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Mike Satterfield Named U.S. Spokesperson for Historic Mexican Road Rally



Alta Loma, California (October 31, 2014) – The Rally Historico Transpeninsular, the premiere vintage road race of Baja California, is proud to announce it has named Mike Satterfield to the position of U.S. Spokesperson. Mike will spearhead public relations, marketing and B2B communications initiatives for the rally in the U.S. at events like the SEMA show.
Satterfield himself will be racing a one of a kind classic Austin Healey in the over 1,100 mile road race, Michael, along with his Co-Driver AJ Anderson will also be part of a film project about the race that will debut at the AutoMoto Film Festival during Monterey Car Week in 2015.
 
"We are so excited to be brought on board as part of the official media team for the Rally Historico Transpeninsular, it is going to be an epic adventure and I believe this will become an important event on the vintage automotive racing calendar" said Satterfield.

Rally founder Pedro Vargas Valdez commented on the move: “It gives me great pleasure to introduce our good friend and editor for TheGentlemanRacer.com as our official United States Spokesperson. Mike is a multi dimensional person who loves travel, cars and fine design in apparel and automobiles. He will be announcing and promoting our Road Race in the months leading to May 7th. which will mark the beginning of our adventure."

Michael will be attending the SEMA show and is available for interviews about the Rally Historico Transpeninsular,  he will have materials to hand out to members of the press. He will also be hosting an official US Press Conference in San Diego in late November. To schedule an interview or for more information please email Michael directly at michael@thegentlemanracer.com or call 909-214-5439
 
More About the Rally Historico Transpeninsular:
The rally takes place on the transpeninsular highway, better know as Mexico 1. Restricted to historic race cars built before 1973 the three day compeition spans over 1,100 miles (1,700 kilometers), between Tijuana and Cabo San Lucas.  Over the two lane black top of Mexico 1 through some of the most challenging roads and breathtaking scenery the racers will take part in an amazing adventure. Created by Pedro A. Vargas Valdez, with executive support by Monserrath Cibrian, and Marketing Director Antonio Casas.
 
Official Website:
www.rallyhistoricotranspeninsular.mx
Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/www.rallyhistoricotranspeninsular.mx


 
More About Mike Satterfield:
Mike Satterfield is a lifelong car guy and founder of the lifestyle site TheGentlemanRacer.com™ and Morgan's & Phillip's Speed Shop™ a manufacturer of retro motorsports apparel. He has designed vehicles for the SEMA show and is an internationally published print photographer.
 
Official Website:
www.thegentlemanracer.com
www.Twitter.com/TheGentRacer
www.Instagram.com/TheGentlemanRacer
www.Facebook.com/TheGentlemanRacer





Drive like Petty


You never know what you will find on Craigslist...  this 1971 Dodge Charger "Petty Clone" is pretty darn cool if you ask me. I really like the rear taillamp panel cover for that real track car look. You can look like Richard Petty and have the AC on to.

Check out the sellers description below and check out the ad HERE
This is my 1971 Richard Petty charger clone 43 car. It is a blue plate California rust free car with 86,000 actual miles, it is styled after the petty 43 race car with all the dependable daily driver quality too, matching #318 v8 with factory air conditioning, power steering, power disc brakes, dual exhaust, rebuilt trans ,everything works even dome light!!! Correct badging with vintage original decals , shown by appointment only $14,500 obo 




Video: Ford GT goes 273 MPH at the Texas Mile


The M2K Motorsports Ford GT went 273.7mph at the Texas Mile this weekend. The car has previously run 278 mph and is the current record holder at the Texas Mile.

Watch the video below:


Source: YouTube

Eleanor Movie Car Up for Auction


Back in 2000 everyone wanted to be Memphis Raines, or at least everyone wanted to drive Eleanor like they stole it after watching the reboot of the cult classic Gone in 60 Seconds. Did it matter that the plot was campy? That the car could magically could fly?  Or that no one before or since has ever been so excited about revving up a 1983 Cadillac? Not at all...the movie was made for us car guys and we loved every minute of it. It also did not hurt that Angelina Jolie was the female lead either. This version of Eleanor elevated the concept of a Resto-Mod to the level of high art and soon everyone and their cousin was banging out fiberglass body kits to turn just about any generation of Ford Mustang in the Silver Screen hero Eleanor.


