V-8 Pony Car Drag Race! 2011 Mustang GT vs 2010 Camaro SS vs 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8

Mustang vs Camaro vs Challenger

Motor Trend TV puts three epic V8 Pony Car contenders to the test: the 2011 Ford Mustang GT, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS and 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8. With more than 1200 heart stopping horsepower the trio dukes it out to see just who is the 1/4 mile king. Video After the jump! Continue reading

Ford Mustang out paces Chevrolet Camaro in June

2010 Ford Mustang & Chevrolet Camaro burnout
For the second time in as many months the new 5.0L power Mustang has outpaced the Chevrolet Camaro on its way to becoming the best selling sports car in America. The Mustang’s sales numbers increased nearly 18% to 8,974 units, while the Camaro slipped 19% to 7,540. Continue reading

Muscle cars battle for top position atop AutoTrader’s new car list

Ford decision to put the legendary 5.0 liter engine back in the 2011 Mustang GT is finnaly paying off. The Mustang wrestled away the top spot on AutoTrader’s new car list for the first time since the Chevrolet reintroduce the Camaro last year. Since may of 2009 the Camaro had reigned supreme on both AutoTrader’s board and dealership lots. Continue reading

Paddock mails bankruptcy letter to creditors

Motor City first reported that the muscle car parts mail order giant The Paddock closed its doors on April 30th, and had since filed for bankruptcy. We have recently obtained a copy of the letter they have sent to their creditors. Continue reading

Shelby expands 2011 GT350 line up to offer naturally aspirated and automatic versions

45th Anniversary Shelby GT350 Mustang

Shelby American expands the 2011 GT350 line up to offer naturally aspirated and automatic versions. Shelby had previous announced the 500+ horsepower supercharged version in January, but added the naturally aspirated version due to incredible customer demand. The new version is designed to comply to SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) street class rules where superchargers are not allowed. The 45th anniversary edition Shelby will likely replace the class leading 2007 – 2008 Shelby GT Mustang that dominates the SCCA T2 classification. The Mustang battles it out in T2 with other muscle car variations including the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac GTO, Dodge Challenger, Subaru WRX, and many others. Continue reading

The Paddock muscle car parts company heads to the auction block

Motor City Muscle Cars first reported the Paddock had closed and was looking to restructure. Now the muscle cars parts company and it assets are due to be auctioned off. Warehouse and Showroom Items to be Auctioned at Company’s Knightstown, IN facility on July 29. Sealed Bids Being Accepted for Company’s Intellectual Property.

Avon, IN  May 22, 2010 — The down economy has claimed another victim—The Paddock, a mainstay in the muscle car parts business for over 40 years. Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers (www.KeyAuctioneers.com) announced today that it will auction the company’s parts inventory, showroom items, collectibles, vehicles, and equipment at the company’s 60,000-square-foot Knightstown facility.

The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.
The Paddocks Knightstown headquarters.

The July 29 auction is expected to draw thousands of muscle car enthusiasts from the Midwest and beyond. Continue reading

Ford offers more than 9,000 licensed parts and accessories

  • Ford restoration parts licensing program offers a portfolio of more than 9,000 parts for vehicles from 1909 to the early 2000s
  • Enthusiasts can now build nearly a complete 1967 Mustang from the ground up using brand-new reproduction components. About 98 percent of the Mustang’s parts are being reproduced.
  • Many parts are manufactured on original Ford tooling, then carefully checked against original blueprints to ensure quality and aesthetics before being offered for sale

DEARBORN, Mich., June 7, 2010 – As Father’s Day approaches, Ford is proud to support the millions of enthusiasts nationwide who keep antique and classic Ford-built vehicles on the road. And nowhere is that support more evident than through the official Ford licensed restoration parts program.

With a growing parts portfolio containing more than 9,000 part numbers, the program licenses parts for Ford-built vehicles from the Model T to those made as recently as the early 2000s. Every component is produced by one of the officially licensed suppliers, made to Ford Motor Company standards using original factory tooling. No longer do enthusiasts have to spend hours online looking for rare new old stock parts, nor do they have to wander through scrap yards looking for used parts for their classics. Chances are the part is available new and just a mouse click away. Continue reading