CAFÉ RACER’S PORSCHE SPYDER: MT. EQUINOX!

Oldwick Café Racer Tom Miller runs his personal best time at the Mt. Equinox climb to the clouds in his Porsche Mong-Spyder. Cars have been competitively challenging Mt. Equinox for more than 60 years and, in the United States, only Pike’s Peak predates it. Unique among hill climb venues, Mt. Equinox, near Manchester, VT boasts the longest paved (5.2-mile) hill climb course in the world. Oldwick, NJ Café Racer Tom Miller, a collector, vintage racer, restorer and marketer of classics and high...
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SRT VIPER GTS-R DOMINATES GT CLASS: ROAD AMERICA!

Dominik Farnbacher & Marc Goossens, #91 Viper GTS-R, take the Podium at the first factory-backed ‘ALMS Series presented by Tequila Patron’ win  for Viper since 2000. 
   It was the 17th factory-backed victory for SRT Viper in ALMS competition (16 victories from 1999-2000). The last victory came December 31, 2000 in Adelaide, Australia. The Vipers posted a 1-2 finish led by Karl Wendlinger/Dominique Dupy followed by Jean-Philippe Belbc  and Ni Amorium. That was then; this...
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MID-OHIO HONDA 200: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Lexington, OH’s Mid-Ohio treats fans to a weekend of wheel-to-wheel racing, covering eight different series from open-wheel IndyCar to tin-top door slammers! Sunday’s GTS winner was Lawson Aschenbach, Jupiter, FL in the Black Dog Speed Shop Camaro. Here he is dropping downhill in Turn 12, the “Carousel”. This reminds me of the old Trans-Am series where cars you saw on the street everyday ran bumper-to-bumper.  If you aren’t familiar with the Pirelli World Challenge, you may want to ch...
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MILWAUKEE MILE: WORLD CAPITAL OF RACING?

You may not have heard about this track, but just about every great American driver in history has raced here! Most enthusiasts have seen the Milwaukee Mile on TV, even if you haven't been there in person. But The Mile deserves a spot on my list (10 Greatest Race Tracks) because there's something special about driving on a racetrack that has hosted every great American driver in history. The Milwaukee Mile is virtually alone in staking that claim. Indy can't make that claim. Built in 1909,...
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CALLAWAY CORVETTE C7: FIA GT3 ROAD RACER!


Callaway Competition GmbH, Leingarten, Germany, is developing a program for turning a new Stingray C7 into a GT3 racecar. 

Callaway, like all builders of International racecars, first requires authorization from manufacturers, like Chevrolet, before submitting mandatory homologation forms to the FIA.  Callaway has just received the required letter of authorization from Chevrolet, and has become the appointed specialist representative for building and holding the homologation papers of the...
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INDYCAR: DR. JACK MILLER, RACING DENTIST!

Stephen Cox blogs about a dentist who really wanted to be a racecar driver. Twelve years ago, Dr. Jack Miller, right, and I sat down for lunch at a crowded restaurant on the west side of Indianapolis, just minutes from the world famous 2½ mile oval. Although we had spoken several times at the Speedway, we were really just passing acquaintances. I had suggested we have lunch so I could ask about his business deals and get a fresh perspective on how an ordinary guy gets to the Indy 500. There...
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INDY 500: SUCCESS BUILT ON THIN ICE?

Stephen Cox blogs about the Indy 500 and yearns for the good old days. The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 was widely lauded as a tremendously entertaining event. The grandstands were nearly full, every fourth lap or so produced a new leader, and Tony Kanaan, above & below, became the most popular winner in years. So I'm sitting high in Turn 3 with my two sons, enjoying the cool refreshment of an adult beverage that had just been dumped down my back by the profusely apologizing br...
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INDY LIGHTS RACING: ENDANGERED SPECIES!

 Stephen Cox blogs about Indy Lights possibly pricing itself out of existence. Imagine you’re in a McDonald’s and you order a Big Mac. The cashier plops your sandwich on the counter and says, “That’ll be $612.00, sir.” “Uh… excuse me. Did you actually say $612.00?” “Yes, sir. Our Big Macs come with special sauce, lettuce and cheese. They’re really very good.” You would probably respond, “They’re not that good!” and walk out of the restaurant.  I was recently offered a spo...
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VINTAGE RACING IN VIRGINIA: WILD HARE RUN!

Mike Matune covers the kick-off of the 2013 vintage sports car racing  season in southern Virginia.                                    Alfred Tennyson famously and probably rightly said “In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But sometimes in Spring, carguys’ thoughts often turn fr...
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RACING TRACKS: GREAT CIRCUITS OFF THE BEATEN PATH!

Stephen Cox blogs about great racetracks that you probably have never heard of. First up: Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. By 1976, the golden age of American road racing was behind us. Barely. Economic recession had burdened the sport from without while an unhealthy obsession with rules making had doomed it from within. What would soon take its place was an unrecognizable mixture of economy cars draped in Euro cladding and handcuffed by rabid rules-makers who, over the next decade, would turn ...
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