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  1. Although this car is not being built as a show car, it will appear in many videos, some indie films, several hotrod parades, shows, online forums and hopefully a car magazine or two. I am not wanting anything wild or gaudy or that reeks with bad taste. I am aiming at a classic muscle car theme that is paired with some functionality (ram-air, adjustable wing, brake coolers and front spoiler (air dam). The stripes will be permanent as will most of the vinyl lettering, but the racing numbers, class letters, and sponsorship signs will be magnetic vinyl and will not be on the car for everyday use (too much of a cop magnet). The car will eventually be a deep red color, maybe a crimson or maroon. The paint I have is in very good shape so I will keep the car as a “blonde” for now (Champaign Gold); I just wish there were fewer door dings and scrapes). This is the stripe kit and ram-air, wing, spoiler look I like the most and (except for the placement of the side stripe) should work well with the Eldorado body lines. I love the adjustable Mach 1 wing; I just wish they were not so expensive. The chin spoiler would work well too as this Mach 1 is very close to the size of my Eldorado. This is better placement of the side stripe; note the bolt on hood scoop. I have mixed feelings about one like this. But I will have hood pins just like these: Here is the same paint job in Champaign Gold and will reflect the look I am after with the current color:
  2. Photo: Richard Prince/GM Cadillac Racing will head into this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge round at Road America with some extra horsepower, following the latest round of Balance of Performance adjustments from the SRO and PWC. Read More: http://sportscar365.com/gt/world-challenge/cadillac-regains-boost-levels-for-road-america/
  3. Cadillac Racing drivers Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim are ready to return to Road America for rounds seven and eight of the Pirelli World Challenge Series. O'Connell leads the GT standings and teammate Andy Pilgrim is fourth. Read more: http://paddocktalk.com/news/html/story-254344.html
  4. Cadillac Racing drivers Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim are ready for the Pirelli World Challenge Series Cadillac Grand Prix of Belle Isle, May 30 - June 1. The Detroit Grand Prix Circuit on Belle Isle is very much a home race for Cadillac Racing. The drivers can clearly see General Motors world headquarters off in the distance as they race around the 2.3-mile, 13-turn modified street course. O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Ga.) has almost owned the island, winning three of the last four World Challenge GT races held on the circuit in the middle of the Detroit River. Teammate Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Fla.) has posted two podium finishes in Detroit. The duo come into the fifth and sixth races of the season, Detroit is a double race weekend, with O'Connell second in GT points and Pilgrim in third. Read more: http://paddocktalk.com/news/html/story-252283.html
  5. Guest Blogger Bruce Troxell had this article and photos to share: Cadillac CTS-V.R: Racing and winning in the Pirelli World Challenge Posted on May 13, 2014by Bruce Troxell The Cadillac CTS-V series of vehicles are General Motors’ prestige performance cars that are challenging the best cars the world has to offer. Cadillac has thrown down the gauntlet in the marketplace and they’ve taken the offensive to the racetrack as well. Team Cadillac successfully competes in the Pirelli World Challenge with the CTS-V.R, a special racing version of the CTS-V Coupe. In 2014, Team Cadillac will be defending their manufacturer’s championships and the driver’s championships they won in 2012 and 2013. Read more: http://caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-cts-v-r-racing-winning-pirelli-world-challenge/
  6. Pirelli World Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park 04/26/14 - Pirelli World Challenge teams head to Birmingham, AL and Barber Motorsports Park for the first time in series history. Presented by Recaro. Broadcast Times: Saturday, Apr 26 GT/GTA/GTS at 4:25 PM, EST TC/TCB at 6:00 PM, EST Sunday, Apr 27 GT/GTA/GTS at 11:30 AM, EST TC/TCB at 5:30 PM, EST http://www.world-challengetv.com/
  7. Team Cadillac drivers Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim will take on the undulating Barber Motorsports Park in this weekend's Pirelli World Challenge Series Barber Grand Prix presented by RECARO. O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Ga.) and Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Fla.) will be racing at the 2.38-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park located just east of Birmingham, Alabama for the time. The duo had the chance to get a view of the Alabama track through the windshield of the Cadillac CTS.V.R on the way to the season opener at St. Pete where they had a two days of testing. The duo come into the race with Pilgrim leading O'Connell in the driver standings by 36 points (224 to 188) with Cadillac leading the GT manufacturer ranks. Read more: http://paddocktalk.com/news/html/story-248829.html
