The Racing Legacy of Kenny Rogers

Scores of competitive sprint car chassis and film clips of closed Southern short track ovals may be indirect and perhaps unintended legacies of the late vocalist Kenny Rogers, who died at his Georgia home on March 20, 2019.

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An At Home Car Show

In times of personal or collective stress, we often turn to our favorite hobbies to distract and entertain us, but when our favorite hobbies require group gatherings outside of the home, that can be difficult to do. Here are a few ways to get your automotive fix without leaving the safety of your home.

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What Will 1,000 HP Get You These Days?

It is little wonder that the first vehicle to claim over 1,000 horsepower was not the Bugatti Veyron. It was not some F1 monster engineered in a sterile room. It was not the product of Elon Musk’s overactive imagination. It was the Sunbeam 1000 hp Mystery, and it raced in 1927.

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Do You Have a Kirk Douglas Trophy in Your Attic?

Racers, locals and their descendants in and around Syracuse, New York, might be scouring their attics and basements for materials on a 1955 “Kirk Douglas Trophy” promotional road rally in the city since the passing on February 5 of the actor from Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” 

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Who is the GMC Hummer EV For?

We know who the first Hummers were made for. They were army vehicles designed to make a statement on the road. Arnold Schwarzenegger was the first civilian to purchase a Hummer. They were often the target of early global warming conversations, and they stood out as a representation of political ideology, largely for that reason. 

And now, it’s powered by the very same movement it used to mock.

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So You Wanna Have a Car Show – Steps for 2020

It’s the start of a brand new year and there’s no better time to plan out your next car show! Our team here at Car Show Safari loves attending cruises, racing events, cars and coffee events and more, and we’re here to share some of our tip, tricks, and ideas for creating a fantastic show.

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What Does Auto Progress Look Like?

The Mustang draws inspiration from a beloved American classic. If the Tesla Cybertruck draws inspiration from anything, it’s a Mad Max film. There are no corners on the Mustang Mach-E and there are no curves on the Tesla Cybertruck. Ford is a company that has been around since the very beginning of the automotive industry as it stands today. Tesla, the consummate tech company, is too young to have experienced Y2K.

And yet, though they generally look and feel worlds apart, there is something innately connected between these two disparate vehicles. They are both progress in action.

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  • So You Wanna Have a Car Show – Steps for 2020
    It's the start of a brand new year and there's no better time to plan out your next car show! Our team here at Car Show Safari loves attending cruises, racing events, cars and coffee events and more, and we're here to share some of our tip, tricks, and ideas for creating a fantastic show.
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  • What Will 1,000 HP Get You These Days?
    It is little wonder that the first vehicle to claim over 1,000 horsepower was not the Bugatti Veyron. It was not some F1 monster engineered in a sterile room. It was not the product of Elon Musk’s overactive imagination. It was the Sunbeam 1000 hp Mystery, and it raced in 1927.
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    In the early 1980s, one of those cutting their teeth in auto racing at Dorney Park was John Andretti, nephew of Mario, who would go on to a winning career in both CART Indy cars and NASCAR Cup cars. Also in the early 1980s, Ray Evernham, who went on to become a Daytona 500-winning crew chief and an inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, broke his sternum in a Dorney Park TQ Midget crash.
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