Category Archives: Sports Cars

More Things Porsche–the fun continues

The early reveal of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Porsche by Design exhibit was a great start.  I showed you the cars on display with the exception of one.  The Janis Joplin 356C. This was not on display in … Continue reading

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Another Cars & Coffee in Cary–What a turn-out.

The weather was just great.  I arrived about nine in the morning and the sun was still low, but the temperature was just perfect and the crowds were huge.  What used to fit in a single parking lot is now … Continue reading

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Phoenix Arizona–Rising from the flames or carbonizing under the Heat

Today I had a list of three museums to visit.  My first choice (mostly because it was opening the earliest) was the Penske Racing Museum in Scottsdale.  There are lots of towns around the city of Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Surprise, … Continue reading

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Midland, TX–Tribute to Jim Hall

I don’t mind saying that Jim Hall is one of my heroes.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s he seemed magical.  He was doing things with race cars that just blew everyone away.  It all came out of his shop in … Continue reading

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Barber Motorsports Complex–Leeds, AL

When you think of Alabama and race cars Talladega will likely come to mind, but one of the finest tracks in the country for road racing is right there in Leeds, AL. About seven years ago I drove out here … Continue reading

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International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen

I pulled into the town of Watkins Glen late in the afternoon, but that didn’t matter.  It was a hot day.  The temperatures hit 93 degrees and most people were busy trying to take their window air-conditioning units out of … Continue reading

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No its not a bottling plant–the Saratoga Automobile Museum

Some of you may remember the era when art was part of racing cars.  The bodies of cars were not just real estate for generating sponsorship dollars.  They were canvas for some of the most creative artists of the day … Continue reading

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Factory Five 818–Coming Alive

The Wareham, Massachusetts company has built success upon quality and integrity of design that has resulted in it being the most prolific kit car maker in the history of kit cars.  Calling their product a kit car hardly does justice … Continue reading

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What is Engineering and What is Art

After breakfast on Tuesday I hit the road in the P71 anxious to get some real highway miles on it.  Come June when the Big Road Trip starts it will be a long time before this car sees the inside … Continue reading

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Tommy Kendall and Sebring

Racer online has a very insightful write-up by Tommy Kendall on his upcoming Sebring 12 hour endurance race in the SRT Motorsports entry. Check it out: Tommy Kendall’s Viper Update

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