‘17 FIAT 124 SPIDER: CLASSICAL GAS!

It’s what happens when you take a Mazda Miata and add a little Italian brio, blogs Road Test Editor, Howard Walker. Ready for a little Italian conversation class? Start by repeating after me: Bella piccolo macchina. Now say it with feeling, and maybe with an Italian-style shrug of the shoulders and upturned palms. The literal translation is ‘beautiful little machine’. And it’s also exactly how you’d describe Fiat’s new magnifico 124 Spider two-seater. Bella indeed. You might have heard about...
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CHESAPEAKE BAY: ’15 ST. MICHAELS CONCOURS!

Mike Matune represented the Car Guy Chronicles at the ninth-annual Concours d’Elegance and Motor Tour along the shores of the Choptank River in Maryland. Held on the fairways of the River Marsh Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance Concours blends pre and postwar European and American classics into an eclectic mix of automotive art, all for the benefit of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Shot of the show field, top, gives you an idea of what ...
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SCHENLEY PARK: PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX!

Mike Matune joins in the ten-day celebration of ‘everything automotive’ at the PVGP and brings us highlights. Over its 33-year history, the PVGP has raised over $4,000,000 for charities, including the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School. Returning as presenting sponsor this year was the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers. But as striking a venue as Schenley Park is, the quality and variety of the vintage racers competing really shines through. Bill Stelcher in ...
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ABARTH 695 BIPOSTO: GOODWOOD HILLCLIMB!

 The most Abarth of all Abarths will climb Goodwood’s legendary Hill at the  Festival of Speed. After its road début in the Gumball 3000 – the non-competitive rally restricted to just 120 exclusive supercars – “the fastest Abarth ever” is ready to show off all its power in the temple of supercars: the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week. This event attracts more than 150,000 people, including enthusiasts, collectors and experts and racers from all over the world. Now th...
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