MONTEREY MADNESS: JET CENTER REVIVAL!

Mike Matune never misses a party – even when he’s covering Monterey Car Week. Twenty-five years ago Molly & Gordon McCall invited a few like-minded friends to a gathering of car people to kick off Monterey’s Car Week. Begun as a shop party with a collection of cars, it grew from one hanger to another and then another. Along the way aircraft were incorporated along with the finest in cuisine and spirits. Today Motorworks Revival is still going strong with no signs of slowing. Far more th...
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VIR WILD HARE RUN: SPRING KICKOFF!

Mike Matune is trackside at Virginia International Raceway for the start of the VDAC & VRG historic racing season.   For an even dozen years VDCA & VRG have been kicking off the Spring racing season with their Wild Hare Run. This year’s event at VIR (VIRginia International Raceway) in Southern VA contributed to that heritage. About 150 cars answered the call and VIR was ready to show off its new track and paddock paving. Scott Cracraft’s Shelby GT350R clone, above, is one of ...
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BILL THOMAS CHEETAH: TUBE-FRAMED TERROR!

Fully developed, the Cheetah could have been a Cobra & Corvette slayer! Bill Thomas ran a very successful speed shop in southern California, specializing in dyno tuning, modifying Corvette (Rochester) fuel injection systems, designing his own headers and preparing Corvettes for competition. Thomas also developed and marketed specialty equipment for road racing Corvairs. He was extremely smart and, best of all, had access to the legendary "back-door" at Chevrolet. Wayne Pontes, above, dri...
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