Jeep registers 1,000,000th Fan on Facebook

Jeep Wrangler Facebook

Jeep becomes the first automaker to have over 1,000,000 fans on Facebook. -But a few prestigious muscle car models have even more followers than the whole Jeep brand.

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Muscle Car PC: PC Rides Desktop Camaros & Corvettes

PC Rides Chevrolet Camaro Descktop Computer

Looking to add more horsepower to your desktop? PC Rides offer muscle car fans licensed 1:10 scale replicas of the Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro. Continue reading

Video of the Day: Time Lapsed LS9 Corvette Engine Build

2011 Corvette 6.2L LS9 Motor

Watch as a 638 horsepower 6.2L super-charged LS9 engine is hand built from start to finish at the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan.  Continue reading

US Auto Parts Purchases JC Whitney for $27.5 Million

JC Whitney Logo

CARSON, Calif., – U.S. Auto Parts (Nasdaq: PRTS), one of the largest online providers of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, today announced that it has signed a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire Whitney Automotive Group for the purchase price of $27.5mm and assumption of approximately $11mm in trade-related and other payables. Whitney Automotive Group is expected to have $110 – $120 million in revenues under U.S. Auto Parts ownership in 2010. Whitney has struggled recently falling from over $160 million in annual sales to just over $100 million, and a net profit of roughly $5 million annually. Continue reading

Check out the full listing of Paddock Parts before the auction

Paddock Parts

Looking for a great deal on parts for Ford, Chevrolet or Dodge muscle car or truck? Muscle car parts provider, The Paddock, complete inventory is set to be auctioned off July 29th! Motor City has obtained the complete listing of Chevy Truck, Firebird, Dodge Plymouth, Corvette, Ford Truck, Chevelle, 55/57 Chevy, Cutlass, Camaro, Nova, GTO, Mustang, Impala, and MOPAR parts that will be sold at the Paddock. -But don’t expect to walk in and purchase the company, the intellectual property rights and Paddock Trademark have already bee sold! Continue reading

Chevrolet lets Corvette Enthusiasts Build Their Own Engines

Corvette Engine Build Experience Logo
In one of the cooler moves we have seen in while, Chevrolet is opening up their Wixom, Michigan Engine Assembly Plant to Corvette enthusiast who want to build their own engines. Imagine you can be personally involved in creating your own Corvette.

The hands on car program, allows customers who order a 2011 Corvette Z06 or ZR1 can choose an option to help assemble their cars’ LS7 or LS9 engines at General Motors’ Performance Build Center (PBC) in Wixom, Mich. Continue reading

Vintage Crash Tests. How safe is your vintage iron?

1969 Ford Mustang Wreck

What do you drive? For the past fifteen years my daily driver has been vintage or near classic (20+ years old) for all but five of those years. Countless 1960’s Mustangs and Jeeps with a Miata recently thrown in for good measure. As I get older, I tend to learn more towards function over originality. Don’t get me wrong. I am an automotive purist. I’ll curse and mutter underneath my breathe if you turn your 1967 Mustang into Eleanor. If you do it to an original Shelby, well, I might even do it to your face. Don’t get me wrong your have every right to strut around thinking your Nicholas Cage, just don’t butcher a classic Mustang to do it. (If you feel urge to own an Eleanor buy a Dynacorn Mustang Body Shell and make that a clone of a clone. ) -But what I do think is that safe minded upgrades not only increase the drive-ability and value of your car… they just might save your life. Continue reading