Archive for Racing News

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 […]

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, […]

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R Sends Historic Name Back to the Track

New era begins at Daytona with IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 returns to its racing roots this week when the all-new Camaro Z/28.R race car debuts in a 2.5-hour endurance race ahead of the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. It will be one of the most production-based […]

ACR Signs Stephen Cox to Drive 2014 Racing Season

The championship-winning team from the 2012 Mid-American Stock Car Series campaign has named Stephen Cox as their driver for the upcoming season. Acorn Cabinetry Racing of Somonauk, Illinois has confirmed that Cox will take the wheel of the team’s #22 Acorn Cabinetry/Boschett Timepieces/Sopwith Motorsports Chevrolet as the teammate of former MASCS champion Jeremy Spoonmore. “It’s […]

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Priced at $75,000

DETROIT – Chevrolet today announced the 2014 Camaro Z/28 will go on sale this spring with a suggested retail price of $75,000, including a $995 destination charge, but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. The new Z/28 is offered in five exterior colors – Red Hot, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic and […]

Stephen Cox: Short Track – Please… Give Me the Worst Tire You Can Find

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: Short Track – Please… Give Me the Worst Tire You Can Find Doug Strasburg is an easy guy to talk with. His humble, soft-spoken manner belies a lifetime of motorsports experience and wisdom. The Mid-American Stock Car Series has thrived under his leadership despite being on […]

Stephen Cox: Short Track – The King’s Last Ride

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: Short Track – The King’s Last Ride If you didn’t see the Beatles in concert, your opportunity is gone forever. If you didn’t see Elvis when you had the chance, you never will. A few decades from now, the auto racing world will be sharply divided […]

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is Designed for Downforce

Racing-inspired design elements enhance high-speed stability for faster laps DETROIT – When it comes to keeping its tail on the track, the 2014 Camaro Z/28 manages airflow like few other production vehicles, generating downforce like a race car to press the tires against the track for high-speed stability and greater cornering capability. Numerous modifications were […]

RM Auctions and Sotheby’s Stun the Market with Incredible $63 Million ‘Art of the Automobile’ Sale in New York

- RM Auctions and Sotheby’s momentous Art of the Automobile auction generates $62,797,500 of sales in two hours of furious bidding – Records tumble with the historic 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Carrozzeria Scaglietti achieving $14,300,000 while the stunning 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi sells for $7,150,000 – 93 percent […]

Stephen Cox: Indycar is Running Out of Heroes

The Stephen Cox Blog presented by McGunegill Engine Performance: Indycar is Running Out of Heroes The trouble with Indycar is not that there’s no one available to take Dario Franchitti’s place. The trouble with Indycar is that no one cares who takes Dario Franchitti’s place. The series is fast running out of heroes and reinforcements […]