For the film 11 cars were built, having worked on some movie cars myself there are all kinds of speciality cars that have to be built for filming. You build one to jump, one to flip, one to drift, one to sit on a trailer and be towed around, one that is cut in half so you can film inside it, etc... this car is what was known as the "Hero Car" its the car that is built out for the pretty shots, its the real deal.  It incorporates the now-famous design features originally penned by famed hot rod designer Steve Stanford is packing a 351ci Ford Racing crate-engine, 4 speed manual transmission, complete with the "GO BABY GO" shifter, and the prestige of being a "real" Eleanor.

This bit of movie history can be yours as it's coming up for auction this December in Austin Texas at Mecum Auctions. You can check out more info HERE


Auction Description:

This 1967 Ford Mustang is number 7 of 11 “Eleanor” versions built by Cinema Vehicle Services of North Hollywood, California, for the 2000 remake of the original 1974 cult classic “Gone in 60 Seconds.” The car is one of only three used in scenes involving the cast of Gone, which included Nicholas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi and Angelina Jolie, and it incorporates the now-famous design features originally penned by famed hot rod designer Steve Stanford.

The front grille was opened up and filled with simple horizontal bars; this treatment was repeated below in the front valence, which is also fitted with trim tabs and twin driving lights, the latter reminiscent of the 1967 Shelby. There is more Shelby influence in the prominent hood bulge, dual racing stripes, upper and lower side scoops, quick-fill fuel tank filler cap, integrated rear spoiler and Thunderbird-style tail lights. The Eleanor styling package is brought home with bold fender flares and side exhaust (the latter added by Cinema Vehicle Services after filming was complete), Halibrand-style Schmidt 17-inch wheels and distinctive two-tone Silver and Charcoal paint.



A Ford Racing 351 CI crate engine with Holley 700 CFM 4-barrel carburetor and high-volume fuel pump, 4-speed manual transmission and Positraction rear end combine for Eleanor-grade performance. A Fluidyne Racing Products aluminum radiator and Total Control front reinforcement braces were critical performance additions. The car is further equipped with air conditioning, 4-wheel disc brakes, a Lecarra steering wheel and Auto Meter Sport Comp tachometer. Designated by CVS as car number 7 in the series, this trend-setting movie star car comes with a letter of authenticity from Cinema Vehicle Services founder and president Ray Claridge.


HIGHLIGHTS

- Hero Car from the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds
- 1 of 11 original Eleanor cars built by Cinema Vehicle Services
- 1 of 3 Hero cars used in the film (used for scenes involving the actors)
- Letter of authenticity from Ray Claridge of CVS included
- Designated by CVS as car #7
- VIN 7R02C173895
- An iconic and timeless design by Steve Stanford
- Custom body kit with fender flares, side exit exhaust, trunk lid and hood
- Ford Racing 351 CI crate motor
- 4-speed transmission
- Go Baby Go shifter knob
- Schmidt 17" wheels
- 4-wheel disc brakes
- Holley 700 CFM 4-barrel carburetor
- Positraction rear end
- Air conditioning
- High volume fuel pump
- Lecarra steering wheel, sport comp tach
- Side exit exhaust added by CVS after the movie's completion



Buy Magnus Walker's 911


If you are a fan of the "Urban Outlaw" here is your chance to own one of Magnus Walker's personal cars. A 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo that he has freshed up with a rebuilt engine, rebuilt gearbox, and suspension. The car has had one respray since new in the original black and has only clocked around 86,000 miles. If you feel like spending Six Figures for a 1977 Porsche this is the car for you. The Magnus premium has driven bidding to over $110,000 (as of this posting), if you need it you can get your bid in on eBay Motors, but you better hurry... bidding ends tomorrow.



New YouTube Channel


We have launched our new YouTube Channel and I'll be posting more vlogs, event, videos, and lots more from our crazy car adventures. In today's vlog I am talking about our road race in Mexico, our upcoming trip to SEMA, and lots more.

Check it out below:

Ferrari to build Pininfarina Sergio Concept


Ferrari has very quietly announced that six lucky people will be allowed to purchase the Pininfarina Sergios, which was unveiled last year at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is being built by Pininfarina around the Ferrari 458's architecture allowing the coach builder to create a street legal version of the concept car. No word on pricing or who the lucky six buyers are, so don't expect to see one pulling up to your local Fresh & Easy.


