MARIO’S MONOPOSTO: PROJECT STALKERATI!

MARIO’S MONOPOSTO: PROJECT STALKERATI!
Hard-charging racer Mario “Larry” Parker’s latest street project channels two classic vintage Monoposto racecars and an INDY 7 Swedish design concept. The inspiration for this project came from the ’57 Maserati 250F driven in Grand Prix competition by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, early-1960s Watson Indy 500 cars driven by A. J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and Roger Ward, and the Bo Zolland Design Indy 7 Concept. These timeless designs are very similar and the Stalkerati has adopted many of th...
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B-J AUCTION: STRONGER THAN STRONG AT MANDALAY BAY!

B-J AUCTION: STRONGER THAN STRONG AT MANDALAY BAY!
It was so unthinkable that even the Vegas Mantra couldn't quell the news. Within hours the world knew that something very terrible had taken place in Las Vegas. But within the tragedy were also stories of heroism, compassion, generosity and resolve. This is, after all, America – home of the free and the brave, blogs Jim Palam. That this 10th Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction would have a record attendance of over 74,000 people, total vehicles sales of $30.68 million, automobilia sales ov...
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BMW I8 SUPERCAR: PLUGGED-IN AND POWERED-UP!

BMW I8 SUPERCAR: PLUGGED-IN AND POWERED-UP
BMW’s gorgeous i8 plug-in hybrid supercar may have been around since 2014, but it still feels like driving the future, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. My automotive tectonic plates have officially shifted; I’ve just driven a BMW i8! Isaac Asimov please consider eating your heart out. For right here before us is what might be the future of driving fun; a car so darned smart and space-agey, so achingly gorgeous, so joyous to drive, I’m tempted to sell all worldly chattels to own one. I k...
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EMPTY STANDS: IS AUTO RACING DOOMED?

EMPTY STANDS: IS AUTO RACING DOOMED?
Stephen Cox blogs about the good old days and bringing fans back to tracks. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2014 The past few years have brought every gimmick imaginable to auto racing. NASCAR holds races that three people can win. The ever-changing playoff system (a gimmick in itself) functions like an automotive version of musical chairs! Indycar's gimmicks are even worse. They tried mandating overpriced “body kits” to make their field of 33 identical Dallara chassis look like some...
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’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S SUPERCAR!

’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S SUPERCAR
Designed, engineered, powered by Ford and built by Multimatic, this very-limited production Supercar is a kick-ass racecar with license plates. From Ford’s unique customer vetting process, contract-build by one of the most respected racecar shops in North America and proven Le Mans performance to the GT’s ultra-limited production and unique concierge delivery process, the GT program represents a first for any domestic carmaker. Proposed production is tagged at 250 GTs per year over a four-year ...
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RINGLING COLLEGE: WARREN REINECKER AUTOMOTIVE ART!

WARREN REINECKER AUTOMOTIVE ART
Artist Warren Reinecker spent his entire career working for General Motors, retiring in 2006 as the lead Corporate and Brand Identity designer. This unique show includes recent acquisitions of his work. Curated by GM’s Design Archive & Special Collection, WARREN REINECKER GENERAL MOTORS AUTOMOTIVE DESIGNER showcases the evolutionary creative process of automotive design. Included are original futuristic Concepts from the 1950s-1960s, plus logo and badging designs for production automobiles....
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ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON THE BAY!

ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON THE BAY!
As Summer fades into Fall, the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance stands as a closing bookend to the 2017 automotive show season. The Concours stretched across the manicured grounds of the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, under sun filled skies. This year’s event welcomed participants, spectators, judges and volunteers alike to the start of its second decade; its show field and docks were packed with automotive and marine finery. Every time you look at Eric...
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SOUTHERN CHARMS: 2017 ATLANTA CONCOURS!

SOUTHERN CHARMS: 2017 ATLANTA CONCOURS!
The second running of the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance on the manicured lawns of Chateau Elan saw over 200 primped and preened classic cars, sports cars, trucks and bikes on display. Our Road Test Editor Howard Walker picks out nine of his favorites. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Winner of ‘Best of Show - European’, this mighty Merc is the star of Missouri-based Evergreen Historic Automobiles’ 600-car collection. After its 2016 nut and bolt restoration, it’s now one of the best 540Ks around. Trivial ...
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MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC: LESS IS MORE!

MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC: LESS IS MORE!
The Montecito Motor Classic is not a big car show – but it is a great show, blogs our West Coast photojournalist, Jim Palam. What better way to salute Ferrari than a lineup of fabulous Ferrari Classics on Coast Village Road – starting with Ron Hein's sexy and swift '62 250 SWB. There's the beauty of its coastal location in magnificent Montecito, CA, the allure of featured marques like this year's salute to Ferrari and Camaro, and its relaxed style and pace – perhaps best represented by its hon...
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COUGAR: THE BEST BUY IN MUSCLECARS!

COUGAR: THE BEST BUY IN MUSCLECARS!
Stephen Cox blogs about affordable musclecars that have slipped under the radar. A sharp 1970 Chevelle LS6 can set you back $75,000 or more. It’s the same for a Boss 302 Mustang. A 1969 Plymouth GTX four-speed can run over $40,000, which is still not affordable for many car enthusiasts. You don't even want to know what freshly restored Dodge Daytona would cost. The plain fact is that most fast, sporty cars from the peak of the musclecar era remain beyond the reach of the average working man. Bu...
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