SPEED THRILLS: BRUMOS COLLECTION

Much more than a ‘Porsche Museum’, the Matunes take us on an historical trip through generations of racing orchestrated by a legendary name in Porsche sales and racing. It’s all about SPEED THRILLS: BRUMOS COLLECTION. Open less than three months; the Brumos Collection in Jacksonville, FL is already making noise on the automotive front as a destination worthy of any enthusiast’s bucket list. Before you even enter the museum, you are overwhelmed by the sight of a Porsche 918 and replica Bentley “...
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ROLLING BONES: HOT RODS

ROLLING BONES: HOT RODS
The Matunes bring us head-turning ROLLING BONES: HOT RODS, sharing the Amelia Island Concours show field with world-class classics, antiques, Concept cars and vintage racecars. In years past, The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (AICE) has recognized hot rod builders Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Posies Rods & Customs. This year they chose to feature the Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop in Greenfield Center, NY. They build very traditional hot rods, many finished in faded paint with great patina for th...
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DUNTOV’S DREAM: MID-ENGINE CORVETTES

DUNTOV’S DREAM: MID-ENGINE CORVETTES
Chevrolet has come a long way – actually 67 years - since Zora Arkus-Duntov built the first mid/rear-engine Corvette. That was in 1953 when #856 EX-54’s stock Six was removed and the body and chassis modified to accommodate a prototype Cadet II engine and transaxle. Unfortunately that car is long gone, but the Matunes showcase the modern Corvette transformation from front to mid-engine, culminating with the incredible C8. Zora saw the future in the past. Recalling the pre-war Auto Union GP cars,...
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SILVER SALUTE: AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS

The Matunes help us celebrate the silver anniversary of what has become THE ‘show of shows’ on the international Concours calendar, and honor Roger Penske. Few cars invoke the feeling of the Grand Sport Corvette, the only ’63 Corvette coupe (five or six built depending on who you ask) not to have a split backlight! There is just something about its brutal, purposeful lines and the untapped potential it represented that captures the imagination. Not surprisingly, Roger Penske fit into its history...
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ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON CHESAPEAKE BAY!

ST. MICHAELS: CONCOURS ON CHESAPEAKE BAY!
Maureen & Mike Matune represented the CarGuyChronicles at the 13th annual St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance. Here are some highlights. This year was lucky number 13 for the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance. Situated on the grounds of the Inn at Perry Cabin and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, it showcased the beauty and grace of classic cars and boats set among the splendor of Maryland’s Eastern Shore on a late summer Sunday afternoon. New this year was a gathering of the Senior Award winn...
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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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RADNOR: BUICKS IN THE HUNT!

RADNOR: BUICKS IN THE HUNT!
The Radnor Hunt Concours, located in Malvern, PA celebrated all-things Buick; Maureen & Mike Matune were on the show field representing the CarGuyChronicles. Each year the Radnor Hunt Concours has signaled the beginning of Fall and this year was no different. For the 23rd year, Founder & Chairman, Mike Tillson, his staff and volunteers have brought together 100 exemplary historic motorcars, along with an impressive display of motorcycles. The Concours capped a three-day celebration of mo...
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LAGUNA SECA: ROLEX MOTORSPORTS REUNION!

LAGUNA SECA: ROLEX MOTORSPORTS REUNION!
No vintage-racing event showcases and celebrates the ‘way it was’ better than the 2019 Historics at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, sponsored by Rolex during Monterey Car Week. CGC’s Mike Matune was trackside to bring you highlights of this year’s RMMR. Each year since 1974 vintage racers have flocked to California’s Monterey Peninsula to make their mark during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (RMMR). Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca again played host in 2019. This year was a celebration o...
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2019 CARLISLE FORD NATIONALS

2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals
The 2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals hosted a record-breaking 3,196 cars, nearly 60,000 guests, Ford GTs and spectacular displays of Boss 302 and 429 Mustangs. Cars spanned 112 years of Blue Oval production, blogs CGC’s Mike Matune. It’s June and summer is beginning to set in. A sure sign of that is the 2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals at the fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA. You may wonder why one attends shows anymore considering the vast wealth of information and items available for sale online, from the ...
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SUMMIT POINT: 2019 JEFFERSON 500!

SUMMIT POINT: 2019 JEFFERSON 500!
CGC’s Mike Matune is trackside at Summit Point for the 25th running of one of the East Coast’s premier vintage racing events. SUMMIT POINT: 2019 JEFFERSON 500! The 2019 Jefferson 500 hosted a paddock brimming with competitors from VRG (Vintage Racer Group). The late Bill Scott and renowned race driver, Brian Redman, combined to host the first event and, as is often said, the rest is history. Over 200 vintage racers ran under bright sunny skies to the organizers’ great relief following last year...
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