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Hennessey produce 1,000HP Chevrolet Camaro SS

If you’re not satisfied with the grunt from your Chevrolet Camaro SS, than the Texas-based outfit Hennessy will sprinkle some of their pixie dust on your vehicle and turn it into a 1,000 horsepower beast. The modifications will include forged aluminum pistons, billet connecting rods, ported heads, heavy-duty valve springs, and an upgraded cooling system. Small and discreet Hennessy badging will be added to the vehicle, on the dashboard, along with custom floor mats. The The whole kit will cost around $65,000, obviously not including a Camaro SS. Homepage For all muscle car parts –

Dodge Challenger GT Commercial In Snowy Alaska

By Dave Ashton To further prove the traction and off-road capabilities of the Dodge Challenger, Dodge have shot their latest commercial in the snowy lands of Alaska to prove this point. The commercial states that the the might of the Dodge Challenger can be heard in nearby Russia and that even with a rear wheel drive, the snowy conditions are no match for the Challenger. Although the Challenger GT only has a V6 engine, it still has 305 HP and an eight speed automatic transmission and is obviously no worries in the snow. Dodge recently announced their all wheel drive (AWD) Challenger , which shows that they’re breaking the barriers of the common muscle car myths and proving today’s muscle cars are a go anywhere vehicle. This is the first of the AWG challenger GT commercials and shows off nicely the first AWD muscle car to fine effect.

An Unbelievable Snow plough 57 Chevrolet

By Mark Weisseg In parts of the west such as the Dakotas they are being hammered with blizzard type snows. Schools and stores are closed and the big dig out continues. When these events happen everyone that can man a shovel does so. Snow blowers, snow throwers and hard work gets the roads and driveways passable again. As bad as it is for some, there is a lot of money to be made plowing snow. When I saw this picture of a ’57 Chevy body on top of a four wheel drive truck I smiled. Hey, this old Chevy is plowing snow. Yes, what every sound American should do. Find a car that is world renowned and make a plow truck out of it. Forget taking the body and putting back on the real frame and making it a very pricey classic. That’s silly. This guy is a genius. Next, I hope he finds a rare 59 Caddy convertible and does the same thing…….. You see, every day another Einstein is born. Some Einsteins never find there calling. They land up being land Barron’s or stupid Doctors or lawyers. But other Ei

3D printing: The Solution For Rare Muscle Car Parts?

Randy Sartin Photography/Oak Ridge National Laboratory By Mark Weisseg By now, most of us have heard about 3D printing. You must have that special printer and software, but are these devices the solution for making rare car parts? Just think, with every classic car there is a need for a part now and then. Sometimes you find the part and when it arrives you realize it is crappy. It happens and I like you can tell you stories of a need for name brand parts and all you can get are the front disc rotors cheap, and they are throw away rotors. No way Jose, I want the best pads and rotors as well as calipers on my car. Not some knock off garbage. I can see the day when this 3D printing will be a norm in the car industry. I have seen a car built this way, like the 3-D printed Shelby Cobra below, so you can only imagine parts will be next. We all know if you need parts for a standard classic car, the parts come easily. It’s the quality you need to be concerned with, which means a 3-D pri

Could The 2019 Dodge Challenger Have 750HP?

It’s been eight years since the release of the modern Dodge Challenger, which means the FCA group is planning the next generation of the Dodge Challenger, possibly in 2018 or 2019. This should bring it in line with the Mustang and the Camaro, with a platform probably being based on the Alfa Romeo Giulia. This should result in a lighter and more compact vehicle, giving a better power to weight ratio to the modern Dodge engines. There is much speculation as to what the powertrains will be like, most probably in V6 and V8 formats, with a possible output of 750 HP likely. Some rumours have stated that a turbocharged four-cylinder version will be available, with even 2.5 L engine versions in the lineup. stay tuned to find out more.

