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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

1978: The Ultimate Year for Camaro

If you're old enough, you might recall the days when the coolest guys in town cruised the streets in a shiny new 1978 Camaro. That was the year this classic pony car sported a new, flowing look and set a new record for annual sales. Read More

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By Air
By Air

Missions of the World’s Most Famous Spy Plane

Even before airplanes were invented, warring factions in Europe utilized early flight (air balloons) to spy on their enemies and locate soldiers. After the Wright Brothers, spyplanes quickly came into being by all sides when World War I Read More

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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars
Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

Wild Horses: Carrol Shelby Rustles the Mustang

To Ford muscle car enthusiasts, the two words "Shelby Cobra" will always elicit a pair of wide eyes. Of course there's a story behind these beloved, high-performance pony cars. Heavily modified by Texas racer Carrol Shelby in his own shop, Read More

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Motorcycles + Motorsports
Motorcycles + Motorsports

Classic Café Racers

The café racer heyday was only a moment, a blip on the radar, a mere dozen years in a tradition that began in the earliest days of motorcycling and continues today. That’s the tradition of a motorcycle built for speed and a rider bent on Read More

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Muscle Cars + Sports Cars

1968 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi

When Chrysler's design chief saw the first renderings of the 1968 Charger he proclaimed, “Now, that’s what a car should look like.” They skipped the usual management reviews, consumer clinics, etc., and went directly with their instincts. Read More

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By Air

The Air Force One Prototype

Ever wonder how and when the first Air Force One came to be? Well, the first Air Force One was developed in the final years of World War II, but it was not for the President. The first Air Force One was actually utilized by Supreme Read More

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Race Cars + Formula 1

F1 Racing Tech: Chassis

The most popular motorsport in the world is undeniably Formula 1, however only the most diehard fans have a good comprehension of the intricacies of this festival of speed. From Speed Read F1: The Technology, Rules, History and Concepts Key Read More

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Motorcycles + Motorsports
Motorcycles + Motorsports

Young Steve McQueen: Tanks, Ladies, and Motorcycles

Well before becoming one of America's most famous movie stars, the gearhead bug first bit Steve McQueen when he joined the Marines and was signed to the Tank Corps. Later while attending acting school he bought his first motorcycle and got Read More

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Classic Cars
Classic Cars

Gift Guide: Best Books for Gearheads

Looking for the perfect gift for the car lover in your life? From Ferrari to Ford, we've compiled the ultimate list books to gift this year. PORSCHE 70 YEARS In Porsche 70 Years: There is No Substitute, author Randy Leffingwell offers Read More

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Race Cars + Formula 1
Race Cars + Formula 1

1953 Porsche 550 Spyder

Post-war Austria was not the easiest place for Ferry Porsche, son of founder Ferdinand Porsche, to grow their automobile company. Even the Korean War, which broke out in 1950, interfered with their plans when the US Army held on to their Read More

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Race Cars + Formula 1
Race Cars + Formula 1

Newman and McQueen, Where Movies and Racing Meet

If one were to pick two Hollywood giants that were the craziest about motorsports, it would have to be Paul Newman and Steve McQueen. Both took their racing exploits seriously and worked hard to perfect their craft. Newman even parlayed his Read More