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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2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 – At the Track

October 22, 2015 - Features

By Brendan R. Appel If you’ve read our street review of the C7, you know we think the new Stingray is one of the best sports car values on the market today.  But today’s enthusiasts want something that works on the track just as well…

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A Smart Fortwo at $80 a Day

October 22, 2015 - Features

by Jake Berg Guest Contributor The 2016 Smart Fortwo is upon us.  First unveiled at the 1998 Paris Motor Show, the Fortwo has always been a hit in congested European cities. In the United States, however, the car did not sell as much as Daimler…

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Chevy Serious About Camaro Performance

October 21, 2015 - Features

  By Brendan Appel The all-new sixth-generation Camaro isn’t due in showrooms for a few more weeks, but Chevrolet is already announcing a bevy of track performance upgrades that will be available starting in late 2015 and early 2016, just in time for track season….

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The All-New McLaren 570s

October 20, 2015 - Features

  By Paul Herrold The room suddenly became quiet, all attention being given to the center of the floor. As the cover is removed, audible gasps are heard throughout the room. The spot lights immediately reflect the deep hue of an orange color so intense,…

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2015 Corvette Stingray Z51

October 20, 2015 - Features

By Brendan R. Appel On January 17th, 1953 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, Chevrolet unveiled something to the world that forever changed the American car landscape. With the quintessential 1950’s name of “GM Motorama,” Chevrolet showed off its white, two-door convertible…

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