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1962 Catalina

1962 Catalina

1962 CatalinaAlthough factory racing had been effectively banned starting in 1957, Pontiac’s late ‘50s and early ‘60s revamping included racing as a major component and the 1962 Catalina was a big part of that move. In the late ‘50s General Motors’ Pontiac brand began to feel a little old and tired. The cars were big, boring, and slow and not many young people were interested in them.

1962 CatalinaPontiac engineers made a turnaround of the brand by ignoring the racing ban and creating parts and packages that helped Pontiac models succeed in NHRA and NASCAR racing. The 1962 Catalina was a prime example of Pontiac’s cars that could be outfitted for racing and which helped to bring the cool back to the brand.

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo Spider

Alfa Romeo SpiderThe Alfa Romeo Spider is a sports car from the legendary Italian automaker. The car company has its roots in racing and has been known for over 100 years for its pricey, exotic sports cars. The Spider has a long history as well, with many variations. The first roadster called the Alfa Romeo Spider was made in 1966. This version of the sports car was manufactured in four series from 1966 to 1993.

Street and Racing Technology at MOPAR

Street and Racing Technology at MOPAR

'94 Dodge ViperIn 1989, the Dodge Viper first appeared at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Since that striking debut, the Dodge Viper was able to resuscitate the struggling brand and inspire the Chrysler brands to create what they call “SRT” or Street and Racing Technology. Fortunately for drivers who love extra power under the hood and more style inside and out, Chrysler has already announced that SRT will become its very own brand.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionThe annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is like a classic car museum come to life. This racing event, which takes place every mid-August for one weekend, is a chance for historic cars to take to the track and participate in a race. The first such event was created by Steve Earle in 1974. It was called the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. He started the race just for his friends to have a little fun, but the idea took off in popularity and is still held now for many different participants.

Car Cruising

Car Cruising

Car CruiseClassic car cruising is a throwback to the 1950s and 1960s when young people liked to get in their cars and hit the major streets for fun and good times. The movie American Graffiti captured the epitome of cruising back in the day and can show you just what it was like if you were not there to see it for yourself. Kids with nothing else to do were driving up and down the road, showing off their cars, racing each other, flirting, and stopping at the drive-in restaurants for burgers and fries.