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Foot to the Floor: The Speed Journal Goes Full Tilt At Auto Club Speedway

From the spectator’s viewpoint in the grandstands or watching on the television, the speeds of NASCAR stock cars or IndyCar open-wheel cars on a speedway can be deceiving. When all the cars are consistently running similar speeds and running together, it can be easy to lose track...
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Racing Through Time at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

During the month of August, the Monterey peninsula is transformed into an automotive festival. Many events over many days ensure that there is more to see and do than time available. Some events feature static displays of the rare, the pristine and the historically significant. T...
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Arch Motorcycle: Designing the Perfect Ride

Arch Motorcycle is a small company located in Los Angeles. It is a very young company and has less than a dozen staff. To date, it has made less than three dozen motorcycles and has capacity for only about 30 per year. With a price point touching $80,000 for one bike, its potenti...
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Roush Performance RS3 – Pumping Up the Mustang

Slicing through the California countryside, the 2017 Roush Performance Stage 3 Mustang is clearly something unique. It is visually striking and the throaty V-8 commands attention. It turns heads and even those unfamiliar with the Roush name are compelled to take a closer look. ...
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United States Touring Car Championship: Cost Effective Door-to-Door Racing

If you want to go racing, you don’t need an open wheeled purpose built single seater missile with wide tires and a big rear wing and a pit crew to keep it running. You don’t even need a pricey Porsche, Ferrari or Corvette. Head to the track with the United States Touring Car Cham...
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A Tour of the Mercedes Benz Museum: The Speed Journal Visits the Home of th...

Over eight million people have visited the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart since it opened in 2006. Recently, Speed Journal principal Jeff Francis visited and took his own walk through Mercedes Benz history. Whereas some other automotive museums focus on their own histories ...
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Italian Car Clichés Come to Life at Concorso Italiano

Soul, passion and grace. Traditional cliché words that encapsulate the stylistic beauty of Italian cars. During The Speed Journal’s visit to Concorso Italiano, the Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey California was full of gorgeous examples that can often only be described stereo...
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Climbing the Performance Driving Ladder: the Porsche Owners Club at Laguna ...

What better way for The Speed Journal to spend a long weekend than with the Porsche Owners Club at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Jeff Francis recently jumped in a race-prepared Porsche Boxster hardtop to join the fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny...
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The Porsche Museum at Zuffenhausen – The Cars Speak for Themselves

Visiting the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany is really more like visiting a friend with a huge car collection spanning seven decades who has the means and skills to maintain it, drive the cars constantly, loan them out to friends, and actually have more cars than space to st...