LAND SPEED RECORD BREAKERS: BLUEBIRDS AT BEAULIEU!

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s world-famous Bluebird V joins the two other Bluebird record breakers at UK’s National Motor Museum. Sir Malcolm Campbell set a land speed record of 276.82 mph in the Bluebird V at Daytona Beach, FL, in February 1935. He then went on to become the first person to exceed 300 mph when he set a record of 301.129 mph in it at Bonneville in September. This is only the second time in the vehicle’s history that Bluebird V has crossed the Atlantic from its home at the Dayt...
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1969 CORVETTE STINGRAY: VINTAGE RACING!

Have you ever wondered what it was like to drive a production-based sports car in the golden era of American road racing? Me too. Now I know, blogs Stephen Cox. "I don't want to retire and sit around a golf course," Rick Baldick said to me, leaning over the balcony and looking down at his team's car screaming toward Turn 1 at 110 mph. "I'd rather be here. This is what I love." The Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL is just that, a figurative golf course for motorsports addicts. It was her...
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WORLD’S FASTEST TAXI DRIVER: SABINE SCHMITZ!

Schmitz will race a Porsche 962 in the super-competitive Group C race at the Silverstone Classic. Well-known to viewers of BBC’s Top Gear, Sabine Schmitz is preparing to make her Silverstone Classic debut, July 26-28, behind the wheel of a 220-mph Porsche 962 in one of the event’s thrilling races for Group C prototypes. The 44-year-old German, right, first came to fame as the ‘fastest taxi driver in the world’, a title she gained for driving passengers around the full 12.9-mile Nürburgring ...
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FORD GT40 MK II: LE MANS REDUX!

Superformance, Pathfinder Motorsports and Holman & Moody, recreate the  1966 Le Mans winning GT40. In 1966, Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon led a trio of Ford GT40s across the finish line at Le Mans, kicking off Ford’s domination, with help from Shelby American and Holman & Moody, of the iconic endurance race. Working with Holman & Moody and Superformamce, Pathfinder Motorsports has just completed an incredible recreation, right, of that history-making (P1046) MK II, the...
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MOPAR MADNESS: SOUTHERN STYLE!

Linda Fraschilla blogs about Mopar Muscle magazine’s Mopar Southern Nationals car show, swap meet and two days of drag racing. Loyal Mopar fans came in droves to South Georgia Motorsports Park over the Memorial Day weekend to celebrate Plymouths and Dodges, Hemis and Wedges and Stockers and Pro Stocks. More than 40 cars filled the show field, while more than 60 competed on the quarter-mile. Some of the most iconic drag racers from Sox & Martin, as well as the legendary Motown Missile, we...
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BLOWER BENTLEYS: MILLE MIGLIA CHALLENGERS!

Famous, supercharged Bentleys ready for 1,000-mile Italian epic road trip. Bentley Motors is competing in this year’s Mille Miglia with two unique 4 ½-litre Supercharged “Blowers.” A 1930 Le Mans racecar belonging to perhaps the most famous and daring of the Bentley Boys and a company demonstrator that is still going strong even after nine decades  on the road are up for the challenge. The No. 2 Team Car – raced at Le Mans by Captain Tim Birkin – was bought by Bentley Motors in 2000 a...
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JIM CLARK TRIBUTE: GOODWOOD REVIVAL!

On the 50th anniversary of the first of his two Formula One World Championship victories, legendary Scottish racer Jim Clark will be honored at this  year’s Goodwood Revival. A daily track parade at the Goodwood Motor Circuit will include a variety of Jim Clark’s most famous cars to honor the life and achievements of this incredible and versatile man.  The track parade will feature a wealth of famous competition cars, spanning a variety of different genres. In the course of h...
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FORD MODEL-A SPEEDSTER: FUN RACER!

Competing in Pre-War Speedster Racing Group road racing events offers great wheel-to-wheel excitement and low operating costs. Built using a ’31 Ford chassis and engine, #28 Speedster is actually titled as a Model A and plated for street use in Florida. The grille shell is from a ’28 Ford and the chassis has been pinched front and rear to allow the hood line and boat tail rear to be covered. Front axle has been dropped four inches and the rear spring cut two inches. Hiding much of the ste...
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MERCEDES-BENZ AMG SILVER ARROW: NURBURGRING!

Michael Schumacher to drive 2011 Formula 1 Silver Arrow on  Nürburgring Nordschleife.   Formula 1 record-breaking world champion Michael Schumacher will take to the track in  the run-up to the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring next month. It will be the first  outing for a modern Formula 1 Silver Arrow at the Nürburgring Nordschleife since  Juan Manuel Fangio’s victory in 1954! On Sunday, May 19th, before the start of the 24-hour race, seven-time Formula 1 world...
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FORD GT40 ROADSTER: THE MISSING LINK!

Ford Advanced Vehicles built four GT40 roadsters in 1965, two went to Shelby American for race testing; two have been missing for years. Mike Gulett blogs about the rare roadsters at My Car Quest. It all started with the handcrafted Ford X-1 sports racer, above, top, a lightweight, open-cockpit version of the Mark II GT40. It was run with very limited success in classes for modified sports cars. Ford Advanced Vehicles used the X-1 and subsequent GT40 roadsters to test ZF transaxles, as the...
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