Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Ride In A Dodge Charger Pursuit With Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg may not be a real cop, but that didn’t stop Police Academy’s Officer Mahoney from patrolling the mean streets of N.Y.C. in Dodge’s badass new high-tech cop car.

Photographed for Maxim by Clare Thigpen | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

“My dad was a cop,” Steve Guttenberg says as he zips through Manhattan with Maximeditors Patrick Carone and Seth Porges in a Dodge Charger Pursuit—a souped-up cop car that will soon be used by officers nationwide. “Now where’s the siren?” The Police Academy icon looks down at a control panel filled with a dozen or so buttons and pushes one, causing a wail that serves to instantly clear up any confusion about the legality of our operation. “You wanna call your lawyers now or wait till we get to the station?”

Video: 1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda

This is an original 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda with the 4-speed manual transmission. Less than 400 of these legendary Hemi Cudas with the 4-speed manual transmission were built in 1970.

Source: Youtube

Friday, February 24, 2012

Video: 1969 Pontiac GTO: Superbad!

Roger Poirier's 1969 Pontiac GTO is a car that has lived in Roger's family for a long time... several decades, in fact. Today, this super-clean GTO is sporting a fresh restoration and Pro-Touring conversion with upgraded suspension parts, a hot Pontiac V8, and amazing black paint. The interior is red, the wheels are chrome, it all adds up to a car that lacks nothing in execution or style.

Source: Youtube V8TVshow channel

Thursday, February 23, 2012

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG
Earlier this year, Mercedes unveiled the new generation SL-Class and today it’s time to finally see the most powerful model in the series: the SL63 AMG. While no official details have been revealed just yet, Mercedes has offered a sneak peak of the car during the official launch of the new Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W03 race car in Spain.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Students Chase Land Speed Record With Vegetable Oil-Fueled Chevy S-10

Just the Facts:
  • Boise State University engineering students will head to Bonneville in August, in an attempt to break the 215-mph land speed record for diesel trucks.
  • The students will be driving a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 that they've modified to run on vegetable oil.
  • Last fall they smashed the existing mark for vegetable oil-fueled vehicles with a 139-mph run at El Mirage in California, then logged a second run at 155 mph.

WASHINGTON — Engineering students from Boise State University will head to the Bonneville Salt Flats in August, in an attempt to break the land speed record for diesel trucks — with a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 modified to run on vegetable oil.

Sunday, February 12, 2012



Erics Muscle Cars is proud to offer this STUNNING 1969 Camaro!! With over200k in the build this 2008 SEMA show car is powered by a Brand new 540 crate motor from Big Als Toybox. Have dyno sheets. Runs on 93 Octane. Has less than 20 miles on build tranny is 400 turbo reverse manual valve body with 9 inch rear. 456 gear. 4 link. 35 spline strange axles.Tubbed Mickey Thompson wheels and flame patterned tires. Lowered. Ground effects Chris Alston tube chassisStainless steel exhaust and a 3 Chop.

1978 Special Edition "Bandit" Trans Am


I purchased my Special Edition "Bandit" Trans Am in May of '06 by being in the right place at the right time. I was getting ready to head out to Boise, Idaho for my niece's First Communion on a Thursday morning and just before turning in for the night, I thought I would see what was new on eBay. Well how about that, a '78 Black Special Edition appeared. After I read through the info on the car, and looked at the pictures, I scrolled back to the top only to find that the car was, you guessed it, in BOISE. Well, I sent the seller my cell number and asked him to call me the next day when I arrived in Boise. Well, long story short, I saw the car, drove it, looked at the paperwork, and yep, bought it right off the lot.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Motor Trend YouTube Channel Debuts With Eight Original Automotive Programs

Source Interlink Media (SIM) announced today the launch of the Motor Trend YouTube Channel making original and compelling automotive content available to online audiences immediately. The Motor Trend Channel is part of YouTube's rollout of around 100 new original content channels throughout the year.
The Motor Trend Channel's programs have been developed to create content from the unique opportunities and insights offered by SIM's large portfolio of automotive media brands, from Motor Trend to Hot Rod, Motorcyclist, Lowrider, FourWheeler, Dirt Rider, Car Craft, Automobile, Import Tuner and more. The programs cover first rides and drives and tests of the latest two- and four-wheeled machinery, as well as automotive lifestyle and documentary shows.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Bullitt" Chase in 2011: Music video for a Grammy winning artist

When was the last time the Black Charger was chased through the streets of San Francisco by the Green Bullitt Mustang? I mean, really chased, in real life, not on the movie screen or on a DVD. You would all have to say it was in 1968 when the cult classic movie "Bullitt" was being filmed. Not so! It happened on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, on a bright and sunny San Francisco day. I kid you, not. We were there!

The video posted here is the raw video taken with my my mini HD hand cam. Hopefully we will be getting the professional video soon! When I do keep your eyes open. I will be posting more footage here!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shelby Grants License to Classic Recreations to Build 1966 GT350CR Continuation Cars

Classic Recreations, a noted bespoke coachbuilder known for exotic Mustang supercars has been granted an addition to its license with Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. to include a vintage ‘Shelby’ continuation car based on classic 1965 and 1966 Mustangs: the Shelby GT350CR.

As with the 1967 GT-500CR, the GT-350CR will utilize original Mustang vehicles built in the 1960s as the base vehicle, which will undergo a dynamic retromod upgrade by Classic Recreations. There will be a limit of ten Shelby GT-350CRs built each year.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lee 1: "The most famous television car in the world"

What's "the most famous television car in the world"? We suppose that depends on who you ask, but to many, nothing but the General Lee could possibly hold the title.

Of course, there wasn't just one General Lee. In fact, scores of orange Dodge Chargers were filmed for "The Dukes of Hazzard," and most of them never survived their first televised escapade.

Not so Lee 1, so named because it was the car that famously jumped over a Hazzard County police cruiser in the very first episode of the hit series. If you've ever seen the opening credits, you know the car we're talking about... it flew 16 feet in the air over a distance of 82 feet. And, as you may have guessed, it didn't exactly stick the landing.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Most-Stolen Ford Mustang Is Not Classic Pony Car or Boss 302

Just the Facts:

The most-stolen Ford Mustang of all time is the year 2000 model — not the classic pony car or the old Boss 302s, according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
The private agency that tracks losses for the insurance industry said it reviewed Mustang theft data from 1964-2011 and identified 611,093 theft records.
None of the classic 1960s or 1970s Mustangs made the top 10 list of the most stolen Mustangs.

DES PLAINES, Illinois — The most-stolen Ford Mustang of all time is the year 2000 model — not the classic pony car or the old Boss 302s, according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.