November 29th, 2021 Chris Phillip
Open the hood and you think you're seeing a flathead Ford, a Chevy small-block or a HEMI. Look again. Hidden inside these "blocks" are full electric powerplants ready to drop in your classic car in only a weekend. That's the brain science behind the Old School Electric Crate Motors just introduced by Webb Motorworks. Restomodding your Camaro or Charger can now mean 375 horsepower and 516 foot poun...
November 25th, 2021 Chris Phillip
Happy Thanksgiving from RYNO. See everybody at PRI in Indianapolis December 9-11.
November 23rd, 2021 Chris Phillip
The Los Angeles Auto Show is full of interesting and exciting concepts and new production vehicles this week. Today's shout out goes to the Fisker Ocean, shown here with a retro "black plate" California license plate. "With its sleek styling, a range of over 350 miles, and a starting price tag of $37,499, the Fisker Ocean has the potential to be a Tesla Model Y killer when production begins late n...
November 22nd, 2021 Chris Phillip
RYNO welcomed drag racer Alex Taylor into the Dream Giveaway Garage last week. You'll be able to meet Alex in person at our PRI booth December 9-11 in Indy. Alex is a drag racer, mechanic and automotive content creator who grew up in the shop with her dad and competed in the 2013 HOT ROD Drag Week at age 16 as the youngest participant ever. Alex will be upgrading her NHRA Competition license, as s...
November 18th, 2021 Chris Phillip
It's time to make the donuts. Dodge is having fun with its muscle car madness these days. Now, the brand that brought you the Hellcat is looking for a Chief Donut Maker. We're ready to guess that the kind of donuts Dodge is talking about occur in parking lots when copious amounts of throttle are applied with the steering wheel fully clocked either right or left. The pay - $150,000 a year to drive...
November 17th, 2021 Chris Phillip
Dodge is so cool! The company that refuses to let muscle cars die is now offering to jailbreak paint colors and option codes so you can build and order your very own 1 of 1 Dodge muscle car. The practice was common-place is the 1960s, but the big car companies starting putting together option groups and packages in the 1980s and it's been hard to build a 1 of 1 car ever since. The $995 option jail...
November 15th, 2021 Chris Phillip
Raise your hand if you're a fan of the color Brittany Blue, the hue which appeared on the 1967 Ford Mustang G.T. 500. For 2022, Ford is going retro with a Heritage Edition Mustang GT500, which brings that iconic hue back from the muscle car's first era. The Heritage Package includes Wimbledon White stripes (another classic hue from the Mustang's first-generation!) And for those well-heeled buyers...
November 12th, 2021 Chris Phillip
Chevrolet is feeling good and it wants race teams to feel even better. Starting in 2023, teams can purchase a turnkey Z06 with GT3 specs, making it eligible for series such as IMSA, as well as FIA and SRO-sanctioned GT3 competitions. The arrival of the Corvette Z06 GT3.R in 2024 will mark the first time Chevy is offering a turn-key, customer-focused racing Corvette for competition use, said Mark S...
November 10th, 2021 Chris Phillip
At a buy-in nearing $100K for a loaded example, you might not be able to afford Ford's latest GT500, but if you have an older Ford vehicle, you can still breathe fire like a Shelby. Ford now offers the GT500 crate engine over the counter and horsepower fans are rejoicing! The 5.2L Predator V8, rated at 760 horsepower and 625 lb-feet of torque is available from Ford Performance for a suggested pric...
November 9th, 2021 Chris Phillip
The 2023 Corvette Z06 isn't due out for another nine months, but that's not stopping America's favorite sports car from doing some bragging. According to car-show shoutouts shown with a pre-production Z06, the 2023 super-Vette will lay down the law with a 10.6 second quarter-mile time. That makes the new Z06 equally as fast as the outgoing C7 ZR1, then the fastest production Vette in history. "The...