About Our Cover Cars
1967 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400
Revealed at the 1965 Turin Auto Show, the P400 featured a transverse V12 and a radical layout. First seen publicly in '66 at the Geneva Auto Show, its bodywork was designed by 27-year-old Marcello Gandini. Shown here is the 101st Miura P400 built. Initially restored in Europe, it received additional work in the US and now resides in Washington state.
1971 Plymouth GTX-R
Once a stripped-out parts car, this GTX-R was built out by Aaron Porter of Horsepower Northwest in Bremerton, WA. It was modified to cradle a V10 Viper engine with a six-speed manual transmission. To handle its new performance, the entire body and frame has been fully welded and fitted with tubular steel framing that's tucked under the bodywork.
1969 PORSCHE 917K 015
The 917 was designed and built in just 9 months to meet regulations of the World Sportscar Championship. In 1970, its new wedge-shaped tail led to wins in the '70 and '71 World Championship. At the 1970 24 Hours of Daytona, the 917 015 won by 45 laps, the largest margin in the race's history.
1953 BUICK SKYLARK (AKA SKYSCRAPER)
Part of Metallica guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield's car collection on loan from the Petersen Automotive Museum, this Skylark, displayed here at LeMay - America's Car Museum, was tricked out by Rick Dore Kustoms and reflects an unknown side of the heavy metal rocker. Custom touches: bass-drum pedal accelerator, guitar pick gauges...and a custom guitar to match. Rock on James!
1934 MODEL 40 SPECIAL SPEEDSTER
Created in Italy as a home-built project, displayed here at LeMay - America's Car Museum, this homage to an Edsel prototype is powered by a 154hp Lincoln 337c.i. flathead V-8. It was reimagined and refabricated by Troy Ladd at Hollywood Hot Rods.
PORSCHE 911 REIMAGINED BY SINGER
Singer restores and reimagines '89 to '94 Porsche 911s. Some of the world's most sought-after custom cars, the engines are reworked for power and much of the body work is replaced with carbon fiber.
#4 1967 CAN-AM MCLAREN M6A-1
#5 1968 CAN-AM MCLAREN M6B-21
These cars were built by Bruce McLaren for the 1967 and 1968 Can-Am series. They have been owned and raced by Richard Griot for more than a decade, and they are maintained by J&L Fabricating in Puyallup, Washington.
The Can-Am era of the late 60s was arguably the most aggressive race series of all time with fast cars and even faster engineering and development. The McLarens dominated 1967 and set the standard that many chased for years. The two cars on the cover are part of that history.
The 1967 M6A dominated the series and led to many M6B customer cars being built in 1968. Richard has owned the M6A-1 raced by Bruce McLaren since 2009 and has raced it consistently in many vintage events. When Nick started to show some skill, he invested in a 1968 M6-B which was a "customer car" that had a 3" longer wheelbase and was raced by gentlemen racers of the era.
Upon receiving the blessing of Zak Brown, current head of McLaren Racing, Richard painted the car to match Denny Hulme's 1967 car and lo and behold, the Bruce and Denny show was back! This past summer, Richard and Nick took 1st and 2nd at Road America in the Can-Am class and truly replicated the dominance of the McLaren cars and their exceptional engineering and speed.
2020 MCLAREN SPEEDTAIL
One of only 106 produced in 2020, this Speedtail was customized with a Canepa Root Beer Brown paint job and a matching interior. The fastest McLaren ever built with a top speed of 250 mph, it features a hybrid powertrain that generates a whopping 1,035 horsepower.
1968 50TH ANNIVERSARY CHEVY C10
This restored C10 Chevy is customized from head to tailgate. Painted in a gleaming Sunray Gold with a contrasting white roof, it features a complementary rich peanut-butter hued leather covering the seats and door panels.
1978 Toyota FJ Cruiser
"Sure to anger the purists" should be a badge of honor for the owner of this excellent FJ40 which retains a lot of the old-school Land Cruiser charm. Yet another example of Velocity Restoration's versatility and skill, this 40 Series features an LS3 swap and fully modernized interior and underpinnings. And it gets used like it should.
Maserati Tipo Motorcycles
1957 L/125/T2 TURISMO LUSSO (RED)
1954 L/160/T4 TURISMO LUSSO (SILVER)
Did you know Maserati made Motorcycles? These beautiful examples were built by a subsidiary of the Italian automaker, Fabbrica Candele e Accumulatori. Imagine piloting one of them along the Italian coastline in the '50s. We're not sure we can think of a more ideal summer activity.
1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S Series III
Color us green with envy. This meticulously restored 1981 Countach is only one of three ever produced in Verde Metallizzato and is reportedly the only one in private hands (Lamborghini owns the other two). After winning its class at Pebble Beach in 2021, we were lucky enough to have it in our booth at The Amelia earlier this year.
1975 Ford Bronco
Not just any Bronco, a Velocity Restorations Bronco. Dreamed up by a lucky owner and resto-modded perfectly, it was made for warm summer nights on the beach. Old looks with modern comfort, power and reliability; the Velocity Broncos are all that without being too much.
1966 Chevelle Convertible
Restyled for '66, the Chevelle featured smoother contours and a broad new grille and bumper treatment. This particular car was modified with a big block 502 crate motor, a 4-speed manual transmission, twin bucket seats and a new center console.
"Cha Cha" may not do it for everyone, but this sleeper of a convertible is one of the most precious cars in Richard’s collection. A perfect restoration, some functional modifications, a fire breathing 502, and more than 18 years of pure driving joy and family memories. Subtle only while standing still, Cha Cha can dance.
1963 VW Beetle
Rodded out by Goolsby Customs, this '63 bug is a masterpiece with its "Texas Brown" paint, trick front and rear nerf bars, a bullet mirror, and Bosch NOS yellow-faced headlights. The original 40 hp engine was replaced with a 2275cc air-cooled monster.