1955 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Racer For Sale: eBay Find

For sale on eBay, this Chevrolet C1 Corvette was turned into a race car in an effort to commemorate the famous EX87/5951 Corvette that set the speed record at Daytona Beach in January of 1956. The objective was to “accurately portray the paint scheme and configuration” of the history-making Corvette race car, with all the work being done by J D Corvette in Bellflower, California.

According to the listing, this particular chassis has no racing history, but has appeared in numerous shows, such as the Monterey Historics/Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and the Wine Country Classic/Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival where it, in fact, won the Best Overall Performance and Presentation Of The Event prize, not to mention awards from other events.

Besides that, the Vette has been raced multiple times at Coronado and Portland, and is a consistent top 5 finisher in a race group that consists of the same period, purpose-built “specials.” Add that to its good looks and

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College students save history of newest car on historic register

Students from College of Charleston did research on the Anderson | HVA photos

Students from College of Charleston did research on the Anderson | HVA photos

A 1920 Anderson, a model Six convertible roadster, has become the first automobile added to the National Historic Vehicle Register because of its local and regional historic significance, the Historic Vehicle Association announced. The HVA credited students at the College of Charleston in South Carolina for preserving that piece of history.

The car is one of only seven known survivors of South Carolina’s first automobile company, which produced 5,500 vehicles from 1916 to 1922.

Students in the American Automotive History and Documentation course, launched this semester within the College of Charleston’s Historic Preservation and Community Planning department, documented the car’s history using guidelines set by the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Heritage Documentation, the Historic American

... read more at: https://journal.classiccars.com/2016/11/09/college-students-save-history-newest-car-historic-register/

Fool No One In This Pontiac GTO Based Bugatti Veyron Replica: eBay Find

The majority of kit cars made to look mid-engine Ferraris and Lamborghinis use a cheaper mid-engine car as the base, such as a Pontiac Fiero or Toyota MR2. The builder of this Bugatti Veyron replica took a slightly different approach though and formed the fiberglass body around a 2004 Pontiac GTO chassis.

As far as replica exotic cars go, this appears to be one of the better ones. It actually looks somewhat like a Veyron, especially from the back, where the four circular taillights and fake W16 engine have been expertly integrated. Still, that’s like being the best of your friends at Guitar Hero, no one really cares unless it’s the real thing.

If there’s one thing that is real on this Veyron replica, it’s the performance. It might not be the levels of performance the real Veyron delivers, but the 365 horsepower LS1 engine in the GTO is no

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/09/fool-no-one-with-this-pontiac-gto-based-bugatti-veyron-replica-ebay/

Still Need A Car For The Dream Cruise? Consider This 1964 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

Up for sale on Craigslist for less than $15K could be your pinch-hitting vehicle for this weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise. Though, it is far from stock, if you care about that sort of thing.

Here we have a (relatively) clean 1964 Cadillac Coupe De Ville that now gets its grunt courtesy of a 5.3L Vortec 5300 V8 lifted from a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. Aftermarket air filter aside, we’re told the engine is completely stock and counts just 32,000 miles. Not technically an LS-swap, but close enough.

The install looks pretty clean from where were standing. The install looks pretty clean from where were standing.

The install looks pretty clean from where we’re standing.

Thankfully, the owner also swapped the tranny for sturdier bit of kit in the form of a 4L60 automatic transmission, also

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2015/08/still-need-a-car-for-the-dream-cruise-consider-this-1964-cadillac-coupe-de-ville/

White supremacist gang conspired to kill Colorado prisons director, new documents allege

New documents obtained by The Denver Post quote Texas law enforcement officials saying what Colorado authorities still will not: The assassination of prisons director Tom Clements was orchestrated by a white supremacist prison gang.

The Texas documents, obtained through an open-records request, reveal a spiderweb of phone calls between gunman Evan Ebel and fellow members of the 211 Crew in the days before and after Clements’ killing on March 19, 2013. Some of those calls came two days later while Ebel was leading Texas lawmen on a 100 mph chase that led to a crash and, ultimately, his death in a shootout.

