Jim Palam headed to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the VELOCITY INVITATIONAL MOTORSPORTS FESTIVAL with a craving. Discovers he's just one among 15,000 with a 'Need for Speed.' It is like your favorite piece of pie. You will make sacrifices just so you can enjoy it again and again. I had my first Velocity slice a year ago and what a treat to be back to enjoy the VELOCITY INVITATIONAL MOTORSPORTS FESTIVAL again in 2022! For those of you still waiting to take a bite of Velocity I'...Read More
‘21 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE: IS THE BEST ‘VETTE YET
Having a top that drops in just 16 seconds only adds to the magic of this mid-engined C8. The ‘21 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE: IS THE BEST 'VETTE YET, blogs CGC Road Test Editor Howard Walker. OK, wrap it up, stick a big red bow on the top, tie a ribbon around it maybe. Now park that beauty right under the tree. Yo, Ho, Ho. If Chevy's all-new Stingray Coupe wasn't already salivating enough, this latest retractable hardtop convertible version is the veritable icing on the mince pie! No, it's...Read More
PETERSEN MUSEUM: SUPERCAR TOUR
One of the finest collections of high-performance vintage and modern sports and GT vehicles resides at the Petersen Museum. Let’s take a virtual PETERSEN MUSEUM: SUPERCAR TOUR! 1968 Ford GT40 Mark III, P/1105, originally built for world famous conductor, Herbert Von Karajan, Salzburg, Austria. Photo: Ted7. The term Supercar has been in existence for more than a century. While the high-performance vehicles often associated with our modern definition of a Supercar did not arrive until the 1950...Read More
SARASOTA: EXOTIC CAR FESTIVAL 2020
In just four years, the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota continues to produce truly premier car shows in Florida. The 4th Annual show also celebrated Ford winning Le Mans in 1966 thru 1969 and the Oscar-winning Ford v Ferrari. Best of all, 100% of proceeds from its event weekend goes to charity. The SARASOTA: EXOTIC CAR FESTIVAL 2020 produced by Joe Brielmann and Jurgen Otto, principals of the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota and members of the Sarasota Café Racers, benefited The Flight To The North...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
MONTEREY MADNESS: PEBBLE & THE QUAIL!
CGC’s Jim Palam ‘captures’ 20 gems from Monterey Car Week’s lauded treasure troves. How do you do it? How do you pick just twenty cars from two of the highest-profile Monterey Car Week events – the 69th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering – now in its 17th year? It’s a daunting task, much worse than selecting your favorite faux meat snack or all-time best action hero. But car guys do what they gotta do: MONTEREY MADNESS: PEBBLE & THE QUAIL! So I started b...Read More
ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT ZAGATO CONTINUATION!
Stunning DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will debut at Circuit de la Sarthe for the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT ZAGATO CONTINUATION! – part of the Aston Martin DBZ Centenary Collection – to make its public debut at the world’s most famous endurance motorsport event later this week. Breaking cover at Aston Martin’s VIP hospitality facility alongside the famous French circuit, the first complete DB4 GT Zagato Continuation – one of just 19 cars being made – will be on s...Read More
SARASOTA, FL: 2019 EXOTIC CAR FESTIVAL!
In just three years, the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota has created one of the truly premier car shows in Florida. Best of all, 100% of proceeds from its event weekend goes to charity. The Exotic Car Festival, produced by Joe Brielmann and Jurgen Otto, principals of the Ferrari Drivers Group Sarasota and members of the Sarasota Café Racers, benefits The Flight To The North Pole Foundation. A non-judged car show on Lakewood Ranch’s Main Street is the centerpiece of the weekend program that inclu...Read More
ATLANTA CONCOURS: EXCEPTIONAL CARS AT CHATEAU ELAN!
Now in its third year, the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance continues to grow in stature and is attracting award-winning automobiles from across the nation. This year’s Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for September. 29-30, 2018, will once again be held at the Chateau Elan Golf Club, adjacent to the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, GA. Co-founders and local Atlanta residents Bill Wallet and Harry Krix created the inaugural 2016 event at Chateau Elan, where they envisioned fulfilling an Atl...Read More
‘18 ACURA NSX: TAMING THE DRAGON!
Road Test Editor Howard Walker chases the infamous Tail of the Dragon for 11 miles (and 318 curves) in a new 573-horsepower Acura NSX hybrid Supercar. Breathe. Take in a long, last gulp of brain-nourishing oxygen. Blink to focus retinas on the snaking ribbon of blacktop stretching out in the distance. Ahead, the infamous Tail of the Dragon. This serpentine mountain roller-coaster ride on the North Carolina-Tennessee state line, whips you through 318 pinch-tight turns in just 11 miles. There ...Read More