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James Gurney’s Living Sketchbook, Volume 3 – Court Report

When I first met author and artist James Gurney some years ago, I had the opportunity to leaf through one of his sketchbooks. Gurney is so accomplished that his sketchbooks often consist of page after page of beautifully realized paintings and sketches, usually in gouache or casein. My immediate thought was that he should publish them in some form, if only because I would personally like the opportunity to look through them at leisure. I didn’t say anything at the time, but some years later, ...
Tags: Art, Painting, Nba, Gallery And Museum Art, Sketching, Watercolor And Gouache, James Gurney, Metro North, Gurney, Dan Gurney, Tools and Techniques, Living Sketchbook Volume


Glen Wood, NASCAR Hall of Famer, dies at 93

Glen Wood, the stock car racing pride of Virginia, scored 99 NASCAR Cup wins in a career that started in 1950. He and his brother Leonard are considered among the pioneers in the sport and played major roles in popularizing the sport in Southern California, a continent away from their native Virginia. Following a lengthy illness, Glen Wood, who was the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Friday at the age of 93. “In every way, Glen Wood was an original. In building the famed Wo...
Tags: News, France, Virginia, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Obituaries, Ford, Nascar, Wood, Suarez, Motorsports, Southern California, Charlotte, Anaheim


Brabham BT62 Emerges During Monterey Car Week

Brabham BT62 makes North American debut during Monterey Car Week. The BT62 features a new tribute livery in honor of racing legend Dan Gurney.  What makes the Brabham BT62 so special and unique? Tony Borroz walks us through.  Coming to America Okay, get set. This’ll be our first chance to lay eyes on the Brabham BT62, the track/radical street car direct from the great Grand Prix constructors themselves. And, as a very classy, very nice nod to its debut in America, Brabham have painted their ...
Tags: America, Autos, Michelin, Pebble, Monterey, Jack, Ayrton Senna, Brabham, Gurney, Laguna Seca, Betty, David Brabham, Black Jack, Car News, Dan Gurney, Tony Borroz


Augie Duesenberg and Phil Remington included in Motorsports Hall of Fame of America class of 2019

Phil Remington. Photo courtesy Greg Sharp, Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) is the only institution to recognize achievements in the sports of auto, motorcycle, off-road, powerboat, and airplane racing. This tends to create an eclectic mix of inductees, and the class of 2019 – which consists of August Duesenberg, Dario Franchitti, Phil Remington, Don Schumacher, Kevin Schwantz, Tony Stewart, and Linda Vaughn ...
Tags: Indianapolis, Shows, Ford, Autos, Nascar, Motorsports, Daytona Beach, Tony Stewart, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Army Air Corps, Hurst, Schumacher, Stewart Haas Racing, Frederick, USAC, Dalton Georgia


Roadsters versus rear-engines redux at Pebble Beach

Bobby Unser, Edsel B. Ford II and Dan Gurney pose with Jim Clark’s 1965 Lotus 38 in 2010. Photos courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 1961, Jack Brabham became the first postwar driver to qualify and race a rear-engine car at the Indianapolis 500, finishing a respectable ninth in his Cooper-Climax. Four years later, the reign of the front-engine Indy Roadster came to an abrupt end with Jim Clark’s victory in a Ford-powered Lotus 38. On August 26, Indy Roadsters will again do battle wit...
Tags: Europe, Indianapolis, Shows, Ford, Autos, Pebble, Lotus, Pebble Beach, Motorsports, Jones, Sachs, Cooper, Clark, Jim Clark, Brabham, Kimberly


Brabham Automotive Reveals BT62 Signature Series Livery

Alright all you well-heeled track rats, speed freaks, gearheads, and various assorted mechanical reprobates with (lots of) money. Brabham Automotive has announced all of the livery and color options for their soon-to-be-released BT62, and if this thing is as fast as it is pretty, I foresee lots of non-owners jealousy sulking in the paddock in the near future. There will be two broad categories of paintwork to choose from: The Celebration series and the Signature series. The BT62 will soon be out...
Tags: Brabham Automotive, Car News, Feature


In 1961, a Star-Studded Group of Racers Put Two Corvairs Through an Endurance Test

Before there was a Camaro, before there was even a Chevy II or Nova—and before Ralph Nader ruined its reputation—the Corvair was Chevrolet’s sporty compact. Yes, it was kinda funky looking, and yes it had an air-cooled engine that was mounted in the “wrong” end of the car. But there were a lot of go-fast goodies offered for the Corvair in its day. Tuners ranging from old-school hot rodders like Barney Navarro to Chevy dealer/racer Don Yenko tried their hand at making them faster and competing in...
Tags: Featured, Chevy, Chevrolet, Lucas, Ralph Nader, Petersen, Thomas, Riverside, Shelby, Christy, Hot Rod, John Christy, Riverside International Raceway, Corvair, Carroll Shelby, Don Yenko


