Our man on the Left Coast, Jim Palam, blogs about some two and four-wheel machines you may have missed while binge-watching the hobby’s premier auction. While overall auction totals at Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale showed a decline from the big numbers in 2015, there was little evidence of a downswing in enthusiasm for sellers, buyers and attendees at the self-proclaimed, "World's Greatest Car Auction" in 2016. Our West Coast contributor Jim Palam looked for vehicles that were less in the med...Read More
TEHRAN, IRAN: CAFÉ RACERS CELEBRATE!
Sarasota Café Racers satellite in Tehran celebrates Fifth anniversary of car guy camaraderie and bonding with U.S. friends. The Sarasota and Tehran Café Racers have accomplished more to improve and normalize U.S.-Iran relations than have diplomats over the past decade! We’re talking about relations between enthusiasts who share a common passion for cars and not influenced by political agendas. This effort has been spearheaded by American musclecar collector Ramin Salehkhou, a Tehran-base...Read More
10th ANNUAL WHEELS ‘N’ WINDMILLS: SOLVANG, CA!
Balmy weather, blue skies and lots of shiny (and rusty) vehicles lined the streets of the picture-perfect Danish town. Packed with happy tourists and locals, the show supports local and National charities. In 2013, the Show donated $30,000 to health-related charities. Jim Palam brings us highlights of this year’s event. Rick Kistler is a Car Guy and large-scale metal artist from Gaviota, CA. He created this "Throw Away The Blueprints" chopped '29 Ford Sedan. You want thick, wavy and rust...Read More
CAMARO Z/28: MAY THE (DOWN) FORCE BE WITH YOU!
Chevrolet mates racecar downforce with its ultimate road & track Camaro. When it comes to keeping its tail on the track, the ‘14 Camaro Z/28 manages airflow like few other production vehicles, generating downforce like a racecar for high-speed stability and greater cornering capability. Numerous modifications were made to the exterior, compared to the Camaro SS, with new and revised content developed to improve aerodynamics, powertrain cooling and brake-system cooling. They help the Z/28...Read More
’65 CHEVELLE SS Z16: STEALTH SUPERCAR!
Dan Gulino blogs about the rare 396/375 SS Z16 Chevelle, the Supercar that did an end-run around GM’s big-block/midsize car ban. Only 201 Z16 Chevelles were built in 1965 and Ronald Pace has one of the finest examples in existence. The Z16 was Chevrolet's answer to Pontiac's sensational GTO. The ‘65 Chevelle Malibu SS Z16 included a heavy-duty chassis, suspension, axle, and brakes, a four-speed manual transmission, and unique power steering components. The 396-inch L37 engine was conservativ...Read More
CALLAWAY CORVETTE C7: FIA GT3 ROAD RACER!
Callaway Competition GmbH, Leingarten, Germany, is developing a program for turning a new Stingray C7 into a GT3 racecar. Callaway, like all builders of International racecars, first requires authorization from manufacturers, like Chevrolet, before submitting mandatory homologation forms to the FIA. Callaway has just received the required letter of authorization from Chevrolet, and has become the appointed specialist representative for building and holding the homologation papers of the...Read More