Race Cars

300-mph Bonneville Salt Racer: 1953 Studebaker

This car is a champion, in more ways than one. It’s a heavily modified 1953 Studebaker Champion and it regularly set records at over 200 mph on the salt flats in Bonneville. Now the heavily patinaed coupe, dripping with… more»

Pair of 1940s Soap Box Derby Cars

Who remembers soap box derby racing? I recall seeing it on 1960s TV shows, but that was about it. It started with a group of kids in the 1930s who cobbled together some miniature race cars out of wood… more»

Huge Collection of True Barn Finds: Take a Browse

An actual barn. Full of barn finds. That’s what’s up for auction in this mega-sale. Three sets of lots total to 230+ cars, with the only proviso being that these cars are in the Netherlands. This tip comes to… more»

One-Off Former Race Car: 1953 Porsche 356 Abarth Borghi

Nevadahalftrack sent us a tip that was no doubt meant to confound the Barn Finds research capabilities. Here at Car & Classic is a 1953 Porsche 356 Abarth Borghi with an asking price of €195,000, located in Belgium, and… more»

Vintage Race Car: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Junior Johnson is frequently cited as the fellow who said that if you want to make a small fortune in racing, start with a large one.  Big-time racing has always been a money thing.  Thanks to the power of… more»

Windsor V8 Power! 1969 Lotus Europa S2

And now for an installment of “When enough is just right, too much is perfect!”. Today’s subject is a highly modified 1969 Lotus Europa that supposedly, at one time, was an actual track car but has since been converted… more»

Le Mans History! 1960 Chevrolet Corvette

When a company founded by a Swiss American with a French name builds a sports car named for a French fast attack ship, it seems inevitable that such a car should race in France. As it happens, this 1960… more»

LeMans History: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88/ZL1 Greenwood Race Car

It is a harsh reality that many race cars will meet an inglorious end. Some will give their lives in the field of battle, while others will find new homes when they have served their useful purpose. However, many… more»

Old-School Gasser Style! 1963 Chevrolet Impala

Nostalgic gasser-style drag cars may be making a comeback, but this 1963 Chevrolet Impala in North Judson, Indiana gained its lightweight beam axle front suspension in 1966! The drag-style classic ran a 409 four-speed combination for a while, followed by… more»

Racing History! 1963 Ford Galaxie 500

The partnership between Ford Motor Company and Dearborn Steel Tubing Company (DST) produced show cars and race cars built by DST, which acted as a specialty manufacturing house for Ford. When DST’s Jim “Hammer” Mason decided to go racing,… more»

Rally Replica: 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2

Group B represented the pinnacle of rally sport. This set of rules, introduced in 1982 for sport grand touring cars, spurred a flurry of development by Peugeot, Audi, Lancia, Opel, and Ford – all jostling for primacy in the… more»

1969 Dodge Charger SCRAPTONA!

Thirty years ago on a Saturday night in the South, you might find a car like this 1969 Dodge Charger screaming around a dirt track to the crowd’s cheers. Low-budget race teams will throw something together using any pieces… more»

Racing Heritage: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ

In 1956, a privateer crashed his Giulietta Sprint Veloce while racing the Mille Miglia. He promptly shipped the car to coachbuilder Zagato for a patch job, but what emerged instead was an aerodynamic alloy body with plexiglas windows that… more»

The “Chagster”! 1982 Checker Marathon

Getting picked up in this 1982 Checker Marathon taxi and telling the driver to “Step on it” could render a unique car hire service experience. At first blush, it’s obvious that it’s hardly in what would be considered an… more»

Historic Bathurst Winner: 2021 Holden ZB Commodore Supercar

On Saturday, March 11th, 2023, Australian motorsport entered a brave new world. Not only did it see a new generation of vehicles take to the grid for the first race of the 2023 season, but it was the first… more»

Trade Wanted: 1970 Plymouth Superbird Hemi

Here is a rare bird indeed, the one-year-only 1970 Plymouth Superbird, for sale or trade on eBay. Located in Prior Lake, Minnesota, this Superbird is one of only 135 Hemi-powered examples. The Lemon Twist bodywork, paint, interior, motor, and… more»