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The Restoration Begins: 1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Winner (VIDEO)

First look at the extensive restoration of the P1046 race winning Le Mans GT40 revealed “The car was built for the purpose of winning Le Mans, the legend of the GT40 was established by doing just that. That car won Le Mans.” The wait is finally over, we have just released our first teaser video … Continue reading The Restoration Begins: 1966 Ford GT40 Le Mans Winner (VIDEO)

LeMans winning Ford GT40 Getting Restoration- Oppositelock

LeMans winning Ford GT40 Getting Restoration RK Motors of Charlotte, NC purchased the number 2 car, chassis P/1046, and will restore it to the specs it ran/won LeMans in 1966. It was modified by Holman-Moody for the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona. It is expected to be ready in time for the 2016 Pebble Beach … Continue reading LeMans winning Ford GT40 Getting Restoration- Oppositelock

Ford GT40 P/1046 (1966 Le Mans Winner) to Enter 20-Month Restoration- Auto Evolution

Ford GT40 P/1046 (1966 Le Mans Winner) to Enter 20-Month Restoration Le Mans 1966 to 1969. Four times in a row, a GT40 won the grueling 24 hour endurance race. Who do we have to thank for the creation of Ford’s original supercar? Enzo Ferrari. Yup, il Commendatore was the man that spurred the Blue … Continue reading Ford GT40 P/1046 (1966 Le Mans Winner) to Enter 20-Month Restoration- Auto Evolution

1966 LE MANS WINNER UNDERGOING RESTORATION FOR PEBBLE BEACH UNVEIL- CarNewsCafe.com

1966 LE MANS WINNER UNDERGOING RESTORATION FOR PEBBLE BEACH UNVEIL RK Motors Charlotte purchased the 1966 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40 #2 and has begun a 20-month restoration on the car. The iconic racer was the first American-built car to win Le Mans and it will mark the 50th anniversary of that win on its Pebble … Continue reading 1966 LE MANS WINNER UNDERGOING RESTORATION FOR PEBBLE BEACH UNVEIL- CarNewsCafe.com

The 1966 Le Mans Winning Ford GT40 Is Making A Comeback- CarStories.com

The 1966 Le Mans Winning Ford GT40 Is Making A Comeback 2015 is looking to become the biggest year for the Ford GT40, since it won Le Mans in 1966.  Ford is commemorating the 50th anniversary of their initial win over Ferrari, by building an all-new twin-turbo GT supercar.  The American auto manufacturer won’t be the only … Continue reading The 1966 Le Mans Winning Ford GT40 Is Making A Comeback- CarStories.com

1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 undergoing restoration by RK Motors in Charlotte- Classic Cars

1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 undergoing restoration by RK Motors in Charlotte The Ford GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and led a stunning 1-2-3 sweep by the automaker’s cars in the classic endurance race, is arguably the most-significant American race car of all time. With a team led by the legendary … Continue reading 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 undergoing restoration by RK Motors in Charlotte- Classic Cars

RK Motors Charlotte Acquires Iconic ’66 Le Mans-Winning P/1064 GT40 – ConceptCarz.com

RK Motors Charlotte Acquires Iconic ’66 Le Mans-Winning P/1064 GT40 RK Motors Charlotte today announced it has purchased one of motorsports history’s most iconic racecars – the 1966 LeMans-winning #2, P/1064 GT40, the first American-built car to win endurance racing’s most prestigious competition. The company also revealed a comprehensive, 20-month restoration has begun, culminating with … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte Acquires Iconic ’66 Le Mans-Winning P/1064 GT40 – ConceptCarz.com

You won’t believe what MWR owner Rob Kauffman drove to Loudon- FoxSports.com

You won’t believe what MWR owner Rob Kauffman drove to Loudon Rob Kauffman wears a lot of hats — former investment banker, co-owner ofMichael Waltrip Racing and a sports-car racer of some renown. Kauffman is also a car guy of the highest order. His RK Motors Charlotte dealership is like a Disney World of jaw-dropping … Continue reading You won’t believe what MWR owner Rob Kauffman drove to Loudon- FoxSports.com

RK Motors Charlotte Buys Le Mans Winning Ford GT40- BrunchNews.com

RK Motors Charlotte Buys Le Mans Winning Ford GT40 RK Motors Charlotte has managed to purchase the Ford GT40 which walked away with victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. The company is set to embark on a 20-month restoration of the car. This Ford P/1046 GT40 … RK Motors Charlotte Buys Le … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte Buys Le Mans Winning Ford GT40- BrunchNews.com

The Ford GT40 Mk II that shouldn’t have won Le Mans in 1966 heads for restoration- Hemmings Daily

The Ford GT40 Mk II that shouldn’t have won Le Mans in 1966 heads for restoration Victory in the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans should have gone to Ken Miles and Denny Hulme, driving the Ford GT40 Mk II that carried chassis number P/1015. Instead, controversial team orders requested that the first, second and … Continue reading The Ford GT40 Mk II that shouldn’t have won Le Mans in 1966 heads for restoration- Hemmings Daily