Source: Telegraph

FY Racing Overcomes Engine Failure to Secure 2nd Place in Championship


The final event of the Rally America National Championship, the Lake Superior Performance Rally, took place last weekend in the hometown of FY Racing; Houghton, MI.  As one of the most notoriously treacherous events in the schedule, it would leave several teams struggling to keep it together.  For Adam Yeoman and Jordan Schulze, of FY Racing, an engine failure on Day 1 almost certainly meant a DNF but being their hometown event, the team refused to give up. 

The entire team worked all through the night to get the spare engine in the car so they could restart on Day 2 under the Super Rally regulations.  With eleven minutes in penalties, Adam and Jordan knew there was a huge task in front of them to able to make it back into fifth overall to secure the runner-up Championship spot.  “We fought hard all day and eventually finished in fourth.  We certainly made the most of a bad situation and that’s what rally is all about,” mentioned Adam.

“LSPR ended up being bittersweet for us. On one hand we are stoked to have secured 2nd place in the championship but on the other we are bummed that our engine failure and super rally penalties prevented us from being on the podium. The conditions were some of the most difficult we’ve ever encountered but we were solidly in third place on Friday night when the engine let go,” continues Yeoman.  FY Racing continues to prove they are the most resilient team in American Rally.

With the SEMA show right around the corner, the team is quickly fixing damage and getting the car ready to be on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 3rd – 7th on behalf of Exedy Racing Clutches and Rally America.


FY Racing is made possible by these awesome sponsors and partners:  PIAA, K&N Filters, Recaro USA, Motorsport Wiring Supply, Seibon Carbon, Cusco USA, Exedy Racing Clutches, Abe Supply and Speedline Corse. Stay up to date on all the FY Racing antics on our social media: www.twitter.com/fyracing, www.facebook.com/fyracing and Instagram @FY_Racing

Kahn Design Land Rover Defender


Chelsea Truck Company and Kahn Design have teamed up to create the one-off Land Rover Defender 2.2 TDCI XS 110 Wide Track. The seven-passenger vehicle has been “adorned with a wealth of rugged and luxurious amenities that set it apart from your average Defender”. It features a completely redesigned front fascia, a new bumper with integrated lighting, “cross-hair military headlights”, wider front and rear wing arches and a set of 1948 Defend wheels in satin black with 265/75/16 tires. On the back there is a twin exhaust system and new mud flaps.



Moving on to the interior, the front and rear seats have been replaced with GTB sport seats with quilted and perforated tan Nappa leather. The door panels, the center glove box and the dashboard are all upholstered to match.


Kahn Design is currently offering the tuned Defender for 72,875 GBP (91,510 EUR). Powered by a 2.2-liter TDCI diesel engine, the machine has 122 HP (90 kW) under the hood and has covered only 900 miles (1,450 km).



Source: Chelsea Truck Company

My Custom "Gulf Racing" Chucks


So it is no secret that I am a big Gulf Racing fan, my company Morgan's and Phillip's is a Gulf Licensee. So when a friend pointed out that for less than $100 you can make your own Converse All Stars... it was only a matter of time. I just ordered these amazing Converse that will be in my office in less than three weeks. You can make your own Chucks here



Source: Converse

The 456hp AMG GT


This is a really good time to be a Sports Car lover with the Jaguar Project 7 being built next year (just 500), the new Porsche Carrera S, and now the Mercedes AMG GT (and GT S)The GT comes with 4-liter twin-turbo V8 456 horsepower and finds its way to sixty in 3.9 seconds. The GT-S version has an additional fifty horsepower, making it two tenths of a second faster to 60. Mercedes-Benz released these stunning images... I can't wait to take one for a run around the block.





Photographs by Mercedes-Benz

Fall Style for Guys


Fall weather is here and that means it is time to pull out the sweaters, long sleeve shirts, and while it is still pretty warm here in So Cal, the mornings are cool enough that a light sweater can be worn. This outfit came directly out of my closet, shirt by Banana Republic, Sweater by Old Navy, Tie by Dunhill, Hat by Morgan's & Phillip's, Jeans are Levis 511s, Belt by American Eagle, Boots are vintage, and the watch is a Breitling for Bentley.

I went ahead and put together a similar outfit below with links to the brands. We are gearing up for our next fashion editorial and will be shooting some great looks over the next few weeks.




Fall Outfit


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