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Posts by: Norman Woo

It is not every day that a sports car enthusiast gets giddy over a French automobile. During our visit to the Danville Concours we came upon this automotive unicorn, Chris Provo’s red 1985 Renault R5 Turbo 2. Designed as a rallye/road race car, Renault made limited quantities for homologation. The original chassis is...

About the Ferrari Challenge Race Series Spanning three regions – North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific – the Ferrari Challenge series allows Ferrari owners to compete with fellow Ferrari owners on some of the world’s greatest race tracks. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Mont Tremblant near Montreal, and...

1971 Camaro “The ProfeSSor” by Lakeside Rods & Rides Chevy’s Camaro, a popular muscle car that can be found on streets from coast to coast. Clean examples of first generation model are fetching big money but little credit is given to the 2nd generation F-body. The ubiquitous GM sports coupe manufactured from 1970-1981...

This year’s SEMA trade show in Las Vegas will attract more than 120,000 attendees over the course of four days the first week of November starting on Tuesday. SEMA annual trade show is not open to the public, but we wanted to give you a first-look at the astonishing and over-the-top vehicles that are here at the Las...

2013 PPI Razor Spyder GTR Audi R8 World Debut At this year’s Concorso Italiano, magnificent Italian cars dotted the lush fairways of the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch as far as the eye can see. To our surprise one piece of German machinery found its way onto the green in the midst of the polished herd of Italian livery. We...

More Italian style, more Italian exotics, and more photographs. Take a visual tour of our day at Concorso Italiano held at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey as part of the Pebble Beach automotive week. We have lots of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos and more to show you. Fantastico! #gallery-5...

Photo gallery from the 2013 Concorso Italiano, held August 16th in Monterey, California. Nearly 1,000 cars of Italian origin covered the greens at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in celebration of all things Italian. If you love the purr of an Italian engine and the beautiful lines by designer Sergio Pininfarina, then Concorso...

The fifth annual Legends Of The Autobahn concours d’elegance and show is a celebration of German automotive engineering. As the name suggests, the show features four prominent marquees – Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche – and each marquee had beautiful examples from many different eras. Entrance to the show, held...

Likes: Clean, restrained styling with a tuner edge Buttery smooth 6-speed transmission paired with a rev-happy i-VTEC motor Über-handy rearview backup camera Respectable fuel economy considering its performance Honda value and reputation of reliability Dislikes: Infotainment / Navigation system while competent,...

Likes: Composed handling Eager 3.5L V6 powerplant Reasonably efficient gas mileage for its class Strong winter performer Exterior makeover has an upmarket Maxima flare Dislikes: A-pillar imposes driver blind spots 40/60 split seats as opposed to a center ski sack, was less than optimal for our snow bound...

Attending the Formula 1 race in Austin was certainly a major highlight of 2012, but a brief detour on our way to the airport was an added treat. By chance or by plan we found our way to the Austin Speed Shop owned by Jesse James. Jesse James is famous, not because of his broken relationship with Sandra Bullock, but...

Photo credit: Norman Woo My longtime car crazy friends say that the Danville Concours d’Elegance is the best free car event that Northern California has to offer. We agree wholeheartedly. The show is set on the picturesque Hartz Avenue in Downtown Danville, California. Besides seeing an eclectic collection of amazing...