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 torque, with all-wheel-drive and launch control. The 4,600-mile-old sedan hit 60 mph in a hair over 3 seconds, and 100 mph in 7 – check out the v...
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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 photographer, scribe, author and a true student of the evolution of hot rodding and drag racing - from four-cylinder and Flathead and OHV V8 revolutions, through mo...
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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 entry stands head and shoulders above all others, having won its class in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Its story was chronicled in the 201...
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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 at the Orcutt Derelict’s Donut Run car meet in Orcutt, he peppered that prompt to attend by also telling me there's going to be a beautiful GOAT there ...
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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 can’t solve it along the way, by the end it reveals who done it.  In real life, that’s not always the case. Also in real life, as you’re solving one mystery, sometimes other...
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ANTIQUE RACECARS: CELEBRATED AT LAGUNA SECA

ANTIQUE RACECARS: CELEBRATED AT LAGUNA SECA
Ragtime Racers will celebrate pre-1920 achievements on and off Laguna Seca - ANTIQUE RACECARS: CELEBRATED AT LAGUNA SECA - at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion during Monterey Car Week. The need for speed abruptly began when the second automobile was built. To help celebrate these early beginnings of motorsports, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the early days of racing with a lively interactive exhibit of pre-1920 racers that helped cement motorsports’ place in history. ...
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McLAREN GT:SUPERCAR DELIVERS PRACTICAL MAGIC

McLAREN GT:SUPERCAR DELIVERS PRACTICAL MAGIC
Here's an everyday ride that can get you to the golf links at 203 mph! McLAREN GT: SUPERCAR DELIVERS PRACTICAL MAGIC, and I love it. blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. I love McLarens. With a passion. Love the rock-out-of-a-catapult acceleration, the frenetic, spooked squirrel handling, the mind-blowing, mind-reading steering that can almost predict your intentions before you even nudge the wheel. For me, these British-built projectiles are the very definition of the mystical term "super...
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ONE-OF-ONE: MERCEDES-BENZ UHLENHAUT COUPÉ

Alex Iervolino, Roue watch designer and consummate carguy, blogs about the original,ONE-OF-ONE: MERCEDES-BENZ UHLENHAUT COUPÉ  and Rudolf Uhlenhaut. The 300 SLR was originally conceived for racing. Mercedes-Benz designed it for the 1956 season, but before it was even completed the company ended up deciding to withdraw from racing at the end of 1955. Even though it was never given a chance to compete, Rudolf Uhlenhaut – the head of the Test Department – managed to appropriate one of the prototyp...
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’21 FORD F-150: POLICE PURSUIT RESPONDER

’21 FORD F-150: POLICE PURSUIT RESPONDER
America’s only purpose-built, pursuit-rated pickup truck - ’21 FORD F-150: POLICE PURSUIT RESPONDER – breaks cover today. It truly is a fast first responder! Ford takes the wraps off the all-new ‘21 F-150 Police Responder, America’s only purpose-built, pursuit-rated pickup truck, and opens the government order bank tomorrow. Part of America’s best-selling police vehicle lineup, the all-new Ford F-150 Police Responder features increased capability, including an improved 120 mph top speed...
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‘21 DODGE: CHARGER SRT HELLCAT REDEYE

What’s that, you say – got a bit of Redeye? Got the medicine for that right here - ‘21 DODGE: CHARGER SRT HELLCAT REDEYE - and it will vaporize those Pirelli P ZEROs in a heartbeat, blogs Dan Scanlan. The prescription is in this ‘21 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye - 797 horsepower, with 707 pound-feet of torque and an insane supercharger shriek in what Dodge calls the most powerful, fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. No, we didn’t test its claimed 203 mph top speed – but I did take so...
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