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Future Classic: 2005-2006 Ford GT40

Future Classic: 2005-2006 Ford GT40

The original Ford GT40 of the 1960′s was conceived, designed and built for the sole purpose of showing the Europeans that Americans could win the endurance race of races…the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans. Up to this point, the Europeans (and especially, the big, red Italian stallions) had dominated the biggest races of the day. Henry Ford […]

By March 14, 2014 Read More →
Future classic: Dodge Magnum

Future classic: Dodge Magnum

First of all, yes, it had a Hemi. Secondly, it wasn’t a sport utility vehicle, though it was just as roomy inside. Instead, it was an amazing stylish station wagon — that’s right, an old-fashioned station wagon — but with a very contemporary, almost exotic, out-of-my-way-peasant presence as it filled a rearview mirror and intimidated […]

By March 10, 2014 Read More →
Bookshelf: A boy, his dad, and an historic red racing car

Bookshelf: A boy, his dad, and an historic red racing car

The Classic Car Bookshelf The Little Red Racing Car: A Father / Son / Car Story by Dwight Knowlton Published 2013 Publisher Carpe Viam Format Hardcover Pages 52 ISBN 9780989294904 Purchase Amazon A family moves into a farm house and while Mom and Dad start to unpack, the Boy and his Dog head out to […]

By March 6, 2014 Read More →
Ranchero and El Camino ancestor, the Aussie ute, celebrates its 80th birthday

Ranchero and El Camino ancestor, the Aussie ute, celebrates its 80th birthday

In 1932, a letter was delivered Hubert French, managing director of Ford’s Australian assembly plant at Geelong, a city on Port Phillip Bay west of Melbourne. The letter was from a local farmer’s wife, who said she wasn’t comfortable riding in her husband’s truck. She wanted to know why someone couldn’t build a vehicle that […]

Porsche fanatics plunge into annual Lit Meet festival

Porsche fanatics plunge into annual Lit Meet festival

The rain poured down in wind-driven sheets as the crowd at Carparc USA, a Porsche restoration shop in Costa Mesa, Calif., peered from under the open garage doors. A small river rushed down the gutter past a Porsche 911 – a valuable early one – parked in the street out front. Pelted by the fat […]

By March 5, 2014 Read More →
The Interview: Steve Magnante

The Interview: Steve Magnante

  Steve Magnante has an extensive hands-on automotive background. He spent a decade as a mechanic and machinist before becoming an automotive journalist and television personality, including technical editor of Hot Rod magazine.  For 10 years he has been a host of live TV coverage of Barrett-Jackson auctions. He is the author of several books […]

By March 4, 2014 Read More →
Reservations required: Sarasota Cafe Racers are serious about their passion

Reservations required: Sarasota Cafe Racers are serious about their passion

Based on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota Café Racers is not a traditional car club, nor does it fall under Cars & Coffee or Cruise banners. It’s a members-only car guy lunch group for serious enthusiasts who share a common passion – the love of everything automotive and the pulse-quickening experience of driving specialty and high-performance […]

Future classic: 1965 426-Hemi Dodge, Plymouth

Future classic: 1965 426-Hemi Dodge, Plymouth

Bob Golfen’s story last week on the ClassicCars.com Blog about the 50th anniversary of Chrysler’s 426 Hemi engine got us to thinking about the cars in which that engine first hit the road. That’s the road, not the race track. As Bob noted, the engine made its debut in 1964 with a 1-2-3 sweep of […]

By March 3, 2014 Read More →
Eye candy: Wheels

Eye candy: Wheels

Photos by Larry Edsall According to the dictionary I keep within handy reach of the laptop computer that sits atop my desk, a wheel is “a circular frame or disk arranged to revolve on an axle and used to facilitate the motion of a vehicle…” Wheels have been around for a long time. Even Fred […]

By March 1, 2014 Read More →
Goodguys launch 2014 season with Southwest Nationals

Goodguys launch 2014 season with Southwest Nationals

Their three-month winter break over, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association opens its 2014 calendar with the fifth annual Spring Nationals, March 7-9 at the WestWorld complex in Scottsdale, Ariz. In addition to a show field filled with more than a thousand hot rods and customized classic cars, the on-site Goodguys AutoCross will determine the […]

By February 28, 2014 Read More →