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Hello, guys! Today I want to share with you a short video, made by one of our readers – Kelby Roberson – a very ambitious 17-year old young filmmaker on youtube with some serious equipment. Kelby dropped me a line on Facebook with his video and when I saw if, I decided to post it and support this fan.
The video is about a 2006 Corvette C6 (V8 LS2 400HP) going out for a ride on some nice peaceful roads and then going back home. Although it’s not a super-speed, drifting “fast and furious” movie, it has its charm. The young Mr. Roberson chose a very nice and shiny Vette to work his film skills, because he could pick any other make, but he wanted a true American car. What’s more, he has plans to study film in college for the next four years, so Kelby, hope you achieve your goal and keep up the good work! We are waiting your next video showing some burned rubber!
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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has been rethought, redesigned and reengineered to change the driving experience forever. And while we’re woefully short on details – powertrain, price, performance – we can at least bask in the glow of a nicely filmed teaser video. Check it out on Read more!
For 58 of its 60 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has been powered by the legendary Chevrolet V-8 engine. Technological advancements have increased output threefold – from 195 hp in 1955 to 638 hp today – as well as reliability, refinement and efficiency.
However, the fundamental architecture of the Chevrolet “Small Block” remains the same today as it was in 1955: a 90-degree V-8, with overhead valves actuated by pushrods, and a 4.4-inch on-center bore spacing.
“The brilliance of the Chevrolet V-8 is its elegant, efficient design,” said Jordan Lee, global chief engineer for Small Block Engines. “The Chevy V-8 has fewer reciprocating parts, and is very efficient and has one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any engine family in the industry. The design is incredibly compact, enabling the Corvette’s signature sleek profile and low hood line.”
Despite a sporty appearance, the early Corvettes’ performance didn’t match their good looks. The car launched in 1953 with the “Blue Flame” inline six-cylinder engine and a two-speed automatic transmission – not exactly the stuff on which to build a sports car legend. That changed in 1955, when the new small-block V-8 engine became available and was ordered by 99 percent of Corvette buyers. Read more!
The Corvette ZR1 is one of those pieces of US metal that make many, many, European go-fast rides want to cry and go hide in a shed. Thus, ZR1 owners are extremely proud of their rides and want to offer their car tributes, as a sign of gratitude for all the performance.
This is exactly the case here, with a yellow example of the ZR1, which was gifted with a set of custom shoes. The 640 hp ‘Vette was touched by Advance One Wheels, which fitted it with a set of ADV07TS rims.
The wheels use a black finish for the center and a brushed aluminum finish for the lips, with the contrast between the two acting like an attention magnet. The rims, which come in a 20-inch size, are wrapped in Invo Nitto rubber. Click on read more for more images!
Hello, 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!
We, at MuscleVehicles – The Muscle Cars Blog are sorry to say that Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend passed away. He indeed was a legend. Here is the official statement, which is attributable to Edsel B. Ford II, member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.:
Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies
Carroll Shelby, Ford Family for More Than Half a Century
“Today, we have lost a legend in Ford Motor Company’s history, and my family and I have lost a dear friend. Carroll Shelby is one of the most recognized names in performance car history, and he’s been successful at everything he’s done. Whether helping Ford dominate the 1960s racing scene or building some of the most famous Mustangs, his enthusiasm and passion for great automobiles over six decades has truly inspired everyone who worked with him. He was a great innovator whose legend at Ford never will be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”
A 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Centennial Edition rolls onto the football field awaiting delivery to Super Bowl XLVI Most Valuable Player Eli Manning who led the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday, February 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Corvette Grand Sport Convertible features a 6.2-liter small-block V-8, with 436 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, and reaching more than 1g of cornering force, it’s one of the most potent convertibles on the market. For 2012, all Corvettes are available with the black-on-black Chevrolet Centennial edition, commemorating 100 years of Chevrolet history. Read more and see more images!