Ed Cashman was still in the U.S. Navy when he saved up to buy his first Ferrari: a ‘81 308 GTBi, purchased new from a North Carolina Ferrari dealer. A LOYAL FERRARI 308 GTBi OWNER, he still owns it! For 41 years, Cashman’s 308 has seen its share of admiration among car enthusiasts and won numerous regional and national car awards. It was displayed in 1994 at the Ferrari Club of America National meet in Monterey, winning Best in Class, and then invited to show on the 18th Green at the Pe...Read More
CLAUDE LELOUCH: FERRARI RENDEZVOUS REDUX
Ferrari SF90 Stradale and Charles Leclerc protagonists in a unique short film - CLAUDE LELOUCH: FERRARI RENDEZVOUS REDUX - to be shot in Monaco on what was to be one of F1’s major events. Some appointments in the calendar cannot be forgotten. Even under the most difficult of circumstances, they cry out to be honored and transformed into an opportunity, to create something truly unique and memorable. With this in mind on Sunday morning, on the day that the Formula 1 Grand Prix was to take place ...Read More
CLASSIC FERRARI: DRIVING AT FIORANO
At the Ferrari Classiche Academy you can drive vintage Ferraris that helped to create the legend of the Prancing Horse. Each course at the Ferrari Classiche Academy is held over two days at the Fiorano Circuit and enables participants to explore the origins of the Maranello-based company. Drivers will get to learn the techniques used to drive cars produced before electronics had entered the automotive world. Ferrari’s Classiche Academy - CLASSIC FERRARI: DRIVING AT FIORANO - is divided into diff...Read More
SARASOTA, FL: SUNSHINE & SUPERCARS!
Presented by Sarasota’s Ferrari Drivers Group, the Exotic Car Festival at St. Armands Circle benefits Flight to the North Pole, a local Manatee County Sheriff’s office charity for terminally ill children. Organized by Jurgen Otto and Joe Brielmann and assisted by a cadre of volunteer enthusiasts many, like Otto and Brielmann, members of the international car guy lunch group, Sarasota Café Racers. While the event yesterday, SARASOTA, FL: SUNSHINE & SUPERCARS! one of two Exotic Car Festivals p...Read More
‘17 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO: FOUR-DOOR FURY!
Intrepid tester and Alfa owner Dan Scanlan blogs about Alfa’s latest Giulia. ‘It’s a superbly capable sports sedan, an absolute blast to drive despite some tiny flaws.’ I love Alfas and own an ‘88 Alfa Romeo Milano Verde, the Quadrifoglio four-leaf clover-badged ancestor of the Giulia and its last rear-wheel-drive model until now. When Alfa Romeo left the U.S. in 1993, its only two models were an aging Spider and a sleek front-wheel-drive 164 Sport sedan. Neither was a ringing reminder of ...Read More
MONTEREY MADNESS: JET CENTER REVIVAL!
Mike Matune never misses a party – even when he’s covering Monterey Car Week. Twenty-five years ago Molly & Gordon McCall invited a few like-minded friends to a gathering of car people to kick off Monterey’s Car Week. Begun as a shop party with a collection of cars, it grew from one hanger to another and then another. Along the way aircraft were incorporated along with the finest in cuisine and spirits. Today Motorworks Revival is still going strong with no signs of slowing. Far more th...Read More
MONTEREY MADNESS: SALES DOWN; EXHILARATION UP!
Here are Jim Palam’s top ten picks, just a fraction of the magnificent exotica that populated the Monterey Peninsula during Car Week. 1953 Ferrari 250MM Vignale Spider ‘Pebble Car’ on Ocean Avenue in Carmel. If you were among the many thousands of automobile enthusiasts zipping around the auctions, races, shows and events in the Monterey Peninsula this August, you may have been struck by this of many befuddlements: $49 hotel rooms renting for $549! Plus Lengthy hikes from your car to e...Read More
MID-OHIO VINTAGE GP: SNAKE BITE & SPORTS CARS!
Chronicles’ Mike Matune is trackside at the SVRA vintage GP, held in conjunction with one of the hobby’s most exciting single-marque club events – SAAC 41. The Shelby American Automobile Club held its 41st convention in concert with SVRA’a Mid-Ohio GP. In addition to shows, open track events and dinners there was an SAAC-only race. Curt Vogt would take top spot home in his 1970 Mustang Boss 302, top, followed across the finish line by pole sitter, Scott Hackerson’s ‘67 Mustang. Here they le...Read More
LAMBORGHINI HURÁCAN SPYDER: RAGING BULL!
Lamborghini replaces its best-selling Gallardo Spyder with a drop-top version of its 610-horsepower V10 Hurácan. Hang on, it’s a wild ride, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker. A McDonnell Douglas F/A-18E Super Hornet attack fighter being catapulted from the deck of the USS George Washington carrier, accelerates from zero to 165mph in roughly two seconds. That’s fast, insanely fast. But until the day Uncle Sam invites me to take the aptly-named joy stick of one of his Super Hornets, ...Read More
PEBBLE BEACH 2015: WHO WON WHAT!
The complete list of 2015 winners, including the Best Of Show. BEST OF SHOW 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier & Cie Worblaufen Cabriolet Jim Patterson/The Patterson Collection, Louisville, Kentucky Best of Show Nominees 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kellner Torpedo Phaeton Doug Magee Jr., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 1937 Delahaye 145 Franay Cabriolet Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, New Jersey 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Ghia Coupé Grant Kinzel, Calgary Alberta, Canada MOST...Read More