LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA!

LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA!
It was a pair of national record-setting Cobras, that first put Chevrolet performance icons Joel Rosen and Motion Performance into the National Record books. The first was his small-block MOTION Cobra, the second was the big-block LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA. LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA! During 1965 and 1966 Joel Rosen campaigned not one but two national record-holding Cobras - the small-block MOTION Cobra and Clem Hoppe's big-block King Cobra. While he did have help from Shelby-...
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MOTION: MACO SHARK CORVETTE!

MOTION: MACO SHARK CORVETTE!
Joel Rosen’s Motion Performance built a limited number of ‘customer’ Shark Corvettes, but sold hundreds of conversion body kits here and abroad. Rosen cloned the star-power of GM’s Mako Shark II in 1971, but it wasn't until 1972 that turnkey MOTION: MACO SHARK CORVETTE! Sharks were ready for marketing. A duplicate of Rosen’s prototype, ordered by Virginian, George Hoadley, was built for competition on the International Show Car Association (ISCA) circuit. When completed, Rosen personally took th...
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BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!

BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!
A celebration of more than a half-century of horsepower & heritage and kick-ass, road & track big-block Chevy Supercars. BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER! Randy Leffingwell wrote in American Muscle Cars in 1990,“Motion (Performance) and Baldwin (Chevrolet) got together to provide enthusiasts a faster car than any manufacturer could offer.” Motion Performance’s Joel Rosen was the driving force behind the creation of Baldwin-Motion in 1967. His calling card was a 427 Camaro...
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SPECIAL EDITIONS: CORVETTES THAT MATTER!

SPECIAL EDITIONS: CORVETTES THAT MATTER!
Recommended reading from Keith Cornett, CorvetteBlogger and founder of VetteFinders. Not only a ‘pretty face’, CORVETTE SPECIAL EDITIONS is an invaluable resource for information about iconic and collectible performance models. At first glance, Keith Cornett’s new book is a little misleading. The title does not reveal the wealth of photography and information that goes well beyond Special Editions. To many, Special Editions often refers to Indy Pace Car replicas, commemorative models celebratin...
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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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SWISS STUNNER: CORVETTE MAKO SHARK II REDUX!

SWISS STUNNER: CORVETTE MAKO SHARK II REDUX!
One of the most beautiful and significant Corvette Concept Cars ever, the 1965/1966 Mako Shark II hinted to the arrival of an all-new C3 Stingray in 1968. This handcrafted Tribute Shark built in Switzerland is picture perfect. Hanspeter Bohl, a Corvette specialist in Muenchenstein, Switzerland, is the man responsible for what has to be the most authentic, highest quality Mako Shark II Tribute ever produced. He worked with GM’s original U.S. Patent drawing and created a bespoke Shark that look...
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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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