2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Delivers Modern Performance And Old School Power

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Grille
Our biggest complaint with the current generation Dodge Charger has been the that is both underpowered and overweight.  A middle-aged four door once muscle cars that had been redesigned as a full size family sedan. Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand has gone about changing our minds by launching the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8  with a 6.4 Liter HEMI shoved under the hood and 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. 0-60 you ask? Sub 5 seconds! Continue reading

Dodge Viper Cup Series Gears Up for Season II

Dodge Viper Cup ACR-X 2011

Ten races are on tap for the 2011 season of Dodge Viper Cup series, kicking off May 13-15 in Sebring, Fla.
There will be a few changes for the 2011 season – all good. For starters, Dodge Motorsports has reduced entry fees from $1400 to $800 per race. Making it even more practical to rent, borrow or steal a Viper for the weekend just to go racing. Continue reading

Cadillac Returns To SCCA Racing With CTS-V Coupe

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car

DETROIT – Cadillac announced today it will return to racing in 2011 with a race-prepared version of its CTS-V Coupe competing in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge, North America’s top production-based racecar series.

The move returns Cadillac to a series where it competed from 2004 to 2007. Competing in the GT Class with the CTS-V Sport Sedan, Cadillac captured the Manufacturer’s Championship in 2005 and 2007 and the Driver’s Championship in 2005. Continue reading

National Automotive History Collection picks Camaro as the most Future Collectible Car of 2010

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

How many times have we wished we had wad of disposable cash back in the mid 1970’s to gobble of all the 1960’s muscle cars that found their way onto used car lots: HEMIs, Shelbys, Vettes, and Camaro’s that your dad’s buddies traded in for a Vega or Pinto and case of Bud.

Well, the National Automotive History Collection try to pick current year models that everyone well wish they had hung onto in 2035. This year’s crystal ball pegs the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro as the most Future Collectible Car of 2010. Continue reading

Gymkhana-cation: Ken Block SEMA & Gymkhana 3

Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta

Gymkhana-cation: Ken Block offers a Gymkhana education to lucky tickets holders at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Gymkhana-cation and eduction in Gymkhana.

 

I’ll be honest; the fad know as drifting bores me. That is not to say that drifting is not an art form. I appreciate a good four wheel drift, but “Drifting” as it has come to be known, well, sucks. When first described Gymkhana (pronounced “jim-ˈkä-nə, -ˈka-“) he said it was judged and timed drifting event. The parallel I drew was that Gymkhana was the Special Olympics of Automotive Gymnastics for drifters who wanted to rally, but couldn’t. Continue reading

Camaro Named ‘Hottest Car’ in Inaugural SEMA Award

SEMA Show Award

LAS VEGAS – The inaugural SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4×4-SUV, during the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Offbeat: Tensile Town bans Silly String.

At Motor City we dig offbeat road signs. So, we a reader forwarded this one from Hollywood, California we couldn’t pass it up:

Hollywood Bans Silly String

That’s right, the Epicenter of the People’s Republic of California, Tensile Town, has made it illegal to distribute, posses or use silly string… for one day.

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