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Top Mustangs - 1970 Mach 1 Super Cobra Jet

Top Mustangs - 1970 Mach 1 Super Cobra Jet

February 26th, 2021 Chris Phillip

In 1970, both the Mustang Mach I and the 428ci Super Cobra-Jet (SCJ) engine returned for their second year of production. When paired together, the result was a fire-breathing, sport roof-bodied Stang fit with a high-compression street brawler engine. The strength of the legendary Super Cobra Jet engine was found in its rotating assembly; crankshaft, connecting rods, pistons, wrist pins, flywheel/...
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Top of the Heap Jeep Delivers 470+ Horsepower

Top of the Heap Jeep Delivers 470+ Horsepower

February 25th, 2021 Chris Phillip

For those who have neither the checkbook nor the dare to drive around in a Dodge Hellcat and its 707hp and higher varieties, the SRT 392 engine packages on the Dodge Charger and Challenger have served up fantastic performance for many muscle-car enthusiasts without breaking the wallet. That same performance bang for the buck doesn't translate over to the 392 Rubicon Jeep, which just had its Launch...
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Top Corvettes - 1967 Corvette L71 427/435

Top Corvettes - 1967 Corvette L71 427/435

February 24th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Sometimes when you know something new is coming up, it’s a good idea to wait. But for those who decided to pull the trigger on a 1967 Corvette, it was a fortuitous purchase. Back then, no one could have guessed it would be the ultimate Corvette. Although on the fifth year of its styling cycle, the 1967 Corvette continued to exploit the classic lines that made it among the most beautiful cars in th...
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Jimmy, Did You Get a Nose Job?

Jimmy, Did You Get a Nose Job?

February 22nd, 2021 Chris Phillip

Fans of the classic GMC Jimmy, rejoice. Texas customizer Flat Out Autos is making the news for giving the Chevy Tahoe a retrolicious face lift. According to GM Authority, Flat Out already has a customer wanting a handful of K5 Tahoes with retro styling. The classic GMC Jimmy front nose, grille and bumper on the Tahoe could see production soon. The GM news site reported, "One of these retro-inspire...
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Top Mustangs - 1969 Boss 429

Top Mustangs - 1969 Boss 429

February 19th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Although not all Ford Mustangs are considered muscle cars, the 1969 Boss 429 models possess everything one could ask for in a great American performance machine: aggressive styling, high horsepower engine, and tons of attitude. The Boss 429 Mustang wasn’t born from the desire to dominate the street, or even the drag strip, but simply to produce at least 500 cars with the new semi-hemi engine to qu...
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Electric Hellcats? Electric Redeyes? Electric Demons? Dodge, Say it Ain't So!

Electric Hellcats? Electric Redeyes? Electric Demons? Dodge, Say it Ain't So!

February 18th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Well, the cat is out of the bag or should we say the Hellcat is out of the bag? Dodge says the days of the supercharged Hellcat engine are limited, but Hellcat performance will live on in electric motors. In a recent interview with CNBC, Dodge honcho Tim Kuniskis said, "The days of an iron block supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 are numbered. They’re absolutely numbered because of all the compliance cost...
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Top Corvettes - 1965 Sting Ray 396

Top Corvettes - 1965 Sting Ray 396

February 17th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Even though the 1965 Corvette didn't look a lot different than the previous year's edition, there was a lot new under that sexy fiberglass skin. Sure, there was a new hood, functional fender vents, new side-exit exhaust system and some trim differences but it was the 1965 model year that saw the first significant mechanical upgrades of the C2 platform. First off, the 1965 Corvette could now be had...
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Catching Some Z's.

Catching Some Z's.

February 16th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Have you wondered why Chevrolet is so enamored with the letter Z? Z06. ZR1. Z28. The list goes on, on and on! The answer is simpler than you may think. We have one man to thank for that. That man is Zora Arkus Duntov, the Belgium-born American engineer, whose three-page letter, "Thoughts Pertaining to Youth, Hot Rodders and Chevrolet," addressed to his superior, Maurice Olley, Chevrolet Motor Divi...
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World's Craziest Bandit Tributes  - Audi R8

World's Craziest Bandit Tributes - Audi R8

February 12th, 2021 Chris Phillip

What do you get when you take one part Cannonball Run timed rally race and one part Smokey and the Bandit southern hospitality? The answer is this attention-getting Audi R8, done up in the Bandit's signature black-and-gold colors and trim. Back in 2012, this R8 needed to stand out from the pack on the Goldrush Rally and what better way than for its two drivers to pay homage to Sheriff Buford T. Ju...
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Top 10 Mustangs - 1969 Boss 302

Top 10 Mustangs - 1969 Boss 302

February 11th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Car & Driver described it as “the best handling Ford to ever come out of Dearborn.” Lofty words, indeed, but Ford’s new Boss 302 Mustang was much more than a corner-carver as it vaulted Mustang performance to the next level with an unmatched combination of nifty handling, high-revving acceleration, and race-car looks. The Boss 302 was Ford’s answer to Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28, not only for street c...
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