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Going to School with Skip Barber Racing

Going to School with Skip Barber Racing

When Skip Barber decided it was time to retire from professional racing in the 1970s, he had a radical idea. What if aspiring racers were coached just like any other athlete? Although this is a no-brainer today, in the 1970s it was not a popular belief as many still thought racing talent was born, not…

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Dodge Viper GTS

Five-Point Inspection: 2015 Dodge Viper GTS

It’s big, it’s bad and it’s a Dodge once more! The Viper is a mean machine from the folks in Auburn Hills. But what’s it like driving this SRT-tuned super snake? Hit the jump for more.

10 Amazing Options on the 2015 Corvette Z06

10 Amazing Options on the 2015 Corvette Z06

Even with “just” 460 hp on tap the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a beastly machine. Like a jet fighter at full afterburner this ultra-high-performance car can blast from zero to 60 miles an hour in just 3.8 seconds. Giving imported rivals a red, white and blue middle finger it stickers at 29 miles per gallon…

MX-5 to Monterey: Grand Junction, CO to Monterey, CA

MX-5 to Monterey: Grand Junction, CO to Monterey, CA

Day three looks the longest, with a total of 1,121 miles to drive over an estimated 16 hour and 21 minute period. Luckily, there will be an overnight pit stop in Sacramento to drop Tony off at the airport before I begin the final three hour drive to Monterey.

MX-5 to Monterey: Ames, IA to Grand Junction, CO

MX-5 to Monterey: Ames, IA to Grand Junction, CO

Day two begins with a cars and coffee event hosted by Steve Myers at his fantastic Skunk River Restoration shop in Ames. To say he has a little bit of everything is an understatement. With 945 miles and over 13 hours to drive today, Tony and I are going to have to pull ourselves away…

MX-5 to Monterey: Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA

MX-5 to Monterey: Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA

Day one is going to be our longest single day, spanning 998 miles from Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA. According to Google maps the drive should take 14 hours and 37 minutes, but I’m hoping to cut that down by a few hours. Accompanying me on the trip is Tony Intrieri, President? of Rally North…

MX-5 to Monterey: A 3,000 Mile Journey Begins

MX-5 to Monterey: A 3,000 Mile Journey Begins

At AutoGuide we love road trips. Any chance there is to drive somewhere instead of walk/fly/boat, we take it. I may be the guiltiest party here. Aside from my yearly adventures with the charity organization Rally North America, I’ll take any opportunity to get behind the wheel and drive.