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USAF A-10 Mosnter Truck

Oct
01

USAF A-10 Mosnter Truck - Muscle Cars BlogIf you’re living in America, then at some point you must have found yourself drawn to the idea of serving your country. Noble as they might have been, we’re pretty sure your feelings at that point we’re boosted the way in which the Army, Air Force and Navy advertise their way of life.

If you have been with autoevolution long enough, then you might be familiar with last year’s US Air Force (USAF) Project Supercar and its results, the Mustang X1 and Dodge Vapor. But that’s last year’s news.

This year, the USAF has something bigger and meaner up its sleeve: the A-10 Monster Truck. Built to match the A-10C Thunderbolt II Warthogs serving in the 188th Fighter Wing, the monster truck will be the weapon of choice for recruiters of the USAF.

Back to the truck, although it will pack no actual weapons, it will surely look like it does. The vehicle has been fitted with the A-10′s wings and two General Electric GF-34 engines, accompanied by a 30mm Gatling gun. None of them actually work, though.

In the purest American marketing style, the monster truck and Warthogs will be featured in songs and poetry (read photos and videos) and spiced with the little recruitment tools that can make a big difference: the 30mm Gatling gun will be launching T-shirts where ever it passes, while the sound of the 30mm Gatling gun will be transformed into ringtones.

If you are not quite the monster truck type and more of a chopper rider, the USAF already knows it and it has already prepared a new bomb: an Orange County Choppers… chopper built to match an F-22.

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2011 Ford F-150 Desert Racer

Sep
28

2011 Ford F-150 Desert Racer - Muscle Cars BlogRUNNING HOT AND COLD: FORD F-150 WITH ECOBOOST ENGINE TAKES ON BAJA 1000 OFF-ROAD DESERT RACE

  • A 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost™ will take on the demanding Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 long-distance desert endurance race this year, marking Ford’s EcoBoost engine racing debut.
  • A 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost™ engine will take on the demanding Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 long-distance desert endurance race later this year, marking Ford’s EcoBoost engine racing debut. Ford trucks have won more Baja 1000 titles (13) than any other four-wheel manufacturer
  • Ford will equip the F-150 off-road race truck with the same stock EcoBoost engine that already has experienced 150,000 equivalent miles of dyno testing and other real-world tests as the final step in the durability torture tests
  • The EcoBoost truck engine is tested to the equivalent of more than 1.6 million total miles of harsh customer use in the lab, in test cells and on the road
  • The new F-150 EcoBoost has 420 lb.-ft. of torque – more than any competitive half-ton truck – and provides an unequaled combination of capability and fuel economy
  • Racing the EcoBoost truck engine under these conditions, which include temperature swings from just above freezing to well above 100 degrees, harsh terrain and at least 30 hours driving the course, helps validate the testing of the new truck enginе

Dallas, Sept. 23, 2010 – The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost stands ready to challenge and conquer the harsh environment that makes the world-famous Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 an unparalleled test of man and machine – and the world racing debut for Ford’s EcoBoost engine. Read more after the jump!

2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition Unveiled

Sep
24

2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Edition Unveiled - Muscle Cars BlogRam Truck Brand Unveils Laramie Longhorn Edition

- Ram Laramie Longhorn edition: most luxurious Ram Truck ever
– Exclusive interior and exterior features
– New colors, new levels of refinement welcome premium buyers

September 23, 2010 , Dallas -

Chrysler Group LLC today unveiled the most luxurious Ram Truck ever produced by the company. Named the Ram Laramie Longhorn edition, the Ram lineup’s most well-appointed model is designed for the owner who needs a truck for work or play, but won’t settle for anything but the finest quality and refinement.

Inside and out, Laramie Longhorn is loaded with remarkable features.

“The Ram Laramie Longhorn edition is going to share a driveway with some fine luxury cars,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The only difference is the Ram Laramie Longhorn edition is going to be the vehicle with the fulltime job – towing the horse trailer, taking the crew to the game, picking up supplies. It’s ready to go from the dirt to downtown.”

Ram Truck officials unveiled the Laramie Longhorn in the heart of Truck Country: the State Fair of Texas. Read more after the jump!

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.”