RRDC: BOBBY RAHAL WINS PHIL HILL AWARD!

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Bobby Rahal, Indy 500 winner, driver, team owner, businessman and President of the Road Racing Drivers Club was honored by the RRDC with the 2019 Phil Hill Award. David Hobbs, the 2018 award recipient, made the presentation at the annual RRDC members' dinner on January 23 prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the RRDC feels has rendered o...
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ATHENS ADVENTURE: HELLENIC MOTOR MUSEUM!

Our intrepid reporter/carguy Dan Scanlan travels to the ‘cradle of civilization’ to uncover a treasure trove of antiques, classics and modern sports cars…hiding in plain sight. Surrounded by relics of Greece’s s ancient civilization, the curved tower Hellenic Motor Museum is one of Athen’s modern attractions. Founded by real estate developer Theodore N. Charagionis, the three-story museum is accessed by a spiral ramp that begins with the history of wheels, from ancient wooden chariots and carts...
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FIFTIES FLASHBACK: LITTLE LE MANS!

FIFTIES FLASHBACK: LITTLE LE MANS!
Lime Rock Park offered racers and fans a domestic, economical version of a downsized 24 Hours of Le Mans. If the name Little Le Mans rings a faint bell, you are probably not alone. In its seven-year history, the races attracted strong support from manufacturers, distributors/dealers and racers themselves. Frequent CarGuyChronicles contributor Mike Matune has penned an article on the subject for the Sep/Oct issue of Vintage Motorsport magazine. In it, he focuses attention on an important saga in...
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‘17 BMW 540i: A FIVE-STAR FIVE!

‘17 BMW 540i: A FIVE-STAR FIVE!
BMW’s seventh-generation 5-Series might have traded driving pyrotechnics for refined luxury, but it stills sparks passion, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Chances are you’ve never heard of the thirtysomething sultry songbird Beth Rowley. She’s the English jazz chanteuse who melts hearts in the 2009 movie An Education with her rendition of “You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger”. YouTube her, you won’t be disappointed. While in the film Ms. Rowley wraps a nightclub audience ar...
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SHOW & GO: PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX!

The PVGP brings together classic, exotic, concours and racing enthusiasts for the 35th year. And it just keeps on getting better. Now in its 35th year, there are many reasons to celebrate at PVGP. This premier event offers rare opportunities to spectate/race a challenging course on city streets and feast on displays of sports, classic and exotic cars. Raymond Peterson, Group 5, above, crosses the finish line in his 1985 BMW 325i. Plus there are significant donations made to the Autism Society o...
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CTEK BATTERY CHARGERS: CONNECT & FORGET!

High-tech plug & play chargers insure peak battery performance for all cars, especially exotics and Supercars with difficult to access batteries. Consider one as ‘cheap life insurance for peace of mind.’ You’ve come a long way, baby! When I bought my first trickle charger in the 1970s to keep the battery in my ’67 Corvette convertible at full strength during cold New Jersey winters, it was a multi-pound, steel cased green “brick.” It had a power cord, Charging and Storage warning lights ...
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’17 BMW X4 M40i: HEAD-TURNING TOURER!

Love it or hate it, this coupe-bodied SUV is big on style and speed, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Sport-utes are supposed to be squarish and boxy, right? All the better for cramming squarish boxes in to. But to a certain sliver of the car buying population, square and boxy has about as much sex appeal as a U-Haul moving truck. These folks want their SUVs to look more like sports coupes, because coupes are sexy, right? To heck with practicality! The good damen und herren at BMW heard...
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