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Twisted Sisters Win The Great Race in a '32 Ford.

Twisted Sisters Win The Great Race in a '32 Ford.

June 28th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Who says the younger generation doesn't have a passion for antique cars? Just ask sisters Olivia Gentry, 20, and Genna Gentry, 18, of Newnan, Georgia. They are the youngest winners of The Great Race, winning a 2,300-mile cross-country competition that spanned nine days and took the sisters from San Antonio, Texas, to Greenville, South Carolina in a time-distance rally. Like the eco-green machines...
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Rush Drummer's Silver Surfers Car Collection Up for Grabs

Rush Drummer's Silver Surfers Car Collection Up for Grabs

June 27th, 2021 Chris Phillip

If you were a kid in the 1970s or 1980s, the band Rush needs no introduction. Drummer Neil Peart's "Silver Surfer" cars, as he called his collection, goes up for auction in Monterey, California, next month. Peart, you may recall, passed away in January 2020. As is the case with many car collectors, their significant others' didn't share their passion, so selling off the cars seems to be the norm,...
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V-6 Turbo Hybrid Ferrari Promises 819 Horsepower

V-6 Turbo Hybrid Ferrari Promises 819 Horsepower

June 25th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Ferrari is getting serious about serious horsepower for the future without depending on fossil fuels. The Italian supercar manufacturer announced a new 296 GTB hybrid sports car that takes Italian performance in a new direction. According to Autoblog.com, "Of course, the highlight of this car is the powertrain, a Ferrari first, and it actually gives the car its name, with the 29 standing for the d...
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Tesla Beats Corvette for Most Made-in-America Parts

Tesla Beats Corvette for Most Made-in-America Parts

June 23rd, 2021 Chris Phillip

The Corvette may be America's favorite sports car, but the Tesla Model 3 has more made-in-America parts than Chevrolet's flagship rocket ship. That's according to Cars.com, which used multiple criteria to rank today's dealer vehicles for how much American content they contain and other factors. The criteria includes: Location(s) of final assembly Percentage of U.S. (and Canadian) parts Countries o...
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Jeep Owners Get To Open Up More

Jeep Owners Get To Open Up More

June 22nd, 2021 Chris Phillip

Jeep wants its owners to open up more. So, they're announcing a new Sunrider option For Hard-Top Wrangler & Gladiator models. According to Mopar Insiders, "Sunrider soft-top provides another easy open-air option and was improved for the Wrangler (JL) by adding two additional bows to manage the fabric. The design provides for easier access to partial and full open top positions." The sales code opt...
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Katech Vette Has Racing in its Blood

Katech Vette Has Racing in its Blood

June 21st, 2021 Chris Phillip

Back when I was the Senior Associate Editor of VETTE magazine, I'd read about the fantastic adventures of the C5.R Corvette Racing team. Powering those LeMans ready racers was Katech's amazing race engines. Finding a Katech-prepped engine in a street Corvette is like finding a holy grail, so a special shout out to RYNO Classifieds new member Harding Performance. Jason Harding, now with his own per...
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Electric Flying Race Cars on the Horizon

Electric Flying Race Cars on the Horizon

June 20th, 2021 Chris Phillip

The 21st Century is here and it could just mean electric flying race cars on the starting line of quarter mile "tracks." Airspeeder from Australia is an international racing series to race flying cars. Never heard of it? Not to worry, it's only been around for two years, but now thing are looking like they're ready to take off. One internet site describes the racing series as "somewhat reminiscent...
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Lincoln's Done Thinkin' - All Vehicles Electric by 2030

Lincoln's Done Thinkin' - All Vehicles Electric by 2030

June 17th, 2021 Chris Phillip

First Cadillac and now Lincoln. By 2030, Ford's Lincoln brand will be 100% electric as both of Detroit's luxury brands plug into the future. That news hit the wire today when Dearborn's other famous car brand announced its plans for an all-electric future. It starts next year with Lincoln's first electric vehicle and things start moving quickly from there. By 2025, half of Lincoln's products will...
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Raptors, Tremors and Fords. Oh, My!

Raptors, Tremors and Fords. Oh, My!

June 16th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Truck fans have a lot to be thankful for this summer. Order banks for the new Ford F-150 Tremor and Raptor have opened. So, what's the difference between these bed-equipped powerhouses? The F-150 Tremor combines outstanding towing and payload capacity with greater off-road prowess – featuring upgraded suspension and driveline hardware, increased suspension travel, approach, breakover, and departur...
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Wake up to some ZZZZZs.

Wake up to some ZZZZZs.

June 14th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Nissan is planning to shake up the sports-car segment with the re-introduction of the mighty Z car. It all happens on August 17th in New York City when the 2022 Nissan Z will be revealed. What's not known is if this new Z will follow in the paw prints of its predecessors and have a numerical designation. The previous Z carried the 370Z name, which was the seventh-generation of the pack. (The origi...
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