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Little Red Corvette Part 3

For the last two weeks, we’ve talked about the history of the Chevrolet Corvette. It has always been America’s sports car, but it wasn’t until the last few decades that the Corvette truly started competing at an international level in terms of performance and racing.Starting with the fifth generation C5 in 1994, Chevrolet introduce the [...]

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Little Red Corvette Part 2

Last week, we discussed the origins of the Chevrolet Corvette, so this week, it’s only fitting that we talk about some of the greatest classic models of America’s most iconic sports car, and next week, we’ll look at the modern versions that continue to thrill today.Although the very first Corvette that Harley Earl built was [...]

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Little Red Corvette Part 1

This week, we celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July, and there is perhaps no greater symbol of that American spirit of freedom and independence than the Chevrolet Corvette. The first Corvette rolled out of General Motors’ Flint, Michigan assembly plant on June 30, 1953, just in time for the July 4th festivities. This [...]

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Whale Tail Part Two: Chasing Moby Dick

Last week, we talked about the production models and variants of the Porsche 930 Whale Tail, or as it is more commonly known in the US, the 911 Turbo. This week, I wanted to take some time to discuss the racing history of the 911 and its various feats and accolades.As I mentioned in last [...]

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A Whale Tail or a Whale of a Tale?

Sometimes we car guys embellish stories in a manner that would make fishermen blush. I’ve heard more than one whale of a tale in my time, often having to do with how fast someone went, how far they drifted, how they outran the cops, or quite frequently, the amount of horsepower produced under the hood. [...]

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0 to 70

This past Friday, June 8, was the 70th anniversary of the first ever Porsche-badged car. In the past, we discussed the Porsche 356, Ferry Porsche’s first production vehicle and the first car ever to carry the Porsche name. But did you know that there was an ultra-cool, ultra-sleek prototype model dubbed the Silver Bullet by [...]

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Fords First Ride

Today, June 4th, 1896, Henry Ford took his first automobile out of the shed and onto the Detroit streets. He called it, the "Quadricycle." In 1895 Henry Ford was working for Edison Illuminating Company when he read an article in "American Machinist" magazine about the gasoline engine. Then and there he started planing what would be [...]

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Who’s Got the Keys to the Jeep?

Memorial Day is a time to remember all of those brave women and men who have fought, and especially those who paid the ultimate price, to keep our country safe and to protect our way of life, as well as the lives of countless others around the world. When we think of service we think [...]

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Shelby PT.2

Last week, we explored Carroll Shelby’s legendary racing career. Indeed, he accomplished an incredible array of feats during his time behind the wheel, but it his time under the hood for which he is most famous.Shelby originally made his name racing Cad-Allard J2s in the 1950s. The race-ready version of the J2 was an Allard chassis and transmission married to [...]

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Shelby PT.1

This past Thursday, May 10, was the anniversary of the death of Carroll Shelby, the motorsport legend and famed designer of the AC Cobra and Mustang Cobra, both of which shared his name.Shelby was born in Leesburg, Texas in 1923. His first experience with machines was supposed to be in college at Georgia School of [...]

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