Bugatti pays homage to classic Type 18 sports car with new special edition

Bugatti pays homage to classic Type 18 sports car with new special edition.

It seems the only constant at international auto shows these days is a new Veyron special edition. Bugatti has been unloading these Veyron cosmetic packages one by one, in an effort to keep attracting buyers to the decade-old model. The latest such special edition brings a little more intrigue than the average, recalling what Bugatti calls “one of the first ever street legal super sports cars.”

 

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Although 1000 hp is cool, I prefer the older model.

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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1000HP MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SUPERSNAKE – AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR

1000HP MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SUPERSNAKE – AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR

You will see and enjoy the voices of few very powerful American muscle cars –  Mustang Shelby GT500 ,  Mustang Shelby GT500 Super SnakeShelby GT & Mustang Shelby KR. Super hot rides, which sound 10 times louder if you hear them live and will make you shake. Anyways check out the video to see this beasts. watch, Enjoy & Share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

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2015 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake Imagined

While it seems like quite a while since the early December reveal of the 2015 Ford Mustang, the car is very much still in its infancy. Consequently, the most powerful variant currently available is the 5.0-liter V8 powered Mustang GT. However, in the

Auto Factoids – Week of 4/20/2014

Here are your Auto Factoids for the week of April 20, 2014;

 

Only 3 major hits this week.

The first is that the American Motor Corporation (AMC) from the merger of Nash and Hudson that happened on 4/22/1954.  It was actually Nash-Kalvinator and Hudson.   Cars were still produced under the Hudson name until 1957.

Hudson Hornet Hollywood.

Hudson Hornet Hollywood.

You know that AMC brought you some pretty out of the ordinary cars (Gremblin, Pacer) as well as some class muscle, (AMX, Javelin, Rebel).

There is great article on a Rebel in the May 2014 Hemmings Muscle Machine on a 1970 AMC Rebel.
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Next up Chrysler purchases Lamborghini on 4/23/1987. What?   Yes….funny now Chrysler is owned by an Italian car company (Fiat).  Oh it was a smoking deal, only $25 million dollars.  That lasted until 1994 when Chrysler sold Lamborghini to an Indonesianan company.  In 1998 Volkswagen took over Lamborghini.

 

Finally this week back on 4/25/1970 Mazda’s first cars show up on U.S. shores.

 

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Mazda’s 1970 RX-2

Thanks for reading.  

Tim    

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Mopar ’14 Challenger is Sold Out – Cars & Parts

Gone in a Flash – Cars & Parts.

Andy Bolig – April 03, 2014 10:43 AM

If you blinked, you missed it. The limited-edition Mopar ’14 Challenger, the latest Chrysler Group LLC vehicle to come straight from the factory already upgraded with Mopar products, has sold out in just the first day after being made available to dealers.

 

New Mopar ?14 Challenger model revealed: only 100 serialized coupes will be built, offering ?Mopar-or-no-car? fans the rarest factory-produced Dodge Challenger model to date with unique ?Moparized? equipment New Mopar ’14 Challenger model revealed: only 100 serialized c

The Mopar ’14 Challenger is the most recent limited-edition vehicle offered by the brand, continuing the success of the Mopar ’10 Challenger, Mopar ’11 Charger, Mopar ’12 300 and Mopar ’13 Dart in demonstrating how owners can personalize their rides with Mopar products — even before driving away from the dealership. With only 100 built, the Mopar ’14 Challenger is the rarest limited-production Dodge Challenger offered to date.

 

Did you get a 2014 Challenger?  Let me know.

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

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Wrecked – 1959 Bel Air

Wrecked is a one of the features on Average Guys’ Car Restoration, Mods and Racing that spotlights vintage cars that are available as parts donors.  I do this based on the offering that PartingOut.com has listed.

Parting Out does a great job of pulling together offering from across the country of salvage yards and private individuals that have vintage/classic car parts available for plundering.  Many of these are located in the steel friendly Texas.

