BEST OF THE BEST: 2017 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS!

Bill Warner and his team delivered yet another whirlwind weekend of cars, cars and more cars in spite of a major challenge from Mother Nature. This year’s Concours amazed with sensory stimulation at every turn. Not to say that there weren’t challenges. Mother Nature forced a change from Sunday to Saturday, which they handled with aplomb and grace. They are to be congratulated for working untold hours to ensure the show went on. 2017 Honoree was Al Unser, standing next to the Borg Warner Tr...
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CAMARO: A HALF-CENTURY OF PERFORMANCE!

Golden oldie Gen I and Gen II Camaros showcase 50th anniversary celebration at  Amelia Island Concours. The first Camaro, Vin #10001, owned by GM, top & Dan McMichaels '73 Baldwin-Motion Phase III 454 Camaro, above, will be featured at Amelia Island Concours. GM brass wasn't enthusiastic about adding a sixth model to Chevrolet's 1967 model lineup . . . until they saw the prototype. It was a knockout. The new Chevy, code-named Panther, began to appear in the automotive business jo...
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AHPSOC: CONSUMMATE CAR GUY HONORED!

Automotive History Preservation Society honors CarGuyChronicles editor, author & communicator, Martyn L. Schorr. The Automotive History Preservation Society (AHPSOC) has awarded Martyn L. Schorr an Honorary Membership in the Society. “He has spent a lifetime creating written materials that are now an important part of the historical chronicle of the performance car industry and hobby. That includes magazine articles and books in addition to sales and marketing materials, advertising and c...
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WHERE HAVE ALL THE RACETRACKS GONE?

Drag strips as well as entry-level stock, modifieds and sprint car tracks have become endangered species. CARS-magazine sponsored record-holding Baldwin-Motion 427 Camaro and Pacers Auto blown-fuel roadster at Island Dragway, Great Meadows, NJ in mid-1960s. Photos: Martyn L. Schorr. Fifty years after the heyday of drag racing, local tracks to national circuits have been feeling pressures of changing times, an aging fan base, and competition for entertainment dollars. “People have so many ...
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MARK IV: THE BIG-BLOCK THAT ROARED!

A guide to the engine that made Chevrolet The Number One Team. Between 1965 and 1976, Chevrolet’s iconic big-block distinguished itself in all forms of racing, and on the street in Corvettes, Camaros, Chevelles, Novas and full-size Chevys. Big-blocks started out with cast-iron blocks and heads, progressed to cast-iron block with aluminum heads (L-88) and peaked with aluminum block and heads (ZL-1). L-88 aluminum-head 427 engine, top, in '68 Baldwin-Motion Camaro. Joel Rosen, left, tun...
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BALDWIN-MOTION & MOTION: MCACN 2013!

MOTION MADNESS III hosts some of the finest documented examples of  dealer-marketed Chevrolet Supercars. Not the largest by sales volume, but certainly the most prolific of all niche-market Chevrolet super-performance builders-marketers of the 1960s-1970s, Baldwin-Motion was well represented at this year’s MCACN (Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals), showcasing a  dozen examples of Joel “Mr. Motion” Rosen’s prize offerings at MOTION MADNESS III.  Adam Tuckman's '70 Phase III ...
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BALDWIN-MOTION SS427 CAMARO: WANTED!

The 1969 ‘Poster Car’ for Baldwin-Motion Camaros disappeared six months or so after delivery to Joe Oldham and never recovered. It’s Déjà vu all over again! Hardcore Camaro enthusiasts at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in Chicago last month did double takes when visiting the MOTION MADNESS III display. They stopped in their tracks when they saw the triple-black 500-horsepower SS427 ’69 Camaro and its owner, muscle car maven Joe Oldham. Could the car showcased on the iconic W...
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