Archive for October, 2013

Fighting Above Its Weight Class – Hollywood Hot Rods Ford Mustang GT Convertible Goes Supercar Style for SEMA

– Hollywood Hot Rods builds a custom 2014 Ford Mustang convertible with supercar style and performance for SEMA – All bodywork modifications are executed in hand-formed aluminum including the custom lift-off roof Like a middleweight who decides to challenge a heavyweight in the ring, Hollywood Hot Rods decided to take on the supercars with its […]

Horses of a Different Color: From Gulfstream Aqua to Ruby Red, 50 Years of Shifting Ford Mustang Color Favorites

– Ford Mustang exterior paint color popularity shifts from the top-selling green and blue in the 1960s to best-selling black and red today – Red has been consistently popular throughout Mustang’s history and is the top seller overall, adorning about 21 percent of all Mustangs – The past 50 years of Mustang have brought eye-catching, […]

750 Vehicles Slated To Cross Mecum’s Block In Sunny SoCal, Nov. 21-23

Pack Your Bags, Bring the Family, it’s Mecum Auction Time in Anaheim Walworth, Wis. – Mecum Auctions will take the gavel out to Orange County, Calif., for the second annual Mecum Anaheim Auction featuring 750 classic and collector cars at the Anaheim Convention Center this Nov. 21-23. The impressive 815,000-square-foot facility is located in the […]

Don’t Mess With a Yellow Jacket: Vortech’s Supercharged Ford Mustang Packs a SEMA Sting

The Project Yellow Jacket Ford Mustang created by the team at Vortech Superchargers packs a serious sting for its upcoming debut at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. “As a lifelong Ford fan, I was inspired to create this project car when I realized Ford doesn’t offer yellow on the 2014 Mustang,” said Brian […]

RM Auctions Continues Strong 2013 Auction Season with $9.6 Million Hershey Sale

· RM Auctions generates more than $9.6 million in total sales, with 90 percent of all lots sold, at its annual Hershey, Pennsylvania, sale · Top-sellers: superlative 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Convertible Roadster achieves $704,000; 1910 Pierce-Arrow 48-SS Seven Passenger Touring, offered for first time in six decades, brings $687,500 · Estate collection of Jim […]

Track-capable Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Validated at Nürburgring

– Z/28 undergoes 10 hours or 1,000 miles of testing at Nordschleife – Fastest lap completed in 7:37.40 in rainy conditions DETROIT – Chevrolet revealed a video of the all-new, 2014 Camaro Z/28 lapping Germany’s challenging Nürburgring road course in 7:37.40, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars. The Z/28’s […]

A Look Back: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

– Inspired by the Ford Mustangs that won the 1966 and 1967 Trans-Am championships, Ford responded to new competition by creating the best Mustang of the time, the 1969 Boss 302 – With a unique look created by designer Larry Shinoda and a high-output 302-cubic-inch V8, the Boss 302 became one of the most legendary […]

Mecum Auctions Tops $18.6 Million In Chicago

Harley Earl Corvette leads all Sales at $1.5 Million Walworth, Wis. – The windy city welcomed Mecum Auctions with an exceptional sale and enormous crowds at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill., this past weekend. With 965 cars crossing the block throughout the three-day event, 615 hammered sold for a 64 percent sell-through rate […]

The Fox Body Ford Mustang: A Return to Form

“Thou shall never do a slantback front end.” That was the commandment from Gene Bordinat, Ford’s vice president of design, “Henry Ford II only wants vertical front ends, and he’ll show us the door if we ever try anything like it.” This mantra hung over the early development of the third-generation of Ford’s wildly successful […]

Gen 5 Chevrolet Camaro Performance Parts Released

Factory engineered Chevrolet accessories can preserve vehicle warranty DETROIT – Chevrolet Performance has released a comprehensive collection of factory-engineered performance parts and accessories for fifth-generation Camaros, 2010 model year and newer. Many of the parts preserve the vehicle warranty when installed by a Chevrolet dealer – an advantage aftermarket installers cannot provide. The portfolio of […]