The Legend of Zora

First production began on June 30, 1953, and from the start it appeared as though the Chevrolet Corvette was a project best to be forgotten about and written off as a failed flight of fancy.

Zora Arkus-Duntov did not agree.

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MADness: Driving a Microcar in Modern Traffic

When we at CarShowSafari.com proclaimed Friday, June 17, 2016, to be Microcar Appreciation Day, not long thereafter we were contacted by a Microcar owner who offered to allow us to drive his car! How could we not accept? We appreciate Microcars (as we do all cars) and here was an opportunity to experience one of them first-hand and share that experience with you.

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Cars and Caffeinated Beverages

It’s a great idea to see many different types of shows – you never know what you’ll find at even the smallest of shows. For me, a new car show experience came in the form of Cars and Coffee.

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Worlds Apart, But Not So Different

The Race of Gentlemen and The Greenwich Concours D’Elegance are on opposite ends of the enthusiast spectrum – rat rods, customs, and racing, sponsored by Sailor Jerry’s Rum, and Les Mans cars, super cars, and grand tours, to the background of popping champagne and wine tastings. For all intents and purposes, they barely exist within the same world of the automotive hobby – At first glance.

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Detroit Autorama

For a long, long time, American gearheads have held the tradition of hot rodding and customization close to their hearts – If there is one show you absolutely have to check out to see the best of the best in this part of the automotive world, it’s the annual Detroit Autorama.

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Editorial Features

Editorial

  • Picking the Perfect Date
    If you want to find the really perfect time to put your automotive event on, there are a few things you’ll want to consider in more depth. Based on my experiences at car shows around the country and at all times of the years, here are some elements to keep in mind when looking at next year’s show calendar.
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  • Finding the Perfect Vendors
    In this latest installment of So You Want to Have a Car Show, we discuss some of the most important vendor options to consider and the best ways to entice attendees and encourage them to stick around.
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  • In Praise of the True Performance SUV
    How do we truly create a performance SUV that can be used--especially one that can be used by the masses? Perhaps the answer lies in which direction companies cross over. Instead of bringing SUV to performance, bring a little performance to the SUV.
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  • So You Want to Have a Car Show
    While a cold front may have descended upon most of the United States, it’s not too early to start planning out the most important elements of your upcoming car show, cruise night, cars and coffee or concours. Today, we’re here to help you find the perfect location.
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  • Social Media and Your Car Show
    So, with Christmas barreling down upon us in jolly good cheer, why would we think about car shows now? Car show season in the near past and distant future. What can November, December, January mean for our cozy classics tucked in the barn?
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Motorama

  • Dynamite Dymaxion
    This week, in 1933, R. Buckminster Fuller, made a name for himself in the automotive world when he applied for a patent for his Dymaxion car. To call the Dymaxion a car would be generous. Though the automotive industry was still in its youth, the Dymaxion was a vehicle unlike anything even the most imaginative automotive minds had ever seen, and though it would see little commercial or critical success, the Dymaxion Car is undoubtedly a symbol that genius and madness both required a boundless imagination.
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  • The Rise & Fall of Automobile Racing at Dorney Park
    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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  • Nissan Is Named
    On June 1, 1934, the Japanese based automobile manufacturer Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha changed its name to Nissan Motor Company.
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  • Bonnie and Clyde, Thelma and Louise, Daimler and Maybach
    On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler was born in Germany. Had he been born 100 years later, he would have seen an automotive industry the likes of which early automakers could hardly dare dream, and yet, had he been born 100 years later, that very auto industry might never have come to pass.
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  • The Drivin’ ‘O the Green
    This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.
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