Category Archives: Bold School

Shelby GT350H ‘Rent-a-Racer’ Brought Muscle to Masses

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Carroll Shelby and the Ford Motor Company had a good thing going in the mid ‘60s. Ford agreed to send Shelby American its popular new muscle car, the Mustang, and in turn Shelby would transform it into a thoroughbred racer – the vaunted GT350. Continue Reading »

Siata 208S: V8 Sports Car That Looks Like a Mini Cobra

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Founded in 1926, Societá Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori (SIATA) made a wide range of speed parts for Fiats to the unfortunate-looking Siata Spring in the late 1960s. What Siata is best remembered for, though, is the diminutive but beautifully proportioned sports cars of the 1950s. Continue Reading »

You Can Own Carroll Shelby’s Very First Race Car

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Carroll Shelby was a Formula One driver and even won overall at Le Mans with Aston Martin before building the Cobra, hot rodding Mustangs and running successful race teams. A career like that is, of course, the stuff of legend, but Shelby had to start somewhere. Like so many in the postwar sports car craze in America, that start was in a simple but effective MG TC. Continue Reading »

Is This Preston Tucker’s Lost Design?

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Preston Tucker had big dreams of automotive glory with the Tucker 48, but those dreams were never fully realized through no fault of his own. The US Securities and Exchange commission took him to court where he was put on trial for fraud. Though he was acquitted, the whole thing was enough to destroy his company. Continue Reading »

For When a V8 Wasn’t Enough: The Marmon Sixteen

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The Marmon company started at the beginning of the twentieth century, and a Marmon actually won the very first Indianapolis 500 back in 1911. But that’s not all it was famous for. Howard Marmon was a clever designer and really the driving force behind the automotive branch of the company, which mainly built milling machinery. More conventional models coming from the company eventually led him to withdraw from the automotive branch, but in private, he began designing what would be his crowning achievement. Continue Reading »

The Scarab: An American Racer with Plenty of Style

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The Scarab racer was an all-American open-wheel race car built by Tom Barnes and Dick Troutman for Reventlow Automobiles Inc. The duo’s careers for building cars for amateur road racing began back in the 1950s. The company, owned by Lance Reventflow, saw its cars garner both successes and rather grand failures during their short production run which ended in the early 1960s.

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Rare Trio of Ford Family-Owned Lincolns Going on Display

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Owning a mint-condition Continental Mark II grants you some serious Blue Oval brownie points. Owning one that originally belonged to a member of the Ford family – well, that’s something special. But owning three Ford family-owned Mark II’s? Impossible. Continue Reading »

Rare Dutch Porsche 356 Police Car Comes Up For Auction

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At the beginning of the 1960s, many Dutch motorways had no speed limit and no guardrails. Predictably, then, the accidents that did happen were often fatal. Continue Reading »

1,200HP Pontiac Firebird Heading to Auction

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We see a lot of cars go to auction— classics, supercars, sportscars. But this might be one of the coolest I’ve seen in recent history. It’s a 1970 Pontiac Firebird Resto Mod that is ready to unleash fury on anyone who dares drive it. Continue Reading »

Tempest Put the Performance in Pontiac: Muscle Car Monday

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The Pontiac Tempest will forever go down in history as the car that jump started the GTO. While that’s certainly a big mark in the annals of muscle car-dom, it merely highlights the revolutionary design of Pontiac’s neat little compact. Continue Reading »