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Texas Mile – March 2011 – Photos [updated]

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Texas Mile – March 2011: Updates & Photos

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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Updated as it happens…live from The Mile.

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The 1800rwhp twin turbo LMR 4th gen Camaro spun the tires off the wheels at the 3/4 mile mark – the driver managed to save the car, keep it on the track and deploy the parachute… It skidded across the 1 mile mark at 215mph.

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Hinson Supercars Turbo c6 off the track. Car destroyed. Driver OK. It ran 224mph Friday.

Texas 2K11 – Pictures [updated]

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Dallas Cars & Coffee – November 2010

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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If you find yourself in Dallas on the first Saturday of the month, make a point to stop by Classic BMW in Plano – you will not be disappointed.



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Texas Mile – October 2010. Photo Recap.

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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Up until the point that the Underground Racing twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera (rumored to have 1900+whp) went end over end after making a 235mph pass, the main topic of conversation at this October’s event was the reports this may the the last Texas Mile event.  We initially ignored the story because everyone at the Texas Mile seemed to have “the inside story”, yet each “inside story” seemed to be different from the other.  However, we  have now been told, from a reliable source, that the rumor could easily be true – there is a chance that the owner of the airport, where the event has been held since 2003, may lose the property for whatever reason. BUT, do not worry – the evet will not die.  We have confirmation that there is a backup plan to move the mile to an unconfirmed location.

And yes, it is hard to believe, but the driver of the air born Gallardo (pictured below) is OK and walked away!

And onto the pictures…

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The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport – Can You Deal With It?

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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So, there we were on a Thursday night and each of us had already put in 8 – 9 hours at the office. I had invited a friend to deal with the task of testing a car – not just any car – but a crystal red, 6-speed, 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport coupe. As we stood around the car, sipping our Monster, taking stock of what options the car had, the question of what to do first came up. Like any half-hatched driving adventure plan, the decision was made to make the decision while driving – so we set off.

With the Passport 8500×50 installed, our route was simple and our plan even simpler. Get on the freeway and head south towards Houston – away from the scattered showers that earlier in the evening made the 436 hp Grand Sport an absolute hoot to slide around turns on some back roads.

This drive was to be more than just a joyride; we were looking to finally answer one of the questions we had spent many hours on the golf course arguing over, without ever making a solid conclusion.

You get one car, for one year, you can’t sell it to buy more cars and you daily drive it. Would you take an American sports car or an American sports sedan – and why?
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2010 Corvette Grand Sport Photo

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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2010 Corvette Grand Sport.  Galveston, TX