Posts Tagged ‘race’

2013 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 Premier Edition

Jan
04

2013 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 Premier Edition - Muscle Cars BlogThe 2013 ROUSH® Stage 3 Mustang Premier Edition is a collaborative effort by ROUSH Performance and Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes. The two companies have a long standing partnership, both on and off the race track. Offering a premium paint vehicle was a natural extension for this strong relationship. Limited to a production run of up to 25 the 2013 ROUSH RS3 Mustang Premier Edition is now available.

The distinct paint colors from Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes makes this car stand out in any crowd. The 2012 and 2013 share 7 of the popular unique paint body colors along with 5 new choices. New colors for 2013 include iridescence, punch it purple, cabernet, V8 red, and launch it lemon. The graphic colors use all 12 from previous year with the addition of the new 5 body colors along with light gold, gloss black, and matte black jack.

The unique color of our 2013 RS3 Premier edition is called Liquid Copper. Very sharp color! Click on Read more for pictures!

1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 with Marti report

Dec
19

1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 with Marti report - Muscle Cars BlogFew cars carry as direct a link between motorsports and the showroom as the Boss 302. Parnelli Jones drove a Mustang, powered by a canted-valve, hand built, 5 liter engine and four speed manual, and you could go to your local dealer and have one, too! Hey—the production cars even ran his stripes! A big carb, a big intake, big heads opened a lot of eyes to small block power, and the power waiting to be unleashed with a simple set of headers and an aggressive cam are the stuff of legend. This example here is quite the street fighter, packing the Boss engine, 3.91 gears and little else. It’s as close as you could get to a Mustang race car with license plates in 1970! Click on Read more for more!

2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogThe dream of millions of Hot Wheels® fans of all ages will come when the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition arrives at Chevrolet dealerships early next year. It’s the first time a full-size, production Hot Wheels® car has been offered for sale by any manufacturer.

Blister packaging and orange race track not included.

“Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life, for kids of all ages.”

The Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition debuted at the SEMA Show, in Las Vegas. A special run of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition will be produced in the first quarter of 2013 – and like the collectable toys on which it is based – when they’re gone, they’re gone.

“It’s been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels and I have yet to drive one home,” said Felix Holst, vice president of creative for the Mattel Wheels Division. “Personally, I can’t wait to open the doors and see the Hot Wheels Camaro sitting in the garage.”

The appearance of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition echoes the cues that Hot Wheels enthusiasts recognize, including a vibrant, graphics-accented metallic paint scheme and even the red-lined wheels. The result is instantly recognizable as a Hot Wheels. Click on Read more!

Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs. MD500 helicopter

Oct
18

Dodge Challenger SRT8 vs. MD500 helicopter - Muscle Cars BlogMD500 Helicopter goes head to head with a Challenger SRT8 392. These boys are putting up big money to see which machine can outpace the other in a down & back drag race. Click on Read more for the finale!

The Top 6 Ford Mustangs

Oct
04

Since its introduction in the early 60’s, the Ford Mustang has experienced periods of highs and periods of lows. The good thing about the Mustang is that Ford has never taken its eyes off this iconic car. It is a testament to good old-fashioned engineering backed by powerful engine muscle. There have been many variations of the Ford Mustang during the years, and we’ll have a look at a few that seemed more special than the others. Some of these cars are limited-edition (less than 5,000 units) and some have large production numbers (more than 100,000) but they have one thing in common. They are the among the best muscle cars in the world.

1968 Ford Mustang with NOS is a fun to drive

Sep
25

1968 Ford Mustang with NOS is a fun to drive - Muscle Cars BlogOriginally an open track car, this 1968 Ford Mustang has been returned to road spec whilst retaining a number of race car features. It still has the full roll cage, although the side impact bars have been removed to ease getting in and out. The motor is a small block screamer that happily spins the wheels in the first three gears! Suspension is all Global West’s finest making the car handle better than any 45 years old car should. It actually handles better than a number of modern sports cars! This is helped by the power rack and pinion steering and awesome Baer brakes which benefit from a Hydratech hydraulic power unit and P-Zero tires. Read more!

2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b

Aug
30

2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b - Muscle Cars BlogLike most gearheads, Jack Roush enjoys engines of any kind and speed at any level. Nobody knows more about getting a Ford around a racetrack quickly than this guy. And for years, some of the nastiest, most powerful, and most spectacular blue oval hardware ever built has come out of Roush Performance in Livonia Michigan. However, as an owner of two P-51 Mustangs, Jack also has a healthy love for the vintage warbirds which inspired America’s first pony car. And in 2009, he decided to create an aeronautical themed performance car that would be a literal interpretation of Triple Ace Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow” P-51B fighter plane. One of only 51 produced, this showroom fresh Roush P-51B is the ultimate embodiment of classic American aviation and decades of racing knowledge. If you’re looking for a unique show car that’s virtually guaranteed to grow into an elite, investment grade muscle car, here’s your chance to strap in early and watch this Mustang climb! Read more an enjoy the image gallery of this beautiful 2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b!

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Pro Touring

Aug
07

1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 Pro Touring - Muscle Cars BlogThis muscle car is likely the most capable ZL-1 powered 1969 Camaro on the planet. To take it one step further, likely the most capable ZL-1 powered car, period. The owner took a great heritage of the ZL-1 and surrounded it with the best money can buy. The engine was built by one of the most reputable engine builders on the West coast from scratch with this exact application in mind. As you are about to see, everything on this car is top shelf and some of the best shops and manufacturers in the industry have been called on to contribute to the finished product. 

This car has been sorted out extensively on the road and track. You can literally call it a car show, road race, autocross, drag race, and drive to and from the track in one weekend in this car. While it’s a dominator on the track, it has the modern sports car feel on the road we all desire. The ride, brakes, and steering are phenomenal. The handling and braking is a couple rungs up the ladder. It’s got unbelievable linear power but it will lope down the interstate at 1800 rpm in overdrive with the AC on and tunes blasting. It’s been tested to take any curve ball you can throw at it. It has proved to be extremely reliable with no mechanical failures of any type on the road or track after the ZL-1 was installed. Read more!

1970 Dodge Charger RT Race Hemi Setup

Jun
15

1970 Dodge Charger RT Race Hemi Setup - Muscle Cars Blog1970 Dodge Charger R/T Race Hemi Setup is today’s featured muscle car. As you can see from the pictures, this is a completely restored classic muscle car with the following upgrades:

The suspension was completely upgraded with a full Hotchkis Suspension Kit including sub-frame connector. The Braking system was upgraded with a Wilwood disc system. The 440 engine was replaced with a “true vintage race hemi engine” with a dual plug setup with original Accel dual head distributor and a cross-ram intake. The engine was completely rebuilt with the street in mind – 425 HP Plus…

The transmission is a 727 Automatic with a reverse manual valve body, meaning you shift gears on the console. (PRN123) More than $80K was spent on this drive-line. You will not find another engine setup like this. Custom exhaust with ceramic coated pipes and Magnaflow system make the Charger shake the ground. The Body and Paint are spectacular with the Mango Orange color. Read more!

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies at Age of 89

May
12

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies - Muscle Cars BlogWe, 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.”

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