Power to the People: When big-block engines suddenly showed up all over the place

A potent 600-horsepower 427 Cammer looks like it belongs in the Fairlane’s engine bay. The shock towers had to be modified and the master cylinder moved to shoehorn the engine in. A dual quad intake used in factory drag-racing cars tops off a rare engine. Photo by Charlie Lillard. [Editor’s Note: Martyn Schorr’s Day One: An Automotive Journalist’s Muscle-Car Memoir takes readers through muscle-car history like few others can: From the perspective of somebody who drove, tested, raced, and wrote ...
Tags: France, La, New York City, Los Angeles, General Motors, Atlanta, United States, Muscle cars, Chelsea, Ford, Gm, Literature, Manhattan, Autos, Chrysler, Chargers


Fifty Year Flashback: Lotus Turbine Car Almost Wins Indy

Joe Leonard leads Johnny Rutherford in the 1968 Indianapolis 500. All images courtesy of and copyright IMS. Some parent one day once said, “If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try again.” Andy Granatelli took that advice to heart when his team’s turbine-powered Indy car failed, in a most heartbreaking fashion, to win the 1967 Indianapolis 500. In 1967, the STP-Paxton Turbocar came tantalizingly close to taking the checkered flag in first, undone by a $6 bearing failure on lap 197 with dri...
Tags: England, Germany, Indianapolis, Autos, Ferguson, Ruby, Lotus, Motorsports, Jones, Joe, Mario Andretti, Chapman, Hill, Clark, Vince, Indianapolis Motor Speedway


With Lotus 29 restoration, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum begins a fresh look at its collection

Photo by The359. The Jim Clark color scheme might not be accurate, but the Lotus 29 in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s collection does carry significant history, which is why museum officials have decided to give it a fresh restoration as part of a new effort to scrutinize the museum’s collection. “We have a history of doing restorations here at the museum, but that hasn’t happened in many years, partly from a lack of focus and funding,” said Betsy Smith, the executive director of the ...
Tags: Indiana, Indianapolis, Ford, Autos, Lotus, Smith, Mercedes, Hall of Fame, Motorsports, Jones, Trenton, Clark, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jim Clark, Thomsen, Gurney


Alexander Rossi dominates from pole to win Long Beach Grand Prix

Driver Alexander Rossi rounds the hairpin turn during his winning run in the IndyCar Race during during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach on Sunday, Apr 15, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) IndyCar winner, Alexander Rossi, right, with Will Power, center, who took second place and the third place winner, Ed Jones, left, during a victory lap after the IndyCar Race during during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach on Sunday, Apr 15, 2018. ...
Tags: Verizon, New York, Sport, Indianapolis, Power, Soccer, Long Beach, Toyota, Pacific, Northern California, Will Power, Dixon, ROSSI, Orange County Register, Simon Pagenaud, LONG BEACH Calif


Photos: Alexander Rossi wins the 44th Long Beach Grand Prix

Alexander Rossi celebrates his victory in the 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Sunday April 15, 2018 by spraying champagne on third place finisher Ed Jones. Photo By Charles Bennett Driver Alexander Rossi rounds the hairpin turn during his winning run in the IndyCar Race during during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach on Sunday, Apr 15, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) A military jet does a flyover at the start of the 2018 Toyota Grand Prix ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Toyota, Local News, Pacific, Motorsports, Will Power, ROSSI, Orange County Register, Simon Pagenaud, LONG BEACH Calif, Alexander Rossi, Jordan King, Scott Dixon


Legends Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to commemorate Indy’s “Roadster Era”

Indy Roadsters on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2013. Photos by author, unless otherwise noted. There’s no precise definition of an “Indy Roadster,” and there are differing opinions over who was first to use the name. Many Indy 500 fans would argue, however, that the Indy Roadster era, generally defined as 1952-’65, produced the most beautiful cars and the best quality of competition at the Brickyard. In recognition, this year’s Legends Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedwa...
Tags: Indianapolis, Shows, Autos, Watson, IMS, Lotus, Motorsports, Indianapolis International Airport, Clark, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jim Clark, Indianapolis Indiana, Gurney, Mallard, Foyt, Pebble Beach Concours


The year that everything changed – remembering the 1968 Formula 1 season

Graham Hill, the 1968 F1 world champion. Photo by Joost Evers. Fifty years ago, during the 1968 season, the sport of Formula 1 racing underwent a tectonic shift, and it’s no exaggeration to call the year the most significant in the history of the series, and perhaps the most significant in all of motorsports. Five decades later, the impact of a season filled with triumph, tragedy, experimentation and change is still being felt. One often hears that 1968 is the year that advertising came to For...
Tags: France, Indianapolis, F1, Ferrari, Autos, Monaco, Formula 1, Honda, Firestone, Lotus, Motorsports, Imperial Tobacco, Goodwood, 1968, Cooper, Mercedes Benz


Amazing Car, Quick History: The Ford GT40, Mark IV.

