SPEED THRILLS: BRUMOS COLLECTION

Much more than a ‘Porsche Museum’, the Matunes take us on an historical trip through generations of racing orchestrated by a legendary name in Porsche sales and racing. It’s all about SPEED THRILLS: BRUMOS COLLECTION. Open less than three months; the Brumos Collection in Jacksonville, FL is already making noise on the automotive front as a destination worthy of any enthusiast’s bucket list. Before you even enter the museum, you are overwhelmed by the sight of a Porsche 918 and replica Bentley “...
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AMELIA ISLAND: ROGER PENSKE CARS

AMELIA ISLAND: ROGER PENSKE CARS
Thanks to our intrepid Team Matune, we celebrate Roger Penske’s racing successes showcased this year at AMELIA ISLAND: ROGER PENSKE CARS. It’s Saturday afternoon at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (AICE) and cars begin moving onto the show field, including a unique array of cars associated with Roger Penske. They come from his years as a driver, a team owner and constructor. Leading a line of impressive racers is Shamrock Motors’ 67 Lola T70 in the Sunoco Blue so often associated with the ...
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PLUG-IN PORSCHE: TAYCAN TURBO

PLUG-IN PORSCHE: TAYCAN TURBO
Porsche calls it the ’20 Taycan Turbo, although there’s no forced induction in this sleek four-door sports sedan. Heck, there’s not even an engine, as we know it in the PLUG-IN PORSCHE: TAYCAN TURBO, blogs Dan Scanlan. In this modern world where an electric car’s horsepower is listed as kilowatts, our Taycan tester scores into the Supercar range. It generated up to 500 kW, or 670 horsepower, with a massive 774 pound-feet of torque, and was capable of a head-snapping, launch-controlled run to 60...
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ROLLING BONES: HOT RODS

ROLLING BONES: HOT RODS
The Matunes bring us head-turning ROLLING BONES: HOT RODS, sharing the Amelia Island Concours show field with world-class classics, antiques, Concept cars and vintage racecars. In years past, The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (AICE) has recognized hot rod builders Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Posies Rods & Customs. This year they chose to feature the Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop in Greenfield Center, NY. They build very traditional hot rods, many finished in faded paint with great patina for th...
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GALPIN AUTO SPORTS: DRIVEN

GALPIN AUTO SPORTS: DRIVEN
The new Discovery channel series premieres on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will follow the Galpin team as they restore one-of-a-kind cars. Kicking off the first episode of GALPIN AUTO SPORTS: DRIVEN is a DeTomaso Pantera that Carroll Shelby had built for Lee Iacocca. Galpin Auto Sports, a division of Galpin Motors, takes center stage in a new automotive series, DRIVEN on the Discovery channel. The series follows Galpin President and COO Beau Boeckmann, custom car builder Dave Sh...
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TURTLE GARAGE: CARGUY MOVIES.

TURTLE GARAGE: CARGUY MOVIES.
Philip Richter blogs about great carguy films to watch during the COVID-19 crisis. We agree with his choices at TURTLE GARAGE: CARGUY MOVIES. With COVID-19 changing life worldwide, our main concerns are staying safe and staying healthy. Social distancing and self-isolation has become the new standard, with more businesses shifting to remote working every day to stay solvent. That can be mentally stressing and one way that car enthusiasts can lighten the load is by watching automotive-themed fil...
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HOWARD MINTZ: RAMBLIN’ MAN!

HOWARD MINTZ: RAMBLIN’ MAN!
Orphan car brand aficionado and Sarasota Café Racer HOWARD MINTZ: RAMBLIN’ MAN blogs about his vintage 1950s Nash Rambler station wagon, then and now. It’s Déjà vu all over again (with apologies to Yogi Berra and John Fogerty)! Last month my good friend John McKeon was enjoying the Venice (FL) Museum and Archives Facebook page when he came across an old photo of a car crossing the intersection of Nokomis and Miami Avenues. What caught his eye was a ‘52 or ’53 Nash Rambler Station Wagon, with ot...
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DUNTOV’S DREAM: MID-ENGINE CORVETTES

DUNTOV’S DREAM: MID-ENGINE CORVETTES
Chevrolet has come a long way – actually 67 years - since Zora Arkus-Duntov built the first mid/rear-engine Corvette. That was in 1953 when #856 EX-54’s stock Six was removed and the body and chassis modified to accommodate a prototype Cadet II engine and transaxle. Unfortunately that car is long gone, but the Matunes showcase the modern Corvette transformation from front to mid-engine, culminating with the incredible C8. Zora saw the future in the past. Recalling the pre-war Auto Union GP cars,...
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’32 FORD: BLUE PLATE SPECIAL

’32 FORD: BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
Veteran hot rod journalist Pat Ganahl uncovers a treasure trove of hot rod  features, originally submitted in the 1970s to iconic magazines like Rod & Custom and Rod Action. ’32 FORD: BLUE PLATE SPECIAL is one of the best examples of 1970s rodding. Pat Ganahl blogs about a California blue-plated ’32 Tudor that’s picture perfect. Neal East and Jack Stewart were two of the most prolific West Coast based freelance automotive journalists, specializing in hot rods and customs back in the day. In ...
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CHIP’S CHOICE: CORVETTES AT CARLISLE

CHIP’S CHOICE: CORVETTES AT CARLISLE
Celebrate the Best of Bloomington Gold and honor a special man, Chip Miller, and special cars at CORVETTES AT CARLISLE 2020. Corvettes at Carlisle may be the largest all-Corvette themed weekend in the world, but Bloomington Gold, held each June in Indiana, is known as the Grand Daddy of Corvette events. For one summer only, the two brands come together to showcase a very special display: CHIP’S CHOICE: CORVETTES AT CARLISLE. Spanning August 27-30, Corvettes at Carlisle presented by Top Flight A...
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