RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAUTOBIOGRAPHY: DYNAMIC EDITION!

RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAUTOBIOGRAPHY: DYNAMIC EDITION!
Latest Velar SVAutobiography showcases high-zoot supercharged horsepower & heritage plus stunning styling. It’s truly dynamic. Designed as the pinnacle of the lineup, Range Rover's Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition has been developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). A supercharged 550 horsepower 5.0-litre V8 engine powers it, and it boasts a range of unique design enhancements. The new model will make its North American debut at the New York International Automobile Show ...
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COUGAR ELIMINATOR: RARE 428 SUPER COBRA JET!

COUGAR ELIMINATOR: RARE 428 SUPER COBRA JET!
Rare ’70 Cougar Eliminator has all the right stuff: Top performance 428 SCJ engine with dealer-installed upgrades and special order black paint. Back in 1983, when Jay Williams was cruising to college in a swaggering ‘69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator, die-hard car guys joined clubs to meet up with like-minded gearheads. Club publications were where they got their news and leads on potential purchases. It’s also how Jay Williams first came upon this hyper-rare ebony ‘70 Mercury Cougar Eliminator wit...
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McLAREN CARBON FIBRE CHASSIS: ADDING LIGHTNESS!

McLAREN CARBON FIBRE CHASSIS: ADDING LIGHTNESS!
In the spirit of Colin Chapman, McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) has produced its first lightweight carbon fibre Monocell chassis. The first prototype carbon fibre Monocell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren cars has been shipped from the company’s new £50m innovation and production centre in Yorkshire to the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey. Codenamed ‘PLT-MCTC - 01’ - which stands for ‘Prototype Lightweight Tub, McLaren Composites Technology Centre -...
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SANTA BARBARA DRAGS: THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN (WEST)!

SANTA BARBARA DRAGS: THE RACE OF GENTLEMEN (WEST)!
Revisiting the way it was in 1949 when modified Ford Flatheads and Fours ruled the roost at the Goleta Drags – only updated to include later-model cars and OHV V8s. Our intrepid reporter and consummate carguy, Jim Palam, brings us coverage of TROG (WEST). It took some doing, but after 70 years drag racing returned to its American birthplace – Santa Barbara, CA. It was back in 1949 that the first planned and permitted drag race took place on an access road at what is now Santa Barbara Airport. T...
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2019 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: SHOWTIME!

2019 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: SHOWTIME!
After more than two decades, the unstoppable Bill Warner and his minion of magicians continue to outdo themselves year after year. Maureen & Mike Matune were on the show field representing CGC. And this is what it all comes down to: the Best in Show presentation. How the judges are able to distill a field of automotive jewelry into two choices is awe-inspiring. Taking home the Ritz-Carlton trophies this year were the ‘57 Ferrari 335 S of Cavallino Investments and the ‘35 Mercedes 540K Autob...
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HEACOCK INSURANCE: CARS & COFFEE AT AMELIA!

HEACOCK INSURANCE: CARS & COFFEE AT AMELIA!
When one of the premier Concours in the country also boasts a Cars & Coffee, you can expect Concours quality cars. That’s exactly what the Matunes found when covering Amelia. Normally each year we attend the Saturday morning seminar while at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (AICE), but this year we decided that was too much like school. So instead, we went to Cars & Coffee at the Concours sponsored by Heacock Insurance. We weren’t disappointed with our choice to play hooky! Let’...
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SARASOTA, FL: 2019 EXOTIC CAR FESTIVAL!

SARASOTA, FL: 2019 EXOTIC CAR FESTIVAL!
In just three years, the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota has created one of the truly premier car shows in Florida. Best of all, 100% of proceeds from its event weekend goes to charity. The Exotic Car Festival, produced by Joe Brielmann and Jurgen Otto, principals of the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota and members of the Sarasota Café Racers, benefits The Flight To The North Pole Foundation. A non-judged car show on Lakewood Ranch’s Main Street is the centerpiece of the weekend program that inclu...
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RAM AIR V GTO – THE MYTH & THE MAGIC!

RAM AIR V GTO - THE MYTH & THE MAGIC!
Like Chevrolet’s ZL1 Corvette and Buick’s Stage II Gran Sports, Pontiac’s Tunnel Port Ram Air V has been the subject of urban legends for decades. It’s all about myth & magic. 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 responsib...
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’19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!

'19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!
Dan Scanlan reports from Daytona on the Special Edition Grand Sports that honor Corvette Racing’s four full-time drivers: Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Tommy Milner. Chevrolet Racing had a winning way with its Corvette C6.R racecar with Ron Fellows at the wheel. Based on the Corvette Z06 and its 7-liter LS7 V-8, the C6.R won 39 GT1 races in ALMS, including 12 consecutive wins from 2005-06, and 25 more from 2007 to 2009. It was so good that Chevrolet made history by creating...
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’19 RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAutobiography: DYNAMIC!

’19 RANGE ROVER VELAR SVAutobiography: DYNAMIC!
Bespoke Dynamic Edition Velar raises the bar for mid-size SUV luxury, style and performance benchmarks. Unfortunately, it’s available for just one year. Designed and developed by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the new Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition extends the model’s reputation for performance and segment-leading luxury with the addition of a much more powerful drivetrain and enhanced interior/exterior design detailing. The Range Rover Velar was named World Car Design of t...
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