Mazda Unveils 2011 MX-5 Miata Special Edition at Chicago Auto Show

2011 Mazda Miata MX5 Special Edition

Limited edition model conveys luxurious side of the world’s most-beloved two-seat roadster.

CHICAGO – On the heels of its recent milestone announcement of 900,000 MX-5 Miatas being produced, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today unveiled the 2011 MX-5 Miata Special Edition, a limited-run model of only 750 units.  The Special Edition continues the MX-5’s history of being a dynamically-engineered, enthusiast-approved two seater roadster whose relatively low price doesn’t compromise the quality or handling characteristics of the car. Continue reading

Victory Red 2011 Camaro Awarded to Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers

Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rogers Wins Camaro Convertible

NORTH TEXAS  – Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers was presented the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible at a press conference Monday after leading the Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday evening in Super Bowl XLV. Continue reading

50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra Sells Out In 48 Hours

50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra

50 Years… 50 Cars… 48 Hours. That was all the time it took for the limited 50th edition of the Shelby AC Cobra to sell out. As buyers forked over as much as $135,000 to own one. These black beauties comes complete with all the ingredients to make them a sure fire collectors item, except the drivetrain. Where some might see an empty canvas, other see a gaping hole. At six figures one might have expected more than just a rolling chassis. Continue reading

A New Chevrolet Sold Every 7.4 Seconds in 2010

A New Chevrolet Sold Every 7.4 Seconds in 2010

Chevrolet sold 4.26 million vehicles globally in 2010, an average of one every 7.4 seconds. As a result, Chevrolet’s share of global vehicle industry sales grew by 0.35 points as the brand accounted for about 5.8 percent of all vehicles sold worldwide in 2010. Continue reading

Real Housewives Of NHRA: 2011 Full Throttle Drag Racing Calender. Racing Wives Show Off Some Skin to Fund Cancer Research

NHRA Real House Wives Calendar Cover

If you haven’t picked up a calendar yet, the Real Houswives of the NHRA is great find and the proceeds go straight to cancer research.

Driven by the recent loss of a childhood friend to skin cancer, Andrea Pedregon (wife of two time NHRA Funny Car World Champion Tony Pedregon) found a creative way to raise funds for research. Andrea and twelve other “Real Housewives”  Of NHRA (National Hot rod Association) posed in front of the camera for the calendar shoot. Continue reading

Auld Lang Syne: December 31st last day to order 45th Anniversary 2011 Mustang GT350

2011 Shelby Mustang GT350

When the clock strikes twelve and the Big Apple drops in Times Square the last order will be booked for the 45th Anniversary Shelby GT350. The GT350 America’s first production race car debuted in limited production in 1965. When Shelby America made a mere 562 units. The limited production along with the car’s undeniable sleek looks and performance cemented the car in American auto lore. Shelby hopes the 45th Anniversary model will capture the same attention by capping production of 2011 model. Continue reading

Ebay Find of the Day: $53 Pontiac Fiero takes wood-grain interior to the next level.

1988 Pontiac Fiero Woodgrain Interior Black Bumper

The Pontiac Fiero in it’s day was the poor man’s Corvette. -But who says that just because the Fiero is an economy two seater that it doesn’t deserve a wood grain interior? We do, after seeing this Fiero on ebay. Continue reading

Tips from a Legend, Parnelli Jones: Make your own passing lane

1970 Mustang Boss 302 Bud Moore / Kar Kraft with Parnelli Jones

Let’s face it Parnelli Jones was and is a bad a$$. You would have been too if you have grown up in Texarkana, Arkansas with a name like Rufus Parnell Jones. Him resume is a who’s who of racing titles on the world’s most prestigious circuits: Indy, SCORE, Baja, IMSA, NASCAR, and of course, Trans AM.

So, what tip can we learn from the legend of Parnelli Jones? -No course is ever too narrow to pass… Make your own passing lane if needed. And he did. Often running off course to pass “lap traffic” Take a quick look at one such pass after the jump! Continue reading

UK Royal Marines change an Escort Engine in 30 seconds

Escort 42 Second Engine SwapYou thought only Canadian Armed Forces spent time practicing their quick change skills on quirky automotive projects like the Jiffy Jeep?  Check out this video of early 1980’s awesomeness (complete with mustaches)  of the UK Royal Marines swapping engines in an Ford Escort in thirty seconds flat. Continue reading