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P/1046 GT40 Restored by RK/Rare Drive Receives Best in Class at Pebble Beach

It’s been a long restoration for P/1046, the 1966 Le Mans winning GT40, but not for naught. The car is leaving the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with a coveted “Best in Class” trophy. Thanks to Rare Drive and RK Motors Charlotte, one of America’s most important race cars was restored to its former glory … Continue reading P/1046 GT40 Restored by RK/Rare Drive Receives Best in Class at Pebble Beach

RK Motors Brings Classic Cars to Historic Carolina Theatre

As people who deal in historic goods, namely classic automobiles, we at RK Motors understand more than most how important the preservation of history is.  Whether it’s a car, motorcycle, document, story, work of art, architecture, or otherwise, these things matter.  They tell us so much about those that came before us, their stories, their … Continue reading RK Motors Brings Classic Cars to Historic Carolina Theatre

Legend of LeMans: Titan of Technology – Chapter #3

Only weeks before the GT40’s highly anticipated return to the 24 Hours of Daytona, we are please to deliver the third  chapter in Legend of Le Mans: The restoration of P1046 video series.  In this chapter, “Legend of LeMans: Titan of Technology,”  we evaluate the technology that propelled the GT40 to dominate the podium at Le Mans.  In … Continue reading Legend of LeMans: Titan of Technology – Chapter #3

Operation Fearless – 1991 Bronco Build for fallen Navy Seal Adam Brown

Adam dreamed of restoring the 1991 Bronco for his son.  While he wasn’t able to do that, RK Motors was fortunate enough to lend a hand. Navy SEAL Chief (SOC) Adam Brown was killed in action in Komar Province, Afghanistan on March 17, 2010. In true “Adam Brown Style” he died a true hero, placing … Continue reading Operation Fearless – 1991 Bronco Build for fallen Navy Seal Adam Brown

RK Motors and Johnny Lighting Team Up To Create 1:64 Scale Classics

Next time you are making rounds at Target, check out the toy section.  The Johnny Lighting Muscle Cars USA collection will likely to be mixed in with the other 1:64 cars.  The great thing about the Johnny Lightning Muscle Cars USA collection is that they are based on actual classics that RK Motors has offered.  Each car … Continue reading RK Motors and Johnny Lighting Team Up To Create 1:64 Scale Classics

The Real Deal: RKMPC Service Manager sets record with 10 second quarter mile in 6spd Hellcat

One of the very first things we tell new RK Motors employees is: classic cars and the classic car industry attract a wide variety of interesting personalities. As you might imagine, those personalities involve many folks who are very active in building, showing and racing pretty much anything with an engine. Last year, RKM Performance … Continue reading The Real Deal: RKMPC Service Manager sets record with 10 second quarter mile in 6spd Hellcat

Erik Jones visits RK Motors: A great visit with the future of racing

Erik Jones recently visited RK Motors to check our the 250+ cars in stock.  In case you need an introduction, Erik became the youngest NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion at a mere 19 years, 5 months and 21 days.  In addition he also won Rookie of the Year honors.   He has secured a … Continue reading Erik Jones visits RK Motors: A great visit with the future of racing

The RK Motors Trifecta – Build it, Market it, Sell it

RK Motors Charlotte is a global destination for serious collectors and hobbyists. HOT ROD Magazine named our state-of-the-art East Coast showroom, which is 60,000 square feet, the nation’s #1 “must see” destination for gearheads and enthusiasts. Not to mention our website draws nearly 300,000 visitors per month, making it the most viewed car dealer website … Continue reading The RK Motors Trifecta – Build it, Market it, Sell it

RK Motors Charlotte Reaffirms Commitment to Region, Extending Lease for Seven Years

  Reaffirming its commitment to the Charlotte business community, RK Motors Charlotte today announced today that it has signed a seven-year lease extension at its current location with Beacon Properties. One of the nation’s premier dealers of investment-grade classics and high-performance vehicles, RK Motors Charlotte has extended its term through 2022, maintaining its dual 40,000 … Continue reading RK Motors Charlotte Reaffirms Commitment to Region, Extending Lease for Seven Years

Classic Cars increase 40%, outperforming US stocks!

Does your portfolio need some passion?  “Passion” investments like classic cars increased by 40 percent in 2014 on the previous year and by nearly 400 percent when compared with 2005.  According to an index published by U.K. private bank Coutts (http://www.coutts.com/), which is known for holding the account of U.K. Queen Elizabeth.  The index tracks … Continue reading Classic Cars increase 40%, outperforming US stocks!

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)

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

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.

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

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: The Plan of Attack

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYMT661u2R0&feature=plcp]Now that the Last HEMI is apart, it’s time to establish a course of action for the rebuild. This allows us to set realistic timeframes for the rest of the process. As you know, our team already tagged and bagged every part that came off the Charger. The next step involved dividing those parts into … Continue reading The Last HEMI: The Plan of Attack

“Junior” Johnson’s Legendary 1963 Impala NASCAR Added to RK Motors Collection

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 29, 2012 – RK Motors Charlotte, one of the nation’s premier restorers, re-sellers and builders of classic, muscle and high-performance cars, has added “Junior” Johnson’s 1963 Chevrolet Holly Farms Impala No. 3 NASCAR to the company’s private collection as part of a partnership with the Johnson family. The only Impala Super Sport ever raced in NASCAR, Johnson captured an impressive seven Grand National Events and nine poles in it.