1980’s SHOWDOWN: Pontiac Fiero vs Toyota MR2

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” The 1970’s and 80’s were chock full of those wonderful, wedge-shaped sports cars such as the Triumph TR7, Fiat X1/9 and more. But in the American sales market, two models stood head and shoulders above the rest; Pontiac’s Fiero and the MR2 from Toyota. I must admit that I love these cars. After spending considerable time in them, I came away quite impressed. Our photos will show several different models but for the purposes of this comparison, we will single out the 1987 Read More

COLLECTOR CARS: Rebuilding My Totally-Not-Collectible Mustang, Part III

. Stephen Cox Blog is Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance Ford Motor Company built 128,893 Mustang coupes during the 1980 model year, making my Medium Blue Glow four cylinder example anything but rare. I bought the car when I was seventeen and it was my primary transportation for a decade. It now has nearly a quarter of a million miles on the odometer. Since the car has little value, I figure there’s no point in selling it. I might as well rebuild the car into what Ford would and should have created had it not been for the interference of Read More

What November 18th Means for Sports Car Racing

Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance As racers and motorsports enthusiasts, most of us like to keep our ear to the ground about what’s happening in our sport. Who could have predicted the explosion of $500 “crapcan” endurance racing, the declining attendance in NASCAR or the amazing rise of Formula E? What’s next in our sport, and why? I must admit that the success of Formula E took me by surprise, especially considering the intense controversy surrounding electric vehicle racing. Personally, I don’t take a side in the debate. I drive stock cars, sports cars and anything else Read More

SHORT TRACK: Will American Oval Racing Implode?

April 21, 2015 The Stephen Cox Blog is Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance     I have good news and bad news. The good news is that a short track series is advertising free admission at their upcoming season opener. The bad news is, of course, that a short track series is advertising free admission at their upcoming season opener.   By all means, please go to the Super Cup Stock Car Series race at CNB Bank Raceway on May 2nd in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. It will be a truly great short track event and it won't cost you a dime. Read More

Motorsport Television Production

Sopwith Motorsports Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions provides motorsports-related content and production services to networks including NBC, ESPN, Fox, Outdoor Channel and Velocity. We have created programming for the ARCA Truck Series, USAC, Best in the Desert, the Super Cup Stock Car Series, Ford Motor Company and Impact Race Products. Our staff generates one-stop solutions for motorsports and automotive companies from concept to final delivery, whether live or post-produced, for television, video or online. Automotive, motorcycle, racing, boating or aviation. If it has a motor, it’s what we do. Let Sopwith Motorsports tell your story. Read More