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1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS – Freshly Restored, Supercharged 461-Powered Beast!

Jan
03


1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS - Freshly Restored, Supercharged 461-Powered Beast! - Muscle Cars BlogFinished in Daytona Yellow over a black interior with Houndstooth inserts, this 1969 Camaro RS/SS has a killer blend of both Pro-Touring and Pro-Street attributes. The restoration is impeccable, the parts are top notch, and the ride is something else.

Starting with a refinishing down to bare metal, this rotisserie restored masterpiece has excellent body work and features all new trim, glass and chrome from front to rear. Everything is finished in Daytona yellow from the engine compartment, the floors, the wheel wells and the trunk. The paint in a PPG base coat/clear coat and has an excellent hand rubbed finish.

The interior features all new parts from Year One and the seats have been kitted out with the awesome Houndstooth inserts as seen on these cars back in ‘69. The carpeting, seats, headliner door panels, package tray and crash pad are all new parts. All of the handles and interior trim pieces have also been replaced. Under the dash is tidy, and features new wiring. On that note, the rest of the wiring is all new as well. The dash is now a custom setup from Covan’s Classics and features all modern Auto-Meter Gauges. They are accurate, easy to read and really shine at night time. The front seats have been upgraded to a much more supportive and higher bolstered set. They really feel good around tight turns where the original seats would have you sliding all over. Read more!

Safe driving advice and information

Dec
10

Winter is upon us, and that usually means snow, ice or at least a thick film of frost on every pavement and road first thing on a morning. While pedestrians will have to try their best not to slip, motorists have more to be wary of at this time of year. Winter is the most difficult time of year for drivers, as they have to contend with patches of black ice, heavy snow drifts, freezing rain or, at the very least, a few patches of frost that show no signs of thawing.

2006 Corvette C6 out for a ride – a short film by one of our readers!

Nov
11

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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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Competition Yellow

Nov
07

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Competition Yellow - Muscle Cars BlogThis lovely muscle car was one clean Boss before it was stripped to bare metal and restored by the prosat Santa Barbara Muscle Cars. They stripped it to a shell, cleaned any trouble spots (there weren’t many), and then refinished it in the original hue. But instead of ancient enamel, it now sports two-stage urethane paint, which gives the rejuvenated Boss a depth and clarity that makes it dazzling in the sunlight. As if that’s not enough, there were only 693 Competition Yellow over black Boss 302s built in 1970, making this a somewhat rare piece.

I mentioned the blacked-out pieces, but this car also still sports a fair amount of chrome and bright work. The front and rear bumpers have been restored to new condition, and all the stainless has been polished. The wing and rear window slats, as well as the front chin spoiler have also been coated in more satin black paint to match the stripes, and the new-for-1970 rear valence panel and taillights got their own coat of black, too. The simple grille is in excellent shape and is probably the original piece in original condition, further proof that this is an exceptionally clean car. Read more!

Mopar and SRT Presents Jeff Dunham’s Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

Mopar and SRT Reveal Comedian Jeff Dunham's Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogAs part of Mopar’s 75th anniversary celebration and the 2012 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Mopar and the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team collaborated with comedian Jeff Dunham and his crew from Palmer’s Customs of Camarillo, Calif., to create a custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Mopar, SRT, and Dunham revealed the modern-day hot rod, dubbed Project UltraViolet, today at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Dunham is a lifelong car enthusiast and well-known comedian who premiered his fifth special, “Minding the Monsters” on Comedy Central earlier this month and will launch his new “Disorderly Conduct” tour next month in Canada.

“It’s a major understatement to say that I’ve been looking forward to the SEMA show this year, as we’ve had an awesome time creating this one-of-a-kind Challenger,” said Dunham, who touts the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “as my favorite muscle car of all time” and recently purchased a 1970 numbers-matching four-speed convertible ‘Cuda as proof. Click on Read more for more!

1971 Chevrolet Camaro – Super Chevy Magazine Goodmark Camaro 454

Aug
08

1971 Chevrolet Camaro - Super Chevy Magazine Goodmark Camaro 454  - Muscle Cars BlogIf 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!

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!

Ford and Dow Chemical hope to reduce weight of new cars by up to 750 pounds

Apr
16

Ford and Dow Chemical hope to reduce weight of new cars by up to 750 pounds - Muscle Cars BlogCutting the weight of new cars and trucks by up to 750 pounds by the end of the decade is a key component of Ford’s strategy to improve fuel efficiency. In order to help achieve that goal, Ford Motor Company is partnering with Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, to research the use of advanced carbon fiber composites in high-volume vehicles.

“There are two ways to reduce energy use in vehicles: improving the conversion efficiency of fuels to motion and reducing the amount of work that powertrains need to do,” said Paul Mascarenas, Ford chief technical officer and vice president, Research and Innovation. “Ford is tackling the conversion problem primarily through downsizing engines with EcoBoost® and electrification while mass reduction and improved aerodynamics are keys to reducing the workload.”

Ford is investigating a range of new materials, enhanced design processes and new manufacturing techniques that would enable automotive structures to meet increasingly stringent safety and quality standards while cutting weight. Read more!