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Muscle cars and e-bikes

Jan
23

Muscle cars and e-bikes - Muscle Cars BlogHello, guys! We strive to provide you with cool and unique articles about American Muscle cars and today we’re gonna talk about muscle cars and …. electric bikes. Yes, electric bikes!

You all know why carmakers build muscle cars – because people buy them, and they add luster to the brands. They’re wrapped up in the flag, right along with apple pie and motherhood. Does Car and Driver or Road & Track put Ford Fiestas on the cover, or Boss 302 Mustangs? Incidentally, that model first appeared in 1969 and 1970, which is when muscle car fever was in full bloom. No early muscle car had anything but a V-8 under the hood and that was amazing, but when you think about 1969 Boss 429 got 9-12 mpg on premium fuel.. well, that’s the other side of the coin. However, the new muscle cars era does better with about 17 mpg in the city and a credible 26 mpg on the highway. Back in the days the gasoline was 30 cents, now it’s $3.30 per gallon and don’t get me wrong – I love muscle cars, but recently I stumbled upon the Predator Offroad Electric Bike from REEF Bikes. Read more!

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 SEMA show car with 30 monitors

Jan
20

2007 Dodge Charger SRT8 SEMA show car with 30 monitors - Muscle Cars BlogDesert Autosport is very pleased to bring to the marketplace this 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8. This is no ordinary Charger, it is a full blown custom show car that was built for the SEMA show in Las Vegas. It has $120,000 just in the customization of the car plus the actual cost of the car itself!!!

The body is custom painted in a bright green metallic and features a custom carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber decklid, custom grille and custom LED tail lights. It rides on gigantic 26 inch custom wheels that are painted green on the left side and black on the right side of the car. To fit this massive wheels it has a complete custom air ride suspension and this car drops all the way down to the ground for when you want to show off a little.

The interior is just amazing. For starters it has 30 TV monitors that are housed in an amazing array of custom fiberglass enclosures. You can watch dvd’s or play anything directly from your ipod. The stereo is amazing and Rockford Fosgate was definitley a sponser on this car. It has speakers everywhere with 2 huge amps and subwoofer box in the trunk. The stereo in this car rocks and sounds awesome if watching a movie with a great soundtrack. The door panels, seats, headliner and every square inch of the interior is custom made and done right!!! Click on Read more for big image gallery!

Team Work pays off for KTM

Jan
19

Well it’s fair to say it’s been a fantastic Dakar Rally for the KTM Factory team so far, and at stage 12, things got even better.

Current race leader Cyril Despres managed to maintain his lead, whilst superbly helping team-mate Ruben Faria cement 2nd place in the bike contest.

It seemed that team-work was the crucial ingredient to the successful formula the boys from KTM are creating. But this would be tested to the limit as they approached the twelfth stage at Copiapo.

This stage has always carried an element of the ‘fear-factor’ for Dakar riders of all disciplines, which ensured that there was a hint of caution surrounding the competitors.

1967 Mustang Fastback Eleanor Shelby

Jan
15

1967 Mustang Fastback Eleanor Shelby - Muscle Cars BlogThis is the way everyone else is trying to build their Eleanor. This car has been built to the highest possible standard. There has been no expense spared on this build. There is well over $140 000.00 in this car.

Some of the parts that have gone into this car:

Engine: 302, completely modified to 450++ horsepower
Nitrous: 150 shot boost
Transmission: Tremec T5
Rear End: Ford 9 inch
Gears: 4:10 Detroit Locker
Brakes: 4-Piston Calipers, Vented / Slotted Discs SSBC/ Willwood Booster
Rear Suspension: Heidts 4-link with chrome Coil – Overs Read more!

2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Special Edition (1 of 2)

Jan
11

2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra Special Edition (1 of 2) - Muscle Cars BlogHere is a very Special Edition 2011 Shelby GT500 Cobra. Attended and autographed by motoring legend Carroll Shelby, and auctioned on-line by Collector Car Productions at the Canadian International AutoShow event in Toronto, Ontario, on February 10th, 2010. Accompanied by Mr. David E. Davis and Mr. Bob Bondurant, Carroll Shelby was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame that night as the first international inductee. The Carroll Shelby Tribute Event was in support of the Canadian Shelby Foundation and the Canadian Motorsport Heritage Foundation.

This Shelby Cobra is 1 of 2 cars in existence! Purchased from Ford Motor Company of Canada by the Toronto Dealers Association (TADA) for the purpose of promoting the Shelby Tribute Charity Event where 30 historically significant Shelby cars were placed on display from collections across North America, both Special Edition cars showcase a factory prototype suspension not available with any other Shelby GT500!Click on Read more!

