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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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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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The New Ford GT – A Race Car for the Road

Many marques over the years have advertised their road cars as bred by the race track or related to their racing cousins. Fewer have a product in their showrooms that so closely resembles the race car version as the third incarnation of the Ford GT. https://www.youtube.com...
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Where Legends are Born – a Day at Spa Francorchamps

Tucked into the dense forests and rolling hills of the Ardennes in eastern Belgium, Spa Francorchamps is one of the world’s most historic, iconic and dramatic natural terrain road courses. The track has made heroes of the cars and drivers along the way. Dan Gurney won the Spa ...
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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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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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Fine Art or Collector Cars? Stunning Automobiles at Bonhams Quail Lodge Auc...

Masters of fine art and automobiles alike, Bonhams international auction house showed their prowess during the Quail Lodge Auction. Under the tent, automotive specialists Micheal Caimano and Rupert Banner showcased masterpieces from McLaren, Ferrari and Maserati, each truly speci...
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A Day at the Nurburgring – Rewards Earned at a Track that Demands Res...

Since 1927, the Nurburgring in the Eifel Mountains of western Germany has attracted the imagination of fans, drivers, teams, and manufacturers. It has also demanded their respect. When The Speed Journal was making plans for a European adventure, the Nürburgring was a mandatory...