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Chevrolet Fulfills 1 Millionth Corvette Restoration Pledge


Chevrolet Fulfills 1 Millionth Corvette Restoration PledgeAfter more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship, restoration of the milestone 1 millionth Corvette – a white 1992 convertible – is complete.

It was unveiled today at the National Corvette Museum, where it returns as part of the permanent exhibit. The car was damaged on Feb. 12, 2014, when it and seven other rare Corvettes tumbled into a sinkhole that opened beneath the museum’s Skydome area.

741 Rear Wheel HP Hennessey Hellcat Charger Dyno Test [VIDEO]


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1964 Pontiac GTO 389 CI 4-Speed


1964 Pontiac GTO 389 CI 4-Speed Front Angle

  • Comprehensive body-off restoration
  • 389/348 HP Tri-Power engine
  • Factory air conditioning
  • M20 4-speed transmission
  • Hurst shifter
  • Positraction rear end
  • Silvermist exterior
  • Black interior with bucket seats
  • PHS documents
  • Build sheet

How Hood Scoops Work


Hood scoops are not necessary technology for automobiles to have but they can enhance a car’s performance if designed properly.  Many performance cars use hood scoops for just that reason.

The way that hood scoops work is actually pretty simple, but not widely known.  An engine gets oxygen from the outside air. Cool air is denser than hot air and thus has more oxygen in it, which produces more power when it burns. Since the air in the engine compartment is usually considerably hotter than the outside air, if the engine takes its intake air from under the hood, its power output will be reduced. The solution is allow the engine to breathe cooler, denser outside air, such as from a hood scoop.

What You Should Know About Redlining


You probably know that “Redlining” an engine is a bad thing.  It usually means you have punched the throttle on your car enough that the engine is spinning into the “red zone” on your tachometer. But what happens when an engine redlines, and can you really damage your engine if it occurs?

Engineers determine the maximum speed that an internal combustion engine can operate at without causing damage and they call that point the redline. The redline of an engine depends on factors such as the mass of the engine parts, composition of the parts and the interrelated balance of components.

The Real Autobahn


To most Americans, the word “Autobahn” conjures up images of infinite stretches of European roadway without any sort of speed limit, a place where supercars are legally allowed to zip past ordinary vehicles at any speed they wish. To the average German, the image is less exotic.  The Autobahn, or Bundesautobahn as it’s known in Germany, is simply a federal highway system. Most German drivers consider it just a road, kind of like the U.S. Interstate System but with one important difference, no speed limit!

The Nitrous Oxide Boost


If you are car enthusiast, you have undoubtedly bumped into nitrous oxide systems.  Nitrous systems are a way to boost the horsepower of an automobile for racing and specialty purposes.  They are not for standard street cars, however, because they can be dangerous and will void your cars warranty. That being said, enthusiasts still install them on all sorts of cars and if you’ve wondered what they are all about, this article will help.

Let’s start with methods to increase an engine’s horsepower.  Standard methods usually involve things like changing blocks, pistons, camshafts and other engine hardware. These methods are tried and true but require a great deal of mechanical skill and can be expensive.  An alternative method is to install a nitrous oxide system.

The First Muscle Car


Unbeknownst to them at the time, when General Motor’s Oldsmobile division introduced the Rocket 88 model in 1949, they created America’s first real muscle car.  It was a perfect combination of a lighter than usual body and a large, powerful engine.  It soon became a darling among NASCAR drivers and this popularity translated into considerable consumer demand.  I retrospect, the Model 88 changed Oldsmobile. Here’s the history of this fascinating car:

Prior to 1949, Oldsmobiles came with in-line, flat head engines.  In 1949, however, the Model 88 featured the powerful, new 303 cu. In. Rocket V8 engine. In one year, the model 88 vaulted Oldsmobile from a somewhat conservative automobile to a performer that became the one to beat on the NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) circuits. Here are some of the race statistics: In 1949, the Model 88 won six of the nine NASCAR late-model division races, 10 of 19 division races in 1950 and 20 of 41 in 1952. It was soon eclipsed by the low-slung, powerful Hudson Hornet, but it was still the first real “King of NASCAR.”

Belly Tank Racers


If you’re a car guy or girl, you’ve likely seen the pictures.  An old black and white photo of a curious, low-slung racing car with an aluminum, torpedo-shaped body. These are racecars from another generation and are they called “Belly Tank Racers”.  They were built to break speed records. To understand the significance of these unique racers requires knowledge of 1940s and 1950s Southern California hot rod culture.

The body of a belly tank racer came from aluminum drop tanks, or “belly tanks”, that were common on WWII aircraft. Belly tanks were supplemental gas tanks that were strapped to the bellies of planes to provide extra fuel, which in turn provided additional flying range. When a belly tank was empty, the pilot would jettison it to reduce air drag and then continue on his mission. After World War II ended, lots of belly tanks ended up in surplus and scrap yards and Southern California hot rodders soon took notice and started making them into race cars.

2015 ROUSH Performance Ford F-150


2015 ROUSH Performance Ford F-150 Front AngleWhen Ford unveiled the all-new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 in January of 2014, Ford enthusiasts were pretty excited. The first truck of its kind, the F-150’s weight was cut by a whopping 700lbs (depending on engine, body style, and bed size), boosting fuel economy as high as 26 mpg (depending on what engine is packed under the hood and options chosen). We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the new truck to ROUSH-ize it! The final product is here, and we are excited to unveil the newest ROUSH to our line-up: the 2015 ROUSH F-150.

The 2015 ROUSH F-150 features a host of aggressive body additions including: a ROUSH Front Grille with Clearance Lightning, ROUSH Front Bumper Cover, ROUSH Fender Flares with Clearance Lighting, a square “R” Hitch Cover, and a ROUSH License Plate and Frame. This F-150 wouldn’t be a ROUSH vehicle if it didn’t sound as aggressive as it looks, so a ROUSH Side-Exit Exhaust System has been added to provide a deep rumble.