’73 BUICK: STAGE 1 455 GRAN SPORT

’73 BUICK: STAGE 1 455 GRAN SPORT
Scott Oldham does a deep dive on Phil Roitman’s rare - and extremely well done – ’73 BUICK: STAGE 1 455 GRAN SPORT, one of the quickest, fastest and most forgotten Musclecars of the 1970s! Buick’s public relations department was asleep at the wheel in 1973. Although the brand’s Gran Sport Stage 1 was among the stoutest of the remaining midsize muscle cars offered that year, it was largely ignored by most of the major contemporary car magazines. Car and Driver, Road & Track, Hot Rod,...
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CONCOURS VIRTUAL: MERCEDES, PORSCHE, LANCIA

CONCOURS VIRTUAL: MERCEDES, PORSCHE, LANCIA
Judges' votes for Best of the Best at the inaugural CONCOURS VIRTUAL: MERCEDES, PORSCHE, LANCIA go to legendary makes and models, racecars and Concept. The inaugural Concours Virtual, presented by Hagerty and in aid of UNICEF, announces its winning cars in the Best of Show, the People's Choice and the Special Awards categories. Best in Show went to the famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR '722' racing car that Stirling Moss, with Denis 'Jenks' Jenkinson as co-driver, drove to victory in the 1,000-mile ...
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CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE

CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE
Muscle maven Scott Oldham sets the record straight on Chevy’s RPO options, CHEVY: GUIDE TO Z-CODE MUSCLE, starting with the light-heavyweight ’63 Impala SS Z11. Of course, Datsun and Nissan have dibs on the Z-Car moniker - we’re not arguing that. But Chevy was actually there first. The original Datsun 240Z didn’t arrive until 1970, while Chevy’s first Z-Cars, the Z11 427-powered Impalas and Z06 Corvette had become legends seven years earlier. Truth is, by the time Mr. K finally got his sport...
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TRIBUTE: ’63 ½ FORD 427 GALAXIE!

TRIBUTE: ’63 ½ FORD 427 GALAXIE!
‘With Eight Pipes, What Noble Music It Makes’ headlined Ford’s midyear advertising campaign, spotlighting the new ’63 ½ Sport Roof (fastback) 427/425 Galaxie. We look back at the events surrounding Ford’s unleashing of its Total Performance program in 1963, while tech-savvy automotive scribe Don Sherman focuses his attention on a 609 horsepower TRIBUTE: ’63 ½ FORD 427 GALAXIE! In January 1963, Ford unleashed a bevy of high-performance vehicles, timed with its participation in the 1963 Monte Car...
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PROTOYPE: PONTIAC XP-833 BANSHEE

PROTOYPE: PONTIAC XP-833 BANSHEE
It could’ve been a contender and given the Corvette a run for the money. But, PROTOYPE: PONTIAC XP-833 BANSHEE remained John DeLorean’s dream. Hagerty magazine’s Jonathan A. Stein takes us along to ride shotgun! Cruising along Chicago streets in this stunning Pontiac sports car and looking over a front-end landscape so curvaceous it could wear a Prancing Horse badge, I find it impossible to imagine that any automotive executive would think this prototype was a bad idea. But that’s just what hap...
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VIR: CLASSIC GOLD CUP!

VIR: CLASSIC GOLD CUP!
As summer begins to give way to fall each year, the vintage racing crowd heads to the picturesque VIRginia International Raceway in southern VA for SVRA’s Heacock Classic Gold Cup. CGC's Mike Matune brings us highlights. The challenging 3.27-mile-long VIR circuit welcomes all with its undulating, rolling pavement. The VIR: CLASSIC GOLD CUP! hosts a variety of activities that entertain automotive enthusiasts of all ilk and ages. Here Dave Roberts sets up for VIR’s Turn 12 before starting down the...
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HISTORIC RACING: DATSUN-NISSAN AT WALTER MITTY!

HISTORIC RACING: DATSUN-NISSAN AT WALTER MITTY!
More than 50 historic Nissan and Datsun racecars on track at Road Atlanta this week to celebrate the brand's 50-year history of American motorsports success. Datsun racing legend John Morton, right, will lead the pack at the 41st HSR Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Hagerty. He’ll be aboard an exact replica of the two-time national championship-winning BRE Datsun 240Z. Morton will serve as the event's grand marshal this weekend. Comedian, actor and filmmaker and Nissan/Datsun racin...
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