Aaron Kaufman of Gas Monkey Garage has begun preparation for this year’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. The costar of Discovery Channel’s Fast n’ Loud will take his 1963 Ford Falcon (hopefully) all the way up Pike’s Peak in just a few months. Kaufman’s car (shown above) has a 363ci Boss small-block Ford engine producing 500hp but Gas Monkey Garage plans to take things to the next level. The team will add a blower and fuel injection to give the Falcon the strength it needs to “race to the clouds.” This car is equipped with Ride Tech adjustable suspension, 18-inch Forgeline wheels wrapped with Toyo R888s and a Wilwood braking system. The race begins June 24th and this Ford Falcon is the ride to root for.
The Djet (pronounced “Jet”) was born in 1962. When the French company Matra diversified into the automobile industry in 1965, it acquired René Bonnet – the car’s original producer. Matra continued production of the Djet sports car and drivers loved its style. The Matra Djet is one of the first mid-engine road cars though most ended up on the racetrack. And best of all? Yuri Gagarin drove one.
Last July, DDR Motorsport revealed the Miami GT Grand Prix Edition. The emerald gem shown above is the new and improved version of its Miami GT predecessor. A number of suppliers in the market were involved to give the Miami GT Grand Prix Edition enviable aesthetics and capability.
See the GT Grand Prix Edition take the Miami streets in the DRR Motorsport video below. Enjoy.
This is the unique yet mysterious Traub Motorbike. To this day, no one knows the Traub’s origin prior to 1967 when it was found behind a brick wall in Chicago, Illinois. The craftsmanship of this machine is pure genius, but we may never know the name of the person behind it all. After resurfacing, the Traub had three owners. In 1990, the motorbike was sold to the Wheels Through Time Museum. It has been on permanent display in the museum collection ever since.
When comparing the Traub to other top motorcycle makes and models of the era, it cannot be matched. Check out the specs:
- sand-cast, hand-built engine
- three-speed transmission
- top speed in excess of 85mph
Hundreds of parts make up this special motorcycle. Of all those parts, not one can be found anywhere else in the world. This remarkable motorbike just may be the world’s rarest.
Whether you love TV memorabilia, classic cars, or both the 1981 Daimler Sovereign is something to see. Back in the day, this car belonged to characters Arthur (George Cole) and Terry (Dennis Waterman) on the TV series “Minder.” According to the original vendor, George Cole nearly bought the car himself in 1985 until it was given away in a TV Times competition instead. The Daimler hasn’t been seen in public for almost 12 years but now it’s making a comeback. Up for auction this month, one lucky bidder will own a piece of TV history.