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December 16, 2008
Hi guys, we're doing some work on the blog today. We're ripping out the crappy Lucas wiring, reflashing the ECU and installing canards. We're also gonna take the restrictor plate off to give the red dragon some more juice. But let's keep that on the down low, cause it's not exactly street legal.
But here's the deal, if you're reading this, you're not gonna be able to comment. Sorry! Hang tight and we'll be back up and fully functional soon.
How do you like this photochop of the new Challenger with steelies and poverty caps? I think it looks pretty tough.
By Jen Dunnaway
Editor At Large
This chick isn't about to let her ride get towed without a fight. Watch what happens.
You expect to see a number of modified cars at a Callaway Cars function, but I never would have guessed that I would meet the number of dedicated enthusiasts as I did during this event. Almost all of the owners I met up with bought their Callaway’s used, and most of them will never sell their car. One such owner is Bob Reitaner of Greenville, NY. Bob is only the second owner of this unique Callaway Camaro, and is one of only 25 ever made. This project was designed to bring Callaway Engineering & implementation to a wider audience, but in reality, it never made expectations.
Continue reading after the jump.
By Ryan Douthit
Driving Sports TV
Short of any new cars to review this week, I’m going to go ahead and talk about one of my own cars, a 1990 Mazda Miata. I suppose most folks would rather take public transportation than attempt to navigate city streets in this little bolt bucket: The gear-changer is sketchy, the brakes are weak, the chassis is creaky and the interior is worn beyond any reasonable repair.
The same could be said for my friends. They aren’t the most successful, they don’t have perfect marriages and they don’t always pay their credit cards on time. They have their flaws, but that’s okay. I still keep them around.
Continue reading after the jump.
Despite the fact that I am a car nut I have never really been into motor sports. I find things like F1, WRC and Nascar interesting, but I wouldn't go out of my way to watch them. The one exception to this is the Dakar Rally. I love the Dakar because of the variety of vehicles and the raw emotion that is involved with the series. As you all probably know the Dakar has been moved from Africa to South America for security reasons. Despite this it looks like the race is going to be just as challenging or even more challenging than it usually is. The event will start in Buenos Aries on the 3rd of January and will have competitors crossing a variety of terrain such as the Atacama Desert and Andes Mountains, covering 5000km it ends back in Buenos Aries on 18th of January. Get all the details here. As always I am going to be backing the Volkswagen team. So who are you going to be cheering for?
Hey, GM restorers! GM and Helm Inc. just got together and launched GMRestorationParts.com, a new site devoted to the restoration parts for GM vehicles. Reproduction resto parts will now be available from a centralized warehouse to both the general public and GM dealers. Now that you know this, what are you waiting for? Get back to the garage!
The Callaway C6 Supernatural was the successor to the Callaway C4 Twin Turbo Corvette. Callaway's Supernatural engines succeeded the Twin Turbo, employing tuned, un-boosted, "natural" aspiration principles in the engine design. They were based on both the pushrod 2-valve LT1 and the overhead cam 4-valve LT5 (in the ZR1). The Supernatural engines adhere to Callaway's doctrine of high power, compliant emissions, and extended durability for everyday road use. Along with the Supernatural engines, Callaway has engineered a series of performance and appearance enhancements for the Corvette, turning it into a premium, high performance road car.
But what happens when you combine the Callaway Supernatural, with the Corvette Grand Sport? You get a unique, 1 of 1 Callaway C6 Supernatural Grand Sport.
Continue reading after the jump.
December 15, 2008
It's time again for our annual People's Choice awards! Every year CarDomain members vote on the hottest brands, cars, and trends. And this year we even brought back Showoff of the Year! So pick your favorites in the ten categories below. Voting will be open through December 31. Your voice will be heard loud and clear when we announce the winners in January!
Ok, several people have sent me this in the last few days, so I figured I might as well post it. I admit it's kind of funny, even though I strongly support an aid package for Detroit (I guess we're waiting for the White House to put a plan together at this point...). What do you think?
By Ryan Porter
Mother Nature decided to drop off some winter love this weekend, which turned all of Seattle into a skating rink. While we only collected about 3 inches, the smart stayed put and just collected snow. I really wanted to take the smart out and play with it, but being that my driveway is steep I was afraid I couldn't get it back up.
Aside from that I put some time into cleaning up my new garage, pulling nails from the boards and cleaning up some of the wiring. How about you, what did you do this weekend?
This week's winner is entry # 2030. And no, he didn't win just cause he has an Ariel Atom. He won cause it's car #007 and cause he's drag racing jets!
Since I was a kid ,I loved cars and racing. Octane runs thru my veins. So it only made sence to own the fastest accelerating production vehicle made in America! This is my 2006 Ariel Atom, #007. With a awesome Ecotec S/C motor producing 300HP my atom will launch from 0-60mph = 2.5 seconds. How about 0-100mph-0=10.5 seconds! All I have to do is filler her up with Amoco Ultimate! For 2009 , we will be racing a F-18 from 0-100mph.....who will win?
Enjoy your $250 in free gas!
There are still more chances to win, so if you haven't already thrown your hat into the ring, make sure to enter the Amoco Ultimate Your Car Is Worth It Photo Contest!
My husband finds some pretty cool stuff—he just brought this home for our kids' Christmas. It's an SCX 1:43 slot car set from Target (of all places) that features two DTM cars! They have some other sets with larger track layouts, and if you're so inclined, some pretty hot F1 cars to race. If you need a holiday gift for the car person in your life, one of these sets would certianly hit the spot. I didn't unpack it yet, but I did snap a closeup of the two cars through the packing—after the jump.
By Joe De Lucca
There was a modern beast of a muscle car lurking on the showroom floor of the New England International Auto Show earlier this month. The Iconic GTR Roadster can do 0-to-60 in the 2 second range and has a top speed of over 200 mph according to Claudio Ballard, the owner of Iconic Motors. Where does all this power come from? Try a NASCAR derived 800 horsepower 420 CDI in house designed all aluminum V8. Continue reading at Luxvelocity.com
By Rod Chong
Looking back at Porsche month, there were a few stories that we were working on, which unfortunately didn't get closed out. One of them was our link up with the famous Porsche racing engineer and semi-retired motorsports boss, Norbert Singer. We were working on an article with him but it missed the end of Porsche month. I've been sitting on this material ever since and feel that now is as a good a time as ever to release this gallery of photos from the Porsche Archive, complete with Herr Singer's own commentaries. Continue reading at Speedhunters.com
By Ben Schaffer
Dont ask me... I love this picture but I don't have a clue why this rear fender is this complicated! Is this too much aero? This is the most complicated and extreme rear fender I’ve ever seen. I love it because its so damn far over my head that its exciting. Big thanks goes to Colin Chu who snapped this picture.