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How to Perform Work on Your Car and Stay Safe

Jun
16

Working on your own car at home can be a source of fun and satisfaction. However, without the right safety precautions, a good time can easily turn into a dangerous disaster. Serious injuries and major illnesses are just a few of the effects from working on your car without taking the proper safety precautions. It is important to have the right supplies and follow certain guidelines when tinkering around in your home garage. Keep reading for five must-follow rules designed to keep you safe when you work on your own car.

Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat

Jun
15

2015 Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat Front AngleFord, Xbox, 343 Industries and Galpin Auto Sports are celebrating the release of Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One with a special version of the 2015 Ford F-150 that is so awesome, it could have been designed by the Master Chief himself.

The Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat is a one-of-a-kind vehicle inspired by Halo’s United Nations Space Command vehicle design. It will be on display at E3 2015.

Based on the all-new Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever, F-150 Halo Sandcat is special enough to have been officially designated the M552 codename by the United Nations Space Command – closely matching F-150’s official Ford codename, P552.

Mark Reuss to Pace Detroit Grand Prix in Corvette Z06

Jun
12

Mark Reuss to Pace Detroit Grand Prix in Corvette Z06Mark Reuss, the top product development executive at General Motors and avid motorsports fan, will pace drivers behind the wheel of a Corvette Z06 this weekend for the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.

The two races take place Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31 – only about 2.5 miles from Chevrolet’s Detroit headquarters – as the next events in the Verizon IndyCar series.

Sinkhole-Swallowed 1 Millionth Corvette Restoration Underway

Jun
11

sinkhole-swallowed 1 millionth corvette restoration underwayCraftspeople and technicians at the General Motors Design Center are painstakingly restoring the historic 1 millionth Chevrolet Corvette damaged nearly 16 months ago when a sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.

The restoration crew is part of GM’s Mechanical Assembly group at the Design Center, which typically spends its time building prototype and concept vehicles.    The white 1992 Corvette is a challenge because rather than build an all-new vehicle from the ground up, the workers are trying to preserve the original appearance of a production vehicle.

Sales Results from Mecum Auction in Seattle

Jun
10

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE Front AngleThe Mecum Seattle 2015 auction held at the CenturyLink Field Event Center this past weekend achieved $9,517,676 in total sales with all five cars in the headlining John Wickey Collection hammering sold for $630,000 overall.

The auction’s top seller was a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE (Lot S76.1) that brought a high bid of $185,000. A true R-Code Challenger with matching-numbers four-speed transmission, the car had undergone a comprehensive restoration in 2014 and presented beautifully in Plum Crazy paint retaining most of its original sheet metal and the original fender tag. The second highest seller of the auction was a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster (Lot S189) that gaveled at $170,000.

Mopar 15 Performance Kit Launches for 2015 Dodge Charger RT

Jun
09

2015 Mopar Dodge Charger RT 15 Performance Kits Front AngleMopar enthusiasts that feel the need to enhance the look and performance of their new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T can now do exactly that with a new Mopar ’15 performance kit. With just 50 units available, authorized dealerships are now accepting orders for the limited-edition Mopar ’15 kits for an MSRP of $3,550 with delivery to begin in early June.

“Mopar has a long history of delivering to enthusiasts performance and customization in unique and convenient packages,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO — Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA. “We are now shifting into another gear and offering a limited-edition kit that will allow customers to really enhance the performance and look of their Dodge Charger R/T.”

World’s Largest Collector Car Auction Company to Debut in Denver June 26-27

Jun
05

1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV Front AngleMecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, will stage its premiere event in Denver June 26-27 at the Colorado Convention Center with 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block from an estimated 15 surrounding states.

Among the main attractions consigned for the Mecum Denver Auction is a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV (Lot S114), one of just nine such automatic coupes produced and one of only two built with the rare column shifter. Originally sold new from Dodge City in Denver, a locally rooted and unrestored 1969 Dodge Super Bee 440 Six Pack (Lot S119) with 23,000 original miles, is also set to headline the auction. According to Muscle Car Enthusiast Magazine, this Butterscotch beauty with Black Bumblebee Stripe

California Wheels Dodge Challenger [VIDEO]

Jun
04

2015 California Wheels Dodge Challenger SV28S Front AngleAmerican muscle at its best – the Dodge Challenger has become a favorite ride for those who want style, speed and pure muscle! This red hot Challenger turns heads everywhere it goes, not just because of its eye-catching color, but because of its Savini Forged SV28-S wheels that were fitted by California Wheels. To offset its bright exterior, the wheels were finished in yellow and black for a bold statement.

Ford will be out in Force at Goodwood’s Moving Motor Show

Jun
03

Ford will be out in force at Goodwood’s Moving Motor ShowFord will be out in force at Goodwood’s Moving Motor Show, with a host of new models including the much-anticipated new Mustang and Focus RS set to make an appearance on Thursday 25, June.

The all-new new Mustang is latest car to wear the legendary galloping horse badge and a convertible 2.3-litre EcoBoost-engined Mustang, with 317PS power output and 432Nm of torque, will make its Moving Motor Show debut, alongside the UK debut of the new Focus RS.

Dodge Challenger Widebody with Massive 24×15 Savini Forged Wheels

Jun
02

Savini Dodge Challenger WidebodyWatch out for this one! This custom widebody Challenger has a menacing stance and the supercharged power to back up the looks. Massive 24×15″ Savini Forged wheels feature a huge 12″ lip, custom matte charcoal finish, and floating center caps. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli 405/25-24 tires. To make room for the massive footprint we built complete composite body panels and reskinned the entire side of the car.