BOSS 429 GPT-SPECIAL TORINO: POTEET POWER!

 Bonneville racer George Poteet nails Street Machine of the Year honors. Under brilliant sunshine and in front of record crowds, Tennessee’s George Poteet collected the Goodguys 2013 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award for his vintage NASCAR-inspired ’69 Ford Torino at the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals in Columbus, OH. Poteet’s Torino captures the essence of hot rodding’s current trend of blending retro styling cues from bygone eras with modern technology and masterful bui...
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PORSCHE 910: PODIUM AT VERNASCA!

Ottokar Jacobs, Vienna, Austria & Sarasota, Florida, wins Two-Liter Prototype class in his 910 at the 18th Annual Vernasca Silver Flag hillclimb, Piacenza, Italy. At the Ollon-Villars hillclimb, which counted towards the World Sportscar Championship (WSC) in 1967, Ottokar Jacobs’ iconic Porsche 910 was driven to First Place honors by Gerhard Mitter. Rolf Stommelen drove his 910 to a Second; beating out Herbert Muller driving his V12 Ferrari P. Mitter had been the European hillclimb c...
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RACING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS: LATIMORE VALLEY FAIR!

Back in the day, no county fair was complete without some form of racing.   There was a time in America when summer revolved around a County Fair. Entertainment for the entire family could be found there, including death-defying daredevils racing on dirt ovals, often more suited to horse racing. These brave drivers in their earth-bound flying machines lived a nomadic existence traveling from one fair to another.  The Latimore County Fair, York Springs, PA recaptures that feel. Food,...
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A.J. FOYT, OFF-ROAD & THE ARMARGOSA TOAD: RACING RANT!

‘If I had to choose between sitting through a driver's meeting or having my tonsils removed with a shovel, I'd have to think twice about it,’ blogs Stephen Cox Yet here I was at the driver's meeting the night before the Silver State 300 off-road race in Alamo, Nevada. It was a little after 7 PM, Friday night, April 23, 2010, and the meeting had been droning on for nearly an hour. Several hundred team members were packed into the hotel's banquet room listening to series president Casey Folks ...
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SPIRIT OF LEMONS: WINGS & WHEELS!

It’s not fast and it doesn’t fly, but when you see this clipped-wing flying machine  in your rear view mirror, just move over! Have you ever wondered what evil spawn would result if a 1956 Cessna 310 laid down with a Toyota Minivan? Well Speedy Cop has answered that question with this creative road and track vehicle. By stripping the van and constructing a roll cage over the pan, they were able to bolt on the remains of an abandoned airplane. The results: a Wings & Wheels show all ...
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SUPERCARS AT SUMMIT: JEFFERSON 500!

Our man ‘Mike’ was trackside when the Vintage Race Group brought the 20th running of the Jefferson 500 to Summit Point Motorsport Park. The VRG brought a swarm of racecars to the West Virginia circuit, running the gamut from small production-based racers through sports racers and open-wheel cars to big hulking American iron (Trans-Am & Can-Am Supercars). The racers were greeted by weather that ran from bright sunshine to rainy, cloudy skies.  But that seemed to only add to the enthu...
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JAGUAR HERITAGE RACING: MILLE MIGLIA!

Jaguar enters three C-Types and three XK120s in the famous event and previews  its entry with a short film featuring David Gandy, Yasmin Le Bon,  Norman Dewis and Alex Buncombe. Taking the seats of outstanding examples of Jaguar C-Type and XK120 heritage racecars, above, will be six-time Olympic cycling Champion Sir Chris Hoy, supermodel David Gandy, Le Mans 24 Hours race winner Andy Wallace and Chairman & CEO of 20th Century Fox Jim Gianopulos. Other team members include a...
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CLASSIC FERRARI 2,000-K RUN: PARIS TO LA ROCHELLE!

Some of the most beautiful exotics in the world competed in the  Tour Auto Optic 2000. From Paris to La Rochelle, at the wheel of the most beautiful classic cars in the world, they traveled round the Hexagon, passing through places and race tracks that have played as much of a part in the history of France as in the history of motor racing. That was the experience enjoyed by those taking part in last week's 22nd run of the Tour Auto Optic 2000. The most fortunate? Definitely the 32...
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FORD FOCUS ST: A TRIO OF SPEED STARS!

Ford Racing, Ken Block & fifteen52 join forces on Project ST. Debuting at the Chicago Auto Show tomorrow, a trio of hardcore high-performance Ford Focus hatchbacks is sure to capture the hearts of enthusiasts. One of the three different Focus ST builds; the TrackSTer kicks off the Project ST program. This program showcases a relationship between tuner fifteen52, Ken Block and Ford. “The project goal is to make today’s hot hatch King – Ford Focus ST – even hotter,” says Brad Beardow...
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