Paul Goldsmith and Linda Vaughn welcome NASCAR's oldest racecar, ’49 OLDS: NASCAR ROARIN’ RELIC, to Daytona’s Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Museum. Ben Kennedy, Paul Goldsmith and Linda Vaughn stand with the "Roarin' Relic" at the Daytona International Speedway. Photo courtesy of Bill Warner, Amelia Island Concours. Paul Goldsmith, 94, is the only man to win on the Daytona Beach Road Course in both cars and on a motorcycle. Smokey Yunick once called him “the best pure racer I ever sa...Read More
NASCAR: HOW TO SAVE TRUCK RACING!
It's really not that difficult to organize a competitive race series. But turning down money? Now that's tough,blogs Stephen Cox. The easy way to run a series is to have an official provider for everything from tires to body kits to engines. Mandatory components (spec parts) are frequently offered as a fix-all solution though in reality, costs are rarely contained. Remember, everyone at every step along the way has to make money. That means the series, parts manufacturers, distributors and on a...Read More
AUTO SHOW: I LOVE NEW YORK!
From Manhattan to Buffalo to Saratoga Springs and beyond, many people are surprised to learn that New York State was once home to over 100 different automobile manufacturers. The 2017 New York International Automobile Show is celebrating New York State's automobile heritage with a special exhibition, curated by the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Here are just some of the vehicles - manufactured or raced in New York - on display at NYIAS at the Javits Center in Manhattan. ...Read More
PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD: THE RICHARD PETTY CONNECTION!
Our man on the track, Stephen Cox, talks with Richard Petty about his connection to the winged Superbird. It has been claimed that Plymouth's legendary winged ‘70 Superbird was the brainchild of NASCAR champion Richard Petty. The rumor has been around for decades but I've never found anyone with first-hand knowledge who could absolutely confirm or deny that the car's origins truly began with The King of Stock Car Racing. But opportunity knocked a couple of weeks ago when Petty was in attend...Read More
TIME TO WIN: A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A SHORT TRACK RACER!
Last season was a dream year. Seven starts produced three poles, a track record, five podiums and three wins, blogs Stephen Cox. This year, not so much. My car caught fire in a well-publicized road race at Circuit of the Americas, burning the team's Porsche to the ground and sending me to intensive care. Driving for NASCAR's Rohrbaugh Racing at Midvale Speedway in June, we set a new track record and won the pole but went home a disappointing second place after a controversial finish...Read More
STEPHEN COX: BACK ON TRACK!
After the fire that ended my race on February 13 at Circuit of the Americas and sent me to the intensive care unit of the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be back on track next month, blogs Stephen Cox. Fans are are invited to Stephen Cox's return to auto racing on May 14 at Midvale Speedway, 45 minutes south of Canton, OH. WHAT: The Super Cup 100 stock car race WHERE: Midvale Speedway, 3825 W State St, Midvale OH WHEN: Saturday, May 14,...Read More
LEE HOLMAN: 2016 HEMMINGS CONCOURS HEADLINER!
In 1966, a Holman & Moody GT40 Mark II was one of the three cars that finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans. John Holman’s son, Lee, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ford’s iconic win and will be the honorary chairman and keynote speaker at the 10th annual Hemmings Concours. Lee Holman grew up around NASCAR-winning Fords and the GT40s that rocked the sports car world by ending Ferrari’s rule over endurance racing. This year there will be many celebrations showcasing Fords four year – 1966-1...Read More
LOST TREASURE: SHASTA SPEEDWAY’S 1951 SEASON TROPHIES!
You just never know what you'll find in the bottom of your grandmother's closet, blogs Stephen Cox. Northern California's Shasta Speedway held its first full season of competition in 1951. The 3/8-mile former horse racing track had been opened to motor racing the previous summer and immediately attracted the attention of a mechanically-inclined teenager from Indiana. Bud Pedigo had dated my grandmother, Ruth, when they attended high school together in Indianapolis in the mid-1930s. ...Read More
FORD: TOTAL PERFORMANCE, ROAD & TRACK!
CarGuyChronicles Editor and Ford GT owner, Martyn Schorr chronicles Ford’s rich performance heritage from the 1920s through the golden age of musclecars. And, takes you inside Ford’s Skunk Works. FORD TOTAL PERFORMANCE is 208 slick pages of Ford race and street car history from 1920s Fours, 1930s-1940s Flatheads, 1950s Y-Blocks and 1960s to 1971 big-blocks. It showcases Boss 302-351-429 Mustangs, Shelby GT Mustangs, Shelby & AC Cobras, Pantera, Torinos, Sunbeam Tiger & Lola-Ford GT ...Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS’ PAUL NEWBURY: BAN INDYCAR FOREVER!
‘After the latest tragedy in Indycar... it's time to shut down this ridiculously dangerous form of racing,’ says Paul Newberry in the wake of the tragic death of Indycar driver Justin Wilson. In making his demand, Newberry is typical of the paternalistic, safety-at-gunpoint class of pundits who seem to have taken over the Land of the Formerly Free. Newberry's rant, which appeared on ABC News on August 28th, goes on to say, “It's time to end a sport that has destroyed too many lives.” Note th...Read More