 

Up this time a 1959 Chevy Bel Air, oh yea…the era of big finned cars.

This car’s not ‘wrecked’ and there is a lot of good steel and good looking chrome still on it.  It is a 4 door.

 

'59 Bel Air Parts Donor.

’59 Bel Air Parts Donor.

 

Lots of restorable chrome here!!!

Lots of restorable chrome here!!!  Hard to find a gille with all the bullets still on it.

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Good look steel, restorable dash and it even had the original power plant – 283 maybe?   See at PartingOut.com  1959 BEL AIR.

 

The 1959 Bel Air was the 4th Generation Bel Air – basically an entirely new car as compared to the 1958 Bel Air.   The 1959′s came in 2 door, 4 door and re-branded as Parkwood or Kingswood for the station wagons. To power these  210.9″ long cars you had the 3.9L (235.5 cid), 4.6L (283 CID) and the 5.7L (348 CID).  They were mated up 3 & 4 speed manuals or 2 speed power glide automatic.

 

Grab some of these parts and you could have a classic that looks like these:

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Thanks for reading.

Tim

Own a 1959 completed or project Bel Air?  Drop me a note!!

 

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Heard some guys talking that this car was low mileage, like 40000 miles. I didn’t look at the sign, but sure looks like it has been restored and not original. I like this car and I would drive it everywhere.
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Kustom Koffin – Grandpa’s Dragula from The Munsters – Homage; 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air – Cool Tail Light and fin detail; 1959 Bel Air – Best Chevy Ass end ever; 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom – Side View; Gene Winfield’s …

Mustang 50 Years Old and Back On Top of the Empire State Building

Mustang turn 50 years old this year and is one of the best-selling sports cars in the U.S.  It’s now back on top as Ford re-enacts the publicity stunt that they use to help launch the model.

 

As you might expect the building has changed a bit in 50 years so it was a bit more challenging to get the car to the top.

 

Here is how they did it.

 

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

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Ford Put A Mustang On The Empire State Building

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, the auto giant planned a photo opportunity that would appear to stretch the limits of possibility — placing the 2015 edition of the iconic vehicle on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire

TRION Promises 2,000HP Hypercar to Compete with Big Boys – StreetLegalTV.com

American Startup Promises 2,000HP Hypercar to Compete with Big Boys – StreetLegalTV.com.

 

As Carbuzz points out the car is aesthetically very McLaren P1-esque when it comes to styling cues. We’d even say that the rendering looks almost like something pulled straight out of a video game. Looks aside, 0-60 is proposed to happen in only 2.8 seconds and Trion claims a top speed of 280 mph. If all goes according to plan, this would top the world’s best in this regard. Just a few months ago, the Hennessey Venom GT set the record at 270mph for a production car.

Trion Nemesis!!!

Trion Nemesis!!!

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WOW 2000 HP

 

In the article there was a question about ‘what would the consumer would do with 2000 hp”.  I say if you build it, they’ll figure out what to do with it!!

What would you do with 2000 HPs?

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

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Trion Nemesis hypercar targets Bugatti and Koenigsegg …

The Trion Nemesis, a new hypercar with over 1973bhp, has been revealed. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine with an unknown capacity, the Nemesis is claimed to have a top speed of over 270mph, and is able to hit …
Trion Supercars announces plans for 2000PS hypercar

Trion Supercars, an American start-up automotive firm, has announced its plans to develop a 2,000PS hypercar, christened Nemesis. The car manufacturer claims that Nemesis will have a top speed of 400kmph, and will be …

 

Drop-top Supercar: 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible

Drop-top Supercar: 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible.

Chevrolet today introduced one of the most capable drop-tops on the market: the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. With at least 625 horsepower, and 635 pound-feet of torque, the Z06 is also the most powerful convertible ever produced by Chevrolet.

“The Z06 Convertible is a world-class supercar in every sense,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development. “Only a handful of convertibles in the world bring more than 600 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Even fewer can match the advanced technologies, aerodynamic design, and visceral driving experience of the Z06 Convertible.”

