STEALING THE 500: The Story of Carroll Shelby's 1968 Turbine-Powered Indycar, Part 1 of 2

STEALING THE 500: The Story of Carroll Shelby's 1968 Turbine-Powered Indycar, Part 1 of 2

August 26, 2016 The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance  ...

Cox Runs 2nd Before Cutting Tire; Ebeling Wins Lonesome Pine

Cox Runs 2nd Before Cutting Tire; Ebeling Wins Lonesome Pine

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TIME TO WIN: A Week in the Life of a Short Track Racer

TIME TO WIN: A Week in the Life of a Short Track Racer

August 1, 2016 The Stephen Cox Blog is Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance  ...

COLLECTOR CARS: Road Trip, 1971 Ford Torino vs 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass

COLLECTOR CARS: Road Trip, 1971 Ford Torino vs 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass

July 2016 Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance   In ...

What's Going On? The EPA's Plan to Annex Auto Racing

What's Going On? The EPA's Plan to Annex Auto Racing

June 28, 2016 Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance   &nb...

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August 26, 2016
The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by McGunegill Engine Performance 
PART 1 of 2
 
He wasn't the first to try, nor was he the last. Armed with a huge budget, a massive turbine engine and two of the finest drivers on the planet, in the spring of 1968 Carroll Shelby was ready to steal the Indianapolis 500.
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Coeburn, Virginia (August 7, 2016) – A new face to the Super Cup Stock Car Series paired up with a familiar name to the region, and it turned out to be a winning combination in the return to Lonesome Pine Raceway after a six-year absence.
August 1, 2016
 
 
Last season was a dream year. Seven starts produced three poles, a track record, five podiums and three wins.
 
This year not so much.
 
My car caught fire in a well-publicized road race at Circuit of the Americas, burning the team's Porsche to the ground and sending me to intensive care.
July 2016
 
In 1970, everyone took a two week vacation once per year. It was as American as apple pie. Two of the era's great, economical mid-sized cars perfectly suited for such epic road trips were Ford's Torino and the Cutlass from Oldsmobile.
June 28, 2016
Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance
 
 
Even as Americans grill hot dogs, gawk at fireworks and celebrate freedoms we don't have, the Environmental Protection Agency recently planned to hit the motorsports community with a devastating blow. Although the agency now appears to be backing off the original plan, there is still no clear legislation to prevent it from reappearing.

The EPA's Clean Air Act, which has afflicted decent people since 1970, is an ever-growing but never totally understood mass of vagueness that the EPA calls upon any time it craves yet another vast expansion of its already criminally overreaching power.
June 28, 2016
Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance
 
 
When I was doing it, I got paid to drive. You were judged on your merit as a driver... not the check that you brought,” Darren Manning said while sipping an after-hours beer and relaxing in the lobby of his company's new facility on the west side of Indianapolis.

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