2018 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: THE BEST GETS BETTER!

2018 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS: THE BEST GETS BETTER!
Bill Warner and his team continue to raise the bar; the 23rd annual Concours d’Elegance does not disappoint…even when rain is in the forecast. In a world that appears dedicated to instant gratification, for anything to endure 23 years, let alone thrive and prosper, is unusual to say the least. But such is the case with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. For nearly a quarter century it has been treating aficionados to all forms of automotive wonderment in a beautiful setting. This year was n...
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ARCHIE URCIUOLI: RRDC 2017 BOB AKIN AWARD WINNER!

ARCHIE URCIUOLI: RRDC 2017 BOB AKIN AWARD WINNER!
Archie Urciuoli, an SCCA racer in the 1950s and 1960s, a former Marine, and head of a private investment and consulting firm, was named the 2017 recipient of the RRDC Bob Akin Award. He was presented the award at the annual Road Racing Drivers Club members' dinner last evening, prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/histori...
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JAGUAR XKE: HOT CATS AT AMELIA ISLAND!

JAGUAR XKE: HOT CATS AT AMELIA ISLAND!
Sixty years ago a legend was born in secrecy. The first Jaguar XKE prototype, a roadster, was assigned an official chassis number: 850001. In March, an incredible field of XKEs will be showcased at one of America’s premier Concours. On March 11, 2018 the 23rd annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will celebrate and honor the British icon that changed the world of sports cars forever: JAGUAR XKE: HOT CATS AT AMELIA ISLAND! A full class of Jaguar XKEs will take to "The Amelia's" field nearly s...
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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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ELECTRIC GT CHAMPIONSHIP: PLUG-IN & PLAY!

ELECTRIC GT CHAMPIONSHIP: PLUG-IN & PLAY!
Stephen Cox blogs about the new EGT Championship Series and its ‘Day Of Light’ on November 18th. As racers and motorsports enthusiasts, most of us like to keep our ears to the ground about what's happening in our sport. Who could have predicted the explosion of $500 “crapcan” endurance racing, the declining attendance in NASCAR or the amazing rise of Formula E? What's next in our sport? I must admit that the success of Formula E took me by surprise, especially considering the controversy sur...
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’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S SUPERCAR!

’17 FORD GT: AMERICA’S SUPERCAR
Designed, engineered, powered by Ford and built by Multimatic, this very-limited production Supercar is a kick-ass racecar with license plates. From Ford’s unique customer vetting process, contract-build by one of the most respected racecar shops in North America and proven Le Mans performance to the GT’s ultra-limited production and unique concierge delivery process, the GT program represents a first for any domestic carmaker. Proposed production is tagged at 250 GTs per year over a four-year ...
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ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF GT40 PASSES AWAY!

ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF GT40 PASSES AWAY!
Farewell to Roy Lunn, who gave us a portfolio of iconic road & track cars and truly led a well-engineered life. Roy Lunn with two Ford GTs, 2016 (Gary Jean photo) Roy Lunn, the “Godfather of the Ford GT40,” passed away on August 5th, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA after suffering a catastrophic stroke at the age of 92. His wife of 70 years, Jeanie and two daughters, sister Audrey (Lunn) Lyon, two granddaughters, a son-in-law and one great-grandson survive him. Roy was born in Richmond, Engla...
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BOOK REVIEW: FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE!

FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE
Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Ford’s legendary high-performance street and race cars and the people who built and raced them. MEDIA REVIEWS   "Real history is written best by the people who actually experienced it, and in the case of his hugely anticipated book, Marty Schorr, right, is the author who was there for all of it. This is not just a collection of old photos. The text springs forth with verve and sharp analysis, the kind of story that can only be written by so...
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JAGUAR XJ220: BIG CAT REUNION!

A pride of predatory cats goes on the prowl at the Silverstone Classic and David Brabham is reunited with his class-winning Le Mans car. More than 40 Jaguar XJ220s came together at the Silverstone Classic on July 29th, in a record-breaking reunion to mark the 25th birthday of what was once the fastest production car in the world. The dramatically styled, mid-engined, two-seat Supercar was introduced in 1992. With a top speed of 212.3-mph, it was Jaguar’s quickest road-going car – an accolade it...
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KIDSTON TROPHY: BENTLEY BOYS RETURN TO SILVERSTONE!

This weekend, the Silverstone Classic will come alive with the sights and sounds of Motor Racing Legends’ magnificent grid of Pre-War sports cars, for the Kidston Trophy race, all paying homage to the fabled ‘Bentley Boy’ aviator Glen Kidston. The inaugural Kidston Trophy ran in 2015, where Fred Wakeman and Patrick Blakeney-Edwards were first to take the flag. This Saturday, 45 pre-War racers from the 1920s and 1930s will be firing up ready to take the challenge once again. Amongst the runners ...
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