If you know a little bit about the GT40, now called the Ford GT, you’ve likely heard that there was a rivalry between Ferrari and Ford in the mid-60s centered on the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Enzo Ferrari owned the thing, winning three years in a row by 1963, and Henry Ford wanted to buy in by way of ownership of Ferrari itself. Incensed by Ford’s unwillingness to secede the racing program as part of the arrangement, Ferrari killed the deal. Ford decided to win Le Mans the hard way, and ...
Tags: Featured, Cars, America, Ferrari, Ford, Michigan, Le Mans, Henry Ford, Mark III, Foyt, Dan Gurney, Mark IV, Le Mans in France Enzo Ferrari


Special Paint & Body Issue—April 2018 Muscle Car Review

The April issue of Muscle Car Review magazine is traditionally devoted to the subject of automotive bodywork and painting, and this year the techniques we cover were all performed during the driver-quality restoration of a 1970 GTX at Goachers Street Legends in Kansas. Among the tasks we tackled are a new trunk floor and a complete quarter-panel replacement. Then we cover the entire refinish process on the GTX, from stripping the old paint, to an overview of all the bodywork performed, to paint ...
Tags: Featured, Kansas, Hemi, Shelby, Mustangs, Dan Gurney, MCACN, Muscle Car Review, Dodge Coronet R, Ford Galaxie Sunliner, Jennifer Murphy, Goachers Street Legends, 50th Anniversary Bullitt Mustang


Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition returns for 2018

Images courtesy Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition. It’s tough to be the new kid on the block, but last year’s inaugural Amelia Motoring Film Exhibition (AMFE) proved to be such a success that Popcorn Octane Productions is bringing it back for 2018. This year’s exhibition moves to a new venue, and features a mix of short films, features films, and interactive dialogue sessions designed to appeal to a wide range of enthusiasts. Last year, the evening was held in downtown Fernandina Beach, which ser...
Tags: Germany, Shows, Autos, Jacksonville, Motorsports, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Hagerty, Brumos Racing, Hurley Haywood, Timo Glock, Zanardi, Alex Zanardi, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Daily, Automobilia


We Remember Dan Gurney and His All American Racers Team

Dan Gurney, who died in January at age 86 of complications from pneumonia, was one of those rare race drivers whose success knew no automotive boundaries. He raced European sports cars and NASCAR sedans, Formula 1 cars and Indy cars, Trans-Am and Can-Am. He won the Motor Trend 500 at Riverside so many times that some called it the Gurney 500. Sharing a GT40 with A.J. Foyt, he helped bring Ford its second consecutive Le Mans victory in 1967. He not only won the Indy 500 as a driver seven times, b...
Tags: Featured, Ford, Chrysler, Plymouth, Nascar, Savage, Riverside, Dearborn, Trans Am, Gurney, AAR, Cuda, Indy, J Foyt, Dan Gurney, Bud Moore


Porsche’s Bespoke Grand Prix Car: The 804

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Formula 1, Motorsport, Porsche Motorsports, Dan Gurney, Porsche 804, Jo Bonnier


Dan Gurney, One of the People Who Has Made America Great

He called his cars — made in California — Eagles, and his friends and fans nicknamed him Big Eagle. His company and team were the All American Racers (though they raced Toyotas for some time). He was one of less than a handful of American drivers to win in Formula One, but the only one […] The post Dan Gurney, One of the People Who Has Made America Great appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, History, People, Ford, Autos, News Blog, Dan Gurney, 2018 NAIAS, 1967 Lemans, People Who Has Made America Great


Celebrating Dan Gurney’s Life In Pictures

This recount of Dan Gurney could go on for a novel. How can one stop talking about a man so highly regarded as a racing driver, innovator, engineer, and legend? Spraying champagne after his Le Mans victory set a trend, but was a small footnote in the almanac of accomplishments that Dan Gurney collected in his lifetime. Though his accolades in the arena of road racing are the most notable, like so many from the era, Dan got his start in hot rodding. After his family moved to Riverside, California...
Tags: Europe, News, Porsche, Ferrari, Belgium, States, Firestone, Le Mans, Eagles, Dan, Bruce Kessler, Long Island New York, IMSA, Goodyear, Gurney, Spa Francorchamps


