SHOWTIME: RODS AND ROSES 2019!

SHOWTIME: RODS AND ROSES 2019
Thousands of people attended the 22nd annual hot rod, custom and specialty car show in Carpinteria, CA, including our intrepid photojournalist, Jim Palam, who managed to smell the roses while capturing the essence of the car culture. Summer is the time that car shows are in full-bloom all over America. Experienced Car Guys have an uncanny ability to sniff-out the best local shows by following the residual scent of high-octane fuel – left behind when pedals hit the metal. Ahh, but in seaside Car...
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2019 CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS

2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals
The 2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals hosted a record-breaking 3,196 cars, nearly 60,000 guests, Ford GTs and spectacular displays of Boss 302 and 429 Mustangs. Cars spanned 112 years of Blue Oval production, blogs CGC’s Mike Matune. It’s June and summer is beginning to set in. A sure sign of that is the 2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals at the fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA. You may wonder why one attends shows anymore considering the vast wealth of information and items available for sale online, from the ...
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N.Y. AUTO SHOW: FAST TIMES IN THE BIG APPLE!

N.Y. AUTO SHOW: FAST TIMES IN THE BIG APPLE!
The country’s preeminent show – New York International Auto Show – is the industry’s venue of choice for introducing new models, new and future technology, Concept cars and the quickest, fastest and most powerful machines you can buy. Included in the more than 1,000 vehicles on display at the Jacob V. Javits Convention Center through April 8, 2018 are the latest in hybrid and plug-in electrics, self-driving autonomous vehicles including Jaguar’s new I-Pace that will become part of Waymo’s auton...
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ROY LUNN & GT40: TRIBUTE AT AHOF!

ROY LUNN & GT40: TRIBUTE AT AHOF!
Engineer-designer Roy Lunn and his industry successes – Mustang I, GT40, Jeep Cherokee and AMC Eagle – are being celebrated at the prestigious Automotive Hall Of Fame. Roy Lunn with CGC Editor, Marty Schorr, and Ford GTs, the spiritual successors to the original Le Mans-winning GT40s. Photo was taken in 2015 when Lunn was nominated for induction into the AHOF by Gary Jean, owner of the red Ford GT.  On January 12 thru April 12, 2018, the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit, MI will be celebrati...
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ROAD & TRACK: BRIDGESTONE POTENZA TIRES!

Bridgestone’s Potenza tires delivers maximum performance on the street as well as the track. It’s the do-everything road & track tire. Truth be told, I’m a Bridgestone Potenza tire believer! When it was time to change tires on my ’06 Ford GT a couple of years ago, I went with Bridgestone rather than Goodyear Eagle Supercar FI replacements. While Bridgestone does not make an exact replacement tire for the Ford GT, it offers Potenza Pole Position 265/40 ZR18 (N1 Porsche 911, Y-speed rated)) f...
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