LAND SPEED RECORD CAR: ’30 PIERCE-ARROW!

A mere shadow of its former self, this 1930s ‘beach racer’ has a glorious past. In the 1930s, sand courses in Florida – Ormond and Daytona beaches – were popular spots for speed record attempts. Even as late as the 1950s, Daytona Beach was used for top-speed  runs by automobile manufacturers as well as stock car competition. This '30 Pierce-Arrow,  with a fabric body stretched over tubular framework, had been discovered and featured  in a 2011 episode of popular TV show, Am...
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FORD 427 R-CODE FAIRLANE: ‘R’ IS FOR RAPID!

In 1967, Ford’s street-muscle standard-bearer was the midsize Fairlane packed with 425 horsepower. Here’s a rare XL-trim hardtop that’s ready to rumble. Traditional 1960s Supercars (now known as Muscle Cars), mid-size models with maximum power, were packed with as much horsepower as the carmakers could come up with. It was the era of Street Hemis, big-block Chevys, tri-power GTOs and niche market muscle from Baldwin-Motion, Nickey, Yenko and, of course, Shelby American. Whereas GM chose th...
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HUDSON TWIN-H HORNET: NASCAR SPOILER!

Back in the early days of NASCAR racing, six-cylinder Hudson Hornets showed Olds V8s and others the quick way to the checkered flag. Long before streamlining and low center of gravity were “givens” for building successful racecars, factory step-down Hudsons gave V8 monsters fits on the NASCAR circuit. Between 1951 and 1955, Hudson Hornets won more than 80 races and became a dominant force in NASCAR competition. Herb Thomas is best remembers for his hard-to-beat Hornets. NASCAR Hornets ran ...
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FORD GT40 MARK IV: ALL-AMERICAN LE MANS WINNER!

The legendary #1 GT40 that Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt won the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans is at Gurney’s All-American Racers for freshening for the future. One of the racecars American racing legend Dan Gurney is most closely associated with is the Ford Mark IV that he and A.J. Foyt took to a historic victory at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Gurney will get a chance to become even more familiar with the car he helped make famous when his All-American Racers shop in California takes possession of ...
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SVRA SPRING VINTAGE CLASSIC: SEBRING!

Sarasota Café Racers, Brian Johnson and Andre & Peter Herke, have podium finishes at the Vintage Classic. David Ferguson covered it for Sports Car Digest. More than 200 entries packed a strong field at the 2013 Spring Classic, hosting 14 sprint races and three enduros on the historic 17-turn, 3.74-mile Sebring circuit. Weather was less than ideal, with racers having to deal with unusually cold temps and endless overcast skies. Brian Johnson drove his Predator-prepared  ’65 Lola T7...
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BMW M3 DTM & M1 PROCAR: RETURN OF THE LEGENDS!

The BMW M3 DTM that won the 1987 German Touring Car Championship and the BMW M1 Procar racer from 1980 are back on the track. Historic racing cars will debut as race taxis at Hockenheimring for the 2013 DTM season opener. On the first weekend of May, the Hockenheimring will host the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) season opener – and the opening salvo in BMW Motorsport’s title defense. Following the drivers’ and manufacturers’ title winning exploits of Canada’s Bruno Spengler and BMW in 2...
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’61 CORVETTE FUELIE: RARE RPO 687 TANKER!

If you wanted to road-race a new Corvette in 1961, RPO 687 & LPO 1625 would have been the options to choose. This one (of 25) is actually still competitive. Starting with the advent of the 265-inch V8 in 1955, Chevrolet covertly supported Corvette road racing efforts. Many were prepared for competition and fielded by various well-known teams and drivers. After successes at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Briggs Cunningham launched the first true international effort, preparing three Corvettes...
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CAN-AM REUNION: THUNDER ROAD IS BACK!

Classic Can-Am race is one of many attractions at the upcoming ‘Mitty’  at Road Atlanta. Road Atlanta has been home to the Classic Motorsports Mitty since its inception, and this year’s event on April 26-28 will also host the return of ground-shaking vintage Can-Am racecars. While HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing) will be running the on-track action, Classic Motorsports magazine will be handling the infield festivities. 

 Racing legend David Hobbs, the event’s Grand Marshal, has ...
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ASTON MARTIN: CENTENARY AT BRANDS HATCH!

2013 is the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin; Brands Hatch will host the celebration of its achievements in sports car racing during the last century. More than a hundred of the marque’s racing cars, dating from 1922 to the present day, will gather for the celebratory two-day race in Kent on July 6th and 7th. The largest collection of Aston Martin racing cars ever to gather on a single track will meet at Brands Hatch in July  for a unique race. Aston Martin has recorded multiple wins...
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TRANS-AM FIREBIRD/CAMARO: THE REAL DEAL!

Before Pontiac introduced the iconic T/A, Jerry Titus raced a real Trans-Am Firebird that started life as a Camaro. Raced with help from Pontiac in the 1968 Trans-Am Series and 24-hour Enduro at Daytona (Third Overall, First in Class), this real Trans-Am competitor was built and raced by legendary racing-journalist Jerry Titus and partner and Sprint car racer, Jon Ward. Titus defected from the Ford factory team, formed TG Racing and, with Ward, campaigned a unique ’68 Pontiac that had bee...
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