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100-Year-Old Granny Gets Her Birthday Wish in a Red Hot Corvette

100-Year-Old Granny Gets Her Birthday Wish in a Red Hot Corvette

May 23rd, 2022 Chris Phillip

When Audrey Matheson was old enough to get her driver's license, gas was 20 cents a gallon and 1938 Cadillac Fleetwood would have set her $3,535, a princely amount that could have bought her six brand-new Chevrolets. After 100 years of seeing automotive progress, granny Audrey had one more wish she wanted to see come true - a full-throttle joy ride in a C8 Corvette. It had to be red. To the rescue...
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Camaro Returns for At Least One More Year

Camaro Returns for At Least One More Year

May 23rd, 2022 Chris Phillip

Fans of the Chevrolet Camaro will be treated with at least one more model year of the venerable muscle car, now in its sixth generation. That's the news out of Detroit today as 2023 Camaro pricing was announced and detailed. Before we get to that, did you know that the base price of a Camaro in 1967, its first year, was around $2,450? For a whopping $3,000 you could drive home in a new SS model. T...
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Alex Taylor is the New Co-Host of Hot Rod Garage

Alex Taylor is the New Co-Host of Hot Rod Garage

May 18th, 2022 Chris Phillip

Hot off the press: Alex Taylor—who frequently stops by the Dream Giveaway Garage to check out the incredible grand-prizes—has signed up to be co-host of Hot Rod Garage. The tenth season of this show is filming right now, and Taylor and her co-host already look to have the appropriate chemistry that made the show work so well when Tony Angelo was on board. (Source: Motor Trend.com) We've reached ou...
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Could a Dodge and NASCAR Announcement Come This Week?

Could a Dodge and NASCAR Announcement Come This Week?

May 16th, 2022 Chris Phillip

NASCAR is turning up the hints that an announcement with a fourth OEM could be very likely. Could that mean that Dodge's return to Super Speedway competition is imminent? We think so. In November, NASCAR President Steve Phelps held a “State of the Sport” address to inform the public about the direction NASCAR is heading towards going into the 2022 season. Taking questions, Phelps was asked about r...
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New Jeep Junior Ditches the Dinosaur Juice

New Jeep Junior Ditches the Dinosaur Juice

May 9th, 2022 Chris Phillip

Get ready for the 2024 Jeepster Renegade. So long, gas pumps. The latest news out of Detroit is the new 2024 Jeepster Renegade will be all-electric. Internally known as the “Project 516“, several sources on the interwebs have indicated that the vehicle has been nicknamed “Jeep Junior“ within Stellantis. However, some recent information by those sources says that the vehicle could be wearing the Re...
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Eastbound and Down - Smokey and the Bandit Returns to Big Screen for 45th Anniversary

Eastbound and Down - Smokey and the Bandit Returns to Big Screen for 45th Anniversary

May 3rd, 2022 Chris Phillip

Start your engines because the cult classic flick "Smokey and the Bandit" is headed back to theaters in celebration of its 45th anniversary this summer. Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies will present screenings of the iconic film, which stars Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field and Jerry Reed, at theaters across the nation on May 29 as well as June 1 and June 2. The event will feature...
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Should GM Build a Mid-Engine Cadillac Two-Seater?

Should GM Build a Mid-Engine Cadillac Two-Seater?

May 2nd, 2022 Chris Phillip

Raise your hand if you're a fan of the Cadillac V series and great performers like the CTS-V and new CT5-V Blackwing! (We're raising our hand. How about you?) With folks buying as many C8 Corvettes as Chevy can crank out, should GM also build a mid-engine Cadillac two-seater wearing a V Series badge. Looking back a decade or so ago, you may recall the Cadillac XLR and XLR-V, some terrific two-seat...
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Next Chevy to Wear an SS Badge Will Be 500 Horsepower and All Electric

Next Chevy to Wear an SS Badge Will Be 500 Horsepower and All Electric

April 27th, 2022 Chris Phillip

The Chevrolet Super Sport badge is legendary. Chevelle SS. Impala SS. Camaro SS. Even Chevrolet SS (for fans of the rebadged Pontiac G8!) Now, the next Chevy to wear an SS badge will be electric. The Blazer SS will enter production next year and will likely come to market with more horsepower than Ford's Mach E GT with 480 horsepower. Let's say for a moment that the Blazer SS gets rated at 500 hor...
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Dodge Finds Its New Chief Donut Maker

Dodge Finds Its New Chief Donut Maker

April 26th, 2022 Chris Phillip

Can you imagine a job that had more than 173,500 applications? It seems a whole lot of people wanted to show up to work for what Dodge described as the greatest automotive job in the world. After narrowing down all those Mopar-crazy job applicants to 10 semi-finalists, Dodge congratulated Preston Patterson of North Carolina as its chief donut maker. In addition to a spicy salary, Preston will get...
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Ford Holman Moody GT Kicks Up The Retro at the New York Auto Show

Ford Holman Moody GT Kicks Up The Retro at the New York Auto Show

April 19th, 2022 Chris Phillip

It's gold. It's red. It costs a lot of green. Meet the 2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition. It pays tribute to the company’s 1966 Le Mans sweep and the race team that innovated the capability of the GT40 MK II to deliver a brake setup matching the race car’s 200 mph-plus speeds. Center stage at the Ford booth at the New York Auto Show is where a race car of this magnitude deserves to be and...
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