The 2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals hosted a record-breaking 3,196 cars, nearly 60,000 guests, Ford GTs and spectacular displays of Boss 302 and 429 Mustangs. Cars spanned 112 years of Blue Oval production, blogs CGC’s Mike Matune. It’s June and summer is beginning to set in. A sure sign of that is the 2019 Carlisle Ford Nationals at the fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA. You may wonder why one attends shows anymore considering the vast wealth of information and items available for sale online, from the ...Read More
Shelby GT350 Mustang
MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2018: THE QUAIL!
The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering is not your average 16-year-old. Yes, the swagger is there but it’s less arrogant, more confident. And if she exhibits any aggressive behavior it’s in the way she is determined to please all within her intoxicating embrace, blogs photojournalist Jim Palam. So how did I get so lucky to gather here in the manicured splendor of the Quail Lodge & Golf Course in Carmel, floating among the magnificent motorcars, bounteous buffets and beautiful people? Ah yes, I ...Read More
’18 MUSTANG GT TEST: PREMIUM W/PERFORMANCE!
Read this carefully – here’s a modern muscle car with a 5-liter V-8 pumping out 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, you can shift for yourself, blogs Dan Scanlan. Yes, a 6-speed manual transmission. In an all-black '18 Mustang GT with the Performance Package that gives it an extra 25 ponies. Oh yeah, there’s active exhaust that tunes the sound from mild to deep-throated, echoed-off-the-walls wild, that’s great to hear from its red leather Recaro bucket seats. It’s been a long time s...Read More
VDCA @ VIR: WILD HARE RUN!
The start to our vintage racing coverage schedule this year was, as in the past, the Wild Hare Run put on by VDCA (Vintage Drivers Club of America) at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) in Alton, VA. Our Mike Matune was trackside at VIR. Vintage racing can be as competitive as any other type of competition as showcased here by this tightly spaced group attacking the “Snake”. Leading the pack is Dean Tetterton (Triumph TR4) followed closely by John Fontanella (MGB) and Hervey Parke (Ginett...Read More
WILD-EYED & REVVED-UP: RODS AND ROSES!
It's become a tradition: The High Noon Engine Rev at the Rods & Roses Car Show in Carpinteria, CA. The show celebrated its 20 Anniversary on July 1st – and the roar of the engines this year was a loud salute to local automotive legend, Andy Granetelli. There were over 150 wicked, wonderful and wild-eyed customs, classics and musclecars lining Linden Avenue, Carpinteria's main thoroughfare that delivers you to the "World's Safest Beach" on the Pacific. Proceeds from this always-enjoyable sho...Read More