Mark Webber is many things. He’s a success story, an incredible inspiration, a racecar driver who defied the odds over and over, a small boy from rural Australia who rose the ranks, and more. He’s all these things, but he’s not a writer.read more
On April 15 we visited the Spring Swap Meet at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, for the first time in many years. This year’s event was the 34th annual edition and to judge by things at Englishtown, eBay and the internet have not killed off swap meets.read more
As the weather turns warmer, race tracks across the country awaken from a wintertime nap to launch a new season of competition, and what played out this past Saturday at Wall Stadium in New Jersey is just one example.read more
The international auto show circuit has been in full swing for the last couple of months, with big shows like Detroit and Geneva grabbing a ton of headlines. The Chicago Auto Show is another great stop for those of us looking to fill our dream garages a bit more.
Here’s a look at some of the great stuff we saw that day.read more
Despite the obsession everyone has autonomous technology, and the green tech talk that is becoming less newsworthy by the day, there was nothing concrete that could solidify the companies to a theme this year, except for this: hope for the future.read more
With all the information flowing back and forth on the supposed EPA race car rules, I thought I should stand up and give my view. The actual rules were enacted many years ago, and have never been enforced on real race cars. This fact that has been almost universally ignored in the enthusiast press. Let’s take a look at the smog rules themselves, and the market they drove.read more
I highly recommend visiting Lake George, New York during the annual Adirondack Nationals car show. It’s a utopia for anyone who likes classics, muscle cars, and hot rods.read more
Last year, I covered the show’s largely political descent into barrenness, but while I had high hopes for change this time around, I confess myself disappointed. This year’s show wasn’t quite as desolate as the last, but it wasn’t so far off either.read more
One of the ways I keep myself entertained this time of year is through classic car and sports car dealerships. It’s a great way to tempt yourself towards highly irresponsible decision-making, and see some really great cars for free.
Chances are there are some undiscovered showroom gems waiting for a new owner to track them down within an hour or two of wherever you happen to be.read more
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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.
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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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?
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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This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate both Irish pride and the arrival of Spring by taking a drive in your 1959 Shamrock.
On March 12, 1921, Gianni Agnelli was born in Turin, Italy. He was named for his grandfather who, in 1899, founded Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, the company we know today as FIAT.