Archive for July, 2012

Corvette Racing at Mid-Ohio: Midterm Report and a Rivalry Renewed

A Look Back and a Look Ahead at the Midpoint of 2012 ALMS Season LEXINGTON, Ohio – With five races completed and five to go, Corvette Racing will be halfway home at its home track. Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course signals the start of the second half of the […]

Auctions America Auburn Fall Spotlight: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Drag Car

Built to homologate the new 429 “semi-hemi” engine for NASCAR, the Boss 429 was the most powerful Mustang ever and one of the rarest as well. The engine, intentionally under-rated at a humble 375 horsepower, featured a forged steel crank, NASCAR rods, four-bolt main bearing caps and large-valve aluminum heads with crescent-shaped combustion chambers. A […]

Stephen Cox: Motoring – Why Kids Don’t Care About Cars Anymore

A car was more than transportation when I was a kid. Your car represented who you were. Everyone knew what a car meant… freedom! The liberty to go where you want, to be with your friends and to get into mischief. An automobile was true, genuine freedom and every one of us wanted it. Not […]

Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Laps Virginia International Raceway in 2:58.34

DETROIT – The 2013 road-racing inspired Chevrolet Camaro 1LE, with Camaro engineer Aaron Link behind the wheel, lapped the famed Virginia International Raceway (VIR) “Grand Course” in 2:58.34 – a time previously accomplished by only the upper echelon of performance cars. The $3,500 1LE package is available on Camaro 1SS and 2 SS coupes, with […]

Photos: GRAND-AM Road Racing – 2012 Inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis 500 veteran and IZOD IndyCar Series standout Sebastien Bourdais teamed with Alex Popow to win the inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race Friday, July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Bourdais took the checkered flag under caution in the No. 2 Soloson Ford Riley Daytona Prototype fielded by Starworks Motorsport […]

Incredible Assemblage of More Than 40 Porsches at Mecum’s Monterey Daytime Auction

Can-Am Champion L&M 917/10 Headlines Largest Porsche Offering on the Peninsula Walworth, Wis. – Mecum Auctions will be offering an incredible assemblage of more than 40 prize Porsches during the 4th annual Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction, August 16-18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf course. In addition to […]

Photos: Chevrolet Camaro Will Debut in 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series

DETROIT – Chevrolet will have a new entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013: Camaro, the top-selling sports car in America, will make its series debut next February at Daytona International Speedway. “Chevrolet is proud to bring the Camaro to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013,” said Jim Campbell, vice president, Chevrolet Performance Vehicles […]

Photos: Tony Stewart and the Office Depot Foundation Charity Event 2012

Tony Stewart, who grew up in Columbus, Indiana, partnered with Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation for this special “Back-To-School Celebration” and donated new sackpacks in five colorful designs that contain essential school supplies to Indianapolis-area children in need. At the event, Stewart assisted the Foundation in donating 6,000 sackpacks to representatives from local […]

Ford ‘Red Tails’ Edition Mustang GT Celebrates Tuskegee Airmen, Supports Education Program for Young Aviators

– One-of-a-kind 2013 Ford Mustang design inspired by World War II squadron of African American P-51 Mustang fighter pilots to be sold at charity auction July 26 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. – Sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization – Ford auction vehicles have collectively raised more than $1.5 million in recent […]

Stephen Cox: Collector Cars – Live from Mecum Des Moines

Okay, I’m sitting in my hotel room after the auction jamming to Heart (“Crazy on You”) and it occurs to me how much I love the Mecum Auto Auction held in Des Moines. Every year we wonder if the Des Moines show will be axed from the network lineup because it generally features low end […]