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Portion of Bonneville Salt Flats Resurfaced

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 06-25-2014

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Diamond Bar, CA (June 24, 2014) - An estimated 2,000 tons of salt were successfully deposited on the mud surface at the end of the access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats.  It was graded and then dried to a hard concrete-like racing surface.  Although modest in scope, the project demonstrates that it should be possible to deposit dry salt in targeted areas so as to help preserve our national treasure, the site where land speed records have been set over the past 100 years. 
 
The project took place over several days in mid-June.  It was organized by the Save the Salt Coalition in coordination with the Southern California Timing Associatio

Barrett-Jackson Cup Return to the 2nd Annual Hot August Nights Auction $100,000 in prizes

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 06-25-2014

 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.,  — Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is upping the ante when it comes to best in show competitions. Held in downtown Reno, the Barrett-Jackson Cup is back for the 2nd Annual Hot August Nights Auction, July 31-Aug. 2, with a prize purse north of $100,000 and growing.
 
With the help of generous sponsors like General Motors, Ford, Sherwin Williams, Craftsman, Waterloo, Adam’s Polish and more, the purse has more than doubled since the inaugural event last year. The prize package and trophy top all other similar awards in the industry, with the added bonus of national television coverage. The Ultimate Best in Show trophy is awarded along with $30,000 cash and other huge prizes on the auction block and seen around 

PLANET SHELBY COBRA TO AUCTION 2006 SHELBY GT-H AT BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION IN RENO

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 06-18-2014

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RENO, Nev. – Planet Shelby Cobra will auction one of the few 2006 Shelby GT-H coupes (Lot #700) owned and used by Shelby American at no reserve during the Barrett-Jackson Hot August Nights auction in Reno, Nevada, which runs July 31-August 2. Documented by the Shelby factory, used frequently by Carroll Shelby and his executives for the past 6 years and with only 500 built, the 2006 GT-H coupe is a highly collectible vehicle and an exciting piece of American history.
“The 2006 Shelby GT-H coupe is a powerful performance vehicle,” said Stephen Becker, president of Planet Shelby Cobra. “Its black exterior is set off with gold ‘Le Mans’ dual racing stripes and ‘Shelby GT-H’ rocker stripes. Ford Racing Performance Group’s Power Pack really kicks up the V-8/Five-speed automatic transmission powertrain. It’s no wonder that Carroll Shelby and his team loved driving this former ‘rent-a-racer’.”
 
The Shelby (CSM06H371) is fitted with a unique front fascia with integrated lower grille, as well as a set of body side scoops. Its 18-inch black aluminum wheels are shod with P235/55ZR18 performance rubber. To put that extra power to the ground, the Shelby GT-H features the F

HUNDREDS OF HISTORIC RACECARS TO COMPETE JUNE 6-8 AT IMS

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 05-14-2014

Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational Will Feature Road Racing and Oval Exhibitions
Historic Cars at the Brickyard
 
INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time ever, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host more than 500 of the world’s finest and most historic racecars as they compete on the recently reconfigured road course as well as running exhibition events on the famed 2.5-mile oval as part of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational to be held June 6–8.
 
The races will showcase a wide variety of cars including cars that competed in past Indianapolis 500s, cars from the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, Formula O

Slamology 2014 Main Stage Schedule

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 05-12-2014

AMBR Winner Captures Del Mar d’Elegance Crown

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 04-09-2014

Wes and Vivian Rydell’s “Black Bow Tie” struck gold again this year, taking home the Goodguys 2014 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance award during last weekend’s Goodguys 14th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals. The rare 1935 Chevy Standard Phae

Heavy Metal – Hetfield’s “Black Pearl” Wins Custom of the Year Award

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-31-2014

Pleasanton, CA- Rock & roll music and custom cars have a lot in common. A creative spirit, immense talent and uncompromising dedication are required to create and reveal the inner soul of a song or a car. James Hetfield has mastered both. His band Metallica sits in the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while serving as the face of heavy metal music for decades. His ever-growing stable of custom cars have won hot rodding’s biggest prizes. His latest effort, a coach built custom he designed with partner Rick Dore is his most powerful statement yet. 

He calls it the “Black Pearl.” Last weekend in Pleasanton, California the car won Goodguys’ 2014 Mother’s Custom of the Year award during the Goodguys 32nd annual All A

The 28th Annual Spring Break Nationals got “ZONED”

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-27-2014

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Daytona Beach Florida - - The 28th running of the “World’s Most Famous Soundoff” was held last weekend at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Over sixty one brands of mobile electronics were represented by factories, distributors and dealers in three vignettes; there was an Audiophile Zone, an SQ Zone, and an SPL Zone.

The audiophile Zone, a new addition to SBN, was an area of extreme quiet. Close to 200 enthusiasts personally experienced the most defined sound system designs in a noise free environment. “The Audiophile Room was a great place to intently listen to a hi-end sound system” said Ben Vollmer of Audition Audio, Cumming, GA. Vollmer was showing his 1988 Acura Legend that once belonged to IASCA Competitor/ Judge Harry Kimura. This “legendary” Legend wa

The Last Ride of the King

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-19-2014

One of Elvis’ Most Famous Vehicles Unveiled by 
Racing Royalty Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick
 
Will Be Featured at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com
 
CONCORD, N.C. -- When Elvis Presley wasn’t singing to thousands of adoring fans, he was working on his ever expanding car collection. Elvis’ love affair with automobiles started when he was young, and when his career took off, so did his collection of vehicles. Today, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis has a museum dedicated to his expansive collection of cars with more than 20 vehicles on display. The celebration of Elvis and his passion for cars will continue this year at t

Roush Yates' Ford EcoBoost Wins at Sebring

By GaugeMagazine
Posted 03-18-2014

Roush Yates' Ford EcoBoost Wins at Sebring
 
Mooresville, NC  Ford Racing returned to the famed Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, FL as a winner with the new Roush Yates built 3.5 liter Ford EcoBoost engine. After Ford Racing’s 24 year absence from the track, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ No. 01 Daytona Prototype car driven by Marino Franchitti took the checkered flag at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday night. 
 
Franchitti held onto the lead during a 20-minute sprint that came after the last full-course caution of the night to give Ford Racing their fourth overall win at the Twel