Everything You Need to Register and Title Your Hobby Car in All 50 States

Sema Tag & Title Tool Box

Looking to register your muscle car or kit car? Looking to restore, replace or rebody a collector car? Do you need a vehicle inspection or smog test to get obtain a title? Should you get an antique or collector car tag? …Are there mileage restrictions if you do?

Register a kit car can either be a nightmare, or as easy a driving down to your local DMV or tag office. Some states allow drivers to use vintage license plates from the 1960’s and 1970’s. It all depends on where you live. That is why  Motor City and SEMA have put together a step by step guide to registered your project vehicle in all fifty states. Continue reading

Mopar Introduces 2011 Challenger Drag Pak for NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock

This One Has a V-10 and is Race-ready!
  • Mopar® Challenger V-10 Drag Pak built for sanctioned NHRA Stock and Super Stock configurations
  • Priced at $85,512, Mopar to build 70 serialized units
  • Production starts 1Q 2011, applications available now at local Dodge dealerships or at http://www.mopar.com
  • Past Mopar Challenger Drag Pak model-year programs sold out (2009 and 2010)

October 1, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Racers rejoice. Mopar® is dropping a V-10 into the iconic Dodge Challenger.

The new race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Mopar will showcase its new drag car this evening at the Dodge Viper Owner’s Invitational in Salt Lake City. The vehicle will then make its way to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-5, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11. Continue reading

Classic Industries buys The Paddock’s Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Inventory.

The Paddock Parts Logo
General Marketing Capital (GMCI) the parent company behind aftermarket industry giants Classic Industries and OER Parts Groups (Original Equipment Reproduction) has recently completed their purchase of the The Paddock’s intellectual property.
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Motor City Chronicles: Chevrolet Camaro turns 44

Pete Estes, Camaro Launch, September 29 1966

Motor City Chronicles.. On this date in Automotive History:

GM debuted the Chevrolet Camaro on September 29, 1966 as a 1967 model. Code name “Panther”, the Camaro went from concept to production in just eighteen months in order to compete with the wildly successful Ford Mustang. Continue reading

Jiffy Jeep: Canadian Armed Forces tear Down and Rebuild Jeep in under 4 minutes!

Jiffy Jeep

Candian Army members tear down and rebuild parade Jeep in four minutes.

If you have ever you owned an older Jeep odds are you become quite familiar with disassembling and reassembling just about everything on it. After pulling the tranny 4-5 times of the course of a summer you may even bet your buddy that you can pull it and reinstall it quicker than he can… with fewer left over parts.

With nothing but time to kill, over the winter, troops stationed at CFB Gagetown have become so proficient at the task they can tear down and reassembly their Jeep in under four minutes. Check out the video after the jump! Continue reading

A Car to Build Your Cathedral (House) Around

Ford GT40 Home

The Ford GT40 just happens to be one of the sexist cars man ever made. Some might say owning / driving a GT40 is better than having sex, and those who do say it to their spouses find themselves suddenly having none. So, if you are lucky enough to have a set of keys in your pocket belonging to the iconic Le Mans racer what would you do? Park it in a garage, or risk leaving it rotting in a trailer? Why not convert your garage into a loft and fall asleep each night with the lights just behold the GT’s amazing curves? Let’s face it; it’s a car you could build a Cathedral around. And you might as well. You already said it was better than sex and are sleeping alone anyway. You might as well enjoy your obsession while you can (the divorce papers are on the way). Continue reading

Are you the next Ken Block? Ford Racing opens Rally School


Fiesta Rally School

We know you drive a Pontiac Sunbird, but you tell you friends that you drive like Colin McRae. And that you could school Ken Block if given the chance. Well, here is your chance: Ford Racing will supply 43 Fiestas from the Fiesta Movement to the Team O’Neil Rally School in New Hampshire.

  • Ford Racing will supply 43 Fiestas from the Fiesta Movement to the Team O’Neil Rally School in New Hampshire for aspiring rally drivers
  • Team O’Neil Rally School will upfit Fiesta with a roll bar, rally suspension and off-road tires to be used in the school’s Ford Racing Fiesta Rally Experience and various rally racing programs
  • Ford Fiesta will be the global rally car for Ford Motor Company in 2011 and beyond running in FIA World Rally Championship and in Rally America

DEARBORN, Mich.,  – Last year, 100 European-spec Ford Fiestas arrived in North America for the Fiesta Movement. This summer, 43 of the Fiestas will receive a second life as Ford Racing teams up with Team O’Neil Rally School to create the Ford Racing Fiesta Rally Experience in Dalton, N.H. Continue reading