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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array of feats during his time behind the wheel, but it his time under the hood for which he is most famous.Shelby originally made his name racing Cad-Allard J2s in the 1950s.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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The S4 Will Save Us All

Recently, Ford announced that it will no longer produce sedans after this model year, opting to focus their resources on pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers, and the Mustang. This news rang throughout the automotive community as a death knell for production sedans across the market, prompting speculation that many other manufacturers will follow suit.If the [...]

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The Little Audi That Could

For years, I thought the Audi TT resembled a sleek Beetle and was only for a very niche market. This wasn’t exactly helped by those early first-gen TTs that had a reputation for a complete loss of stability and deadly crashes at speeds over 100 mph. While it could be argued that this only affected [...]

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Daytona Part Deux

Last week, we explored one of the most iconic Ferrari's ever to grace the small screen. This week, I wanted to discuss some of the more memorable Daytona's, including the real-life inspiration for The Cannonball Run and Gumball Rally.The Ferrari 365 earned its Daytona moniker after winning the top three spots at the legendary 1969 [...]

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Daytona in the Air Tonight

As a child of the ‘80s, most of my favorite television shows featured amazing cars. KITT from Knight Rider, the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard, Magnum’s Ferrari 308 GTB on Magnum P.I., and Sonny Crockett’s Testarossa on Miami Vice. The one car that always got my heart pumping the hardest was also from [...]

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