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Camaro Convertible Auction to Benefit Nevada Charity

Sep
24

Camaro Convertible Auction to Benefit Nevada Charity - Muscle Cars BlogCamaro Convertible Auction to Benefit Nevada Charity

LAS VEGAS – Car collectors on Friday will vie to become one of the first owners of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, several months ahead of its arrival in dealerships and even before the production car is shown to the public.

The winning bidder will receive the second 2011 Camaro Convertible produced for consumer sale. The car on the auction block in Las Vegas will be the Camaro Convertible Concept that has traveled the world’s auto shows. The first production model will be used for historical purposes.

The production version will make its debut later this fall, prior to start of production in early 2011.

Chevrolet is partnering with Greg Heinrich, owner of Fairway Chevrolet in Las Vegas, to offer one of the first Camaro convertibles at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on Friday (Sept. 24) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Proceeds from the winning bid will go to the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

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The Fastest Street Car in The World – 1966 Chevrolet Nova

22-Sep-2010


Larry Larson proves his car once again to be the fastest street car in the world by completing Hot Rod Magazin’es Drag Week 2010 AND making the first 6 second pass in Drag Week history! Not only did he make a 6 second pass, but he made that pass after driving 1200 miles on country roads, rain, and he did it 20 minutes after a 7.005 pass, hot lapping the car!


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Larry Larson Runs 6′s

22-Sep-2010


BangShift.com presents Larry Larson’s 2009 Drag Week winning ’66 Chevy II running 6.934 at 211.59 mph in Las Vegas at the PSCA Street Car Supernationals. This video shows you all the angles, from inside, underneath the bumper, and outside the car. Larry’s car was unchanged from it’s Drag Week trim, and had only been outfitted with a new pair of Hoosier DOT legal “slicks”. Over the 4 day event, Larry ran 6.99, 7.00, 6.96, and finally 6.93. After the 6.93 on Saturday evening, we added air to the tires, packed the chutes, filled it with pump gas, and cruised the strip for about 4 hours while shooting video and photos. Stay tuned at www.BangShift.com for a feature on Larry’s car along with more killer 6 second and cruising video.


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Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 10

20-Sep-2010


See how the Corvette Racing team works together as team, both on and off the track.

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Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 9

20-Sep-2010


See how Oliver Gavin, driver of the no. 4 Corvette, and Ken Flory, chief engineer of the no. 3 Corvette, use their experiences from endurance running and endurance racing to compete at a high level in both environments.


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Chevrolet Camaro PC

Sep
19

Chevrolet Camaro PC - Muscle Cars BlogWhat do computers and the Chevy Camaro have in common? Well, one of the things shared is the enormous fans community. General Motors has decided to take advantage of this and is now offering a Camaro replica PC. 

Using a 20-inch long Camaro shell, the custom PC unit comes with headlights that indicate the power is on, a hood ornament power switch, while the tray-less DVD drive uses the front bumper to eject disks.

At the rear of the Camaro, we find a set of standard connection ports, including USD 2.0, high definition video and audio, which are integrated in the bumper.

The special product is also an eco-friendly and safe one, as all the parts and materials use 100 percent lead-free paint.

Here are the complete specifications of the pony car PC:

Thousands of consumers behind wheel of 2011 F-150 EcoBoost

Sep
18

FORD TO PUT THOUSANDS OF CONSUMERS BEHIND WHEEL OF 2011 F-150 ECOBOOST MONTHS BEFORE ON-SALE DATE - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 17, 2010 – Ford will put some 20,000 people behind the wheel of the new 2011 Ford F-150 months before the vehicle arrives in dealer showrooms so they can see for themselves how its all-new powertrain lineup – including the much-anticipated 3.5-liter EcoBoost – performs and how F-150 stacks up against the competition.

The Ford EcoBoost engine will be available in 90 percent of the 2011 Ford F-150 lineup.

The Built Ford Tough Roundup, a comprehensive drive program for consumers, fleet customers, and dealership sales staff, will travel to seven cities throughout the country between now and November. Additionally, Ford will offer drives of its full car and truck lineup to fair-goers at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas next month.

“We know that once people get into the 2011 F-150 and experience the four new engines that they’re really going to be sold on them. Some of our dealers had a chance to drive it and one constant feedback was ‘Wow!’” said Mark Grueber, F-150 Marketing manager. “Customers tell us they’re really impressed with the specs of the new engines – including best-in-class horsepower, torque, trailer tow and fuel economy – but they want to get behind the wheel and compare it with the competition.”

Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France

16-Sep-2010


We just couldn’t miss this out. Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until Ken attempted the maneuvers during filming.

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Shelby 2011 GT500 Super Snake with 800 horsepower

Sep
15

Shelby 2011 GT500 Super Snake with 800 horsepower - Muscle Cars BlogShelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), will offer a Super Snake post title package for the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 with new styling cues and an optional 800 horsepower tuned engine. Only 1,000 total Super Snake packages for the 2011 model year car will be built at the Shelby American facility in Las Vegas or one of the official Shelby Mod Shops, beginning in September of this year.

“Ford Motor Company did a marvelous job making the 2011 model year GT500 lighter and more powerful,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “Our team applied its experience building Super Snakes over the past several years to offer a package that dramatically increases the new car’s capabilities. And with the visual changes we’ve made, it will be a definite stand out on the road or track.”

Just like the 2011 Shelby GT350, born on the proving grounds of the drag strip and road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Shelby American worked with companies like Ford Racing to create an even more aggressive suspension and engine package for the 2011 Super Snake.

Hennessey VelociRaptor APV

Sep
10

Hennessey VelociRaptor APV - Muscle Cars BlogSEALY, TEXAS – Having a vehicle that can safely and quickly get you out of harm’s way is just as important as having armored protection. Introducing Hennessey Armored Performance Vehicles (APV) ™. Hennessey APV ™will apply the company’s go-fast know-how to help improve the acceleration, braking and handling performance on late-model armored vehicles.

“Adding armor protection to SUV’s such as Chevy Suburbans and Cadillac Escalades can easily increase vehicle weights from 6,000 lbs to over 10,000 lbs”, said company founder and president, John Hennessey. “We are excited to be able to apply our 20 years of high-performance experience to the armor vehicle industry.”

The company’s 2012 Hennessey VelociRaptor APV, based on the new Ford Raptor Super Crew, will offer the ultimate combination of armor protection, vehicle performance, passenger comfort and safety. Powered by a supercharged 6.2L V8, the VelociRaptor APV will have the performance capability to drive away from, through or over obstacles both on the road as well as off-road.