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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 […]

Stephen Cox: New Book Release – “The L&M Porsche – Can Am Champion”

Television host Bill Stephens called the L&M Porsche “perhaps the most recognizable racecar in the world” on a recent episode of “Mecum Muscle Cars and More.” The legendary 1972 Can Am champion L&M Porsche 917 driven by George Follmer and Mark Donohue will go up on the auction block at Mecum Monterey, August 16-18. To […]

Stephen Cox: True Road Racing Is Still Alive

Auto racing has a rich history of competition on public motorways. Once upon a time, the legendary LeMans endurance race was conducted entirely on public roads. Historic road races were held on the streets of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin long before Road America was built. Competing on open roadways was the rule, not the exception. Road […]

Stephen Cox: Short Track – The Great Helmet Scam

The majority of auto racing sanctioning bodies mandate safety equipment for drivers. Like all regulations, these mandates have become increasingly burdensome over time. One of the most onerous regulations on low-budget, local race teams is the mandate to purchase a new helmet every time new standards are released by the Snell Memorial Foundation. Since new […]

Chevrolet Corvette Roars Into Its 60th Year

DETROIT – On June 30, 1953, the first of a new kind of Chevrolet – indeed, a new kind of American car – rolled off an assembly line in Flint, Mich. The car had only two seats. There were no roll-up windows, or exterior door handles, for that matter. Its body wasn’t stamped from steel […]

25 Years Ago the BMW M3 Started its Unique Series of Victories

The Champion in Touring Car Racing Munich – In August 1985, a rumour surfaced in motor magazine Auto-Deutschland which emanated from a new sports car. An A Group Car from BMW that was a thoroughbred racing car according to the rules but was also to be produced in a version licensed to drive on open […] Quickly Becoming the Premier Online Destination for Chevrolet Camaro Fans and News is a web-based magazine dedicated to the Camaro! From the first Camaro in 1967 to the present day Camaros, provides news, product reviews, information, industry updates, and in-depth technical content. This site is owned and operated by long time car fanatic Ken Cunliffe. The CamaroNews network consists of the following: Website: Facebook: […]

40 years of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Porsche at Techno Classica 2012 Stuttgart – Porsche Classic will be exhibiting from 21- 25 March 2012 at the biggest Classic trade fair in the world in Essen, this time showcasing its comprehensive service offering on a stand with more than twice the area compared with last year. A particular highlight is the legendary 911 […]

Indianapolis 500: Legendary Team Owner Roger Penske To Be Honored May 26 At IMS

Indianapolis, Ind. – Iconic Indianapolis 500 team owner Roger Penske will be saluted Saturday, May 26 during “Legends Day Honoring Roger Penske” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 will mark the 40th anniversary of the first Indianapolis 500 victory for Penske. Mark Donohue drove Penske’s Sunoco McLaren to […]

Indianapolis 500: Two-Time Indy 500 Winner Wheldon Remembered On 2012 Race Ticket

Indy, Ind. – The fighting spirit and infectious passion of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon will be remembered by all Race Day ticket holders for the 96th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 27, as the 2012 ticket features Wheldon celebrating his unforgettable victory in 2011. The colorful ticket is […]