BOOK REVIEW: THE CORVETTE HUNTER!

THE CORVETTE HUNTER!
When it comes to finding rare, truly significant Corvettes, especially high-profile vintage racecars and bringing them back to life, Kevin Mackay is your go-to guy. He thinks nothing of spending years locating, documenting and then buying the rarest of the rare. He is the Corvette Hunter. “If you could look inside the head of Corvette Repair owner Kevin Mackay, you’d see one of the most organized, methodical automotive barn-finding minds in the world,” said Tom Cotter, author of Corvette In The...
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SHOOTOUT: PHASE III GT CORVETTE VS. FERRARI 250 GTO!

SHOOTOUT: PHASE III GT CORVETTE VS. FERRARI GTO!
With a Ferrari 250 GTO expected to cross the block in the rarified air neighborhood of $50 mil this month in Monterey, Joel Rosen thinks it might be a good time to take a closer look at Long Island’s answer to Modena’s prestigious Prancing Horse. Actually the comparison makes more sense than the 1964 Pontiac GTO vs Ferrari GTO that Car and Driver hyped. At first glance it’s rather obvious where Joel Rosen got the idea to build a very limited production Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette. A cl...
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MUSCLECAR LEGEND: JOE OLDHAM, RIP!

MUSCLECAR LEGEND: JOE OLDHAM, RIP!
Joe Oldham, who turned smoky burnouts into an art form, has passed away. He was known for sometimes acerbic and always tell-it-like-it-is approach to evaluating high-performance cars during the golden era of Musclecars. Joe Oldham testing a 429/370 CJ/R  Mustang at E-Town, Hi-Performance CARS, April 1971 The enthusiast car hobby (and I) lost a great friend last week when Joe Oldham passed away. Even though he had been retired for a number of years, he was still penning a column for Hemmings Mu...
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PART II: THE BALDWIN-MOTION STORY!

Part II THE BALDWIN-MOTION STORY
CGC Editor Marty Schorr and Motion’s Joel Rosen wrap up their interview with Corvette Report editor Scott Teeters about Baldwin-Motion Phase III Supercars. Marty Schorr is the former editor of Hi-Performance CARS, the founding editor of Vette Magazine, and is the current editor of CarGuyChrolicles.com. He’s also the President of PMPR, an automotive public relations consultancy. Joel Rosen is the former owner of Motion Performance, Baldwin, NY, and currently owns and runs Motion Models, a world-...
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INTERVIEW: THE BALDWIN-MOTION STORY, PART 1!

BALDWIN-MOTION STORY
CGC Editor Marty Schorr and Motion’s Joel Rosen talk to Corvette Report editor Scott Teeters about Baldwin-Motion Phase III Supercars. Marty Schorr is the former editor of Hi-Performance CARS, the founding editor of Vette Magazine, and is the current editor of CarGuyChrolicles.com. He’s also the President of PMPR, an automotive public relations consultancy. Joel Rosen is the former owner of Motion Performance, Baldwin, New York, and currently owns and runs Motion Models, a world-renowned, scale...
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’73 CHEVELLE L-88: LAST BALDWIN-MOTION SS-427!

The last Baldwin-Motion Chevelle SS built, powered by a full-tilt 427 L-88 engine, was not shy about ‘broadcasting’ its potent powertrain. The last Baldwin-Motion Chevelle, a $12, 030.24, L-88-powered ‘73 Phase III SS built shortly before Baldwin Chevrolet changed hands, was a tire-frying "billboard" for a program that would last just one more year. Built for Charles Crane in Ft. Lee, New Jersey, it was driven daily and street raced until he sold it in 1980. With its outrageous lettering and ra...
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BALDWIN-MOTION SURVIVOR: PHASE III 454 CORVETTE!

One-owner ’72 Baldwin-Motion Corvette had spent 26 years in a barn before enthusiast Dave Belk found it. Baldwin-Motion’s Joel Rosen is probably best known for his NHRA record-setting 427 & 454 Camaros and small and big-block Cobras. But Rosen was a diehard Corvette enthusiast and a good friend of Zora Arkus-Duntov. Zora was a big Baldwin-Motion Corvette fan; especially the Phase III GT. He’s shown with Joel Rosen, left, at the New York Auto Show introduction of the prototype Phase III GT. ...
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MUSCLECARS 101: BACK IN THE DAY!

Musclecar was barely part of enthusiast vernacular when iconic GTOs, Hemis and Camaros and Mustangs were new and prowled the streets. Today, it’s the only word used to define those ground-pounding Supercars and Ponycars. When Pontiac built the GTO in 1964 they jump-started Detroit’s performance car revolution; the Supercar was born. That same year, Ford gave us the Mustang. It became the quintessential Ponycar. It was Supercars and Ponycars, period. Musclecar was the catchall descriptor used ...
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