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By ROB KASPER | February 12, 2005
A SPORTS CAR filled with champagne is what I want for Valentine's Day. It is not gonna happen, for a variety of reasons. First of all, this is not a big holiday for guys. Primarily we are the givers of gifts on Valentine's Day, not the receivers. Then there is the issue of my station in life, a situation that can best be explained with the following example. Thursday afternoon I am sitting in a gorgeous red convertible, a two-seater Audi TT Roadster, one of the many shimmering beauties stretched out on the floor of the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend for the 2005 Motor Trend International Auto Show.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
Dennis J. Szymaszek, a retired materials and logistics director who was a classic sports car enthusiast, died Friday of cancer at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 71. The son of an Armco steelworker and a homemaker, Dennis Joseph Szymaszek was born in Baltimore and spent his early years on Bank Street before moving with his family to Dundalk. After graduating in 1959 from Dundalk High School, he began a 43-year career at PEMCO Corp., where he rose to become director of materials and logistics for North American operations.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | July 3, 1993
Robert Beaumont thinks his time has come -- again.The 61-year-old Columbia businessman who brought motorists the battery-powered CitiCar during the gasoline shortages of the 1970s is all charged up over the planned launching of his second venture in electric car production later this year."
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Sports on TV | September 9, 2012
SUNDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS F1 Italian Grand Prix SPEED7:30 a.m. Rolex Sports Car: Laguna Seca SPEED3 MLB Yankees@Orioles MASN1:30 Miami@Washington MASN21:30 Cubs@Pittsburgh WGN-A1:30 Miami@Washington (T) MASN5 Dodgers@San Francisco ESPN8 Yankees@Orioles (T) MASN11:30 WNBA Los Angeles@New York NBA4 Phoenix@Indiana NBA6 C. foot. Maryland@Temple (T)
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2000
In his regular life, Mike Sibiski, 41, and a father of three, drives a Chevy minivan. You'd never know it from the torch-red Corvette he revs up on weekends. "Always wanted a Corvette," he says, showing off his 1996 LT-4 with a souped-up 335-horsepower engine and six-speed transmission. "It's America's sports car." Sibiski, who's from Bel Air, was surrounded yesterday by similarly swooning car owners and enthusiasts at the Fells Point Corvette Fest in the Broadway Market square, where over 50 Corvettes - washed, waxed, wiped and wiped again - were on display.
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By Paul Langner and Paul Langner,BOSTON GLOBE | December 15, 1996
The little town of Malvern Link, England -- part of the larger town of Great Malvern actually -- just at the foot of the Malvern Hills in west central England, is a place of pilgrimage to members of a peculiar brotherhood.That is the brotherhood of Morgan drivers, whose devotion to the elegant but uncomfortable British sports car baffles most people, but unites the drivers in a sort of cult with Spartan values.Others might say they are masochists and should have their heads examined. No matter.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 10, 2003
MOSCOW - At the recent gathering of fanatics here, there was a lot of talk about the coming Revolution. Nothing as passe, mind you, as the overthrow of the global capitalist system. No, at Moscow's Sixth International Autosalon, the masses were murmuring about the Revolution, a prototype its maker says will soon become the country's first mass-produced sports car. The sleek, low-slung vehicle has a single seat, can fly past communal farm tractors at more than 160 mph and is painted - what else?
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By RAY FRAGER | March 4, 2009
During March, ESPN will be airing vignettes about female athletes. Danica Patrick will be featured, presumably to show how female athletes have been empowered to sprawl across a sports car in a bikini. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/mediumwell)
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2001
Bruce R. Jennings Jr., who spent much of his life restoring classic race cars and following the racing circuit, died Tuesday in the Kenilworth section of Towson. He was 26 years old. Family members and friends said he suffered from severe depression and diabetes before taking his own life. Mr. Jennings had worked closely with his father, Bruce R. Jennings Sr., a sports car owner and winning racer, who also took his own life in 1997. "He was very close with his father and was never the same after that death," said Mary Moulton, his aunt, who lives in Cockeysville.
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February 5, 1997
Someone in a red sports car fired two rounds from a BB gun at a Baltimore teen-ager Saturday as she drove north on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, county police said.Lori Lee Cornwell, 17, was near the Baltimore Beltway about 9: 15 p.m. when she saw the sports car, with tinted windows, pull up beside her.When she looked at the car again, she noticed that the window was rolled down and saw a gun being pointed at her. She pulled away from the car, and just as she did, she heard two rounds being fired from the gun. A BB hit the rear driver's side of her 1990 Ford Festiva.