  8. Date of event: Friday, April 11 - Sunday, April 13 Location: Long Beach, CA Round(s): GT/GT-A/GTS, Round 3 The Pirelli World Challenge returns to the Streets of Long Beach to compete in the "Roar by the Shore". GT/GT-A and GTS teams and drivers compete this weekend. On NBC Sports Network. Sunday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. (re-air Friday, April 25 at 1 a.m.) (all times listed are eastern.) Also on www.world-challengeTV.com after initial broadcast Practice 1 - Friday, 4:00 pm Qualifying - Saturday, 5:15 pm Warm-Up - Sunday, 8:00 am Race - Sunday, 4:30 pm
  9. DETROIT, (March 25, 2014) - Team Cadillac's Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim are looking for a fast start to the Pirelli World Challenge Series at the season-opening Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg running this weekend March 28-30. The St. Petersburg circuit traverses through the streets of downtown surrounding the marina and takes up a runway at the Albert Whitted Airport. Measuring 1.8 miles and 14 turns, the temporary street circuit will have the Pirelli World Challenge GT and FIA GT3 specification cars doing battle for the first time. New for the 2014 Pirelli World Championship is the advent of two GT classes. One for professional drivers, GT, and the other, GT-A, for amateur drivers. Another significant change is the insurgence of FIA GT3 specification cars into the series. FIA GT3 is an international race car specification that allows manufacturers to build their cars so they can run in multiple series around the world. At St. Pete, 21 of the 25 GT entries are FIA GT3 spec including two McLaren 12C GT3s, four Porsche GT3s, six Audi R8 Ultras, four Ferrari GT3s, a BMW Z4 and two Lamborghini Gallardo FL2s. The four World Challenge spec entries include the two Cadillac CTS.V.R's, the Acura TLX-GT and the Nissan GTR. Reigning World Challenge GT driver champion Johnny O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Ga.) is going to see a lot of new cars and a lot of new faces to race against this weekend as he embarks on his attempt to get the GT driver's championship "hat-trick." "Normally at the start of the season you don't think about points too much, but I think that with the competition we will face this year, every point available will be important," O'Connell said. "The added horsepower should help with traffic a lot. A driver won't be as likely to force a low percentage pass on corner entry and be more likely to wait until a straight to make a pass. "All of the new cars are a threat this year," he continued. "I've seen the Audi in its new configuration and it looks very, very fast. Of course the McLaren and Ferrari will be super quick and I would expect the Porsche on the street circuits to be very formidable. It's a love/hate thing for me having them all there. Love in that it shows the value of the series and its growth, hate in that I know this will prove to be our most challenging year to date. To the new drivers it is great to know that the World Challenge series is now a destination. Anything other than that they will have to learn on their own." Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Fla.) is ready to get down to business at St. Pete. "World Challenge is all about getting right down to business, we have about a 13-hour race season," Pilgrim said. "You don't need to win the first 50 minute race to be in contention, but you can sure hurt yourself if you don't finish, so we need to push hard, think about points and go for the win if we get half a chance." "Patience will be key at St Pete," he explained. "It is so easy to get impatient in the back side of the track and make a move somebody doesn't expect. We will now have even greater mid corner speeds with the FIA GT3 cars and greater speed differences on the straights. It will take some getting used to for everyone. Any FIA GT3 car will be a threat. I'm looking forward to seeing who shows up ready to run, I know we'll be ready." "Most of the GT drivers coming in have run in other series," continued Pilgrim. "I think the difference in our races is the need to push hard every second. You don't have hours to make up for mistakes and no pit stops either. It is funny to say, but every driver needs to all work together, especially on a street circuit with so much traffic. It's going to be hard for some guys to race patient, but then again that's not new. The fans don't come to watch us run around behind the pace car. I think we owe it to them to race hard, but smart, so they get a great show. We had four of our last five races run all green, I think that's something to be proud of and to build on." The Pirelli World Challenge Championship season opener will take the standing start at the Cadillac Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 28-30. The race will be televised on NBC Sports Network Sunday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. (re-air Saturday, April 12 at 12:30 a.m.).
