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Why Didn't GM Think of This?

Why Didn't GM Think of This?

December 3rd, 2021 Chris Phillip

Fans of the C1 Corvette love the way it looks; the way it drives, well not so much. So when we saw this interpretation of a C1 Corvette body on a modern chassis we were surprised. And when we learned that the digital artist created the C1 Corvette on the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky platform, we were even more surprised! Why didn't GM think of this? According to automotive designer Abimelec Arellan...
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2015-2023 RIP Dodge Hellcats  (Race in Peace)

2015-2023 RIP Dodge Hellcats (Race in Peace)

November 30th, 2021 Chris Phillip

It was a fun ride, but just like the original muscle car era came to an end in 1974 (Any Pontiac Super Duty 455 fans out there?), the modern muscle-car age is officially over. Dodge announced last week that 2023 will be the last year of the Hellcat ... at least a rip-roaring, gas-guzzling 707-or-more hp Hellcat. It all started back in 2015 with the Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat. In 2024, Dodge perf...
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Electric Motor Hidden in a HEMI Block - How Cool is This?

Electric Motor Hidden in a HEMI Block - How Cool is This?

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...
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RYNO Classifieds Wishes to You a Happy Thanksgiving

RYNO Classifieds Wishes to You a Happy Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Happy Thanksgiving from RYNO. See everybody at PRI in Indianapolis December 9-11.
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Fisker Ready to Save the Planet One "Ocean" at a Time

Fisker Ready to Save the Planet One "Ocean" at a Time

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...
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Meet Alex Taylor, pure-Mopar racer and RYNO supporter

Meet Alex Taylor, pure-Mopar racer and RYNO supporter

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...
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Dodge Looking for Chief Donut Maker - Lead Foot and Love of Hellcat Power Required

Dodge Looking for Chief Donut Maker - Lead Foot and Love of Hellcat Power Required

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...
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Dodge Says Tonight There's Gonna be a Jailbreak

Dodge Says Tonight There's Gonna be a Jailbreak

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...
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Ford's Iconic Shelby Mustang Gets The Heritage Treatment

Ford's Iconic Shelby Mustang Gets The Heritage Treatment

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...
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Well-To-Do Race Teams Get Turnkey Z06 with GT3 Specs ... in 2024

Well-To-Do Race Teams Get Turnkey Z06 with GT3 Specs ... in 2024

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...
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