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By Jonas Shaffer, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2012
Level 5 Motorsports entered this weekend atop the leaderboard of its class. When Saturday's Baltimore Sports Car Challenge ended, the view from the top of the American Le Mans Series looked even better. Level 5's Christophe Bouchut-Scott Tucker and Ricardo Gonzalez-Luis Diaz teams finished 1-2 in the two-hour race, becoming the first P2 drivers to place first overall in an ALMS race since March's Twelve Hours of Sebring. Not bad for a team that wasn't even represented in Baltimore last year.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
Ferrari, the famed sports car manufacturer with a long, glorious motor sports history, will celebrate it's Italian heritage by bringing its Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) Ferrari team, drivers and crew to Little Italy on Wednesday evening in advance of the American Le Mans Series' Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT this weekend. From approximately 6 to 9 p.m., ESM will have the No. 01 and No. 02 Tequila Patrón Ferrari Italia 458s at High Street, between Eastern Ave. and Pratt Street.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Tommy Kendall's legs and ankles were crushed in a 180-mph racing accident in 1991. But the sports car champion recovered, came back a year later and went on to have his best years on the racetrack. In fact, in 1997 he had arguably the best year of any driver in racing history, winning 11 straight Trans-Am Series races. Now, at age 45 and after almost 14 years away from the racetrack, Kendall is back, driving the new SRT Viper GTS-R in the American Le Mans Series. "There's nothing better than driving.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
Here at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, four-time IZOD IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti and two-time champion and Chip Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon had breakfast Friday -- from boxes with their pictures on them. "This is so cool," Franchitti said, picking up a box of Kellogg's cereal called VROOMS and looking genuinely excited. "when I was a kid, I wanted to be on a cereal box!" Franchitti, Dixon and Juan Pablo Montoya, the 1999 CART Champion, who now races full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Ganassi, will have their photos on a variety of Kellogg's breakfast foods in celebration of Target's 23rd anniversary in motorsports with Ganassi Racing.
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September 7, 2011
Once again, I have to point out the obvious to the oblivious Baltimore media. In his coverage of the recent race ("First Baltimore Grand Prix had something for everyone," Sept. 5), Peter Schmuck wrote this: "[Will] Power pretty much went wire-to-wire to take the checkered flag, which may leave some novice fans wondering whether there's enough strategy and intrigue on the track to keep their interest from year to year. That's a fair question, and one that probably will be answered with some minor changes in the configuration of the course and with some greater awareness of the intricacies of open-wheel racing in the later incarnations of this event.
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By Matt Vensel | August 26, 2011
Willis McGahee involuntarily took a seven-figure pay cut when the Ravens released him shortly after the NFL lockout ended. The running back signed a three-year deal with the Broncos reportedly worth $7.5 million, including $3 million guaranteed, and it sounds as if he is hammering out a niche with Kyle Orton and the offense. At Thursday's practice, though, an errant throw from Orton sailed out of the back of the end zone and hit a car in the players' parking lot. It was McGahee's Porsche and the damage done was a shattered windshield.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
Ferrari, the famed sports car manufacturer with a long, glorious motor sports history, will celebrate it's Italian heritage by bringing its Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) Ferrari team, drivers and crew to Little Italy on Wednesday evening in advance of the American Le Mans Series' Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT this weekend. From approximately 6 to 9 p.m., ESM will have the No. 01 and No. 02 Tequila Patrón Ferrari Italia 458s at High Street, between Eastern Ave. and Pratt Street.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer William F. Zorzi Jr. contributed to this article | June 17, 1994
Two Carroll County teen-agers were seriously injured yesterday when the stolen sports car in which they were riding crashed on the Eastern Shore, ending a 45-mile chase that led across the Bay Bridge and along U.S. 301 at speeds sometimes topping 100 mph, police said.The car was going at least 90 mph when it crashed into a Toll Facilities police cruiser and a tree near Barclay, hitting with such force that it ripped one of the boy's seat belts, according to police.The driver, 17, and passenger, 16, were wearing seat belts and may have been spared fatal injuries because of them, police said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2010
About 60 Corvettes, vintage, new and of every hue, parked four across on a closed-off block of North Chester Street in East Baltimore for several hours Saturday. Members of the Baltimore County Corvette Club had traveled from M&T Bank Stadium with a police escort to the Bea Gaddy Family Center. Each delivered a trunkful of donations, mostly food, for the center's 29th annual Thanksgiving dinner. Cynthia Brooks, Gaddy's daughter and executive director of the outreach center, thanked an exuberant crowd of volunteers and Corvette owners, who have contributed in increasing numbers since 2006.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2010
As Mark Baltimore's last days approached, his many friends and admirers rallied around him. They offered affection and memories, even if they could do nothing to fend off the pancreatic cancer that was sapping his life. Stevie Wonder called, although Mr. Baltimore — who had been one of the biggest party promoters in the city from which he took his name — was too ill to speak with him. Ray Lewis, the Ravens linebacker, who often relied on Mr. Baltimore's skills as a nighttime host, was also in touch.
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