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Alpine Returns With 400 Horsepower

Alpine Returns With 400 Horsepower

By Miguel Caparros

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Renault is taking the Alpine A 110-50 back to its roots.  A race car you can drive on the street, with a 400 HP V6.…

Added by Miguel Caparros on May 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Could This Be The Next Mustang?

  Ford Motor Company Photo    Americas Road Test Video Magazine 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ford Motor Company Photo

Your Halo Car is selling real well, it ranges in price from very affordable to outrageous. But it sells to a cross section of buyers from the youngest to…


Added by Miguel Caparros on May 17, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

Carroll Shelby


Remembrances and Photo by Miguel Caparros

A mentor, a friend, passed on yesterday. I first met Carroll…

Added by Miguel Caparros on May 12, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

Pantera Video A story And A Book Review

The Pantera was DeTomaso's home run. He became affiliated with Ford, the second largest auto manufacturer in the world, to market his cars for which they provided the engines. A car builders dream come true. There is no question that the lines laid down by American architect and designer of the Pantera,…


Added by Miguel Caparros on March 1, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dear Friends We Need Your Help

We are reaching out to you, the Atlanta auto community. More than ever our charities need our help, we need your help posting the events. This way our friends and the general public will have the information and be able make the choice of what events they will support. I will further help Identify the fund raising events with a bright yellow frame around the listings photo. Whenever possible list the charities contact person in the description. Over 40,000 per week log into the…


Added by Miguel Caparros on February 18, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Wheels Events Radio Hour Tonight From 7pm to 8pm EDT

Already half way through the second month of 2012! It seems Christmas was just last week. Last months Horsepower Breakfast cruise in was off to a slow start given temperatures in the mid 20's. But by 9 some 50 hearty souls made it to the first…


Added by Miguel Caparros on February 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cars At The Aquarium, Mako Shark Show Car, Hell On Wheels Halloween Saturday, Wheels Project Sunday

By Miguel Caparros               Click here for the Video

Oceans & Autos Classic Car Show. Maintaining the aquarium is a very expensive proposition, specially the largest aquarium…


Added by Miguel Caparros on October 26, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A 1951 Ford, Racing Maserati, Oldsmobile Ralley, The Busiest Time For Car Shows

By Miguel Caparros. 1951 Ford Convertible                     Click For Video Here

In early in 1951 my father bought a 51 Ford Convertible. His plan was to exploit a hole in the Over The…


Added by Miguel Caparros on October 19, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Open Casting Call at Horsepower Breakfast October 16th 2011

Weather forecast for Sunday is Fantastic!  Short notice but hey, you were coming out Sunday Morning any way. You and your ride could be on speed TV's Show, My Ride Rules. Four people with their rides compete against each others then they vote to see who has the coolest. The show will be casting for next season. 

Win some cash…


Added by Miguel Caparros on October 11, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The End Of An Era @ The Varsity, 1965 Mustang GT, Datsun SPL 311

Stories, videos and photos by Miguel Caparros.

An Automotive tradition in Atlanta has been a victim of its own success. The Varsity down town has removed its support of the 1st Thursday of every month cruise in that has been going on since the 70's.…


Added by Miguel Caparros on October 6, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Vintage Motor Cycles Cars, Art In Motion

Vintage motorcycle racing is not something I generally follow. Last Saturday when I went to the HSR (Historic Sportscar Racing) event at Road Atlanta, I went with the hope of taking some up close video of some vintage race cars. I am a…


Added by Miguel Caparros on September 27, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Wheels Events Radio Hour Tonight Live on Garage71.com

We are having fun now! Tune in tonight as Mike and Miguel's in Studio Guest, Steve Lang from the Truth About Cars web site and Trey (Edward J. Forrest III) an automotive professional and Sport Car Club of America Atlanta region board member talk all about cars. We will also be hearing from local entrepreneur and certified Porsche enthusiast Mitch DeFrancis Who is out…


Added by Miguel Caparros on September 15, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Videos From The UPS Show, Horsepower Breakfast This Sunday

As most of you already figured out, if I had not taken the automotive path, I would be a musician. I am totally all embracing as far as music is concerned from Classical to Heavy Metal and all points in between.  My friends in New Hampshire will remember that I was in a band by the name of, The Baker River Valley Blues and Jug Band. So blue grass is a great outlet for me. I…


Added by Miguel Caparros on September 13, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Wheels Radio Hour Tonight

Join us tonight we have a full Card. Guest a the station and on the phone. Listen live on Garage 71

Added by Miguel Caparros on September 8, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

Tonights Wheels Events Radio Hour Live from Monterey California

Steve Natale, West Coast Wheels Director will be calling in live from a Pebble Beach Auction tonight on Garage71.Click on the link for Garage 71 on the Wheels events main page, and then click on listen live when you get to Garage 71 or go to… Continue

Added by Miguel Caparros on August 18, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Mopar Addiction Story 1947 Chevy Video On Star For Your Rod

Editorial By Miguel Caparros.

By now some of you may have noticed I took a week off. More out of necessity than a vacation. I actually ran out of running vehicles! But that is a story for another time. You have to be a very serious enthusiast when people only know you as John Cuda. I am featuring his story as to the incident that led to his addiction. Next week I may have a scalding story about what happens when you take your car to a dealer for service. Stay…


Added by Miguel Caparros on August 12, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

Fiat 500 Rag Top Unveiled DeTomaso Mangusta Rediscovered.

Story, Photos & Video by Miguel Caparros additional Photos by Fiat Group Marketting

Fiat 500C Drive Naked…


Added by Miguel Caparros on July 30, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Horsepower Breakfast Is Off To A Good Start

Horsepower Breakfast at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth is off and running!

When you put on an event for the first time you have the angst if anyone will show up. Mike Thies and I were there a around 6 am for the 7 am start. I was setting up our awning and brewing Blue Mountain Jamaican Coffee for all of our guest to enjoy. Our friends started to…


Added by Miguel Caparros on July 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

A fishy story or how Plymouth got the jump but lost the race to Ford.

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The 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang was the first Pony Car. Chrysler Plymouth did their best to try to steal the thunder of the April New York Worlds Fair Introduction, by…


Added by Miguel Caparros on July 12, 2011 at 12:00am — 10 Comments

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