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Henry Ford’s ‘Sweepstakes’ rides again

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Need your racing fix in the off season? Check this out! NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards takes the ride of a lifetime as he gets behind the wheel of Henry Ford’s first and only race car, Sweepstakes. More »

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Celebrating 110 years of British motor car history at Sunbeam Studios

The front page of the commemorative book produced in 1913 in honor of the record achievement.

  A dozen pre-war motor cars with a combined age of over 1,000 years returned home on Sept. 8 to the place they were made, at Sunbeam Studios, Ladbroke Hall, in North Kensington. The first purpose-built car factory and showroom … More »

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Going Green: Colorful Miller 8 bucked racing superstitions

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William Miller of Frankfort, Ind., took to the track in his green, vintage Indy racer during the Harry A. Miller Club’s “Millers at Milwaukee” meet on July 12-13 in Milwaukee, Wis. More »

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Don’t miss Corvette Racing Legends at the Simeone Museum

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The Simeone Automotive Museum will present a special “Corvette Racing Legends” event this weekend – on Nov. 16-17. Guest of honor for the event will be Doug Fehan, GM’s Corvette Racing manager. Joining Fehan in the Saturday discussion will be … More »

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John Fitch, legendary racer and safety advocate, dies

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John Cooper Fitch, a legendary racer and a pioneer in automotive safety, died of cancer Oct. 31 at his home in Connecticut at the age of 95. More »

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Chevelle puzzle solved: Race car comes full circle

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Heinke Trapp was just 7 years old when his father purchased a pair of 1970 Chevrolet LS-6 Chevelles to help promote Quality Chevrolet (now Trapp Chevrolet), his dealership in Houma, La. After a few years of racing, this white one was sold and thought gone forever. But then, to Trapp’s amazement, it resurfaced a few years ago. More »

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Tribute roast set for Linda Vaughn, the ‘First Lady of Motorsports’

Linda Vaughan with Steve Davis of the Barrett-Jackson auction company. (John Gunnell photo)

By John Gunnell Linda Vaughn — who is best known as the “First Lady of Motorsports” — will be roasted by racing and performance personalities at the end of August. Set for Aug. 29 at the Sports Castle — the … More »

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