SOUTH BEND: STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM.

SOUTH BEND: STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM.
Collin Morgan takes us on a tour of a museum dedicated to one of the American auto industry’s most historical orphan brands. South Bend, IN is located in a geographical region of the Midwest apathetically known as “The Armpit of America”, or “The Rust Belt”. This corridor of cornfields and smokestacks stretches from Chicago to Pittsburgh, and contains once wealthy industrious cities such as Gary, Detroit and Cleveland. It’s also the home of the SOUTH BEND: STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM. The automob...
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HOT ROD HEAVEN: DEUCES ON 101!

HOT ROD HEAVEN: DEUCES WILD!
’32 Fords flock the Zaca Creek Golf Course fairway for the Deuces On 101 Inaugural Car Show. CGC’s Jim Palam runs the numbers: 3+2 = ‘10-out-of-10.’ Let’s check his math. Henry Ford didn’t like the numbers. The Great Depression and higher horsepower competitors like Chevrolet had broken his monopoly of the American automotive industry. So he decided to double-down: 1932 would be the year to introduce the Model B and Model 18 – and Ford’s new V8 motor – to lead the cylinders war and fire-up sales...
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CLASSIC FERRARI: DRIVING AT FIORANO

CLASSIC FERRARI: DRIVING AT FIORANO
At the Ferrari Classiche Academy you can drive vintage Ferraris that helped to create the legend of the Prancing Horse. Each course at the Ferrari Classiche Academy is held over two days at the Fiorano Circuit and enables participants to explore the origins of the Maranello-based company. Drivers will get to learn the techniques used to drive cars produced before electronics had entered the automotive world. Ferrari’s Classiche Academy - CLASSIC FERRARI: DRIVING AT FIORANO - is divided into diff...
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XJ13 TRIBUTE: ECURIE ECOSSE LM69.

XJ13 TRIBUTE: ECURIE ECOSSE LM69.
The LM69 celebrates the legacy of the XJ13 and the work of legendary Jaguar test development driver, Norman Dewis OBE. Ecurie Cars’ LM69 stunned the guests at Hampton Court Concours of Elegance in September showing its gracious curves and poise to the public for its world debut. The XJ13 TRIBUTE: ECURIE ECOSSE LM69 was accompanied by the arousing sound of the official Ecurie Ecosse bagpiper and received rapturous applause and compliments throughout the three-day Concours. Notable racing driver ...
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8TH ANNUAL: MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC!

8TH ANNUAL: MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC!
CGC’s Jim Palam goes coastal to rein-in a Moto-Match report from the Santa Barbara Polo Fields. Here are highlights. It dawned on me as I hit Field 1 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club early Sunday morning, that moving the 8TH ANNUAL: MONTECITO MOTOR CLASSIC! off the asphalt in Montecito and onto the turf in Carpinteria was just a clever way to stomp the divots! No need to ask polo fans to come on the field and soil their Jimmy Choos – we’ll just roll about 300 tons of expensive Ameri...
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LAMBORGHINI: FACTORY & MUSEUM TOUR!

LAMBORGHINI: FACTORY & MUSEUM TOUR!
Come along as Collin Morgan takes us on a trip to the Holy Land – Sant’ Agata Bolognese – and inside Lamborghini’s jaw-dropping factory and museum. Tickets aren’t needed. Outside of Bologna in the north of Italy is the small commune (township or municipality) of Sant’ Agata Bolognese, home of Supercar manufacturer Lamborghini. Nestled between sprawling crop fields sit the museum and factory with distant hills looming on the horizon. The humble roads crisscrossing the area are populated with Supe...
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ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON CHESAPEAKE BAY!

ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON CHESAPEAKE BAY!
Maureen & Mike Matune represented the CarGuyChronicles at the 13th annual St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance. Here are some highlights. This year was lucky number 13 for the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance. Situated on the grounds of the Inn at Perry Cabin and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, it showcased the beauty and grace of classic cars and boats set among the splendor of Maryland’s Eastern Shore on a late summer Sunday afternoon. New this year was a gathering of the Senior Award winn...
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10TH ANNUAL: VINTAGE TRAILER BASH!

10TH ANNUAL: VINTAGE TRAILER BASH!
CGC’s Jim Palam gets his gypsy on to join the Caravanners in Buellton, California. You don’t need to be a nomadic gypsy or itinerant preacher to find yourself footloose on the backroads of America – hitched to a vagabond dream and a vintage travel trailer. No, you just need to put the mail on hold, hook-up your caravan, fill your gas and propane tanks and kiss your 9-to-5 goodbye. 10TH ANNUAL: VINTAGE TRAILER BASH! Caravanning for leisure finds its roots in Europe and South Asia in the 1800s. I...
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SARASOTA, FL: SUNSHINE & SUPERCARS!

SARASOTA, FL: SUNSHINE & SUPERCARS!
Presented by Sarasota’s Ferrari Drivers Group, the Exotic Car Festival at St. Armands Circle benefits Flight to the North Pole, a local Manatee County Sheriff’s office charity for terminally ill children. Organized by Jurgen Otto and Joe Brielmann and assisted by a cadre of volunteer enthusiasts many, like Otto and Brielmann, members of the international car guy lunch group, Sarasota Café Racers. While the event yesterday, SARASOTA, FL: SUNSHINE & SUPERCARS! one of two Exotic Car Festivals p...
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BONNEVILLE: A RACER IN NEED!

Rob Freyvogel was seriously injured in a 400-mph crash on the Salt Flats in an attempt to set a new Piston Powered Land Speed record. Anyone who has ever participated as a competitor or even a spectator at Speed Week at Bonneville is aware that land speed record racers, regardless of class, are the most generous, sharing and friendly in the hobby. Bonneville is a place where there are no strangers; even competitors are treated as friends. I’ve been there multiple times as a journalist and...
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