JAGUAR ‘R’: 25 YEARS OF PERFORMANCE!

The ‘R’ badge adorns flagship performance models, showcasing effortlessly thrilling, state-of-the-art and dramatically designed Jaguars. First engineered by Jaguar 25 years ago, the R-cars each have a focus on dynamic ability that heightens driver reward on the road, yet with an approach that means they are still  practical for everyday use. With a distinctive, louder soundtrack that promises higher levels  of performance from start-up, R-cars empower rather than overpower, addin...
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NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW: TOP 10!

Muscle car maven and serial blogger, Diego Rosenberg, picks his Top 10 plus extreme performance and luxury cars breaking cover in NYC today. There was no shortage of extreme performance and ultra luxury vehicles at the oldest (since 1913) and largest auto show in North America. For those who like their performance in a small “wrapper” Fiat is showing the Abarth 500, above, while Shelby revealed a 1,200-hp GT500 Mustang for more traditional muscle car enthusiasts. Chrysler is on hand wit...
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GOODGUYS ’51 MERCURY: CUSTOM OF THE YEAR!

 Nick Rogers’ radical Merc takes Goodguys 2013 Mother’s Custom honors. On a sun-baked afternoon in Pleasanton, CA at the Goodguys 31st All-American Get-Together presented by Specialty Sales Classics, Nick Rogers’ radical ‘51 Mercury custom won the Custom of the Year award. Rogers’ sleek candy blue Merc beat out a stellar field of customs, collecting its second major award this spring. The car also won the coveted Custom d’Elegance crown  at February’s Sacramento AutoRama. Finishe...
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2014 CAMARO Z/28: STREET LEGAL,TRACK READY!

Shades of 1967-’69! The real Z/28 is back; let the Ponycar wars begin. Chevrolet today showed its restyled 2014 Camaro portfolio at the New York Auto Show, highlighted by the return of the most iconic model in Camaro history: Z/28. The new Camaro Z/28, powered by a 427-inch LS7 engine, features a full aerodynamics package that creates downforce at speed, which helps make it the most track-capable offering in Camaro’s history. The Camaro Z/28 is expected to be appearing at track events across...
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2014 JAGUAR XKR-S GT: TRACK DAY DELIGHT!

Street legal and track prepped, the XKR-S GT is ready to kick butt  and take trophies. Developed by Jaguar's ETO division to be the ultimate track-focused but road-going iteration of the XK coupe, the 2014 XKR-S GT is limited only in its production! Initial production will be limited to just 30 cars for the North American market, making it the rarest 'R' model in the 25-year history of Jaguar's R performance cars Extensive aerodynamic and suspension changes, as well as the addition of c...
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CHEVY COPO CAMARO: ROLLING THUNDER!

Chevrolet’s limited-production strictly-for-the-strip Camaro 'roller' comes without powertrain or title, and in any color you want as long as it’s Summit White. Chevrolet will produce a limited number of NHRA-certified Camaro rolling chassis that provide drag racers with professionally assembled, painted body and chassis ready to be finished. Purchasers add engine, transmission and other drivetrain components. Many of the components required to turn a rolling chassis into a racecar, inclu...
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FORD GTX1: LET THE SUN SHINE IN!

Originally designed by Ford SVT’s Kip Ewing for the 2005 SEMA Show, open-top GTX1 conversions were executed by Genaddi Design’s Mark Gerisch. For those who felt the Ford GT was not exclusive enough when introduced, Ford Motor Co. and Genaddi Design Group had an agreement allowing Mark Gerisch to customize new GTs to GTX1 roadsters for customers. They were based on the successful showing of the GTX1 Concept at SEMA. New GTs were shipped to Green Bay, WI for conversions. Original plans call...
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NORM GRABOWSKI’S CORVAIR BIKE: SIX-PACK INDIAN!

The man who turned a T-Bucket hot rod into an icon, built & rode this incredible Corvair-powered ‘Six Pack.’ Norm Grabowski, who passed away last year, was a legendary hot rod builder best known for the hot rod known as Kookie’s Kar in the TV series, 77 Sunset Strip. It was driven by Edd Byrnes, who played Kookie in the enormously successful series. He was also an actor who appeared in minor roles in many films produced by Walt Disney Studios and Albert Zugsmith. He appeared in many m...
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ASTON MARTIN: PEBBLE BEACH FEATURED MARQUE!

Iconic luxury sports car marque will celebrate its centennial at the prestigious 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. "The Pebble Beach Concours symbolizes the very soul of the automobile - it is a showcase to the world - and we are very pleased to be part of this great weekend. "This special event is not only a celebration of what has been, but also of what may come in the future and it is this spirit that makes it the perfect location to continue to celebrate our first 100 years while ...
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FORD GT40 MARK IV: ALL-AMERICAN LE MANS WINNER!

The legendary #1 GT40 that Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt won the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans is at Gurney’s All-American Racers for freshening for the future. One of the racecars American racing legend Dan Gurney is most closely associated with is the Ford Mark IV that he and A.J. Foyt took to a historic victory at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Gurney will get a chance to become even more familiar with the car he helped make famous when his All-American Racers shop in California takes possession of ...
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