  10. Read more: http://www.world-challenge.com/event/index.php?ID=9164 Eastern Time: (GT class) Practice1TC/TCB Thursday 9:00am Practice1GT/GTS Thursday 9:30am Practice2TC/TCB Thursday 11:20am Practice2GT/GTS Thursday 11:55am Qualifying1TC/TCB Thursday 1:20pm Qualifying1GT/GTS Thursday 3:35pm Race1&2TC/TCB Thursday 4:35pm Race1GT/GTS Friday 12:10pm Race3TC/TCB Saturday 9:00am Race2GT/GTS Saturday 10:35am
  11. Team Cadillac drivers Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O'Connell are ready for the Cadillac Racing home game at the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac V-Series Challenge on Detroit's Belle Isle, May 31-June 2. O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Ga.) hopes to repeat his results from 2012 when he drove his No. 3 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe racer to victory in both rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge GT Series, proving critical to his championship run. Teammate Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Fla.) drove his No. 8 CTS-V to third and fourth place finishes. Pilgrim comes into the event second in points with O'Connell sitting in third. Read more: http://paddocktalk.com/news/html/story-223758.html
  12. Read More: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/practice-on-sunday-sell-on-monday
  13. DETROIT - Team Cadillac drivers Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O'Connell are ready to put their CTS-V Coupes on the new track in Austin, Texas for this weekend's Pirelli World Challenge Series Cadillac Sports Car Challenge at the new Circuit of the America's (COTA). Coming off of mixed results at Long Beach with Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Fla.) finishing second and O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Ga.) missing the win by five turns, finishing eighth, the duo is beaming with excitement to run the COTA track. The facility was just completed less than a year ago and hosted Formula One in its inaugural event. The series will run the COTA short version, National Course, which measures 2.3-miles and 17 turns. The CTS-V crew will run a double race weekend with 50-minute races on Saturday and Sunday. Pilgrim has had some laps around the new track located just 15 miles south of Austin. "I have driven COTA during one of our Cadillac V-Series Performance events last December," Pilgrim said. "I also did some rounds in the race car to give some demonstration laps which was really useful. I think the shorter track should be good for us." The COTA circuit mirrors those in Europe. "We expect the Audi and Mercedes will be very quick at COTA," he continued. "These cars were developed on Europe's billiard table smooth tracks just like COTA, but I think we will not be far off and I'm looking forward to the race weekend. There is plenty of run off on this track compared to the street courses, but I really think a fast lap is going to be a smooth lap, I don't think you can attack this place too much and be quick. The complex layout of the multi-apex turns and multi-turn complexes demand that you are inch perfect." Pilgrim already has developed an affinity for the new track. "No doubt my favorite turn is the double apex fast right hander turns 16, 17 and 18 on the track map," he said. "t's listed as three apexes, but in reality, its one double apex turn; I like it as it's really quick." O'Connell also has a few parade laps around COTA. "I went to COTA on Bondurant Racing School business back in November," O'Connell said. "I am really looking forward to racing there this weekend. It is great that the World Challenge Series is running at COTA." The Georgia resident has mixed feelings on running the National Course with the biggest field of the year. "We are running the shorter course," added O'Connell. "We are not running the long straights, which would have been nice to draft down. I am not sure where we are at on the long straights, compared with the competition, as this is our first natural terrain race of the year. Add 50 cars on the short course and that can be chaos. Without the walls like the street courses, sometimes that makes a lot of guys to do some things that they would not do on a street course." O'Connell needs a solid result this weekend. "After my heart-breaking near win at Long Beach I really need a set of good finishes this weekend," he said. "The series is so competitive you can't really afford to drop a race. We also have the big Detroit race up next after COTA, but we are not looking ahead." The Pirelli World Challenge Series will run the Cadillac Sports Car Challenge at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, May 17-19. The race will be televised on NBC Sports, Sunday, June 16 at 5 p.m. ET. Live timing and scoring can be streamed from world-challenge.com.
