MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN

MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN
The most powerful Phase III Corvette built in 1969 - MOTION 482-INCH VETTE: THE BEAST FROM BALDWIN was close, but not a true Baldwin-Motion car.  It was a 600-horsepower Vette built on a brand-new Stingray from Reedman Chevrolet, supplied by purchaser David McCaughey, a returning Vietnam vet.  After serving a couple of tours in Vietnam in 1968, McCaughey returned home to Southampton, PA and gave serious thought to buying the car he had been dreaming about for the past year - a super-perform...
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BUYER’S GUIDE: 1967-1969 CHEVY CAMARO.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Chevrolet’s original Ponycar - from factory-stock to Baldwin-Motion wild. Hagerty’s Sajeev Mehta blogs about some of the hobby’s most collectible sporty cars with backseats in BUYER’S GUIDE: 1967-1969 CHEVY CAMARO. If you are looking for landmark years for Chevrolet performance, 1967 thru 1969 rates right up there on top. It was the era that the Camaro revolutionized the Ponycar market. The Chevelle had the Supercar field covered; the Corvette Sting...
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BALDWIN-MOTION: CORVETTE CONNECTION

Joel Rosen’s love affair with the Corvette, starting with a solid-axle Corvette that he hill-climbed and a white-trimmed black ’63 Sting Race Fuelie known in local drag racing circles as the (unbeatable) Skunk, spawned the first “tuner” Corvettes, available from the BALDWIN-MOTION: CORVETTE CONNECTION. In 1968 the Shark-inspired Corvette C3 Stingray was all new and, even after 15 years, still America’s Favorite Sports Car and the crown jewel in Chevrolet’s portfolio. Since 1953 Chevy dealers ha...
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LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA!

LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA!
It was a pair of national record-setting Cobras, that first put Chevrolet performance icons Joel Rosen and Motion Performance into the National Record books. The first was his small-block MOTION Cobra, the second was the big-block LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA. LOST & FOUND: MOTION KING COBRA! During 1965 and 1966 Joel Rosen campaigned not one but two national record-holding Cobras - the small-block MOTION Cobra and Clem Hoppe's big-block King Cobra. While he did have help from Shelby-...
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MOTION: MACO SHARK CORVETTE!

MOTION: MACO SHARK CORVETTE!
Joel Rosen’s Motion Performance built a limited number of ‘customer’ Shark Corvettes, but sold hundreds of conversion body kits here and abroad. Rosen cloned the star-power of GM’s Mako Shark II in 1971, but it wasn't until 1972 that turnkey MOTION: MACO SHARK CORVETTE! Sharks were ready for marketing. A duplicate of Rosen’s prototype, ordered by Virginian, George Hoadley, was built for competition on the International Show Car Association (ISCA) circuit. When completed, Rosen personally took th...
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BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!

BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER!
A celebration of more than a half-century of horsepower & heritage and kick-ass, road & track big-block Chevy Supercars. BALDWIN-MOTION: HERITAGE & HORSEPOWER! Randy Leffingwell wrote in American Muscle Cars in 1990,“Motion (Performance) and Baldwin (Chevrolet) got together to provide enthusiasts a faster car than any manufacturer could offer.” Motion Performance’s Joel Rosen was the driving force behind the creation of Baldwin-Motion in 1967. His calling card was a 427 Camaro...
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SPECIAL EDITIONS: CORVETTES THAT MATTER!

SPECIAL EDITIONS: CORVETTES THAT MATTER!
Recommended reading from Keith Cornett, CorvetteBlogger and founder of VetteFinders. Not only a ‘pretty face’, CORVETTE SPECIAL EDITIONS is an invaluable resource for information about iconic and collectible performance models. At first glance, Keith Cornett’s new book is a little misleading. The title does not reveal the wealth of photography and information that goes well beyond Special Editions. To many, Special Editions often refers to Indy Pace Car replicas, commemorative models celebratin...
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BOOK REVIEW: THE CORVETTE HUNTER!

THE CORVETTE HUNTER!
When it comes to finding rare, truly significant Corvettes, especially high-profile vintage racecars and bringing them back to life, Kevin Mackay is your go-to guy. He thinks nothing of spending years locating, documenting and then buying the rarest of the rare. He is the Corvette Hunter. “If you could look inside the head of Corvette Repair owner Kevin Mackay, you’d see one of the most organized, methodical automotive barn-finding minds in the world,” said Tom Cotter, author of Corvette In The...
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SHOOTOUT: PHASE III GT CORVETTE VS. FERRARI 250 GTO!

SHOOTOUT: PHASE III GT CORVETTE VS. FERRARI GTO!
With a Ferrari 250 GTO expected to cross the block in the rarified air neighborhood of $50 mil this month in Monterey, Joel Rosen thinks it might be a good time to take a closer look at Long Island’s answer to Modena’s prestigious Prancing Horse. Actually the comparison makes more sense than the 1964 Pontiac GTO vs Ferrari GTO that Car and Driver hyped. At first glance it’s rather obvious where Joel Rosen got the idea to build a very limited production Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette. A cl...
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SWISS STUNNER: CORVETTE MAKO SHARK II REDUX!

SWISS STUNNER: CORVETTE MAKO SHARK II REDUX!
One of the most beautiful and significant Corvette Concept Cars ever, the 1965/1966 Mako Shark II hinted to the arrival of an all-new C3 Stingray in 1968. This handcrafted Tribute Shark built in Switzerland is picture perfect. Hanspeter Bohl, a Corvette specialist in Muenchenstein, Switzerland, is the man responsible for what has to be the most authentic, highest quality Mako Shark II Tribute ever produced. He worked with GM’s original U.S. Patent drawing and created a bespoke Shark that look...
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