MODENA!

THE ROAD TO MODENA!
Peter Brock takes us on a trip to Italy, via The Road to Modena, to tell the story of the stillborn Shelby-De Tomaso P70 Can-Am racecar he designed and the De Tomaso Sport 5000 variant he didn’t! Along the way, he relives his life and and adventures working at Shelby American. Of all of Carroll Shelby’s projects during the 1960s-1970s, the P70 Shelby-De Tomaso Can-Am racecar (at one point referenced a Ghia-De Tomaso Sport 5 Liter) is the one that little has been written about. Peter Brock r...
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’69 COPO 9567 CAMARO: ONE OF NONE!

’69 COPO 9567 CAMARO: ONE OF NONE!
The rarest of all COPO Camaros, powered by an all-aluminum 427, could’ve been a street screamer. I drove the only one built at GM’s Milford Proving Ground, below, in 1969 and never saw it again. Chevrolet had a very effective “backdoor” approach to insuring its performance image. The process was called COPO (Central Office Production Order) and it essentially allowed for the building of non-standard cars. Dating back to the late-1940s, it was initiated to accept low-volume orders from fleet ope...
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BOOK REVIEW: THE CORVETTE HUNTER!

THE CORVETTE HUNTER!
When it comes to finding rare, truly significant Corvettes, especially high-profile vintage racecars and bringing them back to life, Kevin Mackay is your go-to guy. He thinks nothing of spending years locating, documenting and then buying the rarest of the rare. He is the Corvette Hunter. “If you could look inside the head of Corvette Repair owner Kevin Mackay, you’d see one of the most organized, methodical automotive barn-finding minds in the world,” said Tom Cotter, author of Corvette In The...
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GARAGE STYLE: IN THE GARAGE W/ JIM PALAM!

GARAGE STYLE: IN THE GARAGE W/ JIM PALAM!
Our man on the Left Coast spends some time in front of the camera in his garage while Cindy Meitle profiles him for Garage Style magazine. I first met Jim Palam more than a half-century ago when he was a kid on the pit crew of the legendary “Astoria Chas” Snyder’s ‘67 Corvette powered by an L88 engine, below. The car was KO-MOTION, it was built at Motion Performance, Baldwin, NY, raced by Chas, and I was Editor of Hi-Performance CARS magazine. CARS was one of the Corvette’s sponsors. Chas becam...
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SHOOTOUT: PHASE III GT CORVETTE VS. FERRARI 250 GTO!

SHOOTOUT: PHASE III GT CORVETTE VS. FERRARI GTO!
With a Ferrari 250 GTO expected to cross the block in the rarified air neighborhood of $50 mil this month in Monterey, Joel Rosen thinks it might be a good time to take a closer look at Long Island’s answer to Modena’s prestigious Prancing Horse. Actually the comparison makes more sense than the 1964 Pontiac GTO vs Ferrari GTO that Car and Driver hyped. At first glance it’s rather obvious where Joel Rosen got the idea to build a very limited production Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette. A cl...
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SALON PRIVÉ CELEBRATES: 70 YEARS OF PORSCHE!

SALON PRIVÉ CELEBRATES: 70 YEARS OF PORSCHE!
An ultra-rare Porsche 356A Carrera GS is set to star in the Concours Masters “Celebration of 70 Years of Porsche” on Saturday, September 1st. This fabulous, competition-rooted coupé will take its place on the South Lawn of Blenheim Palace, as Salon Privé honors this legendary marque in its seventieth year. This event within an event will chart the evolution of the brand, from 356 Roadster to 911, via 550 Spyder and countless other sports car pin-ups from its bulging back catalog. The Carrera...
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‘18 INFINITI Q60 RED SPORT 400: BOOSTED BEAUTY!

‘18 INFINITI Q60 RED SPORT 400: BOOSTED BEAUTY!
It’s a very sensuous coupe with twin-turbo muscle and good handling. But it needs to be lighter, with newer tech, blogs Dan Scanlan. Sure, there’s a glossy carbon fiber spoiler, and that stunning “Dynamic Sunstone Red” paint, all atop aggressive rubber. But it’s what’s under the bonnet of almost two tons of Infiniti’s Q60 3.0t Red Sport 400 that stirs the soul as much as the curvaceous coupe’s body - a potent 3-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 300-horsepower, or our Red Sport 400’s 400-horsepower. ...
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’74 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 3: BUILT TO ORDER!

’74 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES 3: BUILT TO ORDER!
Powered by a fuel-injected 284-horsepower V12, this bespoke E-Type boasts the best of vintage and modern power and trim. Formerly relegated to the shadows of the E-Type market, in recent times the Series 3 model has begun to shine among collectors and enthusiasts, becoming hot property for those seeking true driving pleasure and usability. One Series 3 shines brighter than others, however. This 1974 example has been built to order and subjected to a 3,000-hour restoration to bespoke specificati...
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