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Singer Vehicle Design – Building The Ultimate Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design – Building The Ultimate Porsche 911

Acute attention to detail, vast technical knowledge, love of everything Porsche 911, and a healthy dose of patience are among the attributes that go into every Singer build. You gotta love these guys. Their company motto is “Restored – Reimagined – Reborn” and when they reimagine it’s with performance in mind.

by 07/13/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Featured Car
Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Byron Sanborn is a long-time fan of all things BMW. He loves driving them and tinkers with them for a living. His shop, Vintage Racing Motors, located in Redmond, Washington, builds, maintains, and pulls track support duty for numerous old Bavarians still working hot laps on the vintage racing circuit. Byron has a nice stable of his own and the standout is this 1974 2002 Turbo.

by 05/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car
Sweet Swap: 240Z Meets 370Z

Sweet Swap: 240Z Meets 370Z

Fever Racing out of Tampa, Florida gets the kudos for this clean swap that drops a Nissan VQ37VHR out of a 370Z into its great-great grandfather and founder of the Zed car, the Datsun 240Z. The swap was pulled off by using a McKinney Motorsports VQ35 swap kit, and of course Fever had to inject some boost into the deal by bolting on twin Garrett GTX3071R turbochargers. The goal is to surpass 1,000 horsepower and 8,000 rpm.

by 01/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car, Sweet Builds
Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Brian Fitzgerald’s Jeepster

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Brian Fitzgerald’s Jeepster

Most of the time hand-me-downs are a bummer… a worn pair of blue jeans or a battered and bruised toy. Cars are also passed along and, like toys, some are battered and bruised but others can become heirlooms. Meet Brian Fitzgerald, the lucky sibling left holding the keys to this highly desirable 1948 Jeepster.

SEMA Lincoln: Built For Burnouts & Disturbing The Peace

SEMA Lincoln: Built For Burnouts & Disturbing The Peace

The best project cars start with sentimental meaning. Some conjure childhood memories, others are the stereotypical dream car, and some scratch an itch and become the memory machines or dream cars for future generations. Meet the latest addition to our family.

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Bob Mehler’s 1955 Chevrolet 210 Del Ray

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Bob Mehler’s 1955 Chevrolet 210 Del Ray

Tri-Five Chevrolets (1955 – 1957) are the quintessential street rod. These cars were the first fresh GM designs after World War II as the previous model’s silhouette can be traced back to 1940. More importantly, they were fitted with Chevy’s game-changing small-block V8. Bob Mehler’s ’55 210 Del Ray hits all the high notes.

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Jim Terhar’s 1962 Bel Air Bubbletop

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Jim Terhar’s 1962 Bel Air Bubbletop

  Think of Chevy Bel Airs and most of us will default to the Tri-Fives (’55 – ’57), one of the most-rodded platforms from the ’50s. But they lived well into the ’60s and there is another iconic, rare, and desirable Bel Air out there: the bubbletop. Well-executed mods can make these coupes look and drive awesome. Just ask Jim Terhar.

ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

No matter how you look at it, this highly-tuned weapon of speed has the numbers to impress. It pegged a 2,500 horsepower chassis dyno, blasted 244 mph in the ½ mile, 6.98 seconds in the quarter mile, and it’s still “street legal.” We caught up with it at the recent Import FaceOff event at Woodburn Raceway in Oregon.

by 06/14/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car, Racing
Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Robert Shick’s 1964 Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Robert Shick’s 1964 Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

We’d seen the Cortina prowling previous Caffeine & Gasoline shows but the cosmic tumblers never aligned. That all changed May 3rd. We spotted the owner, Robert Shick of Dupont, WA, when he was showing someone the engine. The more we saw, the more we were enamored with the British Blue Oval. This car’s feel-good story starts on eBay.

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Danny Gogue’s 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab

Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Danny Gogue’s 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab

When you see Danny Gogue next to his 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 Double Cab all is right with the world. They belong to each other. You could see them on opposite sides of the parking lot and easily connect the dots between car and owner. We did. When we saw his Double Cab at our recent Caffeine & Gasoline® event we just knew.

by 03/20/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car, People