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Customizing Icon Winfield Still Hammering Away
Saturday, 18 Jul, 2015 – 8:20 | Comments Off on Customizing Icon Winfield Still Hammering Away
Customizing Icon Winfield Still Hammering Away

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – At an age when many folks look forward to a hot delivery from Meals on Wheels, Gene Winfield is planning to pound out his next/best hot rod.
Legendary car customizer Robert Eugene Winfield celebrated his 88th birthday on June 16 with family at his home in Mojave, Calif., […]

Red Book Should Be Read Book By P-Car Owners
Saturday, 20 Jun, 2015 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Red Book Should Be Read Book By P-Car Owners
Red Book Should Be Read Book By P-Car Owners

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Porschephiles everywhere are celebrating a return to normalcy, otherwise known as the marque’s record-extending 17th overall victory in the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
You won’t find any mention of the race-winning Porsche 919 Hybrid shared by Nico Hulkenberg, Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy at the Circuit […]

A Texas Post Card: From Stuttgart With Love
Monday, 6 Apr, 2015 – 9:53 | Comments Off on A Texas Post Card: From Stuttgart With Love
A Texas Post Card: From Stuttgart With Love

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
KERRVILLE, Texas – The Hill Country was alive with the sounds of Porsches two weekends ago during an annual rite of spring situated in the seat of Kerr County and spilling over into surrounding Parts Unknown.
The 2015 Hill Country Rallye attracted 94 registered Porsches of various vintages and over 130 […]

‘Big’ Bill France May Have Saved the ‘Vette Marque
Tuesday, 13 Jan, 2015 – 9:16 | One Comment
‘Big’ Bill France May Have Saved the ‘Vette Marque

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A 1953 Corvette Roadster with a little-known NASCAR pedigree and 60-plus years of provenance will cross the bidding block Saturday night as a bona fide budget-buster of the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Lot No. 5054, bearing VIN No. E53F001211, is the earliest-known Corvette race car. Billed as […]

American Car Culture Lives On In Upstate N.Y.
Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014 – 8:03 | Comments Off on American Car Culture Lives On In Upstate N.Y.
American Car Culture Lives On In Upstate N.Y.

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HOLLAND PATENT, N.Y. – For many curious visitors, Mark Theobald’s hobby shop is the last business they expect to find in this sleepy, Central New York village.
“It’s a very common response,” said Theobald, owner and curator of Adirondack Motorbooks & Collectibles. “There’s only a couple of stores like this in […]

Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet
Thursday, 15 May, 2014 – 7:07 | 3 Comments
Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet

FORT WORTH, Texas – After a couple of hours of wandering around the parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway, it was as if this particular assemblage of assorted tail light lenses, used carburetors and chrome wheel trim rings had taken on a life of their own.
Or maybe it was just the spring Texas heat, wearing […]

Foose Rollin’ Out Art, Making Dreams Come True
Thursday, 7 Nov, 2013 – 8:41 | Comments Off on Foose Rollin’ Out Art, Making Dreams Come True
Foose Rollin’ Out Art, Making Dreams Come True

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – There probably isn’t a “Car Guy” with remote-in-hand who hasn’t fantasized about having his hot rod/muscle car/collector car brought back to life by designer Chip Foose.
The star of the long-running reality TV series “Overhaulin’ ” has turned many an idle and often hopeless project vehicle into […]

Cars And Coffee Are Both Hot At Texas Outing
Saturday, 20 Jul, 2013 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Cars And Coffee Are Both Hot At Texas Outing
Cars And Coffee Are Both Hot At Texas Outing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
PLANO, Texas – You have to get there early if you want to score a parking spot at Cars and Coffee Dallas, the first Saturday of the month gathering of all things automobilia hosted by Classic BMW.
For a couple of Porschephiles living in Fort Worth, “early” translated into a 5 […]

‘Fast N’ Loud’ Building Cool Cars, Rabid Following
Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 – 7:01 | 12 Comments
‘Fast N’ Loud’ Building Cool Cars, Rabid Following

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fans of Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” reality series dealing with an acute case of repeat episode withdrawal need to stay the course. Plenty of new shows are in the pipeline, beginning on June 10.
Co-stars Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufman and the crew at Gas Monkey […]