’63 PONTIAC SD-421: SWISS CHEESE LITE!

Production of lightweight ’63 Super-Duty Pontiacs was extremely limited, but high-profile racer Mickey Thompson got the first two. One of those featured here is in the Factory Lightweight Collection. Roger Huntington writing in Hi-Performance CARS is often credited with first using “Swiss Cheese” to describe lightened Super-Duty Pontiacs. It came to him after he counted 120 holes drilled in the perimeter frame of Royal Pontiac’s Catalina, driven by Jim Wangers. A total of 18 aluminum body parts...
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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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PONTIAC TRANS-AM: LAST SURVIVING PROTOTYPE!

The only surviving Firebird Trans-Am prototype is alive and well thanks to a dedicated musclecar enthusiast, blogs Stephen Cox. In the autumn of 1968, Pontiac Motor Division General Manager, John DeLorean, recruited California customizer Gene Winfield to create the “ultimate Firebird”. Winfield was flown to Pontiac Engineering in Michigan, then given a pair of brand new ‘69 Pontiac Firebirds and a free hand to re-design them as he saw fit. When Winfield's highly anticipated cars emerged from...
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RED BULL RACING & DAVID COULTHARD: HOT TIME IN HAVANA!

David Coulthard and the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team were dazzled by the creativity of Cuban car guys and mechanics. This year the 9th annual Cuban vintage car event hosted 60 antique cars and 15 classic motorcycles, which travelled approximately 45 miles through the streets of Havana. Former Formula 1 driver, David Coulthard enjoyed racing through some of the city's historic neighborhoods together with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Support Team Manager, Tony Burrows as his co-driver. They ...
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