This is the first   Z06 Convertible offered from the factory since 1963 when the Z06 option package was introduced for endurance racing. Records show only 199 Corvette orders with a Z06 package that year, including one convertible.

 

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Danbury Mint discontinues die-cast car line after its factories shut down | Hemmings Daily

I’ve been collecting  Danbury Mint die-cast cars for years now.  I have complete collections of the Corvettes and Mustangs they offered plus a few other models.  Sad to see them go out of business.  Too bad they couldn’t bring it back home and make a go of it.  See my article “When You Just have to have that Classic/Muscle Car?…Think Small!!!!”

 

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The Vettes

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The Mustangs

 

I recently ordered their last car – the 1935 coupe, even though it doesn’t match my collection.

Last Danbury Mint Production die-cast car!

Last Danbury Mint Production die-cast car!

 

Danbury Mint discontinues die-cast car line after its factories shut down | Hemmings Daily.

 

Up against an industry-wide trend of rising costs and difficulties dealing with overseas factories, Danbury Mint – the company best known among gearheads for its high-quality, 1:24 scale, shelf-topping classic cars – has exited the die-cast car business.

“Like Packard, Duesenberg and Pontiac, so too has our journey come to an end,” wrote the Danbury Mint’s Die-cast Product Manager, Art McKenna. “For more than 20 years, the Danbury Mint has been proud to offer what many deem to be the finest 1:24 scale replicas in the world. Unfortunately, our last 1:24 scale replica has rolled off the assembly line.”

McKenna said the decision to discontinue the die-cast car line came after the factory in China that produced the models for the company closed. Two years ago, the Danbury Mint’s main factory in China closed, leaving it with only its secondary factory to produce a limited lineup of die-cast cars. No reason was given for either factory’s closing. “We didn’t own the factory, so we couldn’t control much of what happened,” McKenna said.

Pricing of the models also appeared to play a role in the decision. In a letter that McKenna sent to members of the Danbury Mint’s Classic Car Preview Society late last year, he noted that the company was no longer able to cost-effectively produce enough models for that program. Retail prices for the company’s die-cast cars had also sharply risen over the last couple of years from about $150 to about $250.

While the Danbury Mint was founded in 1969, it didn’t begin producing collectible die-cast vehicles until the late 1980s, starting out with a range of sporty Full Classics like the Duesenberg SSJ and Packard V-12 LeBaron Speedster. McKenna said that over the next quarter century, the company produced hundreds of different vehicles, but that they wanted to make their last die-cast car release – a 1935 Ford DeLuxe three-window coupe – an all-new design and not merely a re-paint of a previous design. Limited to 2,500 pieces, the coupe has already sold out.

Die-cast cars were only a part of Danbury Mint’s overall offerings, however, so the company will remain in business selling sports collectibles, coins, and figurines.

- See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/04/09/danbury-mint-discontinues-diecast-car-line-after-more-than-a-quarter-century/?refer=news#sthash.vJODwAKd.dpuf

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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Garage Sale Find – 1950′s Chevy

You just never know what you are going to find at a garage sale.

I was running some errands this pass weekend that included a trip to my local Ace Hardware store.  As I entered the parking lot of the hardware store,  I noticed a “garage sale” sign outside the local self-storage located across the street.

I don’t often attend garage sales unless I know ahead of time what I need might be there and that I can pick it up cheap.  However, it was beautiful Southern Arizona morning so I walked across the street and wandered around the storage buildings.   It was a good size storage lot a bit more like a swap-meet, with some guy cooking burgers on his small home grill and selling bottled water.  Not much interested me and I was about to exist, when I saw notices some car parts in the far corner.  No self-respecting car gal/guy wouldn’t pass up at least a quick glance at old car parts.

 

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There was no one around and no prices, so maybe it wasn’t part of the garage sale.  Looks to be a 1955 Chevy front clip.

It had some re-bar temp braces on the back side to keep it from betting out of alignment.

Never know what you are going to find.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

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