JAGUAR XKE: HOT CATS AT AMELIA ISLAND!

JAGUAR XKE: HOT CATS AT AMELIA ISLAND!
Sixty years ago a legend was born in secrecy. The first Jaguar XKE prototype, a roadster, was assigned an official chassis number: 850001. In March, an incredible field of XKEs will be showcased at one of America’s premier Concours. On March 11, 2018 the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will celebrate and honor the British icon that changed the world of sports cars forever: JAGUAR XKE: HOT CATS AT AMELIA ISLAND! A full class of Jaguar XKEs will take to "The Amelia's" field nearly s...
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ROY LUNN & GT40: TRIBUTE AT AHOF!

ROY LUNN & GT40: TRIBUTE AT AHOF!
Engineer-designer Roy Lunn and his industry successes – Mustang I, GT40, Jeep Cherokee and AMC Eagle – are being celebrated at the prestigious Automotive Hall Of Fame. Roy Lunn with CGC Editor, Marty Schorr, and Ford GTs, the spiritual successors to the original Le Mans-winning GT40s. Photo was taken in 2015 when Lunn was nominated for induction into the AHOF by Gary Jean, owner of the red Ford GT.  On January 12 thru April 12, 2018, the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit, MI will be celebrati...
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BOLLINGER B1: PLUG IN & WORK OR PLAY!

BOLLINGER B1: PLUG IN & WORK OR PLAY!
The B1 is a do-everything, go-anywhere SUT that just happens to be fully electric. Bollinger Motors’ battery-powered B1 sport utility truck is one 4x4 to be reckoned with. With extreme power and a heavy load capacity, it won’t take long for heads to turn once this off-road vehicle hits the mainstream market. The Bollinger B1 is ready to plug-in & work or play! Hobart, New York-based Bollinger is currently accepting B1 reservations, and has started taking $1,000 deposits for down paymen...
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NITRO REVIVAL: DRAG CARS AT LAGUNA SECA!

NITRO REVIVAL: DRAG CARS AT LAGUNA SECA!
Spring Classic hosts vintage Nitro-fueled drag cars and legendary racers from the 1960s to 1990s. The distinct cackle of Nitro Revival will be coming to the Monterey Peninsula during the second annual Spring Classic on May 18-20. The gathering of vintage and restored Nitro-fueled drag cars and legendary drag racing personalities will take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the iconic facility's vintage racing event. Feature activity will occur on Saturday, May 19. Nitro Revival: Drag Car...
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’18 F-150 RAPTOR: FORD’S TWIN-TURBO SUPER TRUCK!

'18 F-150 Raptor: Ford's twin-Turbo Super truck
Dan Scanlan introduces the Raptor – Ford’s Gen II ultimate pickup-truck to Florida's wind-whipped dunes, water-covered mud flats and the open road. Ford Performance has had a hot rod truck before – the 1999 to 2004 F-150 Lightning. But it had nothing with horsepower and off-road macho until the Raptor’s first generation began prowling in 2010 with a 6.2-liter V-8 and 411 horsepower. Now Ford’s F-Series has an aluminum superstructure and body, with turbocharged V-6 engines. So the redesigned '18...
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GRID GIRLS: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

GRID GIRLS: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?
Stephen Cox blogs about auto racing's long-standing tradition of grid girls being the next casualty in the war for political correctness. It was early 2015 when the World Endurance Championships (WEC) got rid of them, and Formula 1 may be next. Director Ross Brawn of Liberty Media, the new controlling group of Formula 1, recently said that the tradition of grid girls is being reconsidered. For the uninitiated, “grid girls” are the pretty women who stand beside the racecars prior to many events ...
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’17 MERCEDES-BENZ SL63 AMG: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR!

’17 MERCEDES-BENZ SL63 AMG: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR!
The iconic SL is no longer the superstar of the Mercedes lineup. But after driving the mighty 577-horsepower SL63 AMG, Road Test Editor Howard Walker blogs: convertibles don’t come better than this. Shed a tear for the poor, magnificent Mercedes-Benz SL. Once the undisputed top-dog of the open-top Mercedes lineup, these days it’s over-shadowed by the likes of the new, whipper-snapper AMG GT Roadster and an endless menagerie of C, E and S-class cabriolets. Oh, and I almost forgot the pint-siz...
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2018 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: FERRARI DAYTONA!

2018 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: FERRARI DAYTONA!
It's been a half-century since Pininfarina created the timeless shape of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4. On March 11, 2018 that happy anniversary will be celebrated at the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance with a special class of the rare and significant Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona". It was revenge, not Ferrari that gave the 365 GTB/4 its popular nickname. The name of America's first superspeedway clung to the big Italian GT after Ferrari prototypes avenged themselves on American soil followi...
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‘18 JAGUAR F-TYPE 400 SPORT: LESS IS MORE!

‘18 JAGUAR F-TYPE 400 SPORT: LESS IS MORE!
Even with a V-6, it’s a sleek, powerful and agile update of the sexiest cat around, blogs Dan Scanlan. Power corrupts, the old adage claims. So you would think the latest special edition of Jaguar’s F-Type, called the 400 Sport, would be a supercharged V-8 version of the first-gen cat released in 2013 as  homage to the original Jaguar E-Type. But this one-year-only version, done to reveal upgrades coming to 2018 models, proves less is more. The 400 Sport gets an uprated version of the lin...
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LT5 CORVETTE: ZR1 CONVERTIBLE!

LT5 CORVETTE: ZR1 CONVERTIBLE!
A look back at the highly sophisticated, yet underdeveloped, DOHC Corvette, and the one-off convertible Michael Beal had to have. Chevrolet didn’t make a C4 four-cam ZR1 Roadster, but Metalcrafters of California is credited with a singular build. And, Michael Beal is still enjoying this unique high-performance Corvette! For most Corvette fans, there was “that day” when a Corvette stole your heart. For Michael Beal, it was the jewel-like LT5 engine that powered the C4 ZR1 Corvette. The beauti...
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