BEST OF THE BEST: 2017 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS!

Bill Warner and his team delivered yet another whirlwind weekend of cars, cars and more cars in spite of a major challenge from Mother Nature. This year’s Concours amazed with sensory stimulation at every turn. Not to say that there weren’t challenges. Mother Nature forced a change from Sunday to Saturday, which they handled with aplomb and grace. They are to be congratulated for working untold hours to ensure the show went on. 2017 Honoree was Al Unser, standing next to the Borg Warner Tr...
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’59 STINGRAY: TRIBUTE TO A MASTERPIECE!

It’s “the Sting of Inspiration’ blogs CarGuyChronicles’ Jim Palam, who succumbed to the magnetic appeal of the Fiberfab Centurion. Bill Mitchell's real XP-87 Stingray, top, photographed with two other Corvette legends - SR-2 and the iconic Grand Sport coupe - by Marty Schorr at the GM Proving Ground. Jim Palam's photo of the Fiberfab Centurion, above. In 1959 GM design chief Bill Mitchell  wasn't buying into the ban on manufacturer-sponsored racing proposed by the Automobile Manufactu...
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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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CORVETTE STING RAY: GENESIS OF AN AMERICAN ICON!

Renaissance man Peter Brock has been there and done that; his new award-winning book takes you into the styling studios that created the Corvette Sting Ray. Peter Brock, a totally consumed car guy who never wanted to be a car designer, yet, he was drawn to one of the top design colleges in the country - Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. In order to come up with enough money to attend, Brock sold his custom chopped and channeled, ’49 Cadillac powered ’46 Ford hot rod, El Mirage,...
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SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE: ALLOY CSX9011!

Tribute Daytona comes with Shelby-issued MSO & tag as well as CSX 9000 Series ID. It captures the magic of the original but is considerably more sophisticated. The second new Superformance Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, powered by a Shelby Engines aluminum block 427 Windsor with eight-stack fuel injection, has just been completed. With hand rolled aluminum body and “traditional” paint scheme, it is jaw-dropping beautiful. Designed by Peter Brock while working for Carroll Shelby, just ...
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THE QUAIL: A CELEBRATION OF PASSION!

When it comes to displays of exceptional vintage and modern street and competition cars, few venues can match The Quail’s Motorsports Gathering. For the past eleven, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering has proved one of the most significant attractions during Monterey Classic Car Week. And yesterday’s event certainly proves that. The event took place at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley. Surrounded by spectacular cars, participants and guests enjoyed exceptional world-class c...
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