CHASSIS HISTORY PART 1: 1953-1962 CORVETTE!

CHASSIS HISTORY PART 1: 1953-1962 CORVETTE!
Corvette historian and illustrator Scott Teeters starts off his Corvette history series with the chassis that Maurice Olley & Mauri Rose built. And, the start of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s involvement. The late legendary SCCA Corvette racing champion, Frank Dominanni, left, with Jan Hyde, with his original '60 Corvette Fuelie that he's owned since new. Hyde runs the Registry Of Corvette Race Cars. Corvettes are kind of like a beautiful woman. Sure, she’s a beauty, but is she smart and athletic? Fr...
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’20 VETTE: MID-ENGINED DISRUPTER!

’20 VETTE: MID-ENGINED DISRUPTER!
It’s been a long time coming and well worth the wait. The ‘20 Corvette Stingray, top, delivers world-class performance and head-turning styling at a fraction of the cost of its imported competition. It represents the culmination of 60 years of mid-engine experimentation. While the eighth generation ’20 VETTE: MID-ENGINED DISRUPTER! Corvette marks a radical leap forward in terms of capability from the seventh generation, it also incorporates lessons learned from past engineering exercises such a...
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BONNEVILLE: SAVE THE SALT!

BONNEVILLE: SAVE THE SALT!
It’s not fun & games when Utah residents rip up Bonneville’s fragile salt crust, negatively impacting one of our national treasures. Thankfully, Save The Salt is on the case. Last week a photo surfaced of two Utah residents, Cameron Ramage and Skyler Pittman, who took credit for driving recklessly on the Bonneville Salt Flats in a highly modified Ford Crown Victoria. They had made multiple hard-circling maneuvers, breaking through the thin salt crust and plowing ruts into its surface. The ph...
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ROUSH: NITEMARE F-150 FORD HYPER-TRUCK!

ROUSH: NITEMARE F-150 FORD HYPER-TRUCK!
 ROUSH Performance’s supercharged, 650 horsepower ’19 NITEMARE F-150 Regular Cab 4X4 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Based on comparative 0-60 mph production vehicle test data published by leading U.S. automotive magazines as of June 2019, the ROUSH: NITEMARE F-150 FORD HYPER-TRUCK! 4x4 is the quickest production truck ever produced! A team of automotive industry experts, including Jack Roush Jr., ROUSH-sponsored professional drifter Justin Pawlak, automotive personality Aaron Kauf...
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SHOWTIME: RODS AND ROSES 2019!

SHOWTIME: RODS AND ROSES 2019
Thousands of people attended the 22nd annual hot rod, custom and specialty car show in Carpinteria, CA, including our intrepid photojournalist, Jim Palam, who managed to smell the roses while capturing the essence of the car culture. Summer is the time that car shows are in full-bloom all over America. Experienced Car Guys have an uncanny ability to sniff-out the best local shows by following the residual scent of high-octane fuel – left behind when pedals hit the metal. Ahh, but in seaside Car...
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RAPTURE: ROAD & TRACK RADICAL!

RAPTURE: ROAD & TRACK RADICAL!
If you think you’ve felt the pinnacle of race-bred performance on the road before, you’ve yet to experience Radical’s new Rapture. Radical Sportscars has blurred the lines between road and race performance with the introduction of its new flagship road-legal sports car, the Rapture. It was just unveiled at the world-famous Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Rapture: Road & Track Radical! is the latest road-legal model from one of the world’s most successful racing car manufacturers. It has bee...
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‘19 M-B E63 AMG S WAGON: IT’S HAMMER TIME!

‘19 M-B E63 AMG S WAGON: IT’S HAMMER TIME!
Yes, it is a station wagon. But it’s also a proper muscle car, just aching to hammer down the road. It’s scary fast, blogs Dan Scanlan. ‘19 M-B E63 AMG S WAGON: IT’S HAMMER TIME! This fifth-generation E-Class continues the tradition set down in 1986 when a station wagon with a 5.6-liter V-8 tuned by AMG to a then-prodigious 360 horsepower was introduced. Nicknamed the Hammer, it could do 190 mph. Now we have this ‘19 M-B E63 AMG S WAGON: IT’S HAMMER TIME! in red, with almost 150 more horsepowe...
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LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)!

LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)!
In his quest for one matching number example of each color Boss 9, Les Baer has already accumulated 10 picture-perfect examples. LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)! Before getting into Al Rogers’ excellent story (and photos) about Les Baer and his passion for Boss 429 Mustangs, LES BAER: AN AFFAIR WITH THE BOSS (9)!, here’s some background history on the engine, car, and why Ford built its unique Mustang Supercar.  Ford never had a true business case for building a Boss 429 Mustang and t...
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ZORA DUNTOV & MID-ENGINE CORVETTE MYSTIQUE!

ZORA DUNTOV & MID-ENGINE CORVETTE MYSTIQUE!
Ken Kayser’s latest tome - Corvette Legend Or Myth & Zora’s Marque of Excellence, Volume II, Zora’s Fabulous Mid-Ship Corvette History - is actually a 750-page, portable Corvette research library. If you consider yourself a Corvette aficionado and/or a student of American automotive history, your bookshelf should have Corvette-centric published works penned by Kenneth W. Kayser. A retired GM engineer, Kayser spent years at the Tonawanda Engine Plant (think big-blocks, L88, ZL1, etc) and la...
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BUGATTI WINS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS!

BUGATTI WINS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS!
In 1939, a 'streamlined' Bugatti Type 57 C, best known as the Tank, surprised the competition at Le Mans and was victorious. BUGATTI WINS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS! The 24 Hours of Le Mans in France is one of the most famous and toughest endurance races in the world. It is the birthplace of legends. Exactly 80 years ago, on the 18th of June 1939, two Frenchman, Jean-Pierre Wimille and Pierre Veyron, were victorious in their French racecar - a Bugatti Type 57 C Tank. This victory would eventually las...
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