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Tony Hawk “Hawkized” 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Mar
03

Tony Hawk "Hawkized" 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 - Muscle Cars BlogBuilding cool cars for charity is nothing new, but this 2011 Mustang has a better pedigree than most of those auction flyers that make a big splash and then vanish forever. Built with input from skateboarder Tony Hawk and assembled by the guys at Galpin Auto Sports (you know, the same guys who build the hardware on the hit TV show “Pimp My Ride”), this is no paint and sticker upgrade, but a comprehensive redesign of the 2011 Mustang that addresses everything from horsepower to interior accommodations.

The 2011 Mustang is new in a lot of ways, but the styling was left alone after the 2010 update, so that’s where Tony and Galpin Auto Sports started. A 0-mile Mustang GT was secured and shipped directly to Galpin’s shop, where the transformation took place. The first change was the addition of a Street Scene body kit, which includes a custom front fascia, rocker skirts, upper and lower side scoops, a new rear valence, as well as a trick wing that is surprisingly low profile in today’s tuner world. Brilliant silver paint covers every inch of the bodywork, and has been polished and buffed well beyond factory specification. Black graphics were added, a design that echoes the past greats like the Boss 302, but with a modern twist. The hood was also blacked-out and creates a stripe that extends to the rear deck lid and even between the tail lights, and a custom Tony Hawk logo was emblazoned on its surface, reminiscent of a 21st century Firebird. Gothic-looking Tony Hawk initials adorn the front fenders and Tony’s signature has been added to the rear bumper. Nobody is going to mistake this for a garden-variety Mustang. Read more! Check out gallery!

2008 Ford Mustang GT500 KR Unique Shelby Autographed

Feb
29

2008 Ford Mustang GT500 KR Unique Shelby Autographed - Muscle Cars BlogHere is a truly ONE OF A KIND 2008 Ford Mustang GT500 KR 40th Annivarsary Edition loaded all the way up! This is a SHELBY AUTOGRAPHED GT 500 KR OWNED BY AMY BOYLAN EX PRESIDENT OF SHELBY! Signed by entire production team at Shelby under custom carbon fiber hood!!!

As we said, this unique muscle car is owned by Amy Boylan ex-president of Shelby and was built for her with tons of factory upgrades. Currently is rated at 600 hp, but can be tuned much higher…  You can have this baby for US $100,000.00 and it is currently located at West Coast Customs store! Read more for unique gallery!

2012 Chevrolet Camaro TAM Bandit

Feb
28

2012 Chevrolet Camaro TAM Bandit - Muscle Cars Blog2012 CHEVY CAMARO “TAM BANDIT”-TRANS AMERICAN MUSCLE presents this modified high performance vehicle for sale at this time. 8cyl,1SS,426 hp base car, Custom patented design, Custom 22” wheels, LED lighting front and rear, twin side exhaust, custom leather int., custom graphics, entertainment systems, 6 speed or auto, 590hp-1000hp superchargers available. Click on Read more for images and specs!

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS RCR Street Performance SN2

Feb
27

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS RCR Street Performance SN2 - Muscle Cars BlogRichard Childress is a self-made racing icon who has built a legacy as a winning race car driver and team owner. Throughout his 40 year career, he has made more than 190 trips to victory lane, won 12 championships and built cars for some of the most successful drivers of all time. He is dedicated to both winning on the racetrack and establishing trusted race engineered and track proven performance cars for the street. Wearing a familiar black, silver and red color scheme, this custom built 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RC1 has a 500 horsepower LS3 V8, is the second of a limited production run from RCR, and is one of the most unique Camaros we’ve ever offered. Read more and see large gallery!

2013 Ford Mustang Commercial

Feb
26

2013 Ford Mustang Commercial  - Muscle Cars BlogFord is launching a new commercial for the redesigned 2013 Mustang that will initially air during the Daytona 500 this weekend.

The commercial depicts a real-life version of the customizer, with a variety of bystanders “unleashing their inner Mustang,” turning the car into a custom Mustang GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500… and at least one tiny dancer injecting a little darkness into her ballerina outfit for a ride worthy of Natalie Portman.

Everyone has an Inner Mustang. Unleash yours… Watch the commercial on Read more!

