‘18 CHEVY CAMARO SS: VOCALS AND VELOCITY!

‘18 CHEVY CAMARO SS
If you like to play it loud, this throaty 455-horsepower V8 droptop definitely delivers the decibels, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Krakatoa spewing lava doesn't sound this vocal. Metallica playing Madison Square Garden? Not even close. Elon's SpaceX lifting off from Canaveral? A baby's whisper by comparison! So what's the source of this ear-bleeding tumult? That would be the ‘18 Chevy Camaro SS convertible I've been driving. It's what happens when you squeeze a thundering 455-horsep...
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ZAGATO CENTENARY: ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT & DBS GT!

ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT & DBS GT!
DBZ Centenary Collection showcases DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and DBS GT Zagato, with production limited to 19 pairs. None sold separately.In 2019, legendary Italian design house Zagato celebrates its centenary. For 58 of those hundred years, Aston Martin and Zagato have enjoyed a remarkable creative partnership. One in which these two iconic brands have created some of the world’s most desirable and stimulating cars, from the first DB4 GT Zagato to the latest Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. To...
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PONTIAC FLASHBACK: TEMPEST MONTE CARLO!

PONTIAC FLASHBACK: TEMPEST MONTE CARLO!
Built on a shortened ’62 Pontiac Tempest convertible, the Monte Carlo was a hit at auto shows and major road racing events. It shared the spotlight with GM design chief, William Mitchell’s Corvair Sebring Spyder show car. One thing was a given at GM in the 1960s: Chevy’s Corvette was a sacred cow and no other division could bring a two-seat sports car to market. The only way Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile or Cadillac could reveal branded two-seat, high-performance sporty vehicles was to have Mitche...
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NEW YORK CITY: FALL CLASSIC CAR SHOW!

NEW YORK CITY: FALL CLASSIC CAR SHOW!
More than 150 muscle cars, hot rods, customs and vintage and modern Corvettes had signed up for Malba’s Annual Fall Classic Car Show. However, Mother Nature rained on their parade and only a quarter of the cars showed up. But the show went on. While the rain kept many of the high-profile open cars away, there was a high percentage of Corvettes and one of America’s most important historic racecars and winner of the 1909 and 1910 Vanderbilt Cup races on Long Island, NY. Noted collector, historian...
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FIFTIES FLASHBACK: LITTLE LE MANS!

FIFTIES FLASHBACK: LITTLE LE MANS!
Lime Rock Park offered racers and fans a domestic, economical version of a downsized 24 Hours of Le Mans. If the name Little Le Mans rings a faint bell, you are probably not alone. In its seven-year history, the races attracted strong support from manufacturers, distributors/dealers and racers themselves. Frequent CarGuyChronicles contributor Mike Matune has penned an article on the subject for the Sep/Oct issue of Vintage Motorsport magazine. In it, he focuses attention on an important saga in...
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JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8: FOUR-DOOR SUPERCAR!

JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8: FOUR-DOOR SUPERCAR!
Jaguar’s Supercar-rivaling, supercharged XE SV Project 8 sets new track record to claim title, ‘World’s Fastest Four-Door’. Racer Randy Pobst, aka, The Rocket, lapped the 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in the 600 horsepower, 200-mph road-legal sedan in 1minute, 37.54 seconds. It was almost a second faster than the previous production sedan record! The most extreme Jaguar yet produced, XE SV Project 8 is a sedan with genuine Supercar performance. Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Ope...
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2018 RADNOR HUNT: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!

2018 RADNOR HUNT: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!
The Matunes brave torrential rains to bring us coverage of one of the highest quality Concours in the U.S. For the first time in its 22-year history, the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance suffered a rain event of epic proportions on show day. While boots, raincoats and umbrellas became de rigueur, and it may have dampened some of the enthusiasm among exhibitors and spectators, it certainly didn’t extinguish it. “This is fitting tribute to what Mike Tillson, the Concours Staff and legions of volun...
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MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2018: THE PADDOCK!

Monterey Car Week 2018: The Paddock!
The pulsating paddock is the heart of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Its function is to create an adrenaline-rush by pumping fossil-fuel-burning machinery into an 11-turn, 2.238-mile arterial adventure. When functioning properly, factory race teams and privateers are able to “live life” in the way we were all meant to – behind the wheels of rare, expensive, and sometimes dangerous racecars, blogs photojournalist Jim Palam.Exploring the paddock is one of my favorite things to do during Monterey...
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‘19 CADILLAC CTS-V: SUPERCAR SEDAN!

‘19 CADILLAC CTS-V: SUPERCAR SEDAN!
It’s really a four-door Z06 Corvette blogs intrepid road tester, Dan Scanlan. True the ‘19 Cadillac CTS-V has the heart of a Corvette Z06 under that carbon-fiber-vented hood – a supercharged aluminum 6.2-liter V-8 with 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque, with alas, only a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic. There’s no manual transmission option unfortunately. But when a car that holds four adults also holds the road like glue en route to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, with a digital speedomete...
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‘19 BENTLEY BENTAYGA V8: FEWER CYLINDERS, MORE FUN!

‘19 BENTLEY BENTAYGA V8
When it comes to Bentley's super-luxe Bentayga SUV, saving $64,000 can actually heighten driving joy, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. If those three little words 'Money No Object' are in your lexicon of life; if you're a seeker of the supreme, the pursuant of perfection, then chances are you're not going to let a piffling $64,100 color your decision when seeking out the ultimate luxury sport ute. Want the best, then you'll not think twice about charging $229,100 to your Amex Centurion ...
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