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Shirley Muldowney known as ”Cha Cha” or “First Lady Of Drag Racing”!

Shirley Muldowney born on June 19, 1940 in Burlington,Vermont also known professionally as “Cha Cha” and the “First Lady of Drag Racing” is an American auto racer. She was the first woman that receive a licence from the National Hot Rod Association(NHRA) to drive a Top Fuel Dragster!She won the NHRA Top Fuel championship in 1977, 1980 and 1982, becoming the first person to win two and three Top Fuel titles.She won a total of 18 NHRA national events. Muldowney start street racing in the 1950s in Schenectady, New York!She…

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Did You Know Willys Build a Fiberglass Sports Car in The 1960s?

The Willys Overland Interlagos was the first sports car to be built in Brazil, produce locally under license, the using the Renault Alpine A108. The A108 was developed and built by the independent French carmaker Jean Rédélé in 1956, based on the Renault Dauphine platform, but with a special steel backbone type chassis. The Renault Dauphine cars had been produced in Brazil since 1959 by WOB and all the mechanical components were available. Demand was so high that by the end of 1962, 131 cars inspired in the A108 were…

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Dodge-PPG M4S Pace Car Designer Bob Ackerman Talks About His “Baby”

Turbochargers, twin cams and other performance components are available to make a car powered by an economical four-cylinder engine go fast. Maybe elevating the engine to the non-economical class! But what if the car has to go faster than mechanical modifications can deliver? Really fast, like a race car. After engine development, aerodynamics become a factor. To boost performance further, design or modify the car to cut efficiently through the air mass it impacts as it accelerates. Indy race fans and Mopar fans should, and usually do, know of one…

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1985 IROC Z28 Found In A Storage Container BRAND NEW

When you think of buying a brand new car, your mind might date back a few years. Maybe you could find a nice 2012 that had a never before signed title. What if we told you that it was possible to get your hands on a brand spankin’ new 1985 Chevrolet Camaro? That’s exactly the situation that this video uploader found himself in as he came across this gem hidden away in a shipping trailer. Check out the video below as we have a rare sighting of a diamond in…

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General Lee vs The Bandit Trans Am – Best Car Chase Ever?

If you were to compile a list of the most classic movie cars of all time, there is absolutely no way that you could leave the General Lee and the Bandit off of that list. This time, the notorious Dodge Charger and Pontiac Trans Am go head-to-head in a little bit of a movie mash up car chase for the ages. It’s pretty neat to see these cars going at it outside of their movie roles! This one will have you waltzing down memory lane as the two “old-school cool” rides…

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In 1979, Aston Martin Built A Twin-Turbo Wedge That Could Reach 191MPH

No carmaker was immune to the Seventies. Everyone was looking toward the future, to pop-up headlights and skyscraper-swinging doors and long, low front ends that could shear off an ankle or two. Spaceships of our brave new world! The Italians led the way, with Bertone, Pininfarina, and Italdesign—but Mercedes-Benz presented the C111, Mazda the RX500, and GM the Aerovette. And despite all the tradition, despite all the upper-crust British stuffiness and the prep-school toffs with Holland & Holland side-by-side shotguns who gravitate toward the brand, not even Aston Martin was…

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The Bugatti that lay at the bottom of a lake for 73 years – the playboy owner didn’t want to pay the tax bill

He didn’t want to pay the customs bill so he drove it over the Italian border to nearby Lake Maggiore — the customs officers pushed into the deep waters of the lake. The value of the car was less than the money owed and the customs officer was compelled to destroy it. Hemmings.com writes: For the locals around Lake Maggiore on the Italian-Swiss border, the mythology surrounding the Bugatti in the Lake was well known. This particular 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia Roadster used to belong to Golden Age of Grand…

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This Guy Built His Dream Jaguar By Hand

If you could make your own car, what would you build? Perhaps more important, actually, is who you’ll ask to build it. Choosing to have a ’50s-inspired sports racing car built to your specifications is special, but even more so is who did the work on this stunning, one-of-a-kind CMC Jaguar that is now being offered for sale. As we’ve shown on Petrolicious many times, our modern world is still filled with the sort of craftspeople who could have worked alongside the masters at Italian carrozzeria. Many are in restoration,…

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The story behind the barn-find, 50-year-old Ferrari that just sold at auction for $16.2 million

A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder  found in a rural French barn just hit the action block — and netted an impressive $16.2 million. That number surpasses the $14.74 million pricetag the auctioneers at Artcurial expected the car to fetch. The 250 GT is considered one of the most expensive classic cars, and occupies 13 spots on the list of most expensive cars ever sold, The Guardian notes. This example of the Califorian Spyder is one of only 37 ever produced. Here’s what it might look like once fully restored: Reuters…

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