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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
Parking Spot Car Feature: John Truong’s Turbocharged M-Powered E30 Convertible

Parking Spot Car Feature: John Truong’s Turbocharged M-Powered E30 Convertible

There was something about this white E30 drop-top that caught our eye the second it rolled into the M Car Day show. The Epsilon meshie wheels, the stance, and the sound emanating from the engine all hinted at something special. We followed it and even amongst all the M-Power cars selected it to spotlight as a feature car.

Parking Spot Car Feature: Chris Konecny’s 1963 Chevy Nova

Parking Spot Car Feature: Chris Konecny’s 1963 Chevy Nova

There are many ways to announce your arrival. Vibrant, glistening paint is our favorite but your car’s stance, or better yet its sound can also do the trick. A gurgling, rhythmic rumble from a lumpy V8 or the whine of a supercharger tugging at the bit ready for action will make any enthusiast with a heartbeat snap to attention.

Parking Spot Car Feature: Roger Kennedy’s 1972 Datsun 510

Parking Spot Car Feature: Roger Kennedy’s 1972 Datsun 510

Cruising the grounds at Griot’s Garage during our September Caffeine & Gasoline we came across this tricked out old school Datsun. Roger Kennedy owns the 1972 Datsun 510 and he has modernized his ride with an engine swap, updated rolling stock, and enhanced the suspension, making it a dream machine for any vintage import fan.

Parking Spot Car Feature: Jason Anderson’s 1955 Porsche Continental

Parking Spot Car Feature: Jason Anderson’s 1955 Porsche Continental

The 1955 Porsche Continental is a rare, one-year-only, America-only offering that’s basically a 1500 with a catchy, made-for-America nameplate. Porsche’s marketing scheme backfired as Ford took exception to the use of Continental which was its line-topping Lincoln product and sued. This one had a football huddle of people around it.

by 08/31/2016 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Featured Car
Parking Spot Car Feature – Lead Sled, A Stock-Class Drag Racing Icon Of The ’70s

Parking Spot Car Feature – Lead Sled, A Stock-Class Drag Racing Icon Of The ’70s

This edition of Parking Spot Car Feature got started because the car in question happened to be parked where John Bunker, our interactive designer and photographer, usually parks. Little did we know the perfectly patina’d wagon was 2-1/4 tons of drag racing history.

Parking Spot Car Feature – Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe

Parking Spot Car Feature – Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe

Show stopper, head turner… the adjectives one can use to describe Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe don’t just flow, they gush. When we saw the sleek machine at the June Caffeine & Gasoline we knew it deserved a deeper look.