1968 Dodge Charger 440

Jan
09

1968 Dodge Charger 440 - Muscle Cars BlogThe restyling of the 1968 Charger is unquestionably the main reason for it’s sales success. The new “coke bottle” look made the Charger one of the best-looking muscle cars, period, with many considering it the best looking performance car of the 1960′s.

In 1967 Dodge wrote: “This is no dream car. It’s a real `take-me-home-and-stir-things-up-a-bit’ automobile”. 1968 sales were far higher than expected & the Dodge Charger was a runaway success. This particular 1968 “XP29″ Charger represents an excellent opportunity to acquire one of these treasured classics. Read more!

1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SEMA Featured

Jan
08

1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SEMA Featured - Muscle Cars BlogThis 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS muscle car is in this January issue of Super Chevy! It has appeared on Speed channel 2 times, been in a commercial on Speed channel and shown on Hot Rod TV, always wins best of show! This 69 camaro convertible pro-touring is a real protour car, not your average car. It’s probably the nicest most custom camaro in the country. It started with a decent shell that first went to media blast, and then began all the body modifications. Click on Read more for more cool stuff!

1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible 426 HEMI V8

Jan
07

1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible 426 HEMI V8  - Muscle Cars BlogSometimes it seems the Mopar guys are so busy chasing Chargers and Daytonas that they forget about Dodge’s equally awesome, and often more exclusive, Coronet R/T. Available with the same ground-pounding big blocks as its brothers, the stalwart Coronet was the fratzog brand’s reasonably-priced alternative for buyers who wanted big performance for not a lot of money. And ultimately, when it comes to modern day collectability, living in the shadows of those more famous brothers was a great thing for cars like this sinister, HEMI-powered convertible. As one of only eight HEMI/A727 Coronet drop-tops built, and one of only three known to still exist, this square-jawed land rocket is an incredibly rare car that’s freshly restored, highly correct and fully documented from its Chrysler broadcast sheet all the way to its 2012 Galen Govier visual inspection, which landed the car a 1.1 score by Mr. Govier. If you’ve always wanted the chance to own a top notch, investment grade Chrysler, but don’t really care for all the over-hyped ‘regulars’ that seem to dominate the hobby, you’re looking at your next trophy winner! Click on Read more for more cool stuff!

2013 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 Premier Edition

Jan
04

2013 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 Premier Edition - Muscle Cars BlogThe 2013 ROUSH® Stage 3 Mustang Premier Edition is a collaborative effort by ROUSH Performance and Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes. The two companies have a long standing partnership, both on and off the race track. Offering a premium paint vehicle was a natural extension for this strong relationship. Limited to a production run of up to 25 the 2013 ROUSH RS3 Mustang Premier Edition is now available.

The distinct paint colors from Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes makes this car stand out in any crowd. The 2012 and 2013 share 7 of the popular unique paint body colors along with 5 new choices. New colors for 2013 include iridescence, punch it purple, cabernet, V8 red, and launch it lemon. The graphic colors use all 12 from previous year with the addition of the new 5 body colors along with light gold, gloss black, and matte black jack.

The unique color of our 2013 RS3 Premier edition is called Liquid Copper. Very sharp color! Click on Read more for pictures!

1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS – Freshly Restored, Supercharged 461-Powered Beast!

Jan
03


1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS - Freshly Restored, Supercharged 461-Powered Beast! - Muscle Cars BlogFinished in Daytona Yellow over a black interior with Houndstooth inserts, this 1969 Camaro RS/SS has a killer blend of both Pro-Touring and Pro-Street attributes. The restoration is impeccable, the parts are top notch, and the ride is something else.

Starting with a refinishing down to bare metal, this rotisserie restored masterpiece has excellent body work and features all new trim, glass and chrome from front to rear. Everything is finished in Daytona yellow from the engine compartment, the floors, the wheel wells and the trunk. The paint in a PPG base coat/clear coat and has an excellent hand rubbed finish.

The interior features all new parts from Year One and the seats have been kitted out with the awesome Houndstooth inserts as seen on these cars back in ‘69. The carpeting, seats, headliner door panels, package tray and crash pad are all new parts. All of the handles and interior trim pieces have also been replaced. Under the dash is tidy, and features new wiring. On that note, the rest of the wiring is all new as well. The dash is now a custom setup from Covan’s Classics and features all modern Auto-Meter Gauges. They are accurate, easy to read and really shine at night time. The front seats have been upgraded to a much more supportive and higher bolstered set. They really feel good around tight turns where the original seats would have you sliding all over. Read more!