We’ve featured some pretty amazing pro-touring early Camaros lately here at Muscle Cars Blog, but when you start giving cars names, you know they’re getting serious. Built by the artists at GelPro Rod & Muscle, his 1969 Camaro is known as “The Punisher” and given the performance credentials and stunning execution, it’s entirely appropriate (yes, comic book fans, we know The Punisher drove a GTO, not a Camaro, so save your E-mails; it’s just a name). Pro-touring is all about integrating modern performance equipment with vintage sheetmetal, and this pro-built car delivers on every level-it has already been voted the runner-up in the 2009 GoodGuys Muscle Car of the Year competition. Power comes from a modified LS2 V8, the suspension is heavily upgraded, and it spins a modern 5-speed transmission, not to mention all the creature comforts that are part of the deal. If ever there was a car that has legitimately earned its name, it’s this one-it will definitely punish competitors on the street as well as the show field. Click on read more for fantastic photos!
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0 car finance is one of the most successful finance options. It is consistently attracting customers to buying their ideal motor, brand new, where other deals pumped with interest have failed. But what are the real pros and cons of purchasing your motor on 0 car finance? What is great enough to cause a rise of over 42 per cent in the number of customers who are choosing to go with car dealer finance?
0 per cent car finance is one of the most cost effective ways of spreading your payments over a longer period of time. If you like to spend your money on the little niceties in life such as meals out and shopping sprees, 0 per cent finance is usually a set repayment around which you can restructure your financial life.
It might sound too good to be true, and there are a few pit falls. Of course, 0 car finance isn’t available to every Tom, Dick and Harry. There is a list of criteria that has to be met, and having a good credit history will really help you out.
If you subscribed to Super Chevy or spent any time at major U.S. car shows around the mid-2000′s, you undoubtedly recognize the Goodmark Camaro. In the event you were living on a remote island during that time, it’s probably easiest to describe this car as one of the most famous second generation Camaros ever assembled. Built for the 2005 Super Chevy Road Tour as a partnership between Super Chevy magazine and Goodmark, every stage of this project was extensively documented in detailed series of magazine write ups. Bolted together at Dale Etheredge Auto & Performance in Covington, Georgia, this Camaro features parts from some of the best in the business including World Products, Heidts, Detroit Speed and Moser just to name a few. It has a nasty disposition with the power and performance to back up every bit of it. If you’re in the market for the ultimate second gen Camaro, this is the top of the mountain. Read more and check out the impressive images!
As we all know, it is always better to buy something new, instead of used. However, the money is never enough so the used car market is one of the biggest in the world. Moreover, there are people, who have enough money for a new car and prefer something older, but with big engine and a lot of extras. A good way to buy a car is to search it online at Exchangeandmart.co.uk
You can always make a research for common problems of the vehicle you prefer. The users of the automobile forums share their problems and resolutions. This can save you a lot of money and time.
Mustang RTR, the vision of World Champion Drifter and Mustang mad man, Vaughn Gittin Jr., is very excited to introduce the 2013 Mustang RTR Spec 1 and up to 624 horsepower Mustang RTR Spec 2. Like its previous versions, the 2013 Mustang RTR takes the best of multiple automotive cultures and tastefully meshes them with the incredible 2013 Ford Mustang in the form of a dealer-installed package that is currently available in select Ford dealerships around the world. For the 2013 Mustang, RTR is stepping up its game in both appearance and performance, guaranteeing that RTR owners will get everything they desire out of their machine.
RTR has landed on a very impressive suspension package utilizing Ford Racing adjustable shocks and springs, as well as 4-way adjustable RTR sway bars, RTR adjustable panhard bar, and RTR rear chassis brace – all of which utilize superior Whiteline bushings. This track-ready, street-friendly suspension package comes standard on a Spec 2 RTR or is available as an upgrade to all 2010 to 2013 Mustangs. Read more and check out photos and video!
The original ZL1 Camaro is one of the most coveted cars ever produced by General Motors. Its fire breathing aluminum 427 is truly the stuff of hot rodding legend. When Chevrolet announced that they would build a modernized version of that famed F-body on their new Zeta platform, enthusiasts across the nation immediately began spec’ing out their hopes for the car. By the time SEMA 2011 rolled around in November, it was clear that most major shops in North America had also spent the year dreaming and creating their own visions of what the hot new Camaro should be. While there was no shortage of F-bodies at SEMA that year, none took performance as seriously as this 2011 Camaro SS.
Built by Source Interlink Media, who you may know better as the parent company of magazines like Super Chevy, Hot Rod, Automobile and Motor Trend, plenty of BIG names were called in to help out. The list includes GM Performance Division, Thomson Automotive and Pedders Suspension just to name a few. After its SEMA debut, the car was taken to Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for a full shake down. The end result is a brand new Camaro packing over 800 fully streetable horsepower. There are few fifth generation Camaros that could touch this car in a quarter mile and absolutely zero with this kind of provenance. If you’ve been eyeing a new Camaro as an investment, they simply don’t get better than this. Click on Read more!
Selling your car can be frustrating, and can leave you with a tough choice. You can take it to a dealership, where you can count on getting a price that’s fair for them – but not fair for you. Another option is to try to sell it on your own. You won’t have to put up with the dealer, and you’ll be able to name your price, as long as you’re willing to wait for someone who wants to pay your price. Depending on where you are, you’ll be lucky if a few dozen people a day drive past your “For Sale” sign, and even luckier if any of them stop long enough to look at the car behind it. If you’d rather not choose between a timely sale and a fair price, Car Hut Australia is your solution. Sign up with a free account, and in minutes you’ll be posting photos and information to get your car sold. For a limited time you can also sell my car for free by setting your own price and show your car to hundreds of visitors every day with Car Hut Australia. Read more!
DEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2012 – Paraphrasing a classic quote – “With great power comes the need for great control” – the engineers at Ford’s Special Vehicles Team have stepped up to the plate to manage the massive output of the 2013 Shelby GT500.
Whether a driver is a track-day veteran or getting his first ultra-high-performance sports car, the new launch control system on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will help ensure he gets smooth, consistent and fast starts every time.
Uncontrolled wheel spin is generally undesirable, whether commuting to work or racing away from the Christmas tree on a Friday night at the drag strip. Both safety and performance suffer when the wheels can’t get enough grip on the road. However, properly regulated, some wheel slip can be your friend.
“Launch control is essentially a special mode of the traction control system that integrates the brake and engine management systems to keep the tires balanced on the peak of the mu-slip curve in order to achieve maximum thrust,” explains John Pfeiffer, senior engineer, SVT Vehicle Engineering. “With so much more power and torque on tap from the new 5.8-liter V8, launch control makes it easier for drivers to take advantage of the performance.”
With launch control enabled, the driver just has to press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then smoothly and quickly release the clutch pedal just as he normally would when executing a clean start. The difference is that the electronics will automatically hold the engine steady at the desired speed and manage the rear brakes to allow the optimum amount of wheel slip for maximum traction. Read more!
There are many things to consider when maintaining your car, and sometimes it’s easy to overlook one of the most fundamental components – the tyres on the wheels that allow it to move.
Tyre Safety Month took place in October 2011 in the UK, and featured a number of special events and promotions designed to get drivers thinking about the condition their tyres are in and how to improve them.
Throughout October, motoring organisations highlighted the benefits of keeping tyres pumped up to the recommended level, not least of which is significantly improved fuel consumption – helping motorists to save money on fuel which can go towards other essentials such as car insurance renewal.
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: