Three decades as an automotive journalist, author, broadcaster and photographer, and automotive consultant has introduced me to the greatest car enthusiasts on earth which now includes you. It’s been my passion to make automotive journalism, road testing, history, motorsport, racing, photography, restoring cars and concours judging my personal and professional life. My goal is to share this site with you. There’s no Facebook, Twitter, or Liking required, and you can’t spend any money here.
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Now in Print: The IROC Porsches
Howling air-cooled, flared and winged Porsche RSR 3.0-liter racers driven by champion racers from around the world in The International Race of Champions series rookie season of 1973/74, the only time the series was run with Porsches. Allison, Donohue, Fittipaldi, Follmer, Foyt, Johncock, McCluskey, Pearson, Petty, Revson, Unser; totaling a dozen of the world’s best racers from all racing disciplines running identical cars at Riverside and Daytona to give us a clue as to who, and what kind of drivers in matched cars are really the best of the best. Hundreds of new and archival color and black and white photos help tell this marvelous story, plus where the cars went and are post-IROC duty. Available publisher direct from Quartoknows.com, and you can order a signed and/or personalized copy from Tina at Autobooks-Aerobooks.com books store in Burbank, California, or of course the ever present Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/IROC-Porsches-International-Champions-Raced/dp/0760368252/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+IROC+Porsches%2C+book&qid=1623120671&sr=8-1. This is so far my magnum opus, I’m very proud of it, and I hope you enjoy it too – Thanks for listening – MS
Watch the Video – an Evening with Mario Andretti
A few months ago, it was my particular privilege to host a fireside chat and interview with the incomparable Mario Andretti at the World of Speed Motorsports Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon. This is a marvelous automotive museum proximus to Portland, and if you’ve not yet been, then you must visit. It’s an engaging property, well assembled and displayed, its current exhibit “Mario Andretti: Racing Royalty” displaying 11 of Mario’s significant racing cars. The museum organized an evening attended by 350 or so people, featuring and dedicated to The Man, as its annual fundraiser, and I’m flattered that they asked me to join Mario on stage for an evening of talking about his life, family, and remarkable career (and some wicked fun storytelling). Also please visit www.worldofspeed.org
Here’s the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qhf63lv3u41rnx/An%20Evening%20with%20Mario%20Andretti_Full%20Interview.mov?dl=0
And here’s my post with photos from the same event: https://mattstonecars.com/an-eveningwith-mario-andretti-at-world-of-speed-photos-and-video/