RK Motors to Restore 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40-PageSay.com

RK Motors to Restore 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Ford introduced its new GT supercar at the Detroit auto show earlier this month, and hinted that it would run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of the company’s 1-2-3 finish in … See the Full Article: PageSay.com

RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40- Racer

RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40 RK Motors Charlotte announced it has purchased one of motorsports history’s most iconic race cars – the 1966 Le Mans-winning #2, P/1046 GT40, the first American-built car to win endurance racing’s most prestigious competition. The company also revealed a comprehensive, 20-month restoration has begun, culminating … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40- Racer

RK Motors to Restore 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40- SportsGecko

RK Motors to Restore 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Ford introduced its new GT supercar at the Detroit auto show earlier this month, and hinted that it would run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of the company’s 1-2-3 finish in… See the Full Article: SportsGecko

RK Motors to Restore 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40- Veooz.com

RK Motors to Restore 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Ford introduced its new GT supercar at the Detroit auto show earlier this month, and hinted that it would run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of the company’s 1-2-3 finish in 1966. See the Full Article: Veooz.com

RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40

RK Motors Charlotte announced it has purchased one of motorsports history’s most iconic racecars – the 1966 Le Mans-winning #2, P/1046 GT40, the first American-built car to win endurance racing’s most prestigious competition. The company also revealed a comprehensive, 20-month restoration has begun, culminating with a formal re-introduction at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte acquires iconic ’66 Le Mans-winning P/1046 GT40

Champion Oil Announces RK Motors Charlotte as Newest Master Warehouse Distributor

Champion Oil, a major player in development and manufacturing of specialty racing and performance products, announced today that RK Motors Charlotte is their newest Master Warehouse Distributor featuring Champion Classic and Muscle “Purpose-Built” Motor Oils as well as additional Champion Lubricants, Chemicals, Additives and Motor Oils. Clinton, MO — (ReleaseWire) — 12/17/2014 — RK Motors … Continue reading Champion Oil Announces RK Motors Charlotte as Newest Master Warehouse Distributor

Photo Gallery: 2014 Goodguys 21st SE Nationals in Charlotte

The weather was perfect and the cars were even better! Being fortunate enough to live in a fair weather southern state like Charlotte, NC we pretty much can see cool classic cars driving around almost everywhere. But, this past weekend the Goodguys South East Nationals rolled into town and the cars did too! From a … Continue reading Photo Gallery: 2014 Goodguys 21st SE Nationals in Charlotte

Rob Kauffman, RTA President Addresses 2015 NASCAR Rule Changes

Rob Kauffman, president of the Race Team Alliance and the co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, said he’s pleased with NASCAR’s 2015 rules package, which was announced Tuesday, September 23, 2014. In announcing the new rules package NASCAR said it was looking to improve the quality of racing. In an exclusive interview with FOXSports.com (Video link … Continue reading Rob Kauffman, RTA President Addresses 2015 NASCAR Rule Changes

Rob Kauffman’s 1966 LeMans Winner Ford GT40 – First Look & Test Drive

What can be said about the car that beat Ferrari in the fabled 1966 LeMans race? A lot, but for now here’s a first look at and drive of this iconic and legendary race car that is about to go under a comprehensive restoration at a world-renowned shop located in the North East United States.

Rob Kauffman Attends the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014

Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Held on August 14-17 at the Mazda Raceway Leguna Seca racing facility, approximately 550 vehicles were invited to compete in the world’s premier motoring event. Vehicles are accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race … Continue reading Rob Kauffman Attends the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014

Rob Kauffman Drives 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano at 2014 Colorado Grand

The Colorado Grand® is an annual charity tour for 1960 and earlier sports and race cars of distinction. The event was founded in 1989 by automotive enthusiast Bob Sutherland. Every September during fall color season, approximately 85 vintage cars are driven in this relaxed, non-competitive event, covering 1,000 miles through the Rockies in five days. … Continue reading Rob Kauffman Drives 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano at 2014 Colorado Grand

Trio of Rare, Fully Restored Shelby GT’s at RK Motors Charlotte

Led by a pristinely restored GT500KR (pictured here) packing a ferocious 428 Cobra Jet V8, a trio of rare Shelbys have joined the burgeoning collection of classic, muscle and high-performance cars now available from Charlotte-based RK Motors. One of just 530 four-speed KR fastbacks produced for the 1968 model year, the stellar pony car sports … Continue reading Trio of Rare, Fully Restored Shelby GT’s at RK Motors Charlotte

9 Top NASCAR Team Owners Form Race Team Alliance

9 of the top NASCAR teams have grouped together to form the Race Team Alliance (RTA). The RTA currently includes Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Richard Petty Motor Sports, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske. Along with the formation of the new … Continue reading 9 Top NASCAR Team Owners Form Race Team Alliance

2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: Stop #5 — Lake County Fairgrounds

As I sit here in the Best Western parking lot, watching Co-builder Darell Johnston turn wrenches on our RK527 Mustang, I’m reminded of what events like Hot Rod Power Tour are all about… Our day began bright and early in Norwalk, Ohio. We mounted a Go Pro on the roof of RK527, hit the first … Continue reading 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: Stop #5 — Lake County Fairgrounds