Dan Gurney: 1931-2017

It seems as though more than a few of the performance world’s ground breakers have passed away recently and now unfortunately the list includes one more. Racing legend Dan Gurney died at 86 in Newport Beach, California on January 14, 2018. Although Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren race cars are part of his resume’, Mopar enthusiasts remember Gurney and his racing team for their work with Plymouth in 1970 and helping to market for showroom sales, the AAR ‘Cuda with its three-two-barrel 340 engine. T...
Tags: News, Indianapolis, Evi, Mclaren, Plymouth, Gurney, Newport Beach California, AAR, SCCA, Dan Gurney, Ferrari Porsche, Plymouth AAR, AAR ` Cuda, Keith Black de, All American Racing Gurney, Hours of Daytona Gurney


Dan Gurney: 1931-2018

It seems as though more than a few of the performance world’s ground breakers have passed away recently and now unfortunately the list includes one more. Racing legend Dan Gurney died at 86 in Newport Beach, California on January 14, 2018. Although Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren race cars are part of his resume’, Mopar enthusiasts remember Gurney and his racing team for their work with Plymouth in 1970 and helping to market for showroom sales, the AAR ‘Cuda with its three-two-barrel 340 engine. T...
Tags: News, Indianapolis, Evi, Mclaren, Plymouth, Gurney, Newport Beach California, AAR, SCCA, Dan Gurney, Ferrari Porsche, Plymouth AAR, AAR ` Cuda, Keith Black de, All American Racing Gurney, Hours of Daytona Gurney


2019 Chevrolet Silverado: 9 Silverado Surprises and Delights

Intros are all about flash and video friendly graphics. Our mornings-after closer inspection of Chevy’s newest money-maker, the 2019 Silverado 1500, revealed some pretty cool content. Wide Box How’d Chevy hog out almost 7 inches of extra bed width without widening the bodywork? (Fun fact—trucks over 80.0 inches wide need clearance lights like the Raptor’s, so that’s how wide most of them are.) By changing the construction method. Old Silverados stamped the inner walls and floor as one big...
Tags: Colorado, Ford, Chevy, Car Lists, Silverado, Dan Gurney, Chevy Silveradospeak, Air Dam


Legendary Racer Dan Gurney Remembered as First Porsche F1 Winner

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Tags: News, F1, Autos, Formula 1, Dan Gurney, All American Racers, Porsche 804


Remembering Daniel Sexton Gurney

What I could say about Dan Gurney? On the night of his passing, I could have filled a very long and entertaining book. Born on Long Island, his father was, of all things, an opera singer for The Met. His family moved to SoCal, and Dan grew up steeped in the post-war Southern California hot rod and road racing scene, competing against fellow up-and-coming racers like Carroll Shelby, Richie Ginther, and Phil Hill all over the small country that is The Golden State. American Hero I could go into ...
Tags: Malcolm McDowell, Autos, Long Island, Motorsport, Southern California, Enzo Ferrari, Dan, Phil Hill, Shoei, Dan Gurney, Tony Borroz, Daniel Sexton Gurney, Carroll Shelby Richie Ginther


Dan Gurney: Pioneering F1 driver dies aged 86

Dan Gurney, one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of the 1960s and the first to spray champagne on the podium, dies aged 86.
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Racing legend Dan Gurney, who lived in Newport Beach, dies at age 86

NEWPORT BEACH — Dan Gurney, the first driver with victories in each of the Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR Cup series, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. His wife, Evi, announced his death in a statement distributed by All American Racers Inc. “With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today,” said the statement signed by Evi Gurney, the Gurney family and AAR teammates. FILE – This July 27, 2007 file photo shows legendary rac...
Tags: News, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Obituaries, Evi, Local News, Nascar, Motorsports, Mario Andretti, Dan, Newport, J Douglas Boles, Brabham, Newport Beach


Dan Gurney obituary: 1931-2018

Dan Gurney was one of motorsport's greatest innovators and free-thinking spirits, as well as a world-class driver who survived and excelled in one of racing's most deadly eras
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Dan Gurney Cause Of Death: American Racing Legend Dead At 86

Dan Gurney, the first race car driver to win all the three major competitions — Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday at the age of 86 due to complications from pneumonia. Gurney’s wife, Evi Butz Gurney, announced the legend's death in a statement and said the funeral ceremony will be conducted privately according to Gurney’s wish.
Tags: News, Nascar, Gurney, Dan Gurney, Evi Butz Gurney