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My 50′s Classic – Enjoy The Rich History Of Your Classic Car

Jul
25

My 50's Classic - Enjoy The Rich History Of Your Classic Car - Muscle Cars BlogHello, 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!

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lingenfelter LS7 800 HP

Jul
17

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lingenfelter LS7 800 HP - Muscle Cars BlogThe 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!

What You Should Know about Car Insurance before Buying Your Car

Jun
11

As a rule of thumb, consumers should include the cost of insurance in their auto-buying budget since it’s such a vital aspect of owning a car. Many people may not realize that they should buy the insurance before buying the car.

It’s an even lesser known fact, that buying insurance online is where the biggest discounts are. But before you buy car insurance on lacapitale.com or some other website, check out some insurance comparison websites and keep in mind these important items:

The Place of Ford in Britain’s Car Industry

May
31

With seven separate locations and over five hundred and fifty dealerships, Ford is the UK’s biggest motor company. This is in addition to Ford’s several large production plants, where vehicles, engines, parts, components and transmissions are manufactured. Overall, Ford in Britain employ approximately 35,000 people in product development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and service roles. Ford has been Britain’s best-selling car brand for over thirty years, and Ford cars have been leaders in the commercial vehicle market since 1965. With around 440,000 cars and other commercial vehicles sold every year, Ford is a major presence in Britain’s car industry.

1967 Ford Shelby GT500E SuperSnake Eleanor

May
29

1967 Ford Shelby GT500E SuperSnake Eleanor - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Mustang GT500E Resto Mod “Eleanor” is a very well-known muscle car, but the featured resto mod owns a tuned/built Coyote 5.0L engine 475 hp, custom headers, exhaust, rack and pinion steering, cold air intake, automatic TCI transmission. The mere mention of the name conjures up images of “the ultimately modernized Shelby Mustang”, the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” & legendary performance & good looks.

This GT500E is so much more than most & may very well be the most unique one ever built. It’s the culmination of a 6-year project by a very well known Southeastern US classic & custom car builder whose incredible metal fabrication skills can be seen throughout the car. Inside, on & around the historic, ground-breaking engine are many hand fabricated items & many of the finest components today’s hot rod industry has to offer:

The air cleaner assembly is a one-off, custom machined unit you’ll not find anywhere else. Starting it all is a high-torque mini starter that gets power from a master-switch controlled 1000 amp Optima battery located in the trunk. Keeping that precious engine cool is a custom fabricated aluminum radiator with 2 thermostatically controlled electric fans. Custom touches abound in the form of all-braided steel lines & fittings, polished billet hood hinges, a one-off polished Ford logo cooling system cap, custom, chromed, frame-strengthening tubular reinforcement bars & flat fender aprons and firewall. Read more and see the great image gallery!

A Look at the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

May
28

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has made a big splash at Ford Canada dealerships. It is also one of the hottest selling muscle cars throughout North America. A big reason for that is power. Car lovers can’t get enough of it, and Ford has really delivered by upping the performance output of the 2013 model to an intoxicating 662 horsepower. Shelby fans were already quite satisfied with last year’s 550-hp engine.

Under-inflated tyres lead drivers to spend big

May
03

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.

Today’s Car Buying Trends Revealed

Apr
23

People are looking at cars much differently than they did a decade ago. Rising gas prices as well as other economic factors have changed what people need out of a car. Automakers are finally starting to come around to producing what the consumers want. What are some of the current car buying trends?

Leases Are More Popular Than Ever

2013 Camaro 1LE: 426-hp, 1g cornering

Apr
07

2013 Camaro 1LE: 426-hp, 1g cornering - Muscle Cars BlogDETROIT – The road-racing inspired Camaro 1LE performance package returns for 2013 with unique gearing, suspension tuning, and tires that makes the model capable of more than 1 g of lateral acceleration and a sub-three minute lap time at Virginia International Raceway’s Grand Course. It is offered on Camaro SS coupes with manual transmissions.

“The Camaro 1LE combines the best elements of the SS and ZL1 to take road-racing performance to a whole new level,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “That the 1LE breaks the three-minute lap at VIR puts it in the upper echelon of performance cars. That it starts under $40,000 makes the Camaro 1LE one of the most affordable, most capable track-day cars offered by any manufacturer.”

In anticipation of consumers entering the 1LE in amateur-racing events, Chevrolet is pursuing SCCA approval of the 1LE package for Touring Class competition. Read more!

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS RCR Street Performance SN2

Feb
27

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS RCR Street Performance SN2 - Muscle Cars BlogRichard Childress is a self-made racing icon who has built a legacy as a winning race car driver and team owner. Throughout his 40 year career, he has made more than 190 trips to victory lane, won 12 championships and built cars for some of the most successful drivers of all time. He is dedicated to both winning on the racetrack and establishing trusted race engineered and track proven performance cars for the street. Wearing a familiar black, silver and red color scheme, this custom built 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS/RC1 has a 500 horsepower LS3 V8, is the second of a limited production run from RCR, and is one of the most unique Camaros we’ve ever offered. Read more and see large gallery!