Sunday, July 29, 2012

2013 Ford Mustang GT: The Boss 302 Laguna Seca

On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago drives the new 2013 Ford Mustang GT. Now featuring 420 horsepower and enhanced performance options, this latest version of the 5.0 seems to offer the power and handling potential of a bargain Boss 302 Laguna Seca. But does it deliver?

Ignition appears every Monday on the new Motor Trend channel.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

1970 Dodge Challenger Unleashed on Power Tour! - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 11

On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, follow along with Scott Shanks and his '70 Dodge Challenger convertible as he participates in the Royal Purple Performance Driving Experience at the 2012 HOT ROD Power Tour. For 2012, 5,000 cars were involved in a trek through seven cities in seven days, starting in Detroit and ending in Arlington, Texas. There's a big party every night, and the Royal Purple Performance Driving Experience is part of that scene. It encompasses three action events that are open to all the cars: an autocross, a drag race, and a burnout contest. See if Scott's 6.1L Hemi-powered Challenger is up to the challenge.

HOT ROD Unlimited appears every other Friday on the new Motor Trend channel.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Muscle cars: A father-son tradition

Austen Moser and his father, Myron Moser, both loved cars long before either of them could drive. This love has brought them to numerous car shows, including Roddin’ Round the Lake in Osakis. It has also endowed them with a 1954 GMC 100 pickup truck, a 1979 Cadillac Sedan deVille and two Mustangs, which will be shown at this year’s Roddin’ Round the Lake show on Saturday, July 14.

The Mosers’ passion for car shows started long before attending Roddin’ Round the Lake.
Myron has been taking Austen to the “Back to the ‘50s” car show in St. Paul since Austen was 4 years old.

“At a very early age, Austen showed that he had mechanical talent and interest, and he loved old cars, trucks and tractors,” said Myron.

Eventually, simply seeing cars wasn’t enough to satiate this hunger for muscle cars.

With the help of Austen’s uncle, Terry Seter, Myron tracked down and purchased Austen’s dream car: A 1969 Mustang Mach 1.