Ed Cashman was still in the U.S. Navy when he saved up to buy his first Ferrari: a ‘81 308 GTBi, purchased new from a North Carolina Ferrari dealer. A LOYAL FERRARI 308 GTBi OWNER, he still owns it! For 41 years, Cashman’s 308 has seen its share of admiration among car enthusiasts and won numerous regional and national car awards. It was displayed in 1994 at the Ferrari Club of America National meet in Monterey, winning Best in Class, and then invited to show on the 18th Green at the Pe...Read More
ISO GRIFO: CORVETTE POWER; ITALIAN SUIT!
Renzo and Piero Rivolta’s stunning Corvette-powered Iso Grifo was a game-changer, bringing engine reliability to the Italian GT wars. ISO GRIFO: CORVETTE POWER; ITALIAN SUIT! It’s a Corvette with an Italian accent, blogs Bruce Troxell. In the late-1960s, I had a torrid love affair with a red, hot and sensuous Italian. Her name was Iso Grifo and she was born into the Rivolta family in 1967 in Milano. Handcrafted and steel-bodied, the Grifo delivered Corvette performance along with Europe...Read More
BOOK REVIEW: FORD VERSUS FERRARI
The latest book to deal with the battle for supremacy between David and Goliath at Le Mans breaks cover as FORD v FERRARI opens in theaters both here and in Europe. They say timing is everything. And, quite often it is. With Ford challenging and unseating the undisputed King (Ferrari) of endurance sports car racing trending, and the blockbuster film opening, the timing for John Starkey’s latest book – BOOK REVIEW: FORD VERSUS FERRARI, The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966 – couldn’t have been...Read More
LAMBORGHINI: FACTORY & MUSEUM TOUR!
Come along as Collin Morgan takes us on a trip to the Holy Land – Sant’ Agata Bolognese – and inside Lamborghini’s jaw-dropping factory and museum. Tickets aren’t needed. Outside of Bologna in the north of Italy is the small commune (township or municipality) of Sant’ Agata Bolognese, home of Supercar manufacturer Lamborghini. Nestled between sprawling crop fields sit the museum and factory with distant hills looming on the horizon. The humble roads crisscrossing the area are populated with Supe...Read More
SHOOTOUT: PHASE III GT CORVETTE VS. FERRARI 250 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...Read More
N.A.R.T. CORVETTE: STINGRAY FOR LONG HAUL!
The Chinetti connection put a red-white-blue Corvette on the field at Le Mans in 1972. You can see it at the 23rd Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on March 9 to 11th. Luigi Chinetti's New York-based North American Racing Team is internationally famous as Enzo Ferrari's UNOFFICIAL western outpost. Yet right in the middle of the cars in the 23rd Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Cars of N.A.R.T. class - surrounded by a fleet of exotic and historic Ferraris - is a pure red-white-and-blue Corvette...Read More
2018 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: FERRARI DAYTONA!
It's been a half-century since Pininfarina created the timeless shape of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4. On March 11, 2018 that happy anniversary will be celebrated at the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance with a special class of the rare and significant Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona". It was revenge, not Ferrari that gave the 365 GTB/4 its popular nickname. The name of America's first superspeedway clung to the big Italian GT after Ferrari prototypes avenged themselves on American soil followi...Read More