Posts Tagged ‘classic cars’

My 50′s Classic – Enjoy The Rich History Of Your Classic Car

Jul
25

My 50's Classic - Enjoy The Rich History Of Your Classic Car - Muscle Cars BlogHello, folks! Today’s article will be about a great and original iPad app. Yes, that’s right – we’ll review the innovative and the first-of-its-kind My 50′s Classic iPad app by Intersekt Studios LLC. Long story short, this piece of software is incredible – it’s probably the easiest way to relive the decades of stories and details about your 50′s classic in style. And if the Intersekt Studios LLC doesn’t ring a bell, the guy who’s behind the My 50′s Classic app is a proud third-generation owner of a 1955 Thunderbird. His idea was a labor of love, taken from the heart, and made into an App that you can use for your cherished classic. Sounds like a dream come true, huh?

The featured app will keep track of your car’s history by chronicling the events that give your car its distinctive character, photos and notable outings in addition to the mechanical history of the car. We all know that what makes many classic cars so special is the stories associated with them, and this is a way for owners to do that.

Just imagine a stunning photo gallery of your classic car that goes anywhere your iPad goes!  Is there a better way to showcase your ride and easily impress your friends, colleagues, or other car enthusiasts? What’s more, you can link the photos to the events timeline, so you can click through for more details on where and when photos were taken. And if this is not enough, then what about creating and updating a detailed maintenance log? You can save important details to the specs page, name your classic car, etc. At the end you’ll get a complete and interactive record, that’ll be as unique, as your car. Read more!

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – 850 HP + Kaase heads on 460 Block

Jul
09

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 - 850 HP + Kaase heads on 460 Block - Muscle Cars BlogHere we present you this awesome 1970 Mustang Boss 429 just completed by the guys at Peak Performance Restorationsa. The muscle car features Kaase replica Boss 429 heads on a 460 block, bored and stroked to 545ci delivering an amazing 850 horse power! A 

The Boss 429 is arguably one of the rarest and most valued muscle cars to date. In total there were 1,358 Boss 429′s made. The origin of the Boss 429 comes about as a result of NASCAR. Ford was seeking to develop a Hemi enginethat could compete with the famed 426 Hemi from Chrysler. NASCAR’s rules required that at least 500 cars be fitted with this motor and sold to the general public. After much consideration, it was decided by Ford that the Mustang would be the car that would house this new engine.

In 1970 there were 499 Boss 429′s made by Ford Motor Company. There were five new exterior colors (Grabber Orange, Grabber Green, Grabber Blue, Calypso Coral, and Pastel Blue) and the interior was available in White or Black. The hood scoops for this year were all painted black regardless of the color of the car. These cars also had a manual transmission and no AC was available.

These cars were rated conservatively at 375 horsepower and 450 ft lbs of torque. Actual output was just over 500 horsepower . The manufacturers and dealers only listed 375hp because of legal issues and rising insurance costs.

In present day, these cars are highly sought after. As of 2008, auctions on Ebay and at Barrett-Jacksonhave brought bids of over $250,000.

Peak performance is proud to present their tribute to the Boss 429. A complete rotissore build surrounds this amazing engine. We started with a 1970 fastback which was completely sandblasted and all rust removed and new sheet metal replaced. All new parts were used to improve the handling of this car. New suspension, Wilwood brakes and TKO 600 transmission complete the transformation. Read more!

Carole Nash Insurance Company

Apr
18

The Carole Nash Insurance Company has been in the business for twenty-five years and is ranked among the top forty insurance brokers in the UK and Ireland. Although they started life as a specialist motor bike insurance insurance company (and still excel at this today) they now offer many types of policies to suit every individual’s needs as well as business needs. With access to some of the most competitive quotes, you could save quite a lot of money by taking out a policy with Carole Nash, whether you are a bike enthusiast, adore classic and vintage cars or are looking to protect your home, and the benefits are fantastic.
For example, extensive UK and European breakdown cover – and you will receive the same amount of cover whether at home or not – an in-house claims team so that one call will sort everything out, and various discounts for club memberships. Almost any recognised club members will be entitled to a discount. Some of these are:

Restomod ’67 Shelby GT500 Mustang

Nov
29

Restomod ’67 Shelby GT500 Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogEngine swaps have been around as long as there have been different manufacturers making a variety of models. Whether it’s putting a flathead V8 in your Model A Ford, or injecting some modern power into your aging musclecar, an engine swap can define an entire vehicle. Such is the case with this spectacular 1967 Mustang that’s dressed up like a Shelby GT500 and packs a 2004 Mustang Cobra power plant under the hood. That means 32 valves, a supercharger, and drivability that they couldn’t imagine back in the good old, bad old days.

The rest of the car was updated as well, but the basic goodness of the Mustang shape was retained, along with the very best Shelby upgrades, creating a Pro-Touring fastback that has to be seen to be believed. Built by the guys at Pro Touring Super Cars (a division of Speed, Inc.), this was a cost-no-object car from the beginning. Speed, Inc. specializes in putting late model power into vintage muscle, and bringing the latest technology to bear on the cars of the past. What better way to do that than build a Shelby GT500 tribute with one of Ford’s most potent late-model powertrains? Read more!

Cadillac Coupe De Ville Heads for SEMA 2011

Aug
31

Cadillac Coupe De Ville Heads for SEMA 2011 - Muscle Cars BlogA Harrington Park couple spent six years customizing a Cadillac that is one of only two Australian creations to be among the top 50 at the world’s biggest custom car show. Dubbed Wild Cad, the car is currently on its way to participate at the Showcase of Kustoms Motorama and will also be attending the SEMA show this November.

Mario and Catriona Colalillo, creators of the Wild Cad, hope for their one-off 1955 Coupe De Ville to grab the D-elegance category.

The Caddy boasts a 7.4-litre 454 big block Chevy engine powering a Turbo 400 transmission and 9-inch rear end, a ‘55 Desoto grille, and fully exposed chassis rails. Inside, the Wild Cad features Thunderbird seats and a center-mounted ‘59 Chevy instrument cluster. The special exterior paint is estimated at AU$200,000, bornrich.org reports.

“I had people ringing up saying: We can’t get him (Winfield) – how did you get him to come to Australia?” stated Colalillo for the local media. “There’s a lot of features on the car that are out of the ordinary. I’m still getting used to having free weekends. You have got to throw everything at it in the end. It’s like building five cars at once.”

He also estimated he had spent thousands of hours on building the car over the six years period. “The last two years got to be a bit of an obsession,” he said.

The Colalillos hope to sell the Wild Cad while traveling the custom car circuit, as ZZ Top lead singer Billy Gibbons, basketballer Shaquille O’Neal, and Metallica’s James Hetfield have already expressed their interest in the car.

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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

28-Jan-2010


1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, restored by RPM-Styling. Restoration of vintage vehicles, muscle cars, classic cars, oldtimers, hot rods, customs, street rods, pro tourers. www.rpm-styling.com

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