Archive for February, 2014

Stephen Cox: The Great Stolen Engine Caper – Tracking Down Shelby’s Missing V8

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: The Great Stolen Engine Caper – Tracking Down Shelby’s Missing V8 A good Shelby-built 289 engine was a coveted item in the mid 1960’s. Many were stolen out of the legendary Hertz Shelby “Rent-a-racers.” They left the rental lot on Friday with a High Performance 270-horsepower […]

28 Ways Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Rules the Road Course

DETROIT – Lightweight, nimble and incredibly powerful, the original Z/28 was designed for road racing. The 2014 Z/28 carries the same spirit, with every detail engineered specifically to create the ultimate track-capable Camaro. To enable the Z/28 to quickly lap the most challenging road courses, engineers and designers focused on strengthening three key areas during […]

David Brown Automotive Announces Specifications of First Car

– Supercharged 5.0-litre V8, 510PS/ 625Nm, 6-speed automatic – 0-60 mph (0-100km/h) in 4.6 (4.8) seconds; top speed 155 mph (248 km/h), limited – Chassis based on Jaguar XKR, bespoke and original exterior and interior design All-new, British luxury automotive brand, David Brown Automotive, has announced the outline specifications of its first car and given […]

Stephen Cox: IndyCar – New Markets Require New Thinking

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: IndyCar – New Markets Require New Thinking More than 90% of American race drivers are oval specialists. A brief review of active racetracks indicates that in the United States, ovals outnumber road courses by a margin of a little more than nine to one. Of course, […]

Mecum Marathon – Results From Kissimmee 2014

WALWORTH, Wis. – The largest collector car auction in the world lived up to its moniker once again with Mecum’s Kissimmee, Fla., event, held Jan. 17-26, offering a grand total of 2,750 cars and more than 3,000 items of Road Art throughout the 10 days of heated bidding and hard-hammering sales. Auction sales reached a […]