1922 INDY 500: TWO BOYS, A TRAIN AND THE MAKING OF A RACE FAN!

1922 INDY 500: TWO BOYS, A TRAIN AND THE MAKING OF A RACE FAN!
Here's a short story to help you enjoy this year's 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, blogs Stephen Cox. In the spring of 1922, Alton Hartley was a college student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He and a friend decided they wanted to attend the 10th International 500 Mile Sweepstakes, as the race was then known, on Tuesday, May 30th. Having no car, Hartley and his friend needed a cheap method of transportation for the 65-mile southbound trip to Indianapolis and the local f...
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ARRIVE & DRIVE: JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY!

ARRIVE & DRIVE: JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY!
Jaguar Racing debuts new I-PACE eTROPHY racecar in Berlin, complete with ‘Arrive & Drive’ package. Today, the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar charged ahead as it made its global debut in Berlin. Founder and CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag had the honor of marking this historical moment alongside Jaguar Racing as he drove the racecar around the iconic Tempelhof Circuit. Alejandro Agag put the eTROPHY I-PACE through its paces on the track and completed five laps in front of the crowds in Ber...
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2018 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE: A STAR IS BORN!

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Aston Martin's glorious new DB11 Volante is simply the best luxury convertible in the world, raves Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Look, look, a shooting star. It's the second I've spotted in just the last half-hour. Well, I think it's a shooting star. Might just be a Delta 737 on its way to Atlanta. Over there, that's definitely Orion's Belt. Or is it the Big Dipper? Always get them mixed up. But there's the Milky Way. And that shiny bright-white star close to the moon? Has to be Venus! This i...
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BUILT IN BRITAIN: TVR GRIFFITH REDUX!

BUILT IN BRITAIN: TVR GRIFFITH REDUX!
Built in Britain, the all new TVR Griffith engineered by Gordon Murray Design and powered by a 5.0-litre Cosworth-enhanced, dry-sump V8, breaks cover, and ready for sale. The new TVR Griffith will make its London debut this week at the London Motor Show (17-20 May). TVR’s all new sports car will be joined by several of the brand’s legendary heritage models, as part of the Built in Britain display. Visitors to the London Motor Show will be able to see the new TVR Griffith close up, as the new...
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ONE OF NONE: PONTIAC RAM AIR V GTO!

ONE OF NONE: PONTIAC RAM AIR V GTO!
Like Chevrolet’s ZL1 Corvette and Buick’s Stage II Gran Sport, Pontiac’s Tunnel Port Ram Air V is part myth, part magic, and has been the subject of urban legends for decades. 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 responsible f...
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2019 CULLINAN – THE ROLLS-ROYCE OF SUVS!

2019 CULLINAN - THE ROLLS-ROYCE OF SUVS!
Named after the world's biggest diamond, this super-luxe 2019 Cullinan 4x4 is Rolls' new off-roading gem. Road Test Editor Howard Walker picks his jaw up off the floor. Four words I thought I'd never hear in the same sentence: A Rolls-Royce SUV! But the $325,000 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan is here and ready to tackle the great outdoors. Or at least the nearest polo field gravel parking lot. Since the launch of the Bentley Bentayga and the fanciest Range Rover Autobiography models before it, lu...
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TWO-WHEEL CONCOURS: QUAIL MOTORCYCLE GATHERING!

TWO-WHEEL CONCOURS: QUAIL MOTORCYCLE GATHERING!
Our Jim Palam joins the motorcycle cognoscenti at the Quail to take in some of the ‘best of the best’ bikes on the west coast. The air was crisp and excitement levels high as I grabbed my camera and joined thousands of motorcycle aficionados on the manicured grounds of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, CA. I’d been here before but each year at The Motorcycle Gathering brings new surprises – as enthusiasts from around the world come together to celebrate the history and future of all th...
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CAMARO & SYCLONE: PONEYCAR VS. POTENT PICKUP!

CAMARO & SYCLONE: PONEYCAR VS. POTENT PICKUP!
’91 GMC Syclone & ’17 Camaro SS 1LE Shootout reveals that the Buick boosted V6 Syclone pickup is surprisingly fast, even today. A new infographic from GMPartsOnline.net reveals how a ‘91 GMC Syclone matches up to a ‘17 Camaro SS 1LE. The state-of-the-art Camaro just edges the old truck by two tenths of a second in a 0-60 run. The graphic represents the Syclone's feat of acceleration and compares a variety of specs between the muscle truck and muscle car. "The Syclone was a street racer, ...
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’19 CHEVY SUBURBAN RST: SUPERCAR SUV!

'19 CHEVY SUBURBAN RST: SUPERCAR SUV!
Coming soon to a Chevy dealer near you: A 420 horsepower RST Performance Package Suburban powered by a stout 6.2-liter V-8. A real SS Suburban. The new RST Performance Package Suburban, featuring a 420-horsepower 6.2 V-8, Magnetic Ride Control with performance calibration and a new Hydra-Matic 10L80 10-speed automatic transmission, brings a seamless blend of style and performance to Chevy’s portfolio of full-size SUVs. “The RST Performance Package made its debut on the Tahoe RST last sprin...
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VERN TARDEL: HOW TO HOT ROD YOUR MODEL A!

VERN TARDEL: HOW TO HOT ROD YOUR MODEL A!
If you’ve ever thought of building an old-school traditional Model A based hot rod, not a billet-build trailer queen, you must read this book. Vern Tardel, America’s premier traditional hot rod builder, has just released his new 340-page book: Hot Rod Your Model A. This comprehensive how-to guide to the conversion of a stock Model A into a traditional, flathead V8-powered hot rod is must for any traditional hot rod builder. It belongs in every hot rod enthusiast’s library. Created in partner...
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