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  • 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 […]
  • ELKS LODGE 613: GROOVIN’ IN THE GROVE

    ELKS LODGE 613: GROOVIN’ IN THE GROVE

    This annual gathering of car enthusiasts – ELKS LODGE 613: GROOVIN’ IN THE GROVE – reaps big rewards for Santa Barbara area veterans and their families. CGC‘s Jim Palam brought his support and camera to capture some of the good things that can happen when Car Guys with a Cause gather in The Grove! The […]
  • PONTIAC GTO: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL MUSCLE CAR

    PONTIAC GTO: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL MUSCLE CAR

    Musclecar Maven and Hagerty contributor Scott Oldham blogs about 15 facts you might not know about PONTIAC GTO: AMERICA’S ORIGINAL MUSCLE CAR. In the early spring of 1963, during a “what if” session at GM’s Milford, Michigan, Proving Grounds, a small team of Pontiac engineers led by John Z. DeLorean realized the 389-cubic-inch V-8 from […]
  • COPO 572 CAMARO: BIG-BLOCK BRAWLER

    COPO 572 CAMARO: BIG-BLOCK BRAWLER

    Chevy’s ’22 COPO Camaro returns to a drag strip near you (and its roots) with a COPO 572 CAMARO: BIG-BLOCK BRAWLER, proving that there really isn’t a substitute for cubic inches except more cubic inches! The COPO Camaro returns for 2022 with a newly available 572-cubic-inch engine. It channels the spirit of the original ‘69 […]