Magnificent Machines with Mike Manning

 

Magnificent Machines with Mike Manning

Join Mike Manning for a road trip through racing's past and present -- where automotive passion resonates from the assembly line to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Discover the motives behind the latest technological innovations at the track and the history-making events that forever changed the makes and models of the American road. These are the stories you have never heard before.

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Frank Lockhart and the Stutz Black Hawk

  

Frank Stallworth Lockhart (born April 8, 1903 at Dayton, Ohio - April 25, 1928 at Daytona Beach, Florida) was an American automobile racing driver active in the 1920s, considered by many historians to be a legend in the sport on par with 1960s British World Driving Champion Jim Clark.[1] During a "remarkable if all too short" career,[1] Lockhart won numerous races on dirt, board tracks, the 1926 Indianapolis 500, and set a world land speed record for a distance average. In all, he had nine AAA wins and two vice-championships in two years of competition.

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How stock car racing's governing body became what it is today

 
Bill France Sr. organizes a meeting at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida, to discuss the problems facing stock car racing. Among the issues facing the sport were tracks that could not handle the crowds or the cars and varying rules from location to location. Others agreed that these were problems that could be solved, and from that meeting, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing was born.
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Stock car racing/Big Bill France

Mike and NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian Buz McKim take you back to the rough-and-tumble early days of stock car racing, and the life and times of the visionary who organized NASCAR – Big Bill France.

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One of history’s true automotive innovators – Ransom E. Olds.

Mike and NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian Buz McKim discover the hidden stories surrounding one of history’s true automotive innovators – Ransom E. Olds.
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Back to the early days of Land Speed Records

Mike and NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian Buz McKim take you back to the early days of land speed records for a ride-along with one of the most famous daredevils of all time – Sir Malcom Campbell.
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The military’s influence on American stock car racing.

Mike and NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian Buz McKim take a star spangled look at the military’s influence on American stock car racing.

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The Chevrolet Monte Carlo

 Mike and NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian Buz McKim reminisce on the most successful stock car on the NASCAR circuit… the Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

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The Chevrolet Brothers

Mike and NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian Buz McKim take you on an ancestral journey to the roots of auto giant General Motors … the Chevrolet Brothers.

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An electric car for NASCAR?

Mike and 2-time NASCAR Champion Crew Chief Tim Brewer cross-wire the reality of developing an electric car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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NASCAR: Generation 6

Mike and NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian Buz McKim take a deep dive into the evolving, modern NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car… the 2016 “Generation 6”.

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NASCAR’s first “spoilers”

Mike and NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian Buz McKim give you the inside scoop on one of NASCAR’s first “spoilers” … the 1966 Dodge Charger.

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