2009 Dodge Challenger SMS 570X Custom

Feb
26

2009 Dodge Challenger SMS 570X Custom - Muscle Cars BlogHere comes a great muscle car! 2009 Dodge Challenger SMS 570X – equipped with 700 HP, 650 ft lb torque 6.7L V8 supercharged with 6 intercoolers!! This awesome muscle car has high performance calibration and 39lb fuel injectors, forged pistons, crankshaft, connecting rods. The car could be bought for about US $65,000.00! Click on Read more for more details and exclusive image gallery!

2008 Dodge Challenger Mr. Norms Convertible

Feb
25

2008 Dodge Challenger Mr. Norms Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogI think that RK Motors Charlotte is a great muscle cars expert and here come the details:

The first thing you notice about this car is what you didn’t notice first: it’s a convertible. Dodge hasn’t built any Challenger convertibles [yet] but this one looks so right that it takes a second glace for most people to understand that this is not OEM, but an exceptional custom piece. The second thing you notice is that it’s not just a Challenger that has gone topless, but rather an extremely special vehicle: Mr. Norm (Krause) had this car built for himself, and it is not only a convertible, but it is also the first Mr. Norm’s Super Challenger, the first Kenne-Bell supercharged Super Challenger, and was custom built (as a hardtop) for the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Forty years ago, this would be like getting the first Hemi ‘Cuda convertible ever built, and if you’re a fan of Mr. Norm, perhaps it’s even sweeter than that.

Oh, and did I mention that it makes 600 horsepower? Click on Read more and check out the FANTASTIC gallery!

Sneak Peek New 2013 ‘Mustang Inner TV’ Ad via Google Hangout, YouTube and Facebook

Feb
24

Sneak Peek New 2013 ‘Mustang Inner TV’ Ad via Google Hangout, YouTube and Facebook - Muscle Cars BlogIn advance of being shown nationally during the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, Ford will offer a sneak peek of the “Mustang Inner TV” ad tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST via a Google Hangout and later via YouTube and on the Mustang Facebook page.

Ford’s Google Hangout can be watched at the company’s Google Plus page: http://gplus.to/fordmotorcompany.

Conventional advertising is usually about the product and not the customer. Companies seek opportunities to sell their item, touting its benefits, performance and how it will improve lives.

“We know that Mustang owners are incredibly passionate about their car,” said Matt VanDyke, director of U.S. Marketing Communications. “Rather than just show features and benefits, our new ad demonstrates how people see the product as an extension of who they are. We believe that everyone has an inner Mustang just waiting to be unleashed.” Read more!

Information on McLaren and the brand

Feb
23

There is nothing that expresses the pure McLaren brand than the new McLaren sports car, the MP4-12C.  Although this is a supercar, it is not an inaccessible one and although its £168,500 might seem expensive to many of us, it is the fastest road car that money can buy.

The car is stunningly beautiful. Its 600 bhp of raw power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and it will take you to 124 mph from rest in just ten seconds. Much of it is constructed from carbon fibre and it has a revolutionary suspension system that uses hydraulically inter-connected dampers.

The car is unmistakably McLaren. It shape is designed to provide the ultimate in aerodynamic performance and by employing the same technology and wind tunnel that is used to design formula One race cars everything has been designed to provide optimum downforce as well a minimising drag.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Drag Rad Rides by Troy

Feb
23

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Drag Rad Rides by Troy - Muscle Cars BlogThis Jaw Dropping 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is priced at US $299,000.00 and serves as further proof, as if anywhere needed, that no one builds a more radical rides than Troy Trepanier of “ Rad Rides by Troy” fame. Well over $600,000.00 was invested in building this incredible machine, which rockets out of the chute under the spell of a gigantic Tunnel-Port 710 C.I. Chuck Norton engine cranking thru a Lenco 3-Speed to a Mark Williams third member. Rad Rides by Troy is also responsible for the eye catching yet very tasteful designed Orange and Silver paint scheme. Based on a Jerry Bickle Racing Chassis, this car uses a complete Race Pack data logging system to insure maximum performance. This car is a custom 1 of 1 and has never seen the racetrack. Below is a list of the vehicle highlights. Click on Read more for LOTS of pictures!