Jul 25

Cadillac Type 57 joins Historic Register of Vehicles

A 1918 Cadillac Type 57 that earned its place in history during World War I received an honor of its own today. It is the fourth vehicle added to the Historic Vehicle Association’s new National Historic Vehicle Register and U.S. Department of the Interior Historic American Engineering Record.
Cadilllac Type 57 rear
The HVA and Cadillac announced the listing – which will be archived in the Library of Congress – today.

The car’s story was almost forgotten. But the efforts of the current owner and the HVA ensure future generations can learn about it – and about Cadillac’s 100-year history of mass-producing V-8 engines.
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Jul 21

The new Ford Mustang to make 435hp

In a world where the Hellcat Challenger is making 707hp 435hp seems down right pedestrian. However back here in reality 435 hp is pretty damn good. The 5.0L Coyote engine that Ford developed for the Mustang is certainly no slouch. Now we find out it will also put down 400lb-ft of torque.
I gotta think this new Mustang is going to be a great drive. I keep hearing how great the old horsepower wars were in the 60s and early 70s, but we are living a modern day horsepower war. Things are pretty great today too. More on it after the jump.
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Jul 21

What the hell is going on here?

Some of you are wondering what the hell is going on here? I’ve gotten the messages. Never fear IG isn’t going anywhere it’s just that life has kind of gotten in the way lately I’m happy to report that my fall show schedule is filling up nicely and I will be out every chance I get doing what I do. The thought of getting back to shows is what keeps me going. No doubt if I could do IG for a living I would, but for now it has to remain hobby and that’s alright too.

So to the IG faithful hang in there. More great stuff is coming. I might even have something up tomorrow that you will enjoy. You can always check out our facebook page which I post random cool muscle cars photos daily to get your IG fix. If that’s not your thing, stick around, while content may be coming a bit slower these days it will be worth the wait.

Jul 16

707 HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat priced at $59,900

In what can be called the shock of the century we learn today that the 707hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will get a price of $59,900. Call me stunned. I thought for sure this was a $75,000 car. So let’s call it a $60,000 dollar car and discuss what you can buy for $60,000 that will run a 10 second quarter mile. If you are struggling to think of something well I am to. In fact the answer is nothing. Now I realize the world isn’t all about quarter miles (I mean it is but…) So for those of you who like twisties I guess you could get a Vette for that price and probably do more damage on a road course. However if balls to the wall hot nasty bad ass speed is your thing well the Hellcat is for you. $60,000. That’s cheap for that kind of power.
Well done SRT, well done.

Jul 15

The new Mercedes Benz S65 AMG Coupe: where luxury and impracticality meet

I’m obviously a fan of the AMG line of Mercedes. Big engines, huge sound, and warp speed. Now of course they are stupid expensive. That’s kind of the downside to the whole thing. None more expensive, more luxurious, and more awesome then the S65 AMG. Now comes the S65 AMG Coupe, because you need a 17 feet long coupe. Don’t you?
256957_2015 S65 AMG Coupe (8)
Maybe you aren’t sold on the hugeness of the coupe but how does 621hp sound? Couple that with 738lb-ft of torque and that ought to get that monster rolling pretty good. If you are wondering what sort of magic and witchcraft it takes to make that kind of power well look no further then AMG’s 6L V12 bi turbo. That’s enough to waft the S65 AMG to 60 in 4 seconds.

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