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David Ragan sets new record in 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Mar
26

David Ragan sets new record in 2011 Ford Mustang GT - Muscle Cars BlogOn March 19th, 2011, David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion saddled up behind a 2011 Supercharged Mustang GT at Bristol Motor Speedway to set the new half-mile closed course speed record at 98.497 mph in 19.481 seconds. Watch the video on read more!

Camaro Officially Named 科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo) in China

Mar
24

Camaro Officially Named科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo) in China - Muscle Cars BlogCamaro Officially Named 科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo) in China
2011-03-22

Earlier today, SGM announced that Chevrolet will introduce the legendary Camaro sports car at Auto Shanghai 2011 in April. The Camaro will have a sonorous Chinese name – 科迈罗 (Ke Mai Luo). The Ke Mai Luo with a 3.6-liter engine will be priced around RMB 500,000.

In recent years, China’s luxury sports car market has been flourishing, highlighted by the midsize luxury segment (priced at RMB 400,000–800,000), which grew 141% in 2010. At present, this segment is dominated by cars with European design. The Camaro, with its “masculine” styling, will be a welcome addition.

Additional details about the Camaro will be announced at the Shanghai auto show.


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Welcome to Murray Country

Mar
21

Welcome to Murray Country - Muscle Cars BlogMachines come and go, usually becoming the victims of human progress..

Murray Markwell of Southern Customs, in Pakenham Melbourne loves his American Muscle Cars, he also loves having a beer and having a chat. Murray is a walking talking encyclopedia of information about cars and car culture. Bandit Films were happy to go along for the ride and film this old NASCAR behemoth, a true testament to speed, power and money…

Director: Aaron Cuthbert

Director of Photography/ Editing/Colour Grade: Daniel De Silva

Producer/ Photography: Tom Broadhurst

Music:

Title: The Outside Man theme music

Composer: Michel Legrand

Read more and watch the video!

Mr October to Auction His Own 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

Mar
18

Mr October to Auction His Own 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 - Muscle Cars Blog“MR. OCTOBER” TO VISIT INDIANA FOR THE AUCTION OF HIS PERSONAL SHELBY MUSTANG Auburn, Ind. (March 17, 2011) – Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and noted car collector, Reggie Jackson, will be making his way to Auburn, Indiana this spring to watch his prized 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 (chassis no. SFM5S129) go under the hammer at the Auctions America by RM inaugural Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction, May 12 – 15, 2011 at the 235-acre Auburn Auction Park.

This 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 (estimate of $175,000 – $225,000) is a superbly presented car, highly original and well maintained. Its sale represents a terrific opportunity to own an outstanding GT350 from the first production year of the Shelby Mustang, and from the private collection of none other than “Mr. October.”

“We’re so pleased that RM’s long-time friend, Reggie Jackson, has chosen Auctions America’s inaugural Auburn Spring event as the venue to offer his highly-desirable Shelby Mustang for sale,” said Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America by RM. “We encourage all enthusiasts and their families to join us in Auburn this May for the first of what is sure to become a spring tradition for the collector car community.” Read more!

Limited Edition 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Mustang

Mar
17

Limited Edition 1968 Steve McQueen Signature Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogBOURBON, Mo. – March 15, 2011– Gateway Classic Mustang, the premier manufacturer of high performance vintage Mustangs, announced the start of production for its Limited Edition 1968 Steve McQueenTM Signature Mustang. Gateway Classic Mustang teamed up with the Steve McQueen estate to design and build the car in honor of the legendary Hollywood actor and racing enthusiast.

“This Mustang build combines the classic body styles of the late ’60s Fords with contemporary performance technology to deliver a fantastic driving experience,” said Jason Childress, co-owner of Gateway Classic Mustang. “Each of these limited edition Steve McQueen cars are hand-built by our team at Gateway Classic Mustang. The car’s design was based on the famous ride driven by McQueen in his 1968 film, where he starred as a no nonsense San Francisco cop.” Read more!

2011 Dodge Charger vs. The General Lee Track Video

Mar
15

2011 Dodge Charger vs. The General Lee Track Video - Muscle Cars BlogNew vs. Old two Chargers from different eras together on the Inside Line test track. Watch it after the jump.

2012 Boss 302S Test Session

Mar
13

2012 Boss 302S Test Session - Muscle Cars BlogWith production scheduled for second quarter of 2011, the engineers at Ford Racing were recently testing the new BOSS 302S at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Features like launch control and pit lane speed limiter were tested as well as different tire compounds. We’ve put togather a short video of some of the sights and sounds during the two day test. Watch it on read more!

2011 Hennessey HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible

Mar
09

2011 Hennessey HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogIntroducing the 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro Convertible

March 7, 2011

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SEALY, TEXAS – Hennessey Performance (HPE) introduces the company’s first 2011 HPE600 Supercharged Camaro convertible. Pounding the pavement with a 602 bhp supercharged V8, the HPE600 is also the first 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible to hit the streets with a full treatment of aftermarket performance upgrades.

Hennessey began offering its power-addicting upgrades to the latest Chevy Camaro when the car was introduced in April of 2009. Since that time, HPE has built hundreds of Camaros with over 550 horsepower for owners across the globe.

“We were excited to receive one of the first 2011 Camaro SS convertibles from Chevrolet,” says company founder and president, John Hennessey. “It was only natural that we would take the new Camaro SS convertible and upgrade it with our very popular HPE600 Supercharged upgrade. If having a 602 horsepower Camaro is cool and fun to drive then being able to drop the top takes the sensation of speed and the classis sound of American-muscle to a whole new level.” Read more!

Fast Five Trailer 2 2011

Mar
09

Fast Five Trailer 2 2011 - Muscle Cars BlogWatch the new Fast Five 2011 Trailer on Read more!

Next Mustang Will Be Globally Designed

Mar
03

Next Mustang Will Be Globally Designed - Muscle Cars BlogGENEVA – Ford Motor Co.’s design studios worldwide will provide styling ideas for an American icon: the next generation Mustang.

“It is a common process we [now] use on every vehicle,” Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president for global product development, said today at the Geneva auto show.

Ford’s next-generation pony car will be the first Mustang with styling themes proposed by studios in Europe, Australia and other regions. Previously, Ford’s U.S. studio was solely responsible for Mustang design.

“When we embark on a new product, particularly one that is all new, it involves all of the studios. Then J [Mays] and the design team pick the best of those themes,” Kuzak told Automotive News. Mays is Ford’s global design chief. Ford adopted the global design approach three years ago. Read more!