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The Big Three Try To Swat The Bug

By 1960, the Big Three American automakers — GM, Ford and Chrysler — were on top of the world, responsible for nearly 100% of car sales in the United States and almost half of all sales abroad. Gasoline averaged 31 cents per gallon, and a typical car price hovered around $2800. The American product was […]

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The 2017 Ford GT is Making Everybody Feel Sexy

In the mood for a good rerun? How about a good rematch? The 2017 Ford GT is everything that was amazing about its ’60s ancestor, with the added benefit of fifty years of technology. And it’s back in circulation, turning heads and ready to race. As seen in the Chassy film, The 24 Hour War, the […]

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Too Beautiful To Live: The Chrysler Turbine Car

Summer 1962 (think American Graffiti): At last, Chrysler is ready to test drive its turbine-powered vehicles for a car-obsessed public, or as the brochure put it, the “man-on-the-street.” The Chrysler Turbine Car synched up perfectly with the Jet Age and the the zeitgeist of the time, captured by Sinatra singing “Fly Me To The Moon.” Paraphrasing […]

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A.J. Foyt Honored With The Spirit of Ford Award

Congratulations to our 24-Hour War talking head and beloved racing legend A.J. Foyt. On April 6, he was honored with the prestigious Spirit of Ford award at the Road Racing Drivers’ Club dinner in Long Beach, California. The award, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, recognizes the most influential and skillful racing champions in the sport’s history. […]

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The Need For Speed: Here Comes Speed Racer, So You’d Better Look Alive

Speed Racer’s name matches his occupation, which goes it one better than any dentist named Dr. Stanley Smiley. The puzzlement, of course, is that he wears a “G” on his never-changed shirt and an “M” on his crash helmet, which we’ll owe to cultural confusion and lazy translation. He’s as competent, loyal and true as a […]

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Add some LEGO Ford GT to your next 24 Hour War Screening!

Looking for something to fun to do with your kids while watching Chassy Media’s The 24 Hour War? LEGO has come up with the perfect companion piece for the film. Just released for sale last month, the plastic brick-builder’s 2016 Ford GT & 1966 Ford GT40 set not only looks cool, but should make for […]

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Let’s Screen It Again! Winning: The Original 1969 Paul Newman Flick

In 1969, two Paul Newman films were released (which is why they were called the good old days): Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Winning. As Blake Z. Wong noted in Road & Track: One of those movies made him a legend. But the other made him a race car driver. That’s a brilliant observation, […]

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Adam Carolla Finishes on Podium in Trans Am Debut

It was a race of firsts last Sunday when the Trans Am West Coast Championship held its inaugural race at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA. The race marked the first time a Trans Am event was hosted at Willow Springs – a track famed for its preserved original layout since it opened in […]

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The Devil’s Mercedes: The 770K is Hell On Wheels

The Mercedes Benz 770K limousine would be considered a sweet ride if not for its evil, sinister history. In 1938, the company produced it exclusively for the top brass of the Nazi party, including Adolph Hitler himself. Yep, a monster riding a monster: the car was twenty-feet long, bulletproof, upholstered in glove leather and supercharged. […]

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Remembering John Surtees (1934-2017)

Chassy Media is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of John Surtees last Friday. Surtees was born to a motorcycle dealer on February 11, 1934 in Surrey, England, which destined the Brit to an early life of motorcycle racing. In 1949, at age 15, Surtees entered his first motorcycle race on a grasstrack before […]

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A Bug’s Life: Ride the VW Beetle’s Wild Timeline

The Volkswagen Beetle – also affectionately known as the Bug – has had more lives than a cat. These animal references are appropriate: the car’s design is actually based on nature. Its original intention was meant to emulate the beauty and efficiency of streamlining and seamless movement, as practiced in the animal kingdom. That it’s […]

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Gina Grad: This is How She Rolls – and Flips – and Jerks Left

The car that saved Gina Grad’s life? A Corolla, of course. Gina is a co-host and news director of The Adam Carolla Show podcast. Though spelled slightly differently, it still an apparent stroke of serendipity that ACS would become her new home. She’s also the co-host of Andy and Gina In the Morning on LA’s KSWD-FM, […]

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