NY AUTO SHOW DEBUT: SPYKER C8 PRELIATOR!

Spyker’s exclusive third-gen, hand-built C8 Preliator debuts to the Press on March 24 at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.  Spyker will join a very exclusive club of very limited production Hypercars at the NYIAS, including the Koenigsegg One:1 and Regera. Just 50 will be built! "We are delighted to be back at the New York International Automobile Show to unveil the new Spyker C8 Preliator in one of our most important markets," said Victor R. Muller, Spyker's Founder and Ch...
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FORD: TOTAL PERFORMANCE, ROAD & TRACK!

CarGuyChronicles Editor and Ford GT owner, Martyn Schorr chronicles Ford’s rich performance heritage from the 1920s through the golden age of musclecars. And, takes you inside Ford’s Skunk Works. FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE is 208 slick pages of Ford race and street car history from 1920s Fours, 1930s-1940s Flatheads, 1950s Y-Blocks and 1960s to 1971 big-blocks. It showcases Boss 302-351-429 Mustangs, Shelby GT Mustangs, Shelby & AC Cobras, Pantera, Torinos, Sunbeam Tiger & Lola-Ford GT ...
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PETTY MUSTANG: BRIAN JOHNSON’S STAGE 2 BOY RACER!

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson buys his first American car, a supercharged 627-horsepower Petty's Garage Mustang. And he buys the first Stage 2 model, #1 of 43, from a genuine American hero – NASCAR legend, Richard Petty, below. Sarasota Café Racer Brian Johnson, above, called me with an offer I couldn’t refuse. “Marty, come over to the house and we’ll go to lunch in my new kick-ass Mustang, the actual first built Stage 2 Petty Mustang. It's vicious. You drive and I’ll pick up the lunch tab. And, pl...
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PORSCHE 911CARRERA GTS: RENNSPORT REUNION EDITION!

Built by Porsche Exclusive, there will be just 25 Reunion Edition 911s. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest Porsche dealer! In honor of the fifth Rennsport Reunion, Porsche has unveiled a special edition of the 911 Carrera GTS at this year’s gathering at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Rennsport Reunion Edition is limited to 25 units worldwide and will be sold exclusively in North America. Built by Porsche Exclusive, the Rennsport Reunion Edition is based on the 430 horsepower 911 Carrera GTS...
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SHELBY DAYTONA COUPE: 2015 GOODWOOD REVIVAL!

One of the world’s rarest Cobras, CSX2287, will 'cross the pond 'next month for the prestigious Goodwood Revival.  The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum’s ‘64 Shelby Daytona Coupe will  be featured at the Goodwood Revival from September 11-13 2015. This annual festival is a celebration of historic motor racing which attracts over 150,000 spectators. It features priceless racing cars displayed in historically accurate themed dioramas, with the 50th anniversary of the Daytona Coupe...
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2016-’17 FORD GT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Thanks to the Ford GT Forum, here’s the full story, announced by Ford at the GT Forum Rally, including how to buy a new Ford GT. Get in line now! Raj Nair, Ford’s Global Director of Product Development made  the following announcement to a gathering of Ford GT owners on Thursday, August 27, 2015: Ford will introduce a unique ordering process for the all-new Ford GT Supercar, with the program commencing in early-2016. Ford GTs will be assigned based on a customer application process, ...
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AUDI RACING: MOTORSPORTS NEWSLETTER!

Motorsports news from around the world.    Tom Kristensen with Danish crown prince at golf tournament. Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen was delighted about receiving an invitation to the European Tour with royal participation. The former professional racing driver competed in the Pro-Am class in the golf event ‘made in Denmark’ with two celebrity competitors – the Danish Crown Prince Frederik and the most successful Danish golfer Thomas Bjørn. Jacob Brunsborg, the son of Himmerl...
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SHELBY GT350R MUSTANG: ONE FOR THE ROAD!

First all-new 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang roars off the line at Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant. One of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time, the all-new Shelby GT350R roared off the line today at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The new GT350R Mustang is the most athletic Mustang ever, designed to tackle the world’s most challenging roads and racetracks while creating an exhilarating experience for the driver. “This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said...
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AHPSOC: CONSUMMATE CAR GUY HONORED!

Automotive History Preservation Society honors CarGuyChronicles editor, author & communicator, Martyn L. Schorr. The Automotive History Preservation Society (AHPSOC) has awarded Martyn L. Schorr an Honorary Membership in the Society. “He has spent a lifetime creating written materials that are now an important part of the historical chronicle of the performance car industry and hobby. That includes magazine articles and books in addition to sales and marketing materials, advertising and c...
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WHERE HAVE ALL THE RACETRACKS GONE?

Drag strips as well as entry-level stock, modifieds and sprint car tracks have become endangered species. CARS-magazine sponsored record-holding Baldwin-Motion 427 Camaro and Pacers Auto blown-fuel roadster at Island Dragway, Great Meadows, NJ in mid-1960s. Photos: Martyn L. Schorr. Fifty years after the heyday of drag racing, local tracks to national circuits have been feeling pressures of changing times, an aging fan base, and competition for entertainment dollars. “People have so many ...
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