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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’15 JAGUAR F-TYPE: PROJECT 7!

Named in honor of Jaguar’s seven wins at Le Mans, Project 7 is a road-legal two-seater inspired by the Jaguar D-Type. After its global debut at Goodwood, Project 7 is making its first U.S. reveal in Monterey this week. Created by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, F-TYPE  Project 7 is a limited production vehicle powered by a 575-horsepower 5.0-liter  supercharged V8. It’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and boasts  an electr...
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‘15 DODGE CHARGER SRT HELLCAT: QUICKEST, FASTEST & MOST POWERFUL SEDAN!


Latest Hellcat from SRT is a four-door road rocket capable of preying on exotic sports cars and Supercars. With 707 horsepower, an NHRA-certified quarter-mile et of 11.0 seconds on street tires and a top speed of 204 mph, the world’s only four-door muscle car is the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan ever. Supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat HEMI produces 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful V-8 Chrysler has ever produced. Unrivaled four-door Charger He...
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SULLY ANTIQUE CAR SHOW: PARKS & REC!

The 41st Annual Show on Father’s Day transformed the Chantilly, VA historic site into a spectacular showcase of vintage & modern vehicles, blogs Mike Matune. The George Washington Chapter of the Model A Club of America and the Fairfax County Park Authority have been presenting this show on the grounds of the Sully Historic site in Chantilly, VA for 41 years. Father’s Day 2014 was no exception. The field was crowded with cars and spectators alike. Show features a little of everything, fr...
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INDYCAR: THE SERIES THAT SOLD ITS SOUL!

Stephen Cox is awaiting the day when Indycar dumps its failed experiment with spec cars. Then we won’t need gimmicks any more. I grew up in Indianapolis and I live for the Indy 500. I’ve worked on the TV crew during the month of May. I’ve watched Indycar my whole life. But I have no idea how the pole position will be determined today. The problem is not that the process is too complicated. I’m watching it on TV right now. The real problem is that I don’t care anymore. I don’t care anymore...
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’15 CADILLAC CTS-V COUPE: SPECIAL EDITION!

Cadillac celebrates last of mega-performance luxurious V-Series line before next-generation models arrive next year Cadillac today announced production of a limited, special-edition ‘15 CTS-V Coupe, marking the last chapter of the current model before the next generation of the V-Series debuts next year. A total of 500 ‘15 CTS-V Coupes will be available during the second half of 2014. "The V-Series continues to elevate Cadillac, providing an exclusive family of high-performance luxu...
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MUSTANG 50th: MUSTANG CLUB OF IRAN!

Under the auspices of Iran’s Classic Car Committee, enthusiasts celebrate the Golden Anniversary of America’s Ponycar at the Azadi racetrack. Iran’s Mustang Club President and life long Mustang enthusiast, Amir Bagheri, still has pictures of himself as a three-year old sitting on the hood of his father's ‘66 Mustang. A prominent car collector, the centerpiece of his collection is a trio of 1965-1966 Mustangs: fastback, notchback coupe and a convertible. He is currently restoring a ‘69 She...
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SD-421 SUPER-DUTY PONTIAC: LIGHTWEIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT!

Swiss Cheese ’63 SD-421 Catalina is one of 14 factory built and held NHRA C/Stock record for a number of years. As the 1962 drag season drew to a close, it was obvious that Pontiac’s position at the top of the Super/Stock hierarchy was weakening. Ford, Chrysler and Chevrolet were gaining on the Chiefs with bigger engines and an ever-increasing supply of special parts, including weight-saving aluminum components and body panels. Pontiac engineers knew they had to have a lighter, more p...
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BUICK GNX: THE GRAND NATIONAL TO END ALL GRAND NATIONALS!

Buick's GNX is one of the quickest, fastest and most legendary American performance icons of the 1980s. This one has been driven less than 100 miles! For performance enthusiasts, the 1980s did not begin on a promising note. Auto manufacturers were submerged in a deluge of government regulations covering safety, fuel economy and exhaust emissions; performance cars received little thought and even less effort. Nevertheless, Buick managed to add to its long performance history with the Rega...
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