Strong and Fast – NASCAR is Founded

Despite the need for an obvious distance between cars and cups, one of the most important, influential and long-standing elements of the car industry is deeply indebted to the prohibition era and the rum runners who provided America’s degenerates with drink for so long.

This week, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.

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A Love Letter to the 1957 Corvette

No matter what you do this Valentine’s Day, though, we can all agree that there’s nothing cooler than a love for the classic car. In honor of the holiday, I want to share the story of the first classic I ever fell in love with.

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Ferrari 70 Years, One Hell of an Anniversary Gift

The history of Ferrari bears resemblance to the history of all things Italian. It is bedecked in drama, shadowed by failure and setback, borne from passion, romance, and impossible dreams. In his new release, Ferrari 70 Years, Dennis Adler understands all that and so much more.

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Cars of Briggs Cunningham to headline 23rd annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance

From the Greenwich Concours Team

Recognized as one of the most prestigious classic car shows in the United States, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 23rd year of showcasing significant cars, motorcycles and one-off automotive creations on June 1-3, 2018. Production and race cars created in the 1950s by the iconic Briggs Cunningham will headline the entire weekend.

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The End of Drag Racing

Rocking the racing community in our home state of New Jersey this week is the news that Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, widely referred to simply as “Englishtown” and which has been home to drag racing since opening on the 4th of July, 1965, is discontinuing drag racing at the facility, effective immediately.

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How the ‘Vette Was Won

This week, on January 17, in the year 1953, General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette at the Motorama Auto Show in New York City and the world had no idea the impact that one such strange little car was going to have.

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Is Marco Andretti Giving Up Indycar?

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti turned laps in a TQ Midget in the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Saturday evening, in an informal test that gave him something in common with his famous grandfather: Mario Andretti won an indoor TQ Midget event nearly 56 years earlier.

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  • A Love Letter to the 1957 Corvette
    No matter what you do this Valentine’s Day, though, we can all agree that there’s nothing cooler than a love for the classic car. In honor of the holiday, I want to share the story of the first classic I ever fell in love with.
    Read more...
  • Ferrari 70 Years, One Hell of an Anniversary Gift
    The history of Ferrari bears resemblance to the history of all things Italian. It is bedecked in drama, shadowed by failure and setback, borne from passion, romance, and impossible dreams. In his new release, Ferrari 70 Years, Dennis Adler understands all that and so much more.
    Read more...
  • Santa Baby, a ’54 Convertible Too, Light Blue
    From the vintage stylings of classically dressed men and women exiting their glamorous Lincolns and Cadillacs to attend fancy holiday parties, to the kitchy Santas jumping into Corvettes, to the family wagons carrying pre-lit Christmas trees, and even to today’s Happy Honda Days and Toyotathon, Christmas automotive advertising is ubiquitous, recognizable and very, very necessary.
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  • Anarchy of the Early Auto
    I’ve come to a deep and abiding love and respect for early autos, not dissimilar from the love and respect you might feel for a child attempting to learn to walk. It is chaotic and insane and goes against every natural instinct, but miracle upon miracle, they might actually succeed.
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  • NASCAR’s Imperfect Perfection
    With his championship, Truex gave NASCAR a few gifts: A popular young champion with a backstory full of unfailing determination in the face of professional and personal challenges, and a deserving champion who would have been the titleist even under the old, pre-“playoff” points system.
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Motorama

  • Strong and Fast – NASCAR is Founded
    Despite the need for an obvious distance between cars and cups, one of the most important, influential and long-standing elements of the car industry is deeply indebted to the prohibition era and the rum runners who provided America’s degenerates with drink for so long. This week, on February 21, 1948, NASCAR was founded.
    Read more...
  • How the ‘Vette Was Won
    This week, on January 17, in the year 1953, General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette at the Motorama Auto Show in New York City and the world had no idea the impact that one such strange little car was going to have.
    Read more...
  • “We Need to Build Our Own Car”
    George R. Bryant was a somewhat typical Indy Car owner of the 1960s, a successful businessman who, having made his fortune, turned to his passion for racing.
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  • 100 Years of Car History
    It is important, and uniquely interesting, to look back at where we came from, and to explore just what a century of time means in one of the fastest-growing, most influential industries on earth. Let’s take a look back at the world, the automotive world and the world at large, at the beginning of 1918, one hundred years ago.
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  • For Christmas This Year, The Hess Truck’s Here
    From the very start, the Hess Truck would come with batteries included, a promise that has lasted for over fifty years, along with the brand’s dedication to families and the holiday spirit.
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