The Mustang Beats The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro sales

As we’ve reported recently, the 2016 Mustang is now selling across the globe in right-hand drive and introducing everybody to the muscle car world. This could have been a big gamble for Ford, but it seems to have paid off as sales for the 2016 Mustang are doing better than ever. However, Dodge and Chevrolet, especially the Mustang’s main rival, the Camaro, are staying on home territory and sales don’t seem to be anywhere near as good. Sales for the Chevrolet Camaro have dropped in the US by 42.3%, shifting 4969 units, a drop of 13.5% compared to this time last year. As the world grows to a more globally integrated arena, it makes sense to start pushing muscle cars in other territories. The Mustang, although traditionally should be left hand drive, is doing very well in Europe, Australia and recently India in the RHD format. they are familiar with the Ford brand, so the Mustang brings a bit of exotic presence to the rest of the Ford lineup. Chevrolet have a presence with their other veh

The 2016 Muscle Car V8 Showdown: Dodge Vs Chevrolet vs Ford.

There’s nothing like a head-to-head showdown, drag race or cordial debate(argument) over which is the best of the current crop of muscle cars. Each of the manufacturers are fielding fantastic vehicles at the moment, arguably the best muscle ever produced and showing you can get the most horsepower for your money with the modern tech you would expect from a contemporary car. The guys over at have produced a great head-to-head between a 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS and a 2016 Ford Mustang GT. Each have the own plus and minus points, so check out the video below for the full rundown with the final results here .

Find Of The Day: Matching Numbers 1969 Dodge Charger R/T

By David Ashton The 1969 Dodge Charger always makes the saliva glands work overtime. The star of stage and screen ( have they ever been on stage other than an auction?) makes it one of the most iconic muscle cars. BUY NOW ON EBAY. This example is an R/T, numbers matching, has a great 440cu. engine and is in reasonable condition for its age. It’s already at $34,500 with three days to go which is expected to go up, but everything seems to be here for an original classic. It seems to be some amateurish restoration work was done in the past round the bottom of the panels, typical bubbly Bondo work which is a shame on a car with an original A33 Track Pak, but a classic like this is worth the work. The rear quarters also have some rust, but with that Bondo work, this is the smallest of the exterior work needed. It’s not to say the bodywork is in bad condition as it clearly looks good, it’s just how much work will be entailed after all the Bondo is stripped back. The two tone seats may or may

Model T Driving Classes From Gilmore Car Museum

If you have never driven a Ford Model T, then you now have the chance from The Gilmore Car Museum  who are celebrating their 50th anniversary by offering people the chance to drive one of these wonderful vehicles. Released in 1908, the model T Ford is still one of the most recognizable vehicles with over 15 million sold and still enjoyed by many enthusiasts today. You can drive one of these wonderful cars if you are 16 or older with a license, with full tuition and the history of the early Ford motor company and the model T. The price of this back to basics driving experience is $105 or $95 for museum members. Each student will be given a road test and on completion a certificate and souvenir booklet. Class dates are May 14, May 25, June 11, June 29, July 16, July 31, August 10, August 21, September 18, and September 28 with classes at from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Along with the model T driving lessons, the museum also has plenty of exhibits for you to

Talladega Crash-fest Won By Brad Keselowski

With two airborne cars and 35 accidents, last Sundays Talladega Superspeedway still saw a winner in Brad Keselowski. This win ended Joe Gibbs four straight victories, giving Keselowski his fourth career win at Talladega and second victory of the season. Crazy day. Somehow we managed to stay ahead of or out of all the chaos,” Keselowski said. “That’s how Talladega goes. Sometimes we run here and everybody kind of lines up against the wall, and sometimes we come here and it’s crazy side by side, wreck ’em up, flip ’em. “I think that’s kind of the allure to coming here because you don’t know what you’re going to get.” “Racing has always been that balance of daredevils and chess players, this has always been more of a daredevil-type track,” said Keselowski. Kyle Busch came in second place, who said that when crossing the line he saw only 4 cars without any kind of damage. For the full story

What Is The Best Classic Ever?

By Mark Weisseg The big debate. What is the best classic car of all time? Is it the iconic 57 Chevy, the 65 Mustang Shelby, the 65 GTO, the Roadrunner, or maybe the Chevy 409. My gosh, so much to choose from where in the world do you begin. Should we look at sales, quarter mile times, track times, or word of mouth? Clearly they are all winners and it would be impossible to pick just one. Corvette owners will fight to the death that the new 2015 Vette is the best ever. The Camaro guys ( and gals) will say the 69 Z/28 is perfect, but holy smokes the new Camaro has the creature comforts we all love. So, if you want to pick a good fight go to a car show and yell into the bull horn that the Pontiac Tempest is the best handling, best ride, best torque of anything ever built. Then, be prepared to be escorted off the property or booed until your ears are sore. So, what is my pick for the best classic fast car of all time? Starting World War Three is not in my top ten things in the bucke

