For the better part of the 1900s the four-cylinder engine ruled the road, and then the big sixes arrived with mammoth cubic inch displacements and cylinders nearly the size of paint cans, and for a brief time, it seemed that no greater production engine could be built. But Cadillac quickly dispelled that belief in 1915 with the introduction of a V8. Although there had been eight-cylinder engines developed nearly a decade before Cadillac’s, the public announcement of a production car powered by a 90 degree V8 took the American automotive industry totally by surprise. In one bold stroke the Cadillac Motor Car Company had leveled the playing field, and the competition. After that the gloves were off. (more…)

Margaret Dunning told us that her bucket list was complete. The 104-year-old matriarch of the classic car community passed away Sunday doing what she loved best – driving in a classic car rally and raising money for charity. (more…)

We’ve always known that vintage racing was exciting, affordable fun – after all, our founder, Ford Heacock started the SVRA back in the late 80’s. What began as a group of friends just wanting to share some track time has evolved into the largest vintage racing association in the country, and their 2015 schedule visits 18 legendary tracks across the country where the greatest race cars in history still head for the starting grid.  Some people collect art – we race it! (more…)

The two Boss Mustangs were totally different, however both were created to homolagate engines for racing. While the Boss 302 did race in the SCCA’s Trans-Am series, the Boss 429 was never involved in NASCAR competition.

This is the tale of two Mustangs. Both were called “Boss”. Both were built to homologate racing engines. Both became legends among Mustang lovers and muscle car aficionados, but that’s where the similarity ends, because each was totally different from the other. (more…)

Post-war America saw a number of attempts by would-be automakers to produce new, and often novel, sports cars. They all failed to become mainstream production cars – Bobbi-Kar, Kurtis, Muntz, and others, but they did not fail tom advance the idea of a fiberglass sports car. To that list must be added B. Robert “Woody” Woodill’s two-seater sports car, the Woodill Wildfire. (more…)

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