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Team Shelby gathers Shelby Cobras for a 50th anniversary reunion


Team Shelby gathers Shelby Cobras for a 50th anniversary reunion - Muscle Cars Blog2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra.  The most recent celebration happened this past weekend at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. Many, many Shelby Cobra owners gathered for a 50th anniversary reunion put on by the Team Shelby Pacific Coast Division. All kinds of Cobras were gathered in front of the museum, from 289-powered slab-sided Cobras to original 427 side-oiler models to the modern continuation Cobras. Drew Phillips was at the event which drew plenty of locals and took pictures of these awesome cars.

You can enjoy all of these iconic vehicles at the Shelby Cobra 50th anniversary reunion in the photo gallery below. Read more, check out the gallery!

2013 NASCAR Dodge Charger Sprint Cup car


2013 NASCAR Dodge Charger Sprint Cup car - Muscle Cars BlogDodge Charger Race Car For 2013 Sprint Cup Series Unveiled At LVMS

LAS VEGAS (Sunday, March 11, 2012) – Fans asked for it. NASCAR agreed. SRT Motorsports and Dodge delivered. SRT Motorsports unveiled the 2013 Dodge Charger that will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today in front of the people that asked for the change — the fans. Just as they did with the Dodge Challenger when it was introduced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series two years ago, SRT Motorsports designers and engineers created a race car fans will have no problem identifying on the race track. The defining features of the street Charger have been expertly incorporated into the racing version. Read more!

Chevrolet COPO Camaro Goes From Concept to Production


Chevrolet COPO Camaro Goes From Concept to Production - Muscle Cars BlogChevrolet will build 69 COPO Camaros for 2012, the brand’s first purpose-built Camaro drag-racing specialty car designed to compete with the quickest in NHRA’s Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes. National records for quarter-mile times in these contests are in the nine-second range.

As such, the COPO Camaros are expected to be the quickest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet.

“The COPO Camaro is going to shake up the sportsman drag racing ranks this summer and give Chevy fans a great new reason to cheer on the Bowtie,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles & Motorsports. “COPO builds off the strengths that have made the Camaro the best-selling sports car in America. And while it was developed strictly for the drag strip, the COPO Camaro is infused with the same performance pedigree that every Camaro shares.”

The 69-car production for the 2012 COPO Camaro matches the number of “ZL-1” COPO Camaros made in 1969. COPO stands for Central Office Production Order and was Chevrolet’s special-order system in used by dealers to build high-performance models in the 1960s. Read more!

1969 1200HP 565ci Twin Turbo Corvette


1969 1200HP 565ci Twin Turbo Corvette - Muscle Cars BlogA One-Off Show Winner FROM S&S MOTORSPORTS – 1200HP+ “BOMBER VETTE” – 1969 565cid Twin-Turbo Corvette. You may have probably seen their work in Super Chevy, Muscle Car Enthusiast, Vette magazines & Barrett-Jackson. The chance to own this beauty is estimated at US $282,000.00!

The special about this one is that all of cars are titled from the year they were originally built and absolutely NO CRATE ENGINES (unless otherwise specified). No reproduction bodies, as well. The guys at S&S Motorsports custom build all motors to YOUR specs!

There are other cars currently in production, to include 3 other 1969 Camaros, two being EXTREME (convertible and coupe) 1 being a SuperStreet (coupe), a 1970 442 Big Block Twin Turbo convertible (already painted S/S Red), and a 1969 EXTREME Sportsroof Mustang and there is still time to add your personal details to these industry setting vehicles. Click on read more and see the specs and many images!

Texas Mile – Hinson Motorsports Turbo Corvette Crash VIDEO


Texas Mile - Hinson Motorsports Turbo Corvette Crash VIDEO - Muscle Cars BlogCorvette Crashing at Texas Mile March 2011
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We appologize for the lack of sound, but the audio track was not suitable for all viewers.

UPDATE: “Driver is OK. Our record breaking Corvette was well on the way to raising the bar again when it left the track at over 230mph. The driver walked away and has been released from the hospital. The car rolled one time and landed back on the wheels. This a testament to following safety guidelines and building a safe car. We update this again soon. Thanks!”

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