PETERSEN MUSEUM: JESSI COMBS, RIP!

PETERSEN MUSEUM: JESSI COMBS, RIP!
On September 22, 2019, the Petersen Automotive Museum will open a temporary exhibit, honoring the life and accomplishments of Jessi Combs, ‘The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels.’ Jessi Combs tragically passed away on August 27, while attempting to set a land speed record. Admission to the temporary exhibition is by suggested donation with proceeds benefiting The Jessi Combs Foundation. The Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed exhibition will feature objects from Combs’ workshop and studio in Long Beach, ...
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’20 VETTE: MID-ENGINED DISRUPTER!

’20 VETTE: MID-ENGINED DISRUPTER!
It’s been a long time coming and well worth the wait. The ‘20 Corvette Stingray, top, delivers world-class performance and head-turning styling at a fraction of the cost of its imported competition. It represents the culmination of 60 years of mid-engine experimentation. While the eighth generation ’20 VETTE: MID-ENGINED DISRUPTER! Corvette marks a radical leap forward in terms of capability from the seventh generation, it also incorporates lessons learned from past engineering exercises such a...
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PORSCHE 911 SPOTTER’S GUIDE!

PORSCHE 911 SPOTTER’S GUIDE!
A new Porsche 911 spotter’s guide features many of the interesting design shifts made to the iconic sports car over the generations. The graphic gives insight into how to identify which model you’re looking at. “We all know that Porsche 911s have been updated over the generations,” says Adam Dangleman, CEO at RimBlades USA. “But the updates were sometimes subtle. We wanted to point out two or three changing features anyone could spot with a little attention. To all the enthusiasts out there, we...
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FORD SAVES THE DAY: KEN BLOCK’S HOONITRUCK!

FORD SAVES THE DAY: KEN BLOCK’S HOONITRUCK!
Thanks to 3D printing and a global Ford effort, the Hoonitruck’s twin-turboEcoBoost V6 gets a trick aluminum intake manifold. Size matters. Gymkhana TEN star Ken Block’s love affair with Ford pickups runs deep. He learned to drive in one, did his first burnout in one and made a ‘77 Ford F-150 the star of his latest video. The “Hoonitruck” has the same twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine as the Ford GT, tuned to deliver more than 900 horsepower! It showcases the largest 3D metal-printed part...
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MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2018, PT. I: THE HAMMER!

MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2018, PT. I
I came. I saw. I need a drink, blogs photojournalist Jim Palam, after spending five days of auto immersion on the Monterey Peninsula. There’s no doubt that if you’re a Car Guy you must experience this high-octane week of automotive achievement, competition, celebration and extravagance. But be forewarned: bring comfortable shoes, lots of money, plenty of energy and a lot of patience. If you’re lucky, you’ll make it through Day One with enthusiasm intact for Day Two. Welcome to MONTEREY CAR WEEK...
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TALL TAILS, LOW RIDES & KOOL KATS!

TALL TAILS, LOW RIDES & KOOL KATS!
Map your course for a Concours d’Elegance then head 180° in the opposite direction. That’s how you get to a car show like 35th Annual West Coast Kustoms’ Cruisin' Nationals, blogs Jim Palam. It’s the multifariousness of Car Culture that makes it so appealing to so many people. And it’s the people as much as the cars that make the 2018 Cruisin Nationals such a fun three-day event. There’s the Santa Maria City Cruise on Friday night, the Show-n-Shine on Saturday and Sunday – plus a swap meet, ven...
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’87 GNX REDUX: DRIVING BUICK GNX #002!

’87 GNX REDUX: DRIVING BUICK GNX #002!
Scott Oldham recalls his GNX driving experience and being the first to be involved in a GNX fender bender. That’s something he’ll never forget. Neither will I. In 1987 I handled media relations for Buick on the east coast, wrote the BUICK GNX book that went with each of the 547 GNXs and had #002 in my New York City press fleet. The first media loan went to Joe Oldham at Popular Mechanics magazine, and son Scott, later to become a respected member of the automotive media community, borrowed it t...
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’19 CORVETTE ZR1: KING OF THE ROAD & TRACK!

’19 CORVETTE ZR1: KING OF THE ROAD & TRACK!
The ‘19 Corvette ZR1 set a production-car lap record on the 4.1-mile Grand Course West at Virginia International Raceway with a time of 2:37.25. Along with a harness bar and track seats with five-point harnesses, the record-setting stock ZR1 coupe was equipped with the available paddle-shift eight-speed automatic and ZTK Performance Package. The ZTK package includes an adjustable carbon-fiber High Wing, a front splitter with carbon-fiber end caps, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 summer-only tires, a...
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ARCHIE URCIUOLI: RRDC 2017 BOB AKIN AWARD WINNER!

ARCHIE URCIUOLI: RRDC 2017 BOB AKIN AWARD WINNER!
Archie Urciuoli, an SCCA racer in the 1950s and 1960s, a former Marine, and head of a private investment and consulting firm, was named the 2017 recipient of the RRDC Bob Akin Award. He was presented the award at the annual Road Racing Drivers Club members' dinner last evening, prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/histori...
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FOR SALE: FORD TUNGSTEN & HERITAGE GTs!

FOR SALE: FORD TUNGSTEN & HERITAGE GTs!
Limited-edition '06 Ford Tungsten & Heritage GTs celebrated iconic wins at Le Mans for Ford and rarely come up for sale. Here’s a pair that have hardly been driven. Bill Kolb, Jr. has for more than half-a-century been involved in the carguy world as a hot rodder, drag racer, innovator, new car salesman and Ford and Subaru new car dealer. During the 1960s he was best known for campaigning Ford factory racecars: A 427 Galaxie Lightweight, followed by 427 Thunderbolt. Working with Carroll Shel...
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