Michelin and XBOX Host 24 Hour Forza Motorsports Challenge

June 14, 2016 - Features

by Brendan Appel   Winner receives a free trip to the 2017 24 Hour of Le Mans Today at the Petersen Automotive museum, Michelin and Xbox announced they will host a global 24 Hours Challenge online with the Forza Motorsport 6 game. The competition will…

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2016 Chicago Auto Show Roundup

February 17, 2016 - Features

by Brendan R. Appel After a somewhat disappointing Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, our hopes were high that we might see a few more special announcements at the Chicago Auto Show.  While there weren’t many surprises, we did have a chance to talk to…

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2016 North American International Auto Show Roundup

January 15, 2016 - Features

by Brendan R. Appel Do you remember last year’s Detroit Auto Show, which featured such dream cars as the reincarnated Ford GT and Acura NSX, the incredible Shelby Mustang GT350 and Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, and even the brutish yet thoroughly awesome 2017 Ford Raptor? …

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The Ferrari 458 Italia

January 10, 2016 - Features

by Camden Murphy, Sons of Speed Racing Consultant Within the world of NASCAR and stock cars, everything is made to be simple.  This is not due to a lack of technology or the charge that the sport does not embrace modernization but, rather, is because…

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Ford Dealers to Focus RS Buyers: Bring Your Wallets!

December 22, 2015 - Features

My less than satisfying quest to become a Ford owner by Paul Herrold Occasionally, a new car comes to market that is destined for glory before a single body panel is ever stamped.  A car that everybody wants to have and the media can’t get…

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Doing Good at 150mph: March of Dimes Drive for Babies

December 11, 2015 - Features

by Brendan Appel Dateline: October 2, 2015, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin What does a lifelong car enthusiast, SCCA racer and all around track rat do when he wants to support a worthwhile, charitable cause? Write a check perhaps?  Volunteer some time?  Certainly both excellent…

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The Porsche 991 911 GT3

November 24, 2015 - Features

by Josh Bilicki, Sons of Speed Racing Consultant Created in 1964 by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the founder Ferdinand Porsche, the rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive Porsche 911 is one of world’s most iconic automobiles. From the refinement of an everyday driver to the savageness of a…

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How to Properly Winterize Your Car

November 19, 2015 - Features

by Brendan R. Appel If you a reader of Sons of Speed and live in the snow belt, chances are you also have a rear-wheel drive sports car you’re about to put away for the next 4 to 5 months.  Whether you’ve stored cars before…

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Ford Misses a Golden Opportunity with the Focus RS

November 1, 2015 - Features

by Paul Herrold There are few times in automotive history when the planets align, a manufacturer sees a fantastic opportunity and goes for it.  For Dodge, it was “why not build a modern day Cobra?” and the absurd but immensely popular Viper was born, bringing…

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Ford Adds Flux Capacitor Option

October 27, 2015 - Features

By Brendan R. Appel   Ford apparently has some Back to the Future fans who added a “Flux Capacitor – Happy Back to the Future Day” option to a Ford Focus RS.  Yes, you too can travel in time, and in the new 350hp RS,…

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