Gosford Classic Car Museum Has Its Grand Opening Weekend

Any museum that opens that dedicate itself to showing off the best in automotive history is worth talking about. Our car cousins down under recently opened the Gosford Classic Car Museum located in Gosford NSW 2250, Australia, which shows off a huge range of classic vehicles including US and Australia muscle cars. Visitors mainly came from the Central Coast, Sydney, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley of Australia, with the hopes of getting international visitors as the news spreads. Just check out their inventory page to see the massive range of vehicles on show. Original source

Ford Offer Power Packs To Bring The Mustang GT Nearer The Shelby GT350

Ford GT is a fine car, but given the choice, many if they had the money would in an instant upgrade to the GT350. The GT 350 has an insane sound, flat plane crank V8 and built for the track. Now Ford is offering a package which will get you that bit closer to a GT 350. There is a variety of power packs available depending on your needs. The first power pack adds a K+N hi flow air filter and a few other adjustments which adds 13 hp and 40lbs. ft. of torque. This will cost $539 as of 1st August. Powerpack two gives you the GT 350 cold air intake, with a 87 mm throttle body and intake adapter. This will give you 21 HP and 24lbs. ft. of torque increase. This will cost you $949. Power Pack 3 builds on the second package and includes a full GT 350 intake manifold , giving you 37 hp and 51lbs. ft. of torque. At 7,500 rpm, this goes up to 60 hp over your stock GT. here you will need $2,395.

The Latest Fast & Furious 8 Footage From Iceland

Here we have a clip of the latest footage from the fast and furious franchise coming to you from Iceland. Gary Gray takes you on a very quick and edited view of the latest cars, now on ice. The usual team of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodrigues, Ludacris and Lucas Black our back and looking like they are thoroughly enjoying their icy driving. It seems the latest film in the franchise is taking in many locations around the world, as per our last post, where they were filming in Cuba. From the small glimpses, it looks like the latest installment is going to be one exciting movie. Stay tuned for future behind-the-scenes footage.

The Dodge Challenger Leads Muscle Car Sales Growth.

The Dodge Challenger has shown the best sales growth in the first two months of the year, heading up the muscle car charge. Although Mopar has been regularly in the third spot in the overall muscle car sales charts, they grew 8% more than the first two months of 2015. In comparison, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro sold more, but the Mustang only grew by 2.5% and the Camaro by 3%. It’s unlikely that the Dodge Challenger and Charger will outsell the Mustang or Camaro in total units, but that isn’t the point for the limited-edition cars. Some of the success was due to the 2015 upgrades to the Challenger, with small design changes and the most powerful engine line-up, up to now. All this added up to 66,365 units sold in 2015. As the next generation of Dodge Challenger is expected in 2018, there could be more limited editions, building on the already successful Hellcat, but for now, the Dodge Challenger and the Charger are revitalizing the muscle car market, reminding everybody

What Is Double Clutching?

Good question…. If you’ve ever wondered what is double clutching, why it should be used, how it works, this is the video for you. The short video gives you the complete rundown of the why’s, when and how’s of the technique and where it should apply. Double clutching a great for manual transmissions which don’t have synchronizers. We also forward would add the other great video. The guy has done on ‘5 Things You Should Never Do In A Manual Transmission Vehicle.’ So, here you go.

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show Overview.

By Mark Weisseg My friends and I finally got to the largest auto show – The 2016 Chicago Auto Show, this past week. The picture below is a 2016 Challenger with that big old engine everyone is talking about. I wanted to check out the head room as I am six foot three inches tall. This car had a sunroof and my headroom was very close. FCA set up a small indoor track so that if you desired to stand in a very long line, you could get the feel of how the Hellcat engine roars to life in a Charger or a Challenger. It was quite impressive to those who waited for there turn. I did sit in a 2016 Mustang with a 5.0L engine. The GT was locked and nobody could sit in one, but the ‘Stang I sat in had much more headroom than the Challenger. The interior display was very good. They even had a dyno set up for the 5.0L ‘Stang that was very impressive. GM had Car of the year as per Motor Trend up on a turnstile display which looked fantastic. Seemed tighter in there than the Mustang but overall ver