  14. Andy Pilgrim could offer the IZOD IndyCar drivers some advice on what it’s like to turn two when they arrive in town later this month for the Detroit Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix. Driver of the No. 8 Cadillac in the Pirelli World Challenge, Pilgrim regularly runs weekend doubleheader races as part of the circuit. IndyCar will debut doubleheader racing with a Saturday-Sunday twinbill during the May 31-June 2 Belle Isle race. On the island Tuesday to help promote the race, Pilgrim doubted the likes of Dario Franchitti and Marco Andretti would be knocking on his trailer door during the Belle Isle event. Read More: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/05/07/pilgrim-knows-all-about-driving-doubleheaders/
  15. Recap of D3 Group's Annual Cadillacs and Coffee and Cruise to the Long Beach Grand Prix 2013
  16. Cadillac Goes Racing: From V-Series to Pirelli World Challenge & Back Again In Motorsports / There was a time when Cadillac was synonymous with white wall tires, flashy old men and giant road-hogging boats of epic proportion. But over the last decade the brand has executed an enormous transition to high-tech and uber-luxury. In a stalled economy, while other manufacturers played it safe, Cadillac took risks, shook things up and launched an aggressive approach to grabbing market share. That effort is best exemplified by their V-Series line of high-performance vehicles. Read More: http://www.sub5zero.com/cadillac-goes-racing-from-v-series-to-pirelli-world-challenge-back-again/
  17. Team Cadillac's Andy Pilgrim's CTS on CarCast with Adam Carolla http://www.CarCastShow.com
  18. The Cadillacs will be racing today at Long Beach, starting just before 5 PM Central Time. 4/19 First practice roll-out: forward for 1:25 for the Cadillacs Watch the race live: http://www.world-challengetv.com/#/races/618
  19. LONG BEACH, CA - Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim will start their Cadillac CTS-V race cars from the fifth and seventh positions for tomorrow's 50-minute Pirelli World Challenge Championships Long Beach Grand Prix presented by Kia. O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Geor.) and Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Fla.), along with the rest of the GT field, have been dealing with limited run time on the concrete lined 1.98-mile, 11-turn temporary street course surrounding the Long Beach Aquarium and Convention Center. In Friday's practice, a couple of GT competitors experienced engine failures and issues that caused red flags stopping the action as well as spilling fluid on the track. The only quality laps were done this morning prior to qualifying. O'Connell and Pilgrim relied on their Long Beach racing experience and the data and guidance of Team Cadillac to set up their cars for qualifying. In the 15-minute qualifying session O'Connell recorded a fast lap of 1:21.742, good for fifth place and a third row starting position in GT. Pilgrim posted a lap of 1:21.963 good for seventh, which will have him starting directly behind his teammate tomorrow afternoon. "Twenty minutes on a Saturday morning, you need more practice time than that at a track like Long Beach," O'Connell said. "I think every team is struggling with something, just due to lack of track time. One of the cars left a lot of gear oil on the race track on Friday. Then this morning the Corvette had a big wreck. We lost a lot of valuable track time. This sort of situation plays into the hands of Cadillac Racing. We have great data, engineering and a lot of laps here in other cars." O'Connell's qualifying time was an improvement from 2012. "I am pleased with my qualifying run. I ran a 1:22.1 last year, being 122 lbs. heavier. I went quicker this year, as I should. We qualified about where we expected to be." "You have to go hard right from the start," O'Connell explained about the beginning of the race. "But, it is never worth taking a chance and wrecking your car. You have to wait and see and be ready to take advantage of every inch." Pilgrim, last year's GT class winner, is relying on experience for this weekend. "Practice on Friday was a bit of mess," Pilgrim said. "We had a couple of crashes, a few engine blow-ups and someone was spewing gear oil on the track. That can't be helped. What should have been a 30-minute session ended up being one or two laps at speed. That meant that the 20-minute session before qualifying this morning was really