2013 Archived Articles
For nine years after its introduction in 1953, the Corvette evolved from a relatively mild-mannered two seater, 6-cyclinder sports car to a serious performance machine on and off the track. Then, in 1963 the second generation Corvette, the C2, made a giant leap forward with the new Sting Ray design. Read More.
The 12th Annual Concours d’Elegance, which is held every fall on Hilton Head Island. This year’s Concours had a stellar lineup, including some special classes that were sure to be make you smile — a large display of beautifully-crafted wooden motor boats, a contingency of Micro Cars, and group of “Life is a Beach” cars. Read More.
Hurst Hemi Under Glass is the name given to a series of exhibition drag racing cars campaigned by Hurst Performance between 1965 and 1975. Featuring the legendary Chrysler Hemi engine mounted over the rear axle, the light front end lifted, enabling the cars to run “wheelies” the full length of the drag strip. Read More.
Whether you’re looking at the iconic Cobra Roadster, an enhanced Mustang, or an upgraded F150 Raptor truck, there is no mistaking the Shelby look. Shelby American makes owning your dream car easy. Read More.
Almost 250 cars rolled onto the famous 18th fairway at Pebble Beach. Of these, only one could be crowned Best of Show. The winner was a 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria, which had the distinction of being the first American car to win in 12 years. Read More.
The field of 119 cars at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours included celebrity cars, such as a 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS stock car formally driven by Junior Johnson, the iconic Mongoose and Snake Hot Wheels drag cars, the 1963 Harley Earl Corvette, and Steve McQueen’s 1956 Jaguar XKSS. Read More.
The legendary speed shop, Holman Moody, is again teaming with Ford Motor Company to offer a limited-edition 2014 Mustang. This exclusive Mustang, of which only 500 will be built, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang’s first race victory in 1964. Read More.
Elvis was in the house at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as impersonators, dressed in high-collared, rhinestone jumpsuits, took to the stage for an Elvis Presley tribute contest. In recognition of the King of Rock ‘N Roll’s connection to the Speedway, his 1956 Continental Mark II was also on display for the weekend’s festivities. Read More.
For a step back in time, stop by the Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville, North Carolina. As well as significant pieces of NASCAR history, you’ll find a treasure-trove of blasts from the past, both big and small. Read More.
When you think of high performance cars, you probably think of the muscle cars of the ’60s and ’70s. But, did you know that there was a car in the ’30s that had it all. It was good looking, powerful, and its cool factor was off the scale. Read More.
Televised collector car auctions are exciting, but they don’t provide an appreciation for what happens behind-the-scenes, before the car appears on stage for bidding. Here’s some of what happened during the sale of a 1967 Shelby GT350 at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee. Read More.