2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: Stop #4 – Summit Motorsports Park

It’s officially Tuesday. That means it’s officially the halfway point of the 2014 Power Tour. After a fun yesterday carving up the West Virginia mountains — Hot Rod style — we decided to deviate from the parade route and head straight up Interstate 77 to Summit Motorsports Park. As fun as the backroads are, we … Continue reading 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: Stop #4 – Summit Motorsports Park

2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: Stop #3 – Downtown Charleston

After a long day of fun participating in the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour, the RK Motors Charlotte crew is checking in from Charleston, West Virginia. On the heels of a minor technical glitch yesterday, our custom RK527 Mustang had a chance to really settle in and prove itself. Today’s route consisted of roughly 300 miles … Continue reading 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: Stop #3 – Downtown Charleston

2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: Stop #2 – Chilhowee Park

After months of anticipation, planning and waiting, the time had finally come… For the RK Motors crew, the second day of Hot Rod Power Tour meant an early meeting at the speedway, a quick transition to Interstate 85 and eight solid days of intense work and intense fun. We headed south out of Charlotte, among … Continue reading 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: Stop #2 – Chilhowee Park

RK Motors Releases Teaser Video On 800hp RK527 Shelby Tribute

With the Power Tour about a week away, we thought it would be a good idea to release a  brand new teaser video showcasing our Shelby Tribute build that we have appropriately named RK527. RK527 was built to pay tribute to the 50th birthday of the Ford Mustang by creating an incredible 1967 Shelby GT500 … Continue reading RK Motors Releases Teaser Video On 800hp RK527 Shelby Tribute

RK Motors Charlotte’s Legendary Junior Johnson Impala Visits Pinehurst

With beautiful blue skies and 80 degree weather, last weekend was the perfect setting for a car show. RK Motors Charlotte hauled their legendary Junior Johnson Impala to Pinehurst, North Carolina for the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. Awarded Best In Class at the 2013 Concours d’Elegance of America, the storied Impala has a long history … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte’s Legendary Junior Johnson Impala Visits Pinehurst

Photo Gallery: Day Four Of The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration At Charlotte Motor Speedway

We’re about to wrap up day four of the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Among the festivities’ highlights were plenty of track time, lots to look at, the chance to win an official 50th Anniversary Edition Mustang and, of course, RK Motors Charlotte’s impressive RK527 pro-tourer. As you can tell from our … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Day Four Of The Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Insider Video of the RK Motors Charlotte RK527 Shelby Build

Some have gone as far to call this a Shelby “sleeper” based on its stock appearance. The Stang, dubbed RK527 for owner Rob Kauffman and the size of the massive 800horsepower 527ci Kaase powerplant, is receiving plenty of work in preparation for competing on the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour. However after hearing it fire … Continue reading Insider Video of the RK Motors Charlotte RK527 Shelby Build

Video: Ride Along In A 482hp Modern Day Eleanor

[youtube=http://youtu.be/ck4ivMp0B9s]The now famous 2000 remake of Gone in Sixty Seconds did more than just create a new generation of car fans across the nation. It also made the name Eleanor synonymous with every silver ’67 Shelby GT500. Admit it, you can’t see one today without immediately identifying it with the movie. But have you ever … Continue reading Video: Ride Along In A 482hp Modern Day Eleanor

Operation Fearless

This project is so awesome that we created a name and logo to signify its importance and to honor the man we built it for and his family. To learn more about Operation Fearless and MyClassicGarage.com follow this link.

NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer & RKM Performance Center Build “Tekked-out Prius” for Charity

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sept. 12, 2012 – RKM Performance Center, a full service restoration, build and maintenance facility for classic and collectible vehicles worldwide, is teaming up with NASCAR star Clint Bowyer to customize a 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid to raise money for the Emporia Community Foundation during the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge. In … Continue reading NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer & RKM Performance Center Build “Tekked-out Prius” for Charity

The Last Hemi: Progress Overview

Three months into The Last HEMI build, it makes sense to stop and survey all the progress our team has made so far. While the Charger is far from complete, there have been tremendous strides made towards returning the car to its original showroom condition. Initial steps included: 1)      Full disassembly 2)      Bagging and tagging … Continue reading The Last Hemi: Progress Overview

The Last HEMI: Sourcing Parts

One of the biggest challenges when dealing with a car like the Last HEMI is finding parts worthy of being installed. We agreed early on that there would be zero reproduction pieces used on this car, so the search has spanned far and wide for OEM or NOS parts that can be shipped within our … Continue reading The Last HEMI: Sourcing Parts

RE-BUILDING A LEGEND

Restoring the legendary Ivan “Ironman” Stewart PPI Toyota Trophy Truck When Cal Wells III, owner of the notable #015 PPI Toyota Trophy Truck, approached us about finding his historic, championship-winning truck a new home, not only did we agree, it was like Christmas morning for our racing fanatics here at RK Motors Charlotte. After all, … Continue reading RE-BUILDING A LEGEND