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  • MENDENHALL: CARS, GAS PUMPS & PETROLIANA MUSEUM

    MENDENHALL: CARS, GAS PUMPS & PETROLIANA MUSEUM

    CarGuyChronicles’ Jim Palam pulls in to the MENDENHALL: CARS, GAS PUMPS & PETROLIANA MUSEUM to fill-up with American petroleum industry history and an eyeful of colorful signage and cars from a bygone era.  Sitting at a window table at Ellen’s Pancake House I could see the large neon and red Pegasus rising up above the […]
  • CHEVY LS: MORE POWER, LESS WEIGHT; EASY TO SWAP!

    CHEVY LS: MORE POWER, LESS WEIGHT; EASY TO SWAP!

    When GM engineers took the LT-1 to the next stage in 1997 – LS1 – the venerable small-block was lighter, more powerful and showcased in the C-5 Corvette. It signaled the start of a growing portfolio – CHEVY LS: MORE POWER, LESS WEIGHT; EASY TO SWAP! Hemmings’ Daniel Strohl presents a definitive guide to LS-Series […]
  • SHOWTIME: 2021 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS

    SHOWTIME: 2021 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS

     ‘Expect the unexpected’ is why people from here and abroad flock annually to Bill Warner’s spectacle in the sunshine. Dan Scanlan brings us the best of the best from SHOWTIME: 2021 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS, complete with photos and videos. There was grace with pace last week at the 26th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. For pace, […]
  • TOP 20: ROCK STARS & CARS

    TOP 20: ROCK STARS & CARS

    Luke Ponsford salutes 20 rock stars who love to drive and their favorite rides in Hagerty’s TOP 20: ROCK STARS & CARS. They drive fast cars, luxury cars, one-off exotics, custom creations, sports cars, race cars, mini-cars, a van and even a plug-in hybrid vintage Lincoln. But they all have one thing in common: They […]
  • STUDE-A-SHAKER: IT’S A GAS-GAS-GAS!

    STUDE-A-SHAKER: IT’S A GAS-GAS-GAS!

    Tony LaPolla channeled his 1960s Gasser heroes – Stone, Woods & Cook – when he built the STUDE-A-SHAKER: IT’S A GAS-GAS-GAS! Koufax, Clemente & Mays: Baseball legends who were heroes to legions of young guys in the 1960s – but not Tony LaPolla. It wasn’t the crack of the bat that made his heart race, […]
  • MULTIPLE PERSONALITY: ‘21 BMW M5 COMPETITION

    MULTIPLE PERSONALITY: ‘21 BMW M5 COMPETITION

    The twin-turbocharged, MULTIPLE PERSONALITY: ‘21 BMW M5 COMPETITION can be a comfortable family sedan. Or it can be a very fast four-seat sedan with all-wheel-drive to safely play, or go out Supercar hunting, blogs Dan Scanlan. I had to double check the numbers. First, our 4,345-pound M5 Competition boasted 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of […]
  • FIVE-STAR: THE AMERICAN SPEED SHOP

    FIVE-STAR: THE AMERICAN SPEED SHOP

    If you are truly interested in the birth and evolution of hot rodding, the speed equipment industry and drag racing in America, Bob McClurg’s FIVE-STAR: THE AMERICAN SPEED SHOP is THE book to read! If there’s anyone who should be teaching Hot Rodding 101 at your local community college, it’s Bob McClurg! He’s an accomplished […]
  • CUNNINGHAM: 60th ANNIVERSARY C8 CORVETTE

    CUNNINGHAM: 60th ANNIVERSARY C8 CORVETTE

    CUNNINGHAM: 60th ANNIVERSARY C8 CORVETTE, Car # 33 of 60, debuts at Amelia Island Concours as part of a charity Sweepstakes benefitting CMAF. The three original Cunningham C1 Corvettes and their racing history carry an enormous amount of prestige within the Corvette community, as well as those who support endurance racing.  The #3 Briggs Cunningham […]
  • ORCUTT DERELICTS: DONUT RUN CAR MEET

    ORCUTT DERELICTS: DONUT RUN CAR MEET

    ‘If Muscle Cars Could Walk’, blogs our intrepid, photo-journalist, Jim Palam! ‘I was expecting a four-wheeled GTO Goat from Pontiac, not a four-legged Bovidae family member at the ORCUTT DERELICTS: DONUT RUN CAR MEET.’ When a carguy buddy of mine from the Central Coast told me, they were expecting some cool musclecars and other surprises […]
  • ROD and CUSTOM: MYSTERY MERC!

    ROD and CUSTOM: MYSTERY MERC!

    Hot Rod Archeologist Pat Ganahl has been tracking a long-lost customized and chopped Mercury with Tinseltown credits, but the trail on the ROD and CUSTOM: MYSTERY MERC! has gone cold. Help anyone? I love a good mystery. Whether written or real life, some are better than others. The thing is, in mystery books, if you […]