Archive for Muscle Car Spotlight

2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro Program Announced

Third year for limited production factory-produced race cars LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet Performance’s COPO Camaro program returns for 2014 with another limited run of factory-produced race cars and a pair of new racing engine choices. To purchase one of the exclusive models, potential customers must sign up for the COPO Camaro mailing list at chevroletperformance.com. […]

Ford Mustang and F-Series Named ‘Hottest Car and Truck’ of 2013 SEMA Show

- SEMA Award honors the most popular vehicles chosen by specialty equipment manufacturers as the best platforms for accessorizing and showcasing this year’s hottest cars and trucks – Ford Mustang officially recognized as “Hottest Car” at the 2013 SEMA show for the second consecutive year, while Ford F-Series recognized as “Hottest Truck” for fourth year […]

HEMI® “Shaker” Returns on the 2014 Challenger R/T and Mopar ’14 Challenger Models

- With its functional “Shaker” hood and unmistakable Dodge muscle-car cues, the new 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker marks the return of one of the brand’s most coveted performance options – Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker features the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with unique hood and intake design combined with a functional exposed-element cold-air intake system […]

It’s a Plane! It’s a Horse! No, It’s the Ford Mustang and One of the World’s Favorite Cars

An enduring question about Ford Mustang, even after nearly 50 years on the road, is the origin of its name. Does it honor the famed P-51 fighter plane of World War II? Or the wild horse of the American West? Depends who you ask. The real question for Mustang fans: Does it even matter? Is […]

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 […]

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 […]