After investigators retrieved phone numbers from the phones Ebel had been using, authorities in Texas and Colorado made six arrests, half of them never previously reported.

The arrests stemmed from the gang members’ dealings with Ebel, but none was directly linked to Clements’ killing, which remains officially unsolved more than three

... read more at: https://www.denverpost.com/2016/05/27/white-supremacist-gang-conspired-to-kill-colorado-prisons-director-new-documents-allege/

Vintage racing: Goodwood looks back, but also to the future

The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates its 25th year with a theme of “Perks of Performance – Motorsports game-changers” on June 29-July 2 in England. Since it first ran in 1993, the event allows enthusiasts to get up close and personal with motorsports legends, favorite cars, and also catch a glimpse of new cars.

This year, the event celebrates race cars, rally cars, and bikes that were so good they forced a rule change, or at least a slight tweak in regulations.

2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed F1 car | Goodwood photo

Among the featured vehicles will be thousand-horsepower turbocharged Grand Prix cars from the 1980s, Can-Am racers, European racers from the 1930s, and Group B rally cars.

Additionally, the reigning F1 champion, Nico Roseberg, will take the 2014 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport W05 Hybrid up Goodwood’s demanding 1.16-mile hill climb circuit. Also challenging the hill will be the

... read more at: https://journal.classiccars.com/2017/06/14/vintage-racing-goodwood-looks-back-also-future/

2017 Buick LaCrosse First Drive

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse seems destined to never get the credit it deserves. It’s bound to be dismissed as just another full-size sedan relic, ignored by those who habitually visit their Lexus dealer every few years for a new ES. This new LaCrosse will inevitably be overshadowed in the Buick showroom by SUVs and never fully appreciated by the majority of its buyers who simply want a big, comfy, and quiet car.

That destiny would be a shame. The completely redesigned LaCrosse is now a legitimate luxury car, not because advertisements say it is, but for the way it drives, the way it looks, and the way it cossets you inside. The former is really the most impressive, since it’s also the most surprising.

During the LaCrosse press launch in Portland, Oregon, Buick boasted how comfortable and exceedingly quiet the car is,

... read more at: https://www.autoblog.com/2016/08/05/2017-buick-lacrosse-first-drive-review/

Ask the Expert Advice: If Your Facebook Ads Aren’t Working, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Q: What is the best way to effectively reach and get engagement through Facebook ads?
–Michelangelo Alimo

A: So many people these days argue that everyone should be advertising on Facebook — that the potential reach, advanced targeting features and huge returns some marketers see make it a good idea for every business and every brand. Of course that’s not true. Facebook ads aren’t for everybody, and the growing level of competition I’m seeing means that new marketers should proceed with caution when launching their first campaigns.

If you aren’t seeing strong engagement and you’re confident that your demographic targeting is good, the following questions should help you optimize:

Related: Lessons Outdoor Ad Media Needs to Learn from Mobile’s Woes

1. Are you measuring your goals?

If you want to optimize your campaigns, you need to know have something to measure your optimization against — and that means

... read more at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/286232

The launching of merchant steamship SS Terre Haute honored hometown

Amid considerable fanfare, a 9,000-ton merchant steamship glided gracefully into the Delaware River at historic Chester Shipyards, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 22, 1919.

With a band playing “On the Banks of the Wabash Far Away” before more than 1,000 spectators, Margaret Minshall Craig, a Terre Haute native, smashed a champagne bottle over the ship’s bow and shouted, “I christen thee ‘Terre Haute.’”

The weather was perfect. Mrs. Craig appeared on the launching platform carrying a large bouquet of flowers wrapped by a ribbon with “S.S. Terre Haute” in gold letters, a gift from the officials. She gave the bottle an athletic swing as if she had been christening ships all of her life.

The S.S. Terre Haute was 401 feet long and 54 feet across. The hull was 32 feet, 9 inches deep. Its wireless masts towered 10 stories above the surface. It cost $2 million, $200,000 more than estimated by Charles Peddle, a

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