HISTORIC RACING: PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX!

HISTORIC RACING: PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX!
Almost 1,400 volunteers, city officials, law enforcement and local merchants turn out to showcase vintage racing at its best at Schenley Park, and welcome locals as well as visitors, blogs Mike Matune. On Labor Day 1983, a group of enthusiasts brought their dream to fruition by staging a vintage race through the streets of Schenley Park in downtown Pittsburgh. Thirty-five years later it has grown to incorporate two race weekends with a dizzying array of car events stretched out in between. O...
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FATHER’S DAY: SHOWTIME AT SULLY!

FATHER’S DAY: SHOWTIME AT SULLY!
Maureen and Mike Matune bring us highlights from the Sully Antique Car Show, one of the oldest car shows in Virginia. For 45 years the George Washington Chapter of the Model A Club in cooperation with the Fairfax County Park Authority (Chantilly, VA) have sponsored a car show to coincide with Father’s Day. Held on the lush green tree lined grounds of the Sully Historic Site, it features something for everyone. In addition to countless classic and antique cars, crowds are treated to antique, car...
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VDCA @ VIR: WILD HARE RUN!

VDCA @ VIR: WILD HARE RUN!
The start to our vintage racing coverage schedule this year was, as in the past, the Wild Hare Run put on by VDCA (Vintage Drivers Club of America) at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) in Alton, VA. Our Mike Matune was trackside at VIR. Vintage racing can be as competitive as any other type of competition as showcased here by this tightly spaced group attacking the “Snake”. Leading the pack is Dean Tetterton (Triumph TR4) followed closely by John Fontanella (MGB) and Hervey Parke (Ginett...
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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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ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON THE BAY!

ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON THE BAY!
As Summer fades into Fall, the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance stands as a closing bookend to the 2017 automotive show season. The Concours stretched across the manicured grounds of the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, under sun filled skies. This year’s event welcomed participants, spectators, judges and volunteers alike to the start of its second decade; its show field and docks were packed with automotive and marine finery. Every time you look at Eric...
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RADNOR HUNT CONCOURS: ELEGANCE AT ITS BEST!

RADNOR HUNT CONCOURS: ELEGANCE AT ITS BEST
The Matunes – Maureen & Mike – were on the field of 100 antiques, classics and sports cars to bring us highlights of one of the country’s top Concours. The Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance limits itself to 100 motorcars each year while recognizing automotive legends. This year four were honored including Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg. Exemplifying those once mighty marques were Dave Markel’s ‘31 Cord L-29 Cabriolet and Sue & Mark Lankford’s ‘37 Cord 812SC Phaeton. Team Penske’s ‘73 Porsche 9...
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BOOK REVIEW: KENSINGTON MD’S GASOLINE ALLEY!

Our Mike Matune reviews Cynthia Lee Monroe’s unique historical book about the car culture in suburban Washington, D.C. Cindy Monroe’s impressive volume, KENSINGTON MARYLAND’S GASOLINE ALLEY, began life, as of all things, a crime novel. Fortunately for historic motorsports aficionados, Monroe changed direction after a trip to a local historical society revealed there was a story even more intriguing. The book is about a place on the map in suburban Washington, D.C. that hid behind its humble app...
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