important. Luckily, we had a good run for 10-minutes, before the red flag. We literally had three or four laps before qualifying. It helps that we know the place and have raced here several times before. We did the best we could. The car was pretty good. I am a little quicker than last year." "I had a good qualifying run. There were some waving yellow flags in Turn One, so I didn't get my third lap. I ran my fastest lap on the fourth circuit, so that was pretty good." "We don't know how they race," Pilgrim said about the new faces that will start in front of him tomorrow. "I am going to have to be aggressive at the start. I can't afford to wait. Like St. Pete, we are in the same fifth to seventh range on the grid. A few of the guys in front of us are fast down the straights, but not so quick in the corners. So we have to take advantage when we can. It will require a lot of patience. Last year, the race went green the whole way, but I don't think that is going to happen this year. Judging by what we have seen in the two practice sessions so far. But you never know." The Pirelli World Challenge Series Long Beach Grand Prix presented by Kia will run Sunday, April 21. The races from Long Beach will be televised on NBC Sports, Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. EDT.
  20. St. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim are ready to take on round three of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships Long Beach Grand Prix presented by Kia on Sunday, April 21. O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Geor.) and Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Fla.) sit fourth and fifth respectively in GT points based upon their finishes in round one at St. Petersburg last month. Since that time the team has run some test laps at Sebring, making up for lost time in the off season. The concrete lined 1.98-mile, 11-turn temporary street course surrounding the Long Beach Aquarium and Convention Center is the longest active street race in North America, having hosted the first race in 1975. O'Connell used the first race of the Pirelli World Challenge season to size up his competition. "St. Pete was the first opportunity for us to get a feel of what the competition level of the GT competitors will be for the 2013 season," O'Connell said. "I honestly had one of the best race cars I've had in ages and even with driving a strong race ended up third only through attrition. My strategy for this weekend is to push hard, make no mistakes, and make sure to finish every lap." "Long Beach is a circuit that I very much enjoy driving. There are several good overtaking areas as well challenging turns. Of course qualifying is always important, if for nothing else, seeing how perfect a lap you can do." The Georgia resident has had success at Long Beach. "I have some very good racing memories of Long Beach," O'Connell continued. "My first race there was in 1986 in Formula Mazda. My favorite memory, so far, would have to be winning with Jan Magnussen in the Corvette in 2008. A peculiar memory would be racing Indy Lights in 1991 when a broken water main flooded the hairpin about five minutes into our first session." Last year's Long Beach performance ranks high with Pilgrim. "Winning last year is easily my favorite racing memory at Long beach," Pilgrim said. "I had podiums before, but never the top step, that was very special. I raced there the first time in 1994. I have about eight Long Beach races under my belt." The 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Championship GT point's runner-up will put a premium on qualifying this weekend. "Qualifying is important. The race is only 50-minutes long and a lot of things can happen on a closed street circuit. It will also be vital to get a good start. It is hard to pass at Long Beach. You have to save the tires as they can become very slippery towards the end of the race, particularly if the race goes all green like it did last year." "I personally think the run from Turn Six to the exit of Turn Eight is critical on this track. I try to be very clean and as late as I can on the brakes, but still keep good momentum. You can really gap people here if you keep momentum through the apex of these three turns." The Pirelli World Challenge Series Long Beach Grand Prix presented by Kia will run Sunday, April 21. The races from Long Beach will be televised on NBC Sports, Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. EDT.
  21. MONTEREY, Calif. - Randy Pobst, of Gainesville, Ga., led all the way to win the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Sports Car Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, piloting his Volvo S60 to the GT class win. Peter Cunningham, of Milwaukee, Wis., captured the GTS win, while Todd Lamb, of Atlanta, Ga., won in Touring Car. Randy Pobst leads the field into Turn Two at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Weber Image) Starting from the pole with his No. 6 K-PAX Racing Volvo S60, Pobst got the holeshot on the standing start, built a 3.5-second lead over teammate Alex Figge, of Denver, Colo., by lap three and was never seriously challenged to win at the undulating 11-turn, 2.358-mile circuit for the third time, and first since 2006. It was Pobst’s first series win of the 2012 season, the 27th of his career. ... Pobst set a new lap record during the race, with a 1:27.491 (92.087 mph). Figge started third in his No. 9 K-PAX Racing Volvo S60, but launched into second at the start around the No. 8 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V of Andy Pilgrim. From there, he maintained second for the duration of the 28-lap, 62.664-mile contest, closing twice under caution, but never forcing the issue with his teammate. “A great day for the team and for Volvo,” Figge said. “Andy Pilgrim was really a gentleman, as he always is, driving clean and his own race. That made it a lot more fun for me as well as we had a little dice on the restart. Other than that, it was just about putting laps in and making sure we had a one-two for the guys. “The restarts were the only places to maybe try something, but the cars don’t run really well in traffic, even behind a similar car. Yesterday, in qualifying, it was Randy’s day and he had the pace today. It wasn’t going to be some easy move to go by Randy, so I think it was better to run a clean race, take the points and the one-two.” Pilgrim was happy with his third-place run, and had to hold off a charging Lawson Aschenbach at the finish, who started from the rear of the field in his No. 1 TruSpeed/Privacy Star/EnTrust Porsche 911 GT3 after missing qualifying. “Manufacturers points is all we care about,” Pilgrim said. “Of course, I was going to try and get to Alex Figge, because I wanted him to be a cushion between us and the Porsche. It just really kept me focused. Lawson raced me fair and really close. The brakes on our car made it for us. He didn’t make anything on us on brakes. “It was a really good run. It was an elastic-band effect with Volvo. They were slow going into the corners and rockets coming out. I had the best shot on restarts, to try and get Alex. He was very clean, we were bumping, but it was clean. He gave me room and I gave him room. But once I got to the end of the corner, they took off. I tried, really, because I wanted to put him between me and Lawson. Having Lawson behind me, holy smoke…I had to just be perfect for those four or five laps at the end. Luckily, we were.” For his efforts, moving from 15th on the grid to finish fourth, Aschenbach earned the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start award (advancing five positions on the opening lap) as well as the Cadillac CTS-V Move of the Race. Steve Ott, who started sixth but moved to fourth on the opening lap, running closely behind Figge and Pilgrim for the first 10 laps, finished fifth in the No. 85 Racing For Our Heros/Loctite Porsche 911 GT3 to equal his career-best. Mike Skeen (Chevrolet Corvette), Johnny O’Connell (Cadillac CTS-V), Justin Marks (Porsche 911 GT3), Tomy Drissi (Porsche 911 GT3) and Bret Curtis (Porsche 911 GT3) completed the top 10 in GT. Cadillac drivers sit one-two in the Championship point standings, with O’Connell on top, with 573, followed by Pilgrim, with 559. Pobst moved to third, with 502, followed by Aschenbach (427) and Sofronas (409), who retired with a mechanical problem on the front straight to bring out the race’s first caution on lap 15. Cadillac also maintained the Manufacturers Championship lead over Porsche 37 to 33, with Volvo closing the gap, with 25, followed by Chevrolet, with eight. Read More: http://www.world-challenge.com/news/story.php?story=2528