PORSCHE: EXCELLENCE WAS EXPECTED!

PORSCHE: EXCELLENCE WAS EXPECTED!
Author-historian-engineer Karl Ludvigsen’s seminal tome on the history of Porsche and its road and track cars is now available in a unique four-volume mobile library. First seen in 1977 as a shoebox-shaped 888 pages, it was judged “amazing”. Relaunched in three volumes in 2003, it was found “astounding”. Now in four volumes released by Bentley Publications with 132 chapters and 2,834 pages, the new Porsche: Excellence Was Expected awaits the verdict of its global audience. The result of a dozen...
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MULLINER: BESPOKE BLOWER BENTLEY!

MULLINER: BESPOKE BLOWER BENTLEY!
Sir Tim Birkin’s legendary 4½-litre pre-war racecar has been given a new lease on life thanks to new Mulliner Continuation Series. 12 new Tributes to be built - each identical to the original – one for every race the original Team Blowers entered. One of the most thrilling and iconic cars from Bentley’s history – Sir Tim Birkin’s ‘29 supercharged 4½-litre “Blower” – is to be reborn in a new series of 12 matching cars. Each will be individually handcrafted by a specialist team from Bentley’s besp...
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ECURIE ECOSSE LM69: JAG XJ13 REDUX!

ECURIE ECOSSE LM69: JAG XJ13 REDUX!
Handcrafted modern racing thoroughbred is also road legal, but only 25 will be built. What if…? It’s a question that has dominated the history of the XJ13, a prototype built by Jaguar in 1966 in a quest to continue the marque’s legendary run of success in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Powered by a new quad-cam, 5-litre V12, the XJ13 was Jaguar’s first mid-engined car – and without doubt one of the most beautiful automotive designs of all time. Sadly, it remained unraced. A combination of internal po...
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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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DAYTONA COBRA COUPE: SUDDENLY IT’S 1965!

DAYTONA COBRA COUPE: SUDDENLY IT’S 1965!
The first of six laser-perfect recreations of designer Peter Brock’s Le Mans winning Daytona Cobra Coupe – CSX2299 – broke cover on June 15 at the Nurburgring in Germany. It carries VIN # PBX 2299-01. Suddenly it’s 1965. Time limitations permitted construction of just six of the famed Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupes, built to challenge Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston-Martin and Ford’s GT40s for the World’s FIA GT Championship in 1964 and 1965. Collectively, the six uniquely designed racers, driven by some o...
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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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