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  • RARE & WELL-DONE: SHELBY G.T. 500 MUSTANG TRIFECTA!

    RARE & WELL-DONE: SHELBY G.T. 500 MUSTANG TRIFECTA!

    For the first time ever, three of the rarest, most significant Shelby G.T. 500 Mustangs will be in the same place at the same time: RARE & WELL-DONE: SHELBY G.T. 500 MUSTANG TRIFECTA! In August 1966, Carroll Shelby placed a special order with Ford for three G.T. 500s, powered by the new dual-quad 428 cubic-inch […]
  • ’21 RPM NATIONALS: FLATHEAD DRAGS, SHOW & SWAP MEET

    ’21 RPM NATIONALS: FLATHEAD DRAGS, SHOW & SWAP MEET

    We asked Car Guy Chronicles’ Jim Palam to travel back to the Halcyon Days of Flathead hot rods and drag racing. He didn’t need a time machine – just a tank of gas, an alarm clock set for 4 am, and directions to Santa Margarita Ranch in Central California for the ’21 RPM NATIONALS: FLATHEAD […]
  • SPORTS RODS: ROAD-RACING V-8 HYBRIDS!

    SPORTS RODS: ROAD-RACING V-8 HYBRIDS!

    Rod & Custom historian, Pat Ganahl blogs about the birth of hot-rod-engined Imports, also known as California Specials: SPORTS RODS: ROAD-RACING V-8 HYBRIDS! In the 1950s, imported English Allards, could be ordered with American V-8 engines – Ford Flatheads to Caddys and Chrysler Hemis – while MGs, Austin-Healeys and others required hot rod surgery to […]
  • VENTURA NATIONALS: RODS, CUSTOMS, BIKES & GUITARS!

    VENTURA NATIONALS: RODS, CUSTOMS, BIKES & GUITARS!

    While he wasn’t ready to spike-up his hair and tattoo a car club logo on his chest, Car Guy Chronicle‘s contributor, Jim Palam, was more than willing to motor South on Highway 101 and immerse himself in the cuffed-denim and octane-fueled culture of the 18th annual VENTURA NATIONALS: RODS, CUSTOMS, BIKES & GUITARS! There are […]
  • PORSCHE: WERKS REUNION MONTEREY 2021

    PORSCHE: WERKS REUNION MONTEREY 2021

    Having recently joined the Porsche owner’s ranks with his ‘Poor Man’s’ 914, Car Guy Chronicles’ Jim Palam took a Friday-the-13th detour from Car Week events in Monterey and headed to Seaside to catch the air-cooled action at the PORSCHE: Werks Reunion Monterey 2021. In the wide-wide-world of sports cars, Porsche is the one enthusiasts call […]
  • BONDED GOODS: ASTON MARTIN DBX

    BONDED GOODS: ASTON MARTIN DBX

    The fabled British automaker’s first sport-ute – BONDED GOODS: ASTON MARTIN DBX – will definitely leave you shaken and stirred, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker.  There’ll come a time when Bond, James Bond, will need to hand back the Walther PPK, the MI6-issued Omega Seamaster and the License to Kill. He’ll get hitched, settle […]
  • PEBBLE BEACH 2021: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

    PEBBLE BEACH 2021: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

    CGC’s Jim Palam spiffs up for the 70th Anniversary of the premier venue for the best-of-the-best classics and specialty vehicles with new gear, classy cards, a black mask and a snazzy haircut. In the process, he coins a new word to describe MONTERREY 2021: PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE: Automotacular! There are a number of judged […]
  • RANGE ROVER SPORT: SVR ULTIMATE EDITION

    RANGE ROVER SPORT: SVR ULTIMATE EDITION

    Bespoke treatment turns Land Rover’s most popular vehicle into the most luxurious, most powerful model in its portfolio of legendary SUVs – RANGE ROVER SPORT: SVR ULTIMATE EDITION. Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover Sport SVR with spectacular new solid glass flake paintwork options for the first time. Featuring a selection […]
  • MONTEREY 2021: ROLEX MOTORSPORTS REUNION!

    MONTEREY 2021: ROLEX MOTORSPORTS REUNION!

    Jim Palam set his GPS and focus on WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, as he headed out into a dense morning fog to capture the action and excitement of Monterey Car Week’s largest event – historic car racing at MONTEREY 2021: ROLEX MOTORSPORTS REUNION! I consider myself a good driver but I was unusually nervous heading […]
  • MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN

    MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN

    The most powerful Phase III Corvette built in 1969 – MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN was close, but not a true Baldwin-Motion car.  It was a 600-horsepower Vette built on a brand-new Stingray from Reedman Chevrolet, supplied by purchaser David McCaughey, a returning Vietnam vet.  After serving a couple of tours in Vietnam […]