STEPHEN COX: CHASING THE NATIONAL SUPER CUP TITLE!

Our racer-in-residence returns to Rohrbaugh Racing for the 2017 Super Cup Series. Rohrbaugh Racing will compete for the Super Cup Stock Car Series national championship this year with driver Stephen Cox. He returns to the seat following a successful 2016 campaign. A versatile veteran, Cox has three wins, four poles and nine top “fives” in his last eleven starts on both ovals and road courses. Driving for ARCA's Codie Rohrbaugh, Cox is expected to be among the favorites for the Super Cup Nort...
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KARTING: HOW TO SAVE AUTO RACING!

Every motorsports enthusiast is painfully aware that racing, in general, is experiencing tough times. Fewer fans are in the stands, and those fans are aging. The question is, what to do about it?  Everyone has an opinion but the basics are pretty straightforward. People who don't care much about automobiles will care even less about watching them compete. Public interest in the automobile is waning, and the reasons are spelled out in my previous article on the topic. Perhaps the mos...
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TONY STEWART-KEVIN WARD TRAGEDY: THREE LESSONS!

Sage advice from racer-writer-TV commentator, Stephen Cox. Most of the racing world now knows that sprint car driver Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed after being hit by Tony Stewart's car during a race this past weekend at New York's Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Volumes will be written about this incident for months to come, but a few lessons are already evident. 1. Never get out of your racecar after a crash. Unless the car is on fire, sit still and wait. Once the driver exits the cockpit, he ...
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CALDER’S BMW BATMOBILE ART CAR: AMELIA ISLAND

BMWs first Art Car, Alexander Calder's 3.0 CSL Batmobile GT racer, will headline  2014 Amelia Concours' Batmobile Class. BMW's Art Cars debuted to the public in Paris at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre in May 1975. It was an elegant creative alliance of racer and art auctioneer Herve Poulain and American sculptor Alexander Calder mixed with the foresight of BMW Motorsport chief Jochen Neerpasch. Calder started with a scale model of the Batmobile, cloaking it in broad swat...
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SLOT CAR RACING: AMERICA’S LOST HOBBY!

Stephen Cox has figured out what’s wrong with America’s youth today: They don’t race slot cars anymore! Racing HO scale Aurora AFX slot cars with the greatest man I’ve ever known – my Dad – in our garage in the summer of 1969 taught me pretty much everything I needed to get through life. After slot car racing, formal education was anti-climactic. Because of slot car racing, I could identify a Mustang, Camaro or Corvette on sight. I knew Trans-Am from Can-Am. I learned that the Indy 500 is...
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PORSCHE 550 SPYDER: AMAZING STREET/RACER!

Stephen Cox blogs about Porsche’s multi-million-dollar spectacular Spyder. I confess that I am a muscle car guy.Can't help it. I grew up cruising Mustangs and Torino's on Saturday night and Sundays at the strip. But after watching Mecum Auctions sell Porsche 550-0077, right, for over 3.7 million dollars at Monterey last weekend, I couldn't help but be impressed with the little machine. The 550 was Porsche's first race-specific design. Introduced in Paris in 1953, the 550 was famously mo...
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