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A Generational Thing: Camaro Design Through the Years

Feb
27

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 FrontAs the Camaro rolls through the final year of its fifth generation, Chevrolet asked five designers who have contributed to the sporty car’s design to reflect on the styling legacy that helped create an icon.

“While Camaro has evolved with cultural and design trends, it has consistently represented the approachable, attainable sports car with an emphasis on fun that’s evident in its styling,” said Ed Welburn, vice president of GM Global Design. “As a result, each generation of Camaro has evoked an emotional connection with enthusiasts – connections spanning 48 years, and five generations.”

1970 Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi Convertible

Feb
26

Source: V8TV via YouTube

1970 Dodge Challenger

Feb
25

1970 Dodge Challenger Front AngleChrysler’s E-body platform debuted in 1970 as a base for Plymouth’s latest Barracuda and Dodge’s all-new Challenger. Rolling on a longer wheelbase (110 inches, compared to 108), the Challenger appeared in hardtop and convertible forms with either six-cylinder or V8 power.

1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona

Feb
24

1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona Front AngleThe word “restraint” is seldom associated with the muscle car era of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, but it certainly applies to the owners of this astounding 1969 Dodge Hemi 4-speed Daytona, which has been driven an amazing 6,435 miles and is the lowest-mileage example known to exist with its original Hemi engine still intact. Of the 503 Daytonas built, only 70 were Hemi-powered, and only 20 combined that with a 4-speed manual transmission, making this example very special indeed.

Hennessey Chevrolet Suburban HPE500

Feb
23

Hennessey Chevrolet Suburban HPE500 Front AnglePower:

  • 500 bhp @ 5,250 rpm

HPE500 Upgrade Includes:

  • TVS1900 Supercharger System
  • Supercharger Pulley Upgrade
  • Fuel Injector Upgrade
  • High Flow Cylinder Heads
  • Stainless Steel Long Tube Headers
  • High Flow Catalytic Converters

How drivers can easy increase their gas mileage

Feb
20

Who wouldn’t like to see their gas money stretch further?  Better gas mileage means fewer trips to the pump and more money in the pocket every month.  As appealing as this seems, it’s remarkable that few drivers rarely “work” at saving gas.  The funny thing is that if you put just a modest effort into this, you can increase your gas mileage by 10-20% or more.  And it isn’t that hard to do!

Ford and Petty’s Garage Team up to Build Limited-Edition Mustang GT

Feb
20

2015 Pettys Garage Ford Mustang Front AngleFord Motor Company and Petty’s Garage are teaming up to build a new 627-horsepower* Mustang GT – a limited-edition fastback inspired by the popular Petty’s Garage Mustang GT on display at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.

“We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our Petty’s Garage Mustang GT displayed at the SEMA show,” said Jeff Whaley, Petty’s Garage COO. “With so much interest, we began to explore the possibility of building a limited run of the Petty’s Garage Mustang GT.”

Intro to NASCAR

Feb
20

In 1920, the 18th Amendment banned the production and possession of alcohol in the United States.  As law enforcement officials began to enforce “Prohibition”, alcohol producers had to be clever about how they transported their liquor. Specifically, to transport illegal alcohol, they needed vehicles that didn’t attract much attention so they would take ordinary “stock cars” and hot-rod them for high speed driving. When Prohibition ended in 1933, this widespread activity had became enormously popular and legal “stockcar racing” began.  By the late ’40s, it had become a major form of entertainment.  So popular, in fact, that NASCAR (The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) was formed in 1948 primarily to give formal definition to the sport.

Should you flush your brake fluid?

Feb
20

Well, it depends. Some manufacturers include it in their maintenance schedules and others don’t.

Mercedes-Benz, for example, says brake fluid should be replaced every two years or 20,000 miles, and Porsche Towson says that should be done on most Porsche models every two years regardless of mileage. On the other hand, most Chevrolets can go 150,000 miles or 10 years, according to Chevy’s maintenance schedule, and many Ford, Chrysler and Toyota vehicles don’t even list brake fluid as a regular maintenance item.

Dealing with Law Enforcement after a Car Accident Occurs

Feb
20

There are millions of car accidents per year in the United States -hopefully you won’t ever be involved in one.  If you are, however, knowing what to do post-accident can save you a lot of time and trouble –especially when dealing with local law enforcement.  Police officers are very busy professionals and the accurate collection of accident data and evidence can be difficult, especially if the accident scene is chaotic.  Here are some ways that you can help and protect your own interests too: