2016 JEFFERSON 500: WEATHER OR NOT!

Our man on the track, Mike Matune, captures the essence of what racing is all about at Summit Point Raceway.  This year’s Jefferson 500 showcased the full range of Spring weather - from torrential rain to bright sunlight to driving wind against the backdrop of a vast range in temperature. None of that seemed to slow the VRG competitors who soldiered on through the various weather systems. Here Richard Schnabel winds his Fiat 124 Spider through a very wet Carousel while corner workers and ...
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AULT PARK: 38TH ANNUAL CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!

Our Mike Matune discovered the Ault Park Concours in Cincinnati, OH only a few years ago and has been looking forward to covering it ever since. Tom Shaughnessy brought the famous “Caballo II” from California to grace the field at Ault Park. This car, top, is another piece of real Americana, having been hot rodder Ak Miller’s effort to take on the world’s best. Starting with a Frank Kurtis frame, it has a Jack Sutton crafted aluminum body. Under hood you find a Hilborn fuel-injected early ...
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PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX: RAIN & SHINE!

Mike Matune was trackside for this year’s race on the streets of Schenley Park. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) in Schenley Park is the culmination of a week-long celebration of the Automobile each July. Held on park roads, the whole venue is reminiscent of the early days of road racing in America. The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile dealers presented this year’s race with the Mini as featured marque. As in years past, it benefited the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny ...
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CORVETTE STING RAY: GENESIS OF AN AMERICAN ICON!

Renaissance man Peter Brock has been there and done that; his new award-winning book takes you into the styling studios that created the Corvette Sting Ray. Peter Brock, a totally consumed car guy who never wanted to be a car designer, yet, he was drawn to one of the top design colleges in the country - Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. In order to come up with enough money to attend, Brock sold his custom chopped and channeled, ’49 Cadillac powered ’46 Ford hot rod, El Mirage,...
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