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The Petit LeMans and ALMS: The Heart of Sports Car Racing born in Georgia

The Petit LeMans and ALMS: The Heart of Sports Car Racing born in Georgia

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer Part 3 of a 3-part Series on Georgia’s Don Panoz and his contribution to racing Part 1: How Muscadines brought one of the world’s motorsports pioneers to Georgia Part 2: Georgia and Panoz:  Innovators in International Motorsports Racing in America has a rich and diverse history. Whether it’s the open-wheeled rockets […]

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A Conversation with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen

A Conversation with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer I was recently given the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen.  The native of Denmark has had a long and successful career in racing, spanning everything from Formula One to Sports Cars.  His son, Kevin, currently drives in Formula One for the factory […]

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Georgia’s Don Panoz:  Innovator in International Motorsports

Georgia’s Don Panoz: Innovator in International Motorsports

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer Part 2 of a 3-part Series on Georgia’s Don Panoz and his contribution to racing Part 1: How Muscadines brought one of the world’s motorsports pioneers to Georgia It’s hard to imagine that a Georgia-based company has been one of the world’s revolutionary car development firms. But that’s exactly what Don […]

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HSR hosts Packed Racing Weekend at Road Atlanta

HSR hosts Packed Racing Weekend at Road Atlanta

| September 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer BRASELTON, GEORGIA – The Road Atlanta circuit near Braselton hosted the Atlanta Fall Historics over the weekend, an event that saw a wide variety of racing cars and action. The event is organized and sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing, who manages events across the country to allow owners […]

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How Muscadines brought one of the world’s sports car pioneers to Georgia

How Muscadines brought one of the world’s sports car pioneers to Georgia

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Chip Harp, Sports Feature Writer Part 1 of a 3-part Series on Georgia’s Don Panoz and his contribution to racing Many people outside of racing and pharmaceuticals have never heard of Dr. Don Panoz. Inventor of the Nicotine Patch and drug delivery system pioneer, Panoz has also created a successful second career as a […]

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The Mitty: A Spring Racing Tradition

The Mitty: A Spring Racing Tradition

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer ROAD ATLANTA – Decades of classic sports racing machines descended on Road Atlanta near Braselton for an incredible weekend of speed and history. Organized and sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing, the nation’s premier historic racing organization, The Mitty is an annual event that still brings excitement, speed, and […]

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Rub Elbows with History at a Champions Tour Event

Rub Elbows with History at a Champions Tour Event

| April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer DULUTH – In professional sports today, spectators and fans seem more and more distant from the athletes they follow.  Security is tighter.  Ropes are farther away from the action.  And in golf, anyone who has attended a tournament knows some of the biggest stars can seem distant […]

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More than 32,000 attend Amelia Island Concours

More than 32,000 attend Amelia Island Concours

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Features AMELIA ISLAND – The 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupula Coupe and a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Town Car won the Best In Show honors on Sunday, March 13, at the 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, which attracted more than 32,000 spectators throughout the weekend. The competition drew 320 cars and […]

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LCSO seeks the public’s help in closing two unsolved murders

LCSO seeks the public’s help in closing two unsolved murders

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in gathering new information that could help bring a close to two unsolved cases: the murders of Anthony Lamar Davis in 2005 and Stephon Edgerton in 2012. Davis was 31-years-old when he was fatally shot and his body set on fire […]

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Janis Joplin’s Porsche

Janis Joplin’s Porsche

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer We all have heard the familiar tune, performed in that twangy voice.  “Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz…” Janis Joplin’s hit continues to play today, but did you know that her millions didn’t buy that Mercedes-Benz of which she sang?  It bought a Porsche. Joplin purchased a 1968 […]

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