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11:00 am 2019 Fall Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
2019 Fall Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
I am offering the Club the use of my rail side spot for this year’s Aiken Fall Steeplechase on Saturday, October 26th. My spot is #262 on the Outside Rail (see map) right at a[...]
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8:00 am Tail of the Dragon Weekend @ The Gap
Tail of the Dragon Weekend @ The Gap
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – Nov 3 @ 8:00 am
The “event” hotel is the Quality Inn & Suites in Robbinsville, NC. The rooms are small and it is kind of pricey for what you get, but it is luxurious compared some of the other[...]

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This Porsche 914-6 Is Forgotten Only by Those Who Don’t Know

Here is another vid from Petrolicious1 and also related to the Club’s visit to Mini Tec last month. A more vaguely related though, because they had a bright yellow what looked like race prepped one on the side of the shop and shell of one back in the junkyard-slash-used parts are.

Mr. Jack Griffin has owned this 1970 Porsche 914-6 for thirty-eight years. Even though he’d been looking for a 911 (and has since owned several), he has completely fallen for its light, quick manner and very predictable, solid handling. And while he doesn’t consider the Porsche beautiful, Jack does think it looks “interesting” and loves the rarity. It may not be as popular as the 911, but this 914-6 ensures that the model, far from forgotten, will grow in prestige.

1. Probably quite a bit of the Drive In Movies will be be from Petrolicious collection as they do some marvelous short movies about some marvelous cars.

The Mini Cooper Has Rockstar Status

From Petrolicious:
There are certain cars that define a place and time. Cars that are so part of the culture that they helped to define it. The Mini is one of them. But why is that? Well, as Mr. Sumner Norman explains, it’s because the Mini was ubiquitous–everyone bought one, be it moms shopping for groceries or international recording stars like the Beatles who recognized its universal appeal. And just like Beetles (the VWs mind you, not the boys from Liverpool) and Ford Model Ts, people began modifying Minis for racing almost as soon as they hit the marketplace…

ND MX5’s on the Assembly Line

Watch a bit of Mazda putting together your next Miata…

Rita Hayworth’s Cadillac Ghia is Quintessential Los Angeles

The story of this 1953 Cadillac couldn’t possibly be a more quintessentially Los Angeles story than it already is. In the early 1950s, international playboy and south-Asian royalty Aly Khan purchased this Ghia-bodied Cadillac in an attempt to recapture actress Rita Hayworth’s attention. They had been married for a few years, but their relationship was ending and according to legend, this was his last gasp attempt to save their love.

It didn’t work, they split up permanently, but Hayworth did keep the car.

Porsche 356 Outlaw

Nowadays, it seems “outlaw” Porsches are everywhere and all the rage. Back in the mid-1990s, however, when Mr. Jack Griffin decided to modify his 1955 Porsche 356 Continental, he wasn’t following a customization trend or fad but, rather, taking it upon himself to build the car Porsche would have built given the technology and resources.

Purists may scowl, but Jack finally has the Porsche he always wanted.