How To Commission a Painting of Your Classic Car (or Motorcycle)

— The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” Every time I attend a car show, I marvel at the paintings of classic cars in the vendor booths. It never really occurred to me that many of those cars must be based in reality – that they must actually belong to somebody, somewhere. I didn’t realize that there’s an entire cottage industry devoted to creating magnificent artwork on classic vehicles. Who knew? I certainly didn’t until a buddy of mine (who happens to be a professional artist) asked me if I’d Read More

More Short Track Racing. Less Money. 

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Corvette Miracle: The 1970 24 Hours of Daytona”   This car was mean-looking and low slung. The roofline didn’t rise any higher than a Lamborghini. The tires were huge; the widest I’d seen since the last time I was in a sprint car. Maybe that’s why my neck started to ache halfway through the race. The cornering speed of this car was amazing.  My car owner, Dan Merservey Sr., just kept asking, “Stephen, are you having fun?” Heck, yes. Just standing beside it was fun. Actually driving it was euphoric.  New England’s Pro-4 Read More

GREAT DRIVES: Lincoln Park Speedway 1985

. The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” It was the late summer of 1985. Huey Lewis and the News topped the charts with “The Power of Love.” The epic sci-fi classic, “Back to the Future” was number one at the box office. Central Indiana weather was blazing hot. We had no money and we knew absolutely nothing about auto racing. Our team consisted of three people. My 46-year-old father, Nelson, my sister, Dory, and me. We had purchased a beat up 1968 Chevelle for $250 and took turns driving Read More

4th Place Finish for Stephen Cox at Midvale Speedway

Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox returned to Ohio’s Midvale Speedway for the first time in two years on Saturday night. In his first outing with a new car, new team and a new pit crew, the STA-BIL Brand Fuel Stabilizer #21 was able to run solidly in the top five all night. The Super Cup Stock Car Series made its annual visit to Midvale on August 10th, holding two 50-lap headline events. Crew chief Ben Ebeling and mechanic Dylan Mays wrenched on the car throughout practice and Cox, Midvale’s former track record holder, was able to nail down the fourth Read More

Return to Midvale for Former Track Record Holder Stephen Cox

When the green flag drops on the “My Water Doctor Night at the Races” this Saturday evening at Ohio’s Midvale Speedway, Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox will be looking for his second win at the facility. The final Northern Division round of the Super Cup Stock Car Series features twin 50-lap main events to be recorded for broadcast on the MavTV television network. Cox’s most recent start at the track came in June 2017. He jumped into his teammate’s car after Cox’s primary machine was sidelined with a broken rear end, starting dead last in the field and charging to Read More

Stephen Cox Knocked Out of Pro-4 Jim Darlington Memorial Race

Manchester, New Hampshire – Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox was running in fifth position halfway through Sunday’s 35-lap Pro-4 Modified Series Jim Darlington Memorial when he was caught up in a multi-car incident that ended his day.  Driving for veteran team owner Dan Meservey, Sr., this was Cox’s first time behind the wheel of a Pro-4 modified and his first time at New Hampshire’s Hudson International Speedway. After finishing fourth in the qualifying race, Cox started the main event inside Row 3.  “I missed a shift on the start, which was totally my fault,” Cox said. “That dropped me eight Read More

Cox Returns to Modified Racing After Two Decade Absence

. A new face will join the the Pro-4 Modified Series at New Hampshire’s Hudson International Speedway on July 21st for the Jim Darlington Memorial when Indianapolis racer Stephen Cox attempts to qualify for the event. The Hoosier veteran will wheel the black 104+ Performance Octane Boost #21 modified of long time team owner Dan Meservey, Sr. on Hudson’s 12-degree banking. The Pro-4 Modified organization opened competition in 1978 and has since become New England’s premier touring series for four-cylinder, lightweight open wheel cars. Hudson International Speedway’s quarter-mile bullring opened in 1946 Cox’s last win in open wheel modifieds came Read More

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

Cox and WMRacing Charge From Back of Pack to Podium Finish

. Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox scored the 66th podium of his career last weekend when his team came from ten laps down to finish third in the Champcar Endurance Series Class A event at NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky. Plagued with fuel line problems during the opening laps of Saturday’s 8-hour sports car event, the STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer/104+ Performance/WMRacing Mazda MX-5 was the fastest car in the Class A field although it appeared to drop out of contention early in the race. “Justin Ford laid down some great laps in the first two hours but had to make three unscheduled Read More

Cox Picked Up By WMR 11 Days Prior to Race

. From Global Media (Photos by Erin Castellaw and Nelson Skinner) – Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox has landed a new ride after his original team withdrew their entry from next week’s TireRack.com Champcar Enduro at NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky. Just hours later Cox had a verbal agreement on a two-race deal with WMRacing that was finalized yesterday. WMRacing is an experienced Pro-Am sportscar team near Nashville, TN specializing in endurance races and Trans-Am competition. Their aero-converted 104+ Octane Boost #755 Mazda MX-5 is fresh off an endurance racing class win at Road